Mounting DOS CD on SPARC CD/ROM

Mounting DOS CD on SPARC CD/ROM

Post by Dataware Solutio » Wed, 02 Jun 1993 21:30:55



We are running a small TCP/IP network with a SUN SPARC with Solaris
1.x and PCs with PC/NFS;  I was wondering if anybody knows of a
way to mount a DOS CD on the SPARC CD/ROM drive and run the
DOS .exe from the PCs.  I tried to mount it from the server with a
mount PCFS ... but this didn't work.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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Mounting DOS CD on SPARC CD/ROM

Post by Pete Clin » Wed, 02 Jun 1993 22:42:50


: We are running a small TCP/IP network with a SUN SPARC with Solaris
: 1.x and PCs with PC/NFS;  I was wondering if anybody knows of a
: way to mount a DOS CD on the SPARC CD/ROM drive and run the
: DOS .exe from the PCs.  I tried to mount it from the server with a
: mount PCFS ... but this didn't work.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.
: Thanks in advance.

pcfs filesystems are for DOS format diskettes: CDs tend to be formatted
independant of the OS in the ISO 9660(?) format, aka the High Sierra
File System.  Do a mount with fs type hsfs and you should find it mounts
with no bother at all: certainly I've done the DOS Corel Draw! CD this
way.

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