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shashi kanth
Super Advisor

Mounting CD in VMS

I am trying to mount CD in VMS 8.3

I used the command $mount/system/noassist dna0:

The command gives the error "media is offline"

What is the issue here ?

The CD is working fine in other OS.
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Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

Hi,
It might look stupid but did you put a CD in the drive?
If so, try to mount it privately, like
$ mount/over=id dna0:
and post the results.
And...
> The CD is working fine in other OS.
What other OS? VMS has quite a different view on volumes that "other OSes".
Regards,
Kris (aka Qkcl)
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
Kumar_Sanjay
Regular Advisor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

hi,

either the drive is duff or the drawer is'nt shut properly , try reinserting the cd. what's on the cd ? is it an iso cd ? try moun/media=cdrom .

shashi kanth
Super Advisor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

The CD is CD-RW.

The CD is working in Windows and Linux.

The server is RX3660.

The CD is properly placed in the CD Drive.


labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

As has said Kris, can you post the results of

$ repl/ena
$ mount /ov=id dna0:
shashi kanth
Super Advisor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

$ repl/ena
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 3-DEC-2008 14:19:20.18 %%%%%%%%%%%
Operator status for operator _HYDRA$OPA0:
CENTRAL, PRINTER, TAPES, DISKS, DEVICES, CARDS, NETWORK, CLUSTER, SECURITY,
LICENSE, OPER1, OPER2, OPER3, OPER4, OPER5, OPER6, OPER7, OPER8, OPER9, OPER10,
OPER11, OPER12

$ mount /ov=id dna0:
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 3-DEC-2008 14:19:28.00 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user SYSTEM on HYDRA
medium is offline

%MOUNT-I-OPRQST, medium is offline
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 3-DEC-2008 14:19:28.00 %%%%%%%%%%%
Request 4, from user SYSTEM on HYDRA
Please mount device _HYDRA$DNA0:

%MOUNT-I-OPRQST, Please mount device _HYDRA$DNA0:
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

> $ repl/ena
> $ mount /ov=id dna0:

MOUNT /NOASSIST might have been easier.

DNA0 sounds to me like a USB device. Support
for these is relatively new. Are your VMS
patches current? What is this drive,
exactly? Is it a model supported by VMS?

SHOW DEVICE /FULL DNA0

> The CD is working fine in other OS.

Do you mean the disc itself or the drive?

> %MOUNT-I-OPRQST, medium is offline

So VMS is unhappy. Could be hardware or
software.
marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

have you tried a different cd drive (i take it this is connected by usb)? what make is it ?

sh dev dna0:/full

as has been pointed out before in this forum cd/dvd support can be a little flaky.

marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

also see this previous thread on the same subject

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1179785

Robert Gezelter
Honored Contributor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

shashi,

Since one of the earlier posts in this thread mentioned that this is a CD-RW, please make sure that the CD has been closed.

Some packages (particularly on Windows platforms) permit CDs to be used before they have been closed.

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com
shashi kanth
Super Advisor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

$ SHOW DEVICE /FULL DNA0

Disk HYDRA$DNA0:, device type TEAC DVD-ROM DW-224EV, is online, file-oriented
device, shareable, available to cluster, error logging is enabled.

Error count 0 Operations completed 2870
Owner process "" Owner UIC [SYSTEM]
Owner process ID 00000000 Dev Prot S:RWPL,O:RWPL,G:R,W
Reference count 0 Default buffer size 512
Total blocks 4816 Sectors per track 8
Total cylinders 76 Tracks per cylinder 8

$
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: Mounting CD in VMS

I'm *very* familiar with using and abusing and integrating these CD and DVD drives with OpenVMS.

****NEVER**** assume CD nor DVD compatibility.

Stop pounding your head against a wall. If you're tried this a few times and it doesn't work, try something else.

Your DVD drive is incompatible, or the OpenVMS USB drivers are broken. Either (or both) are possible here.

Use a different drive.

Use different media.

Use the virtual DVD stuff and/or use InfoServer.

Use a memory stick. (Scrounging up information on FAT readers and FAT tools as needed, and particularly if you're swapping between OpenVMS and Windows.)

Use another drive, and copy in the disk, and swap the drive brick.

Again: ****NEVER**** assume CD nor DVD compatibility.

Just because it works on one platform does NOT mean the drive will work on any other.

And the IDE to USB adapters ("bridges") that are used on various of the USB drives are as much a problem area as the IDE ATAPI drives themselves.

If you're not current on your UPDATE patches and any USB/DN patches for OpenVMS I64 V8.3, start there. If this is an HP drive in an HP supported configuration, call HP. Otherwise (and if you're current on patches), try another drive or another approach.

Stephen Hoffman
HoffmanLabs LLC