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Server has CD-ROM but HP-UX is on DVD

 
Yaboto
Super Advisor

Server has CD-ROM but HP-UX is on DVD

Hi,

 

I have an RX6600 with a basic CD-ROM but my HP-UX (11 v3) OS installation media is a DVD. 

Can someone help me overcome this show stopper ?

 

Regards,

Yaboto 

4 REPLIES
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Server has CD-ROM but HP-UX is on DVD

You really need to purchase a DVD drive for the server.  It would be very difficult to convert HP-UX to CD.

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Server has CD-ROM but HP-UX is on DVD

I think this server always has a DVD, but you can also use virtual media.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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RAJD1
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Re: Server has CD-ROM but HP-UX is on DVD

Hi Yoboto,

 

I have an RX6600 with a basic CD-ROM but my HP-UX (11 v3) OS installation media is  a DVD.

 

- To overcome this problem, you need DVD drive at least to read the 11iv3 media and to make a depot on the network.

If you can make the depot on the network you can access the 11iv3 content over the network and you can initiate the 11iv3 installation over network. 

- With CD drive you cannot read the DVD drive it is obvious.

 

You can check the drive again with this command: 

# ioscan -fnC disk  

 

 

HTH,

Raj. 

 

Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Server has CD-ROM but HP-UX is on DVD

Are you sure that the drive is only a CD player? The rx6600 is far too new to have a CD player installed by HP and CD media for HP-UX has not been shipped for more than 10 years.

 

What does ioscan -kfCdisk show?



Bill Hassell, sysadmin