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# 1  
Old 11-10-2011
BFF to ISO conversion


I did a search but could not find this.I have some bff images of AIX 5.3 and VIOS as well on my windows laptop. I need to create their iso images so that I could load them onto the lpars.

I cant ftp/scp etc these images to the box.
I also cant copy them to CD and mount them on the AIX to create iso images.

At this point the only option I have is to try and convert them to iso on my windows box but am not sure how.

How would that work? Any specific software that I could use?

Thanks for your help.
# 2  
Old 11-10-2011
As I understand it a BFF isn't a disk image, just a package file, so if you burn it as a CD containing a .bff file, AIX ought to be able to use the CD.
# 3  
Old 11-10-2011
I think using ftp should be easier to place it on server

I am not sure that is this bff maybe it is specially created package for nim installation
# 4  
Old 11-10-2011
I cant ftp at this point...basically the box has no lpars on it...added it to HMC but is now stuck at BA210000 - default catch. Trying to figure out how to fix that...but once done, want to install 5.3 on it and I only have bff images on my windows laptop. Need to burn an ISO image is my understanding. I thought a bff image is only bootable from a disk(or tape). Maybe I am not understanding this ISO process correctly.
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Old 11-12-2011
If you do not have other lpart to perform network (nim) installation than you need to get real installation media.

You will be not able to install aix with those
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