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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Disabling Volume Management

You may want to disable volume management completely for some users. To do so, use the following steps.

1.
Become superuser.
2.
Rename the /etc/rc2.d/S92volmgt script as /etc/rc2.d/XS92volmgt. With the X prefix, the file is never started and you can always remove the X at a later time to restore volume management functionality.
3.
Type /etc/init.d/volmgt stop and press Return.

You could also disable only part of volume management and leave other parts functional. You may, for example, want to automatically mount CD-ROMs but use the Solaris 2.0 method for accessing files on a diskette. You can do so by commenting out the lines for diskettes in the /etc/vold.conf file, as shown below.

 # @(#)vold.conf 1.21 96/05/10 ...

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