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How to install a software from its iso image

 
Jestin John Chacko
Regular Advisor

How to install a software from its iso image

Dear,

Can anyone help me to setup a trial version of glance.

I had downloaded the trial version of glance but the product i got is an iso image.

What are the steps that i should follow to install theb software.

Can i do the same without burning that iso image in a cd


Please help me in this issue
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Horia Chirculescu
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install a software from its iso image

Hello,

This thread offers you three methods to achieve your goal

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1375750

Horia.
Best regards from Romania,
Horia.
Jestin John Chacko
Regular Advisor

Re: How to install a software from its iso image

Dear

I am using 11iv23 can you suggest any methods in that except creation of a new logical volume as its not possible in my setup

please help
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install a software from its iso image

just a parallel thread

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1414105



BR,
Kapil+
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install a software from its iso image

> I am using 11iv23 can you suggest any methods in that except creation of a new logical volume as its not possible in my setup

You can mount an ISO image on most versions of HP-UX but it requires creating a new lvol that is the same size as the ISO image. Glance is a fairly small product so you create an lvol large enough to hold the image, not the entrie CD or DVD. If you do not have this space available, you'll have to burn the image onto a CD. Note that many PC-based CD writer packages are very difficult to configure for an exact ISO image burn. Technically it is simply a binary copy but several popular programs presume that you don't know what you want and translate the image into the PC-only Joliet formaat.

So assuming the ISO file is 250 MB in size:

lvcreate -n iso -L 260 vgSomething
dd if=/var/tmp/isofile.iso of=/dev/vgSomething/riso bs=8192
mkdir /myiso
mount /dev/vgSomething /myiso

And now your image is available from /myiso.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Jestin John Chacko
Regular Advisor

Re: How to install a software from its iso image

Thank to all for your quick replys



Can i burm the iso image with nero in a win os loaded p.c and can it be used as in the normal way..



Please mention how to mount an iso image burnt cd in hp ux 11iv23 and how can i extract the data from it ...

please help...

Re: How to install a software from its iso image

>Can I burn the ISO image with nero in a win os loaded PC and can it be used as in the normal way.

I assume so. I've used Sonic.

>Please mention how to mount an iso image burnt cd in hp ux 11iv23 and how can I extract the data from it.

Take a look at those threads I mentioned and I think some of them mention the mount options and any needed patches.
Jestin John Chacko
Regular Advisor

Re: How to install a software from its iso image

Thank to all for your valuable support.


I got the solution from
http://h20229.www2.hp.com/downloads/iso_format.html
in it its mentioned

On an HP-UX/UNIX/Linux platform, to use the image directly from your hard drive without burning a physical disc you will need to do the following:

HP-UX
nohup pfs_mountd &
nohup pfsd &
pfs_mount -o xlat=UNIX pathToIso mountPoint


Linux
mount -o loop pathToIso mountPoint


Solaris
lofiadm -a pathToIso
mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/lofi/1 mountPoint

To unmount the ISO image do the following:

HP-UX
pfs_umount


Linux
umount mountPoint


Solaris
umount mountPoint

To burn the image directly to a CD, you will need to install 3rd party software that is capable of understanding and burning ISO image files. Most popular CD burning software includes support for burning ISO images. Follow the instructions that came with your CD burning application to create a physical disc from the ISO image.


Thanks again

Re: How to install a software from its iso image

>nohup pfs_mountd &l nohup pfsd

Unfortunately the documentation doesn't mention the problems with pfs_mountd and the fact that it was deprecated and no longer there on 11.31.