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Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

Hi!
I tried to mount ISO image on above system with pfs_mount but it says that pfs_mount is discountinued ...

Is there another way to mount ISO image on above system?

Brgds,
Sergej

PS: I used to mount it on 11.23 and PA-RISC with:

# /usr/sbin/pfs_mountd &
# /usr/sbin/pfsd &
### Mount ISO image:
pfs_mount -o xlat=unix /iso_image.iso /ISO_CDROM/

But this doesn't work on 11.31 IA64 :(
11 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

Shalom,

I should hope pfs_mount would not work. Its an awful technology and should only be used if there is no alternative.

Yet what you did is exactly how HP docs say it should be done.

http://h20229.www2.hp.com/downloads/iso_format.html

I know if you put it on a Linux machine you can do this.

mkdir /tmpfs
mount -o loop /tmpfs

It will then be mounted.

No reason not to try this on HP-UX, but if there is a Linux box handy, it will definitely work.

http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-91049/ch10s04.html
May have some helpful hints, but it really shows how to build an ido image, not mount it.

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Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

I've tried it ... but hp-ux says:

# mount -o loop /iso_image.iso /ISO_CDROM/
mount: /iso_image.iso is an invalid operand
Andrew Young_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

Hi Sergej

The bad news is pfs has been discontinued on HP-UX 11.31, as you seem to have discovered.

In theory the documentation says you can mount it using the mount -F cdfs command option (provided its an ISO9660 image), but in reality I have never got it to work.

Regards

Andrew Y
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Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

I also tried with mount -F cdfs ....but like u said ..i can't make it to mount it :(

Brgds,
S.
Geoff Wild
Honored Contributor

Re: Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

Try:

mount -F cdfs -o ro,rr,noauto /iso_image.iso /ISO_CDROM

Rgds...Geoff
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Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

Looks like you are stuck between the H and the P.

HP distibuting ISO images for UNIX software and recommends PFS to mount but discontinues PDS.

What a circle.

Do you have an 11.23. Mount it there using PFS then NFS it to the 11.31 server ?

Mount it on an 11.23, copy all files off to a disk and so on...

Just some workaround ideas.



Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

Geoff, i get the same error result:

# mount -F cdfs -o ro,rr,noauto /tmp/OVO82MRCD1.iso /iso_mount/
mount: /tmp/OVO82MRCD1.iso is an invalid operand

Anyway, thanks for workaround solutions ... i already thought about it :)

So i guess there is no right solution :(

Brgds,
S.

Marcel Burggraeve
Trusted Contributor

Re: Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

Why not just burn the iso image to a CD/DVD and mount that one ?
Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

Hi!

Because i don't want to burn it to CD/DVD ... i was just wondering if there is a way to do it like i can do it on 11.23

Brgds,
S.
Nikhil Diwalkar
Occasional Visitor

Re: Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

Hi,

So this means that, it is not possible to mount ISO image on HPUX Itanium V3 machine?

-Nikhil
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Mount ISO image on Itanium HP-UX 11.31

>Nikhil: So this means that, it is not possible to mount ISO image on HP-UX 11.31 machine?

You need to search newer threads:
http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1375750

In particular: c) Available in HP-UX 11.31 0909: ISOIMAGE-ENH.