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Re: [Xen-users] NFS Problem NEWBIE HELP URGEND!!!!!

To: "Dirk H. Schulz" <dirk.schulz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] NFS Problem NEWBIE HELP URGEND!!!!!
From: Tom Brown <tbrown@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 16:22:36 -0800 (PST)
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On Tue, 8 Nov 2005, Dirk H. Schulz wrote:

> Hi Thomas,
> DIEDERIT@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx schrieb:
> >Hi, NFS won't start with xen under RHEL4.

no, some "stuff" related to NFS version 4, id mapping won't start... I
believe you can run NFS 2 and NFS 3 just fine without idmapd ... that
said, the fix is below.

> >How can i fix this problem.
> >I have already included the sunrpc module and the nfs modulke in my
> >/lib/modules/ folder and created a new ramdisk
> >mkinitrd --with=nfs --with=sunrpc /boot/initrdxen2.0.7.img
> >I alway get the error message
> >
> >[root@ingpcxen002 ~]# service nfs start
> >Starting NFS services: [ OK ]
> >Starting NFS quotas: [ OK ]
> >Starting NFS daemon: [FAILED]
> >Starting NFS mountd: [ OK ]
> >Starting RPC idmapd: FATAL: Module sunrpc not found.
> >FATAL: Error running install command for sunrpc
> >
> >
> What happens if you manually load it with modutils?

AFAIK, he won't be able to... sunrpc as a module seems to be specific to
redhat derived kernels...

This link, including the message being quoted seems to cover the fix:


I'd be a little more definitive, but one of the development servers I was
testing this stuff on is offsite and offline.


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