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PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

Darren Cook_1
Occasional Contributor

PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

I am trying to install 7.3.4 (if anyone can remember back that far!). I have tryed to PFS mount the cd using the instructions provided and all I get is a
NFS SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING. and the installer hangs.
Any ideas
12 REPLIES
Santosh Nair_1
Honored Contributor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

Make sure that you have the machine set up as NFS server anc client. PFS uses NFS to do some of its magic.

-Santosh
Life is what's happening while you're busy making other plans
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

Hi Darren:

In '/etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf' make sure the following are set as shown:

NFS_CLIENT=1
NFS_SERVER=1
NUM_NFSD=4
START_MOUNTD=1

Then stop and restart the client and server, as:

# /sbin/init.d/nfs.server stop
# /sbin/init.d/nfs.client stop

# /sbin/init.d/nfs.server start
# /sbin/init.d/nfs.client start

Regards!

...JRF...
Ravi_8
Honored Contributor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

Hi Darren.
I was facing the same problem while installing 7.3.4. After setting the system as NFS server/client(as told by JRF) and staring pfs_mountd and pfsd daemons, i was able to install.
never give up
Ravi_8
Honored Contributor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

Hi Darren.
I was facing the same problem while installing 7.3.4. After setting the system as NFS server/client(as told by JRF) and staring pfs_mountd and pfsd daemons, i was able to install.
(don't forget to create /etc/pfs_fstab file)
never give up
Darren Cook_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

How do I set up NFS?
Roger Baptiste
Honored Contributor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

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You just need to start the NFS related
dameons and this is done as follows:
****
Edit /etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf
-> and make NFS_SERVER=1
NFS_CLIENT=1
START_MOUNTD=1
NUM_NFSD=4

/sbin/init.d/nfs.client stop
/sbin/init.d/nfs.server stop
/sbin/init.d/nfs.server start
/sbin/init.d/nfs.client start

***

NFS components need to run for PFS to
work, since PFS uses NFS to import
CD ROM disks to the local system ! One
of the many quirks of PFS.

Next:
For PFS_MOUNTING the CD:
do:
1)Edit /etc/pfs_fstab file

/dev/dsk/cxtydz /SD_CDROM pfs-rrip xlat=unix 0 0

2)
nohup /usr/sbin/pfs_mountd &
nohup /usr/sbin/pfsd &

3) pfs_mount /SD_CDROM
*****

The order is very important.

HTH
raj
Take it easy.
Sanjay_6
Honored Contributor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

Hi Darren,

After fixing the NFS Server routine, proceed with the pfs mount in this manner.
edit /etc/pfs_fstab and make an entry

/dev/dsk/cd_device /cdrom pfs-rrip xlat=unix 1 0

Run these commands
# nohup pfs_mount &
# nohup pfsd &
# pfs_mount /cdrom
# bdf

You should now be able to access the cdrom.

You can try and disable the automounter if you are not using the same. To do that edit /etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf and modify the entry AUTOMOUNT=1 to AUTOMOUNT=0. Do a "ps -ef" and kill the process running for "automount".

Hope this helps.

Regards
Wodisch
Honored Contributor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

Hello Darren,

and do NOT forget to "pfs_umount" the CD-ROM immediately after the installation, and then killing the two daemons POLITELY (not with kill -9!), or you will need a reboot to free the CD from its drive :-(

Just my $0.02,
Wodisch
Sanjay_6
Honored Contributor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

Hi Darren,

Once you are done with the job, do a "pfs_umount /cdrom" to unmount the CD and then you have to kill four processes.

pfs_mountd
pfsd
pfs_mountd.rpc
pfsd.rpc

Hope this helps.

Regards
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

This is all very odd! One of the first things I do when configuring a server for Oracle is disable all the NFS daemons by setting the relevant flags to 0 in /etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf (I'm not a fan of NFS), yet I never have any problems mounting Oracle CDs using PFS! I thought that PFS used various remote procedure calls and only depended on rpcbind, rather than any feature of NFS. All the rpcbind stuff is started /sbin/init.d/nfs.core regardless of what goes in /etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf

Can someone put me straight here?

HTH

Duncan
Keith Lapidus
Occasional Advisor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

The PFS mount on HP-UX is horrible. I would recommend using a Solaris box to mount the CD and NFS export it. Don't get me wrong, I hate Sun and Solaris, but HP really screwed up when they created this PFS abomination!
Anthony deRito
Respected Contributor

Re: PFS mount and Oracle 7.3.4 CD!

PFS uses RPC services and it seems as though it does not register itself with the portmapper correctly. Check it out...

#rpcinfo -p

150001 2 udp 776 pcnfsd
150001 1 tcp 779 pcnfsd
150001 2 tcp 779 pcnfsd
536870917 3 udp 680
536870917 3 tcp 682
131078 4 udp 683
131078 4 tcp 686
100003 2 udp 2049 nfs

The odd ones are used for PFS and they have a strange looking program number. Not sure if this has anything to do with it...
I dump the Oracle cd to a filesystem with cpio and install it from disk. That is if you can mount it and dump the contents before it hangs!

Tony