unable to mount HP CD-ROM on AIX

unable to mount HP CD-ROM on AIX

Post by Ben Hochstedle » Wed, 09 Oct 1996 04:00:00

I'm needing to mount an HP CD-ROM on an AIX box so that I can
install it's contents on my HP-UX machine over the network (I don't
have a CD-ROM drive for my HP).  I've tried mounting /dev/cd0, but
it tells me that it does not like the media format.  So, the CD is
probably not in the standard ISO format even though it says on the
outside its format is ISO9660.  I have a different HP CD-ROM that
contains documentation that WILL mount.

Does anyone know of a script or what to do to get this CD to mount?

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chugged away happily to give me the OS.  However, my concerns about the size of
everything I was prompted to install made me decide NOT to install the linux

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Should I delete the linux partition and start from scratch again?  I do really
need to access the CD drive, and I realise now that it is kind of useful to
have the OS source.

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