Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


BFF to ISO conversion


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems AIX BFF to ISO conversion
# 1  
Old 11-10-2011
BFF to ISO conversion

Hi,

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.
# 5  
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

Previous Thread | Next Thread

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. AIX

How to avoid errors when moving files in a bff?

I am building a bff using mkinstallp. My template file is : Package Name: svr_exForum Package VRMF: 7.2 Update: N Fileset Fileset Name: svr_exForum.rte Fileset VRMF: 7.2 USRLIBLPPFiles Pre-installation Script: /lppdir/lpp/exForum/F_pre_i ... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: kevinl
2 Replies

2. Red Hat

How to make boot.iso image from rhel6 installation dvd iso ?

Hello Everyone, Can anyone let me know how to make minimal boot.iso from rhl6 installation dvd iso image. I have a dvd image with me but i want to make just a minimal boot media. Somehow it is not shipped with dvd iso. I know we can download boot.iso from redhat site but is there any anyway we... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: Rohit Bhanot
5 Replies

3. AIX

bff package

Guys, I wana know whats the package name for a .bff file Example: Whats the package name for the update file - U833703.bff ? is there a way to convert it back to regular format? (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: muzahed
5 Replies

4. AIX

howto extract a file from a bff file?

Hi howto extract a file from a bff file? Is it possible? thanks Israel. (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: iga3725
1 Replies

5. AIX

Creating/Installing a bff

I posted my question here regarding creating/installing a bff package to a directory of user's choice (instead of fixed one), still looking for an answer :o mklpp does not seem to handle this. (Can someone confirm?) Can the .toc file edited prior to installing the bff and modified so that the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: JStone
2 Replies

6. AIX

AIX 4.3.x ISO?

I just had someone ask me for AIX 4.3.3 media; I used to have it, but the disks got thrown out a couple of years ago when we moved between buildings. Does anyone have 4.3 ISO's handy, or would be willing to make ISO images for me? Thanks! (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: thomn8r
4 Replies

7. Solaris

solaris 8 and 9 iso

hi i downloaded solaris 8 and 9 iso from sun.com. i can mount it with winmount and i can see files. but when running it from vmware it won't boot. i even do it on physical server, it won't boot as well. what should i do to make this installation boot? thanks itik (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: itik
1 Replies

8. Solaris

Solaris 10 ISO

I'm download Sun Solaris 10 8/07 SPARC in 2 DVD ISO. (From sun.com) First ISO burn OK, but Second ISO my k3b does not distinguish as ISO a format, though all md5 sum OK! Please help! ( (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: jess_t03
2 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

.iso in linux???

dear experts How can I extract the files and install an application that has a postfix of .iso ??? could you please advise what is iso in linux Red hat and what is a file.iso ?? Very Best Regards (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: Reza Nazarian
7 Replies

Featured Tech Videos