fstab file is modified after VMware tools install

When I did a kernel update of a SLES10 sp1 with OES 2 services I have to reinstall the VMware tools. After the reboot my NSS volumes did not come up. If you look in the /etc/fstab file, you will see that the mount point for NSS are missing.

Just put them in there and your problem is solved. Better of course is to backup your /etc/fstab file before doing a tools upgrade.

Update 2008-09-25:

The probleem see to be that when you install Vmware tools, the is a copy of the fstab file saved as fstab.BeforeVMwareToolsInstall. This file is put back you reinstall or upgrade the tools. So Just delete the files (or save them at another place) and everything will go fine.

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a experienced VMware Architect with more than 20 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Hyper Converged with a deep interest into performance and architecture. Michael is VCDX 210 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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