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oracle8i installaion on HPUNIX 9000

Occasional Visitor

oracle8i installaion on HPUNIX 9000

hi all

We are trying to install oracle 8i (8.1.7) on HP UNIX, we are not able to find the runinstaller file on the oracle8i
enterprise edition 1 of 2.(instead of that RUNINSTA.;1 is being dispalyed)

We used the following scripts to mount the cd..

# mount -r /dev/dsk/c1t2do /cdrom1

Pls. kindly inform me wether it is problem with the CD or the way we


James A. Donovan
Honored Contributor

Re: oracle8i installaion on HPUNIX 9000

...there ought to be a FAQ forum....

You need to start the the PFS daemons.
Create a file called /etc/pfs_fstab that contains the line:

/dev/dsk/c1t2d0 /cdrom pfs-rrip xlat=unix 0


# pfs_mountd &
# pfsd &
# pfs_mount /cdrom

and your CD should mount correctly.
Remember, wherever you go, there you are...

Re: oracle8i installaion on HPUNIX 9000

try mounting with an option -o cdcase and see if that ahelps.

mount -o cdcase /dev/rdsk/c1t2d0

man mount_cdfs

you could also use pfs to mount the cd.

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Dieter Degrendele_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: oracle8i installaion on HPUNIX 9000

The Oracle people like to do specials:
The correct way to mount your CD:

#nohup /usr/sbin/pfs_mountd &
#nohup /usr/sbin/pfsd &
#mount /usr/sbin/pfs_mount /DVDROM

Normally this question is asked too frequently,
the documentation of oracle should write this in capitals and in font 20!!


The possible we did, the unpossible we're doing but for a miracle you have to wait some time.
Occasional Visitor

Re: oracle8i installaion on HPUNIX 9000

Thanks for yours feedback but none of them solved my probelms
Madhu Sudhan_1
Respected Contributor

Re: oracle8i installaion on HPUNIX 9000

Hi Michael !
What is the error message you are getting ? If you are getting "Device Busy" upon mounting then ensure that there exists no session in which your current working directory is /DVDROM or /cdrom1 or the directory where you are mounting.

Hope this helps.

Think Positive
William Baines
Frequent Advisor

Re: oracle8i installaion on HPUNIX 9000

Actually, the procedure is documented in the (little) pamphlet that accompanies the Oracle CDROM pack :)

pfs_mount is a little finicky ... make sure you use pfs_umount when done (not umount).
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