HP-UX boxes - am I mad?

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Old 06-17-2002
Data HP-UX boxes - am I mad?

Greetings, and thanks for having such an interesting forum!
I currently have 3 Intel boxes running 2000, and two HP boxes running HP-UX 10.20. I am very inexperienced with the Unix/Linux world. I have several problems, mainly in getting them all networked together. I am constrained to keep a windows box as internet gateway, for easy access by non-geek family members, so I need to tie in all else with that. I'm assuming the need for Samba in there somewhere, but am in a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation. I've got the software burnt to cd, but the bigger HP box (9000 755/99, 352MB ram), which has the cdrom, reads all the software depots with an appended ;1 on each filename. The software install programs won't ignore this, and I need to know how to get the system to 'un-append' this tag. Then I can at least get started properly! Any help much appreciated - I've been trying to solve this intermittently for months. I did hear that it just might be because I burnt the cd via a windows/netware system...
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Old 06-17-2002
We won't be able to help you decide if you're mad or not. You'll need another forum for that. We can probably deal with that cd problem though....

HP-UX has a cdfs built into the kernel and you probably did a
mount -F cdfs /dev/cdrom /cdrom
or something very equivalent. There is another way to mount cdroms and you will need to try that. It's the Portable File System code that comes bundled with HP-UX. You can do a "man -k pfs" to get a list of man pages.

But here is what I do basicly....

1. I do a "ln -s /dev/dsk/c6t2d0 /dev/cdrom" or whatever so I can just use /dev/cdrom. This makes stuff easier which ever way you go.

2. And of course I do "mkdir /cdrom" so that I have a mount point with a sensible name.

3. Next I create a file. /etc/pfs_mtab with a single line....
/dev/cdrom /cdrom pfs-iso9660 ro,suid 0 0

4. I start the pfs mount daemon:
pfs_mountd &

5. I start the other daemons. I go with 2. 1 may do, but 2 works...

pfsd 2 &

6. Wait about 30 seconds for everything to connect

7. pfs_mount /cdrom

I think that I got that right. It's been a while.... Anyway...it's close. Good luck.
# 3  
Old 06-22-2002
Smilie I'm in the middle of a clean install of HP-UX 10.20 (will upgrade to 11 whe I can get hold of the right size disk for the machine I'm currently using) and will be using your suggestions within the next few hours, or tomorrow morning now probably, as it's 11pm and I'm shattered. Many thanks for the tips! I'll let you know how it goes...
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Old 06-23-2002
Many thanks for that. It still isn't going yet, but think that's down to me ATM...hang on...YES! Just got it going - have now installed bash! WAHEY! Many thanks again!
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