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mount CDROM with rock ridge extensions

Benjamin Folk Jr.
Occasional Visitor

mount CDROM with rock ridge extensions

How can I successfully mount a cdrom in HPUX 11.0 with rock ridge extensions?
I am able to mount it using the mount command, but the filenames show up in caps and end in semicolons:# cd cdrom
# ls
DOC INSTALL RR_MOVED STAGE
INDEX.HTM;1 LSM RUNINSTALLER.;1 STARTERDB


I am trying to install Oracle8i. I tried using the pfs_mount command, but it returns an error: # pfs_mount /cdrom
pfs_mount: giving up on /cdrom

I tried adding an entry to my /etc/ps_fstab file, but did not seem to make a difference. I had to make the file and the Oracle installations instructions assumed it would be there. /dev/dsk/c4t2d0 /cdrom pfs-iso9660

Please point me in the riht direction. I am relatively new to UNIX and COMPLETELY new to Oracle. There is noone here at the company I can talk to for assistance.

I appreciate your help. Thanks in advance,

Ben
bfolk@palarco.com

7 REPLIES
Alex Glennie
Honored Contributor

Re: mount CDROM with rock ridge extensions

1. Start The PFS daemons, in order for you to mount the CD's:

nohup pfs_mountd &
nohup pfsd &

2. Mount the CD with the pfs_mount command:

pfs_mount -o xlat=unix /dev/dsk/dev_file /mount_point

Refer to pfs_mountd(1M), pfsd(1M), pfs_mount(1M) and pfs(4)
for more details.

James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: mount CDROM with rock ridge extensions

Hi:

The following documents should help you:

# KBAN00000252 (PFS to mount Oracle, Rockridge and most PC formatted CD-ROM 11.x)

or:

# KBAN00000197 (PFS to mount Oracle, Rockridge and most PC formatted CD-ROM 10.x)

...JRF...
Kofi ARTHIABAH
Honored Contributor

Re: mount CDROM with rock ridge extensions

there is a good thread that describes all the steps:
http://my1.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,1150,0xdb587e990647d4118fee0090279cd0f9,00.html

you can also do a search for pfs_mount in the forums (top left button)

...and man pfs_mount also has some valuable information...
nothing wrong with me that a few lines of code cannot fix!
Rick Garland
Honored Contributor

Re: mount CDROM with rock ridge extensions

Use the pfs_mount command as explained in the posts. To find the CDROM device, do an 'ioscan -fnCdisk'. There will be an entry for the CDROM drive. (/dev/dsk/cXtXdX)
Use this device name when you configure the pfs_fstab file and such.
Benjamin Folk Jr.
Occasional Visitor

Re: mount CDROM with rock ridge extensions

Thanks for the help everyone. I ended up trying to install the recommended patch and ran into more problems. Using swinst, I was told that I did not have the proper permissions to install the patch. Anyway, I mounted the Oracle CDROM in a Sun machine and setup NFS. I have the share mounted on the HP box and will give it a try today.

Thanks again everyone,

Ben
Benjamin Folk Jr.
Occasional Visitor

Re: mount CDROM with rock ridge extensions

Thanks everyone. I tried it agin today using your suggestions and it worked. Unfortunately, Oracle wont install correctly. I am getting tons of exception errors, but at least I know how to mount an rr CDROM now.

I really appreciate everyone's assistance.

Ben
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: mount CDROM with rock ridge extensions

Hi Benjamin:

Please consider assigning points, as you see fit, for those who helped. These are also appreciated in addition to your expression of 'thanks' above.

...JRF...