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Using the DVD rom Installation.

Yaroki
Super Advisor

Using the DVD rom Installation.

Hello,

 

I would like to know how can I use the DVD rom.

When I insert media it doesn't react/display.

 

(HP-UX, C-8000, B11.11)

BR,

 

Yali

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Using the DVD rom Installation.

What do you want to install?

 

Software or OS?

 

In case of software you need to mount the media, mounting options may depend on the CD layout format.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Yaroki
Super Advisor

Re: Using the DVD rom Installation.

I would like to install them both.

Iets start with the software.

How can I mount the media?

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Using the DVD rom Installation.

First you need to get the device special file from ioscan, let's say /dev/dsk/c0t0d0.

Then you need a mount point, let's say /cdrom

# mkdir /cdrom

then mount it, e.g.

# mount -F cdfs -o rr /dev/dsk/c0t0d0 /cdrom

then you have the data available in /cdrom.

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Yaroki
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Re: Using the DVD rom Installation.

Done.

Now I press the open bottom to open the DVD try but nothing happens and no Green light there as before.

In addition, the cdrom mount point doesn't appear in /etc/fstab.

How can I use the data?

 

Yaroki
Super Advisor

Re: Using the DVD rom Installation.

Ok, I can see the data now when I accsess the directory.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Using the DVD rom Installation.

You need to add an entry to fstab (if you want) and you need to unmount the cd-rom drive, then you can open it.

Hope this helps!
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Yaroki
Super Advisor

Re: Using the DVD rom Installation.

I tried to mount the DVD from other HP-UX machine, but could not do it:

 

In other HP-UX machine:

# mkdir cdrom

# chmod 777 cdrom

# mount ip_address:/cdrom /hostname

Permission denied

 

I have also tried to enter an entry to /etc/fstab and mount -a but it didn't work.

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Using the DVD rom Installation.

In order to mount a filesystem over the network, the source system need to export the file system first.

 

Did you do this?


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Yaroki
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Re: Using the DVD rom Installation.

By edit /etc/exports ?

/cdrom -anon=0

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Using the DVD ROM Installation.

>By edit /etc/exports?  /cdrom -anon=0

 

Yes.  You might want to add ro: -anon=0,ro

Yaroki
Super Advisor

Re: Using the DVD ROM Installation.

I did it but when I exportfs I can't see that this has insert.

It might concern to the cdrom permission dr-xr-xr-x?

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Using the DVD ROM Installation.

>It might concern to the cdrom permission dr-xr-xr-x?

 

Adding "ro" is just a visual check that is is read only.  (I'm not sure it is required?)

Yaroki
Super Advisor

Re: Using the DVD ROM Installation.

Still, why can't I see the entry, after using the command exportfs?

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Using the DVD ROM Installation.

>why can't I see the entry, after using the command exportfs?

 

Is the entry in /etc/xtab?  What does "showmount -e" show?

Arockiasamy K
Frequent Advisor

Re: Using the DVD ROM Installation.

Accessing the CD/DVD through NFS is not a successful one as of my knowledge.

If you use, you may get some I/O error also.

 

Better copy the Data to the Windows machine and upload it through Winscp.

 

If it is a Oracle CD/DVD, copy the DVD's like Disk_1, Disk_2, Disk_3.

Software will detect that as the next DVD while installing Oracle.

Regards,
Arockiasamy K