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Creating Custom DVD using Larger Archive file(morethan 7GB)

 
Chandra441
Occasional Advisor

Creating Custom DVD using Larger Archive file(morethan 7GB)

Hi,

I am using HP-UX B.11.31 ia64 and IGNITE version is C.7.20.450.

My archive file size is 7.7Gb (Ignite_archive.gz).

when i try to create a custom bootable DVD using make_media_install  i am getting the below error in step-4 

Warning: creating filesystem that does not conform to ISO-9660.
Warning: ISO-9660 filenames longer than 31 may cause buffer overflows in the OS.
/opt/ignite/lbin/mkisofs: Value too large to be stored in data type. File /var/opt/ignite/media/pseudo_root/archives/Ignite_archive.gz is too large - ignoring

But i got to know that there are few limitations in Archive size.

So because of this error the created ISO is corrupted and while booting i am getting the below error

cat: Cannot open /tmp/ign_configure/SD_CDROM/archives/Ignite_archive.gz: No such file or directory
* Completed 0 KBytes of archive

gunzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
pax_iux: The archive is empty.
ERROR: Cannot load OS archive (Ignite_archive.gz (B.11.31))


The configuration process has incurred an error, choose one of the following options

1) abort and reboot
2) ignore error and continue
3) push a shell for troubleshooting the problem
(At any time within the shell, type "exit" to return to this menu)

So is there any way to create DVD with large archive size ?

Thanks in advance

 

6 REPLIES 6
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating Custom DVD using Larger Archive file(morethan 7GB)

I think your issue may be a combination of your make_net_recovery archive file PLUS the size of the boot file that has to be written to the DVD.  If the combination of the 2 is too large, then you will have a problem.

Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating Custom DVD using Larger Archive file(morethan 7GB)

HP-UX has never been very good with recordable media. The drivers and software are primitive and haven't been updated for years. The only fix is to reduce the archive size by excluding unnecessary directories. The ISO image needs to be aware of dual-layer addressing. The ISO image would have to be burned using a PC and reliable software (ImgBurn, no consumer toys) on a dual-layer compatible DVD burner. Even then, you'll need to verify that you can use the result.



Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Chandra441
Occasional Advisor

Re: Creating Custom DVD using Larger Archive file(morethan 7GB)

Hi Bill,

Can you please explain how to create dual-layer compatible DVD?

If i reduce the archive file size to atleast 5GB then is it possible to create bootable DVD.

 

Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating Custom DVD using Larger Archive file(morethan 7GB)

There isn't anything in the ISO creation to setup the dual layer landing zone. If you use ImgBurn to write the DVD, it should pick a default or let the DVD burner choose the zone. You'll just have to try it to see if the result is usable.



Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Chandra441
Occasional Advisor

Re: Creating Custom DVD using Larger Archive file(morethan 7GB)

Hi,

While creating ISO, in step 4 the below error can be seen,

/opt/ignite/lbin/mkisofs: Value too large to be stored in data type. File /var/opt/ignite/media/pseudo_root/archives/Ignite_archive.gz is too large - ignoring

The size of Ignite_archive.gz is 7.7GB so thats why i got this error.

 

Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating Custom DVD using Larger Archive file(morethan 7GB)

>> /var/opt/ignite/media/pseudo_root/archives/Ignite_archive.gz is too large - ignoring
>> The size of Ignite_archive.gz is 7.7GB so thats why i got this error.

This is the same error as before.
Did you rerun the Ignite backup with exclusions for large directories?



Bill Hassell, sysadmin