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Mounting an ISO-file on HP-UX 11.x

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Kryno Bosman
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Mounting an ISO-file on HP-UX 11.x

Hi,

I would like to know if there is a possibility to mount a ISO file on HP-UX?

I created a ISO image of a CD-ROM and copied that file to a HP-system (w/o CD-ROM)

Greetz,

Kryno
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Victor BERRIDGE
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Re: Mounting an ISO-file on HP-UX 11.x

Have you tried
mount -o cdcase ...


All the best
Victor
Kryno Bosman
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Re: Mounting an ISO-file on HP-UX 11.x

Yep, I tried.

Last attempt was command: mount -F cdfs -o ro,cdcase,rr /path/to/file.iso /mountpoint

I received the following error:

mount: /path/to/file.iso is an invalid operand


Simplicity is too difficult for idiots like you and me...
Victor BERRIDGE
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Re: Mounting an ISO-file on HP-UX 11.x

Well,
Install the Rock-Ridge extension patches instead and never worry about these problems.
For HP-UX 11.00 you will need forget all about PFS and install PHKL_26448, PHCO_26449, and PHKL_26450 to have
HP-UX recognize those file systems automatically on mount!
For HP-UX 11i you need PHCO_25841, PHKL_26269 , and PHKL_25760.

No need thereafter to use -o cdfs to mount anymore, provided you enter the CD drive in /etc/fstab like this:

/dev/cd0 /cdrom cdfs ro,rr,noauto 0 0

This patches were the ones I used back in 2003 so they may very well be superseded...

All the best
Victor
H.Merijn Brand (procura
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Re: Mounting an ISO-file on HP-UX 11.x

HP-UX cannot mount a *file* (yet).
HP-UX only supports block and character devices

CDRTOOLS might be very helpful. Not that it will enably you to mount the file, but it will give you utilities like isoinfo and mkisofs

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Kryno Bosman
Advisor

Re: Mounting an ISO-file on HP-UX 11.x

I probably have to be very patience at this point. On Linux it works fine and I'll fix a NFS-server for it.
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Zinky
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Re: Mounting an ISO-file on HP-UX 11.x

Kryno, you're probably referrring to the loopback filesystem feature (which supports isofs) on Linux and Solaris. Unfortunately, HP-UX does not have this feature. If you've ISO images, you'll have to burn them to a CD media OR use a Linux or Solaris boxen to mount the ISO image and copy the tree or NFS share it.
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Jim LaBounty
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Re: Mounting an ISO-file on HP-UX 11.x

What about HPUX 11.23?
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Florian Heigl (new acc)
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Re: Mounting an ISO-file on HP-UX 11.x

Jim, please open a thread of Your own instead of updating one that is three months old.

To answer Your question: Still no loopback mounting in 11.23, sorry.
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