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Old 03-04-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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/mnt/auto/usr/sbin/automount: Ambiguous or unknown options. Failure on /mnt/auto


this is the error i get when i try to do /etc/init.d/autofs start on my gentoo box.
Clearly at least one of the reasons is /mnt/auto/usr/sbin/automount
as i don't see a space between /mnt/auto and /usr/sbin/automount commands.
How would i fix this and what else might be wrong here.

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Old 03-04-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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Did you look in /etc/fstab for errors?
 
Old 03-04-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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Did you look in /etc/fstab for errors?
the only line that looks suspicious in /etc/fstab is
shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0

if this is correct then i believe /etc/fstab is correct
 
Old 03-04-2009, 08:52 PM   #4
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I've just spent some time looking at the Gentoo bug lists for autofs.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?q...rch=ALL+autofs
I didn't see anything that looks remotely like this.

I would read the autofs script to see if the line from the error message is in the script.

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Old 03-04-2009, 10:17 PM   #5
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I've just spent some time looking at the Gentoo bug lists for autofs.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?q...rch=ALL+autofs
I didn't see anything that looks remotely like this.

I would read the autofs script to see if the line from the error message is in the script.
I did look in /etc/init.d/autofs looking for lines from message,especially around where is says Starting Automounter but couldn't find anything that looked familiar.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 12:30 AM   #6
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I spent more time looking through the Gentoo documentation and found this page.

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=2&chap=4

It talks about the init scripts as used by Gentoo. You can see several ideas about querying services that are started by an init script. Also you can look at /etc/conf.d/autofs to see if there are any errors in that file.

The Gentoo project has some of the best documentation available anywhere. You should always look there for answers.

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