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Solaris: Mounting a CD-ROM

In the Solaris operating system, a layer of software manages CD-ROM and other media.
This is the volume manager, which automates the interaction between you and your CDROMs.
Do not use this volume manager to mount CD-ROMs needed for the installation, as
the manager does not use the nomaplcase option. Without this option, some files on CDs can
not be found. Mount CD-ROMs for the installation manually as described in the following


For more information on configuring the volume management, see the SunOS Routine
System Administration Guide.
1. Log on as user root.


2. Check if vold (volume daemon) is running:
ps -ef | grep vold
3. Kill vold if it is running.
4. Insert the CD-ROM into your disk drive.
5. Create a mountpoint:
mkdir /sapcd
6. Mount the CD-ROM:
mount -F hsfs -o nomaplcase,ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2 /sapcd
After the installation, you can start vold with the command /usr/sbin/vold.


Linux: How to Mounting a CD-ROM / DVD

1. Log on as user root.
2. Create a mount point for the CD-ROM with the command:
mkdir <CD-mountdir> (for example, <CD-mountdir> is /sapcd)
3. Mount the first CD-ROM device with the command:
mount -t iso9660 -r <device> <CD-mountdir>
where <device> is /dev/cdrom for non-SCSI CD-ROM devices and
/dev/scd<n> for SCSI drives with the device number <n>.
If the file names on the mounted CD-ROM are written in lowercase letters, remount the
CD-ROM with the following commands:
umount <device>
mount -t iso9660 -r -omap=off <device> <CD-mountdir>



HP-UX: Mounting a CD-ROM


Mounting a CD-ROM Manually:

  1. Log on as user root.
  2. Create a mount point for CD-ROM with the command:

mkdir <CD-mountdir>
(usually <CD-mountdir> is /sapcd).

3.      Make sure that the driver is part of the kernel (skip this step if the CD drive is already working):

grep cdfs /stand/system

If the driver is not configured, you have to add the string cdfs to the file /stand/system and rebuild the kernel.  Reboot the system after rebuilding the kernel.

4.      Mount the CD-ROM with the command:

mount -r -F cdfs /dev/dsk/<diskdevice> <CD-mountdir>
<diskdevice> is c0t4d0, a CD drive with hardware address 4.

Mounting a CD-ROM Using SAM:

1.      Enter the command


2.      Select:

Disks and Filesystems ? Disk Devices ? Actions ? Mount

3.      Enter the mount directory

(for example, <CD-mountdir> is /sapcd).

4.      Perform task.

5.      Exit SAM.