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pfs_mount equivalent on HPUX 11v3

Marco Salvi
Advisor

pfs_mount equivalent on HPUX 11v3

Hi,

up to 11v2 I was able to mount cdrom images using pfs_mount:

pfs_mount /tmp/my.iso /cdrom

There is any way to do the same in v3?
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Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: pfs_mount equivalent on HPUX 11v3

PFS has been obsolete and completely deprecated since patches were released many years ago for RockRidge support. You might try the -orr option to mount (see man mount_cdfs).


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Marco Salvi
Advisor

Re: pfs_mount equivalent on HPUX 11v3

Well it seems that the standard mount command doesn't allow to specify a iso image file. It works only with device
Geoff Wild
Honored Contributor

Re: pfs_mount equivalent on HPUX 11v3

Sure you can:

mount -F cdfs -o ro,rr,noauto /tmp/my.iso /cdrom


Rgds...Geoff
Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make all your paths straight.
Marco Salvi
Advisor

Re: pfs_mount equivalent on HPUX 11v3

This is what I've got using the command your command

myhpia: 1059 : mount -F cdfs -o ro,rr,noauto /tmp/DB2CLN913_HPIA64.iso /cdrom
mount: /tmp/DB2CLN913_HPIA64.iso is an invalid operand
/home/drivers/DB2_91fp3_ISO

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: pfs_mount equivalent on HPUX 11v3

Shalom,

Should not be using pfs_mount.

Alternatives:

On a linux box nfs share:

mount -o loop filename.iso /folder

You have full access and can mount and install via the network.

/usr/sbin/mount -F cdfs -e -o ro,rr /dev/dsk/c3t2d0 /cdrom

Works for Oracle cds

I'd like to see someone try mount -o on HP-UX. Probably not supported.

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Geoff Wild
Honored Contributor

Re: pfs_mount equivalent on HPUX 11v3

Well this is strange indeed.

For I know in an Integrity Virtual Machine environment, I am able from the host to "present" an ISO image as a DVD to a guest.

There must be a way to do it natively...

This would be a good question for HP - are you on a contract?

I would like to know the answer...

Rgds...Geoff
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: pfs_mount equivalent on HPUX 11v3

Sounds like a solution:

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1153978

(last post)

copy'n'paste:
"
# mkdir /isoimg
# lvcreate -n ISOLV -L 3096 /dev/vg00
# dd if=isoimage of=/dev/vg00/rISOLV bs=8192
# mount /dev/vg00/ISOLV /isoimg
"

Hope this helps!
Regards
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Tim Nelson
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Re: pfs_mount equivalent on HPUX 11v3

Yes the pfs abilities for rock ridge were added to the mount_cdfs but even HPs own software site says to use pfs for ISO image files.

http://h20229.www2.hp.com/downloads/iso_format.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

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

but as mentioned if pfs is not avail on 11iv3 then one of the other workarounds may be required.



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Marco Salvi
Advisor

Re: pfs_mount equivalent on HPUX 11v3

Thanks to all you guys. Probably the solution to create a raw logical volume is the best one at the moment.
I'm not happy for this, I rekon that pfs_mount was not stable but was for sure better that nothing.