10-15-2008 01:00 PM
Is there a way to slurp the required depots, etc from an ISO image instead of physical media? Failing that, how about using a loopback mount of the ISO image?
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10-15-2008 01:02 PM
Directions are here...
10-15-2008 01:15 PM
So if you have a linux box with a dvd you could export the dvd with nfs and create the depot on the hpux server:
#ll /mnt/cdrom => looks ok.
#exportfs -i server:/mnt/cdrom
#mount server:/mnt/cdrom /cdrom
Now you should be ready to do your make_depot on the newly mounted nfs dvd.
hope it works :-)
10-15-2008 01:37 PM
# pfs_mount -o xlat /tmp/ISO/HP-UX_11.31-MCOE-1.iso /tmp/a
pfs_mount: /tmp/ISO/HP-UX_11.31-MCOE-1.iso on /tmp/a: open failed: Value too large@
pfs_mount: giving up on /tmp/a
10-15-2008 01:39 PM
Part of my problem is that I don't have the physical media that I need, but I do have ISO's; I guess I could burn a DVD, but that seems like a roundabout way of getting things done...
10-15-2008 01:44 PM
Give it another shot. ( another option would be to shortend the path and filename of the iso.)
nohup pfs_mountd &
nohup pfsd &
pfs_mount -o xlat=unix /tmp/iux.iso /cdrom
49152 drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 2048 Jul 14 07:37 .
2 drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 8192 Oct 15 16:41 ..
49390 -r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 5242880 Feb 10 2008 EFI_CD_image
51200 drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 2048 Apr 21 11:22 archives
49642 -r--r--r-- 1 root sys 2048 Jul 14 07:37 boot.catalog
49772 -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 305887232 Jul 14 07:37 bootvol.lif
53248 drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 2048 Apr 21 11:22 depots
10-15-2008 01:55 PM
With that said, how big a difference would a CD or a DVD be ? Is your error because the image is too large ? i.e. a 2GB+ DVD file ?
Good question. I guess if you have all your syntax right then same some time and go the other way that was mentioned. Insert DVD in another system if you have one and NFS mount the mountpoint ?
Sorry the quick idea did not work out.
10-15-2008 04:39 PM
10-16-2008 05:24 AM
-mount the media on another machine
-swcopy the contents to disk (optional)
-swcopy the depot to the non-media machine disks
or, the Ignite make_depots command can do this swcopy stuff for you.
or, see if there is a portable media drive laying around.