Coda File System

GetRootVolume error with a good hosts file

From: <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 16:41:07 +0000 (/etc/localtime)
 Hello, Coda hackers!

 I have one problem using venus, when I load venus, I have the error:

 GetRootVolume: can't get root volume name!

 My /etc/hosts file is:              client              server               localhost.localdomain localhost

  as client as server have this hosts file. "/etc/host.conf" have:

order hosts,bind
multi on

 on two machines, and:

codasrv         2432/tcp   codasrv
codasrv         2432/udp   codasrv
codasrv-se      2433/tcp   codasrv-se
codasrv-se      2433/udp   codasrv-se
codaauth2       370/tcp    codaauth2
codaauth2       370/udp    codaauth2

is on the "/etc/services" of the two machines.

 Portmap is running on the two machines. The server runs:

updatesrv -p /vice/db
updateclnt -h server
/bin/sh /usr/sbin/startserver

 And the client runs:


 Two both were instalated as the RPM Mandrake package:


 And configured with the vice-setup (server) and venus-setup (client)
without problems.

 The client gives the following full message:

15:25:44 /usr/coda/LOG setup for size 0x288477
15:25:44 /usr/coda/DATA initialized at size 0xa211dc
15:25:44 brain-wiping recoverable store
15:25:45 loading recoverable store
15:25:45 starting VSGDB scan
15:25:45        0 vsg entries in table
15:25:45        0 vsg entries on free-list
15:25:45 starting VDB scan
15:25:45        1 vol entries in table (0 MLEs)
15:25:45        0 vol entries on free-list (0 MLEs)
15:25:45 starting FSDB scan (4166, 100000) (25, 75, 4)
15:25:45        0 cache files in table (0 blocks)
15:25:45        4166 cache files on free-list
15:25:46 starting HDB scan
15:25:46        0 hdb entries in table
15:25:46        0 hdb entries on free-list
15:25:46 Initial LRDB allocation
15:25:46 Getting Root Volume information...

 and them:

15:26:16 GetRootVolume: can't get root volume name!

each 30 seconds.

 The server does perceive nothing on his logs, what should mean that it is
not connecting client and server in any way. The two see between them with
ping, telnet and ftp.

 Any help?

 Yours faithfully:


Received on 2001-07-17 10:33:44