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Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

I have an Ignite server running 11.11 to which I'd like to add 11.23 and 11.31 releases. However, this box doesn't have a DVD drive (or a CD drive, for that matter).

Is there a way to slurp the required depots, etc from an ISO image instead of physical media? Failing that, how about using a loopback mount of the ISO image?
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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

You can try to use PFS to mount the iso file as a cd.

Directions are here...
http://h20229.www2.hp.com/downloads/iso_format.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN


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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

You can try to use PFS to mount the iso file as a cd.

Directions are here...
http://h20229.www2.hp.com/downloads/iso_format.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN


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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

If you have another hpux box with a dvd you could create it from there, but then you would prob. have done that.

So if you have a linux box with a dvd you could export the dvd with nfs and create the depot on the hpux server:

Linux:
#mount /dev/cdrom
#ll /mnt/cdrom => looks ok.
#exportfs -i server:/mnt/cdrom
#exportfs
/mnt/cdrom server

HPUX:
#mount server:/mnt/cdrom /cdrom

Now you should be ready to do your make_depot on the newly mounted nfs dvd.

hope it works :-)
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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

pfs_mount (now there's a blast from the past!) appears to be a no-go:

# pfs_mount -o xlat /tmp/ISO/HP-UX_11.31-MCOE-1.iso /tmp/a
pfs_mount: /tmp/ISO/HP-UX_11.31-MCOE-1.iso on /tmp/a: open failed: Value too large@
pfs_mount: giving up on /tmp/a
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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

> If you have another hpux box with a dvd you could create it from there, but then you would prob. have done that.

Part of my problem is that I don't have the physical media that I need, but I do have ISO's; I guess I could burn a DVD, but that seems like a roundabout way of getting things done...
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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

Just tried on my 11.11 server using an ignite iso image I have and it works fine.
Give it another shot. ( another option would be to shortend the path and filename of the iso.)

startup pfsd:
nohup pfs_mountd &
nohup pfsd &

pfs_mount -o xlat=unix /tmp/iux.iso /cdrom
cd /cdrom
ls -l
# ll
total 303862
49152 drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 2048 Jul 14 07:37 .
2 drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 8192 Oct 15 16:41 ..
49390 -r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 5242880 Feb 10 2008 EFI_CD_image
51200 drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 2048 Apr 21 11:22 archives
49642 -r--r--r-- 1 root sys 2048 Jul 14 07:37 boot.catalog
49772 -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 305887232 Jul 14 07:37 bootvol.lif
53248 drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 2048 Apr 21 11:22 depots
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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

> Just tried on my 11.11 server using an ignite iso

Is that an image of a DVD or a CD?
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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

I created the iso file using make_media_install on my ignite server. As it is only 300mb I could take it and burn a CD or DVD with it.

With that said, how big a difference would a CD or a DVD be ? Is your error because the image is too large ? i.e. a 2GB+ DVD file ?

Good question. I guess if you have all your syntax right then same some time and go the other way that was mentioned. Insert DVD in another system if you have one and NFS mount the mountpoint ?

Sorry the quick idea did not work out.
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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

My spoon is too big

3496992768 ... HP-UX_11.31-MCOE-1.iso
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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

You could use lan instead of media:
-mount the media on another machine
-swcopy the contents to disk (optional)
-swcopy the depot to the non-media machine disks

or, the Ignite make_depots command can do this swcopy stuff for you.

or, see if there is a portable media drive laying around.
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Re: Add HP-UX release to Ignite server from ISO image?

I punted and borrowed a portable DVD player.