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AR# 3905

Workstation Install: How to mount Xilinx CD-ROM on workstations

Description

Keywords: workstation, install, pfsmount, mount

Urgency: Standard

General Description: This solution illustrates how to mount
a Xilinx CD-ROM on a workstation.

Solution

1) Log in as root on the workstation connected to the CD-ROM
drive. If you are performing the installation from a
different workstation, use the rlogin command to log in to
the workstation connected to the CD-ROM drive.

2) Place the CD-ROM for your system in a caddy and insert the
caddy into the drive.

3) If necessary, create a mount point for the CD-ROM drive by
entering this command:

mkdir /cdrom

4) Mount the CD-ROM. On Solaris systems with the Volume
Manager, the CD-ROM is automatically mounted. If you have
the Volume Manager, proceed to Step 5. Otherwise, perform
the following steps:
a)Find out which platform you are mounted on with the
following command:

uname -a

b)Enter one of these commands to mount the CD-ROM drive.

For SunOS 4.1.3 and 4.1.4:

/etc/mount -r -t hsfs /dev/device_name /cdrom

where device_name indicates the name of the CD-ROM device.
Ask your System Administrator for the device_name.

For Solaris 5.4 and 5.5:
You do not need to mount the CD-ROM drive for these
versions of the Solaris platform. The drive is automounted
after CD-ROM insertion.

For HP/UX:

pfs_mount -t rrip -x unix /dev/dsk/device_name /cdrom

where device_name indicates the name of the CD-ROM device.
Ask your System Administrator for the device_name.

To use pfs_mount, you must be running the PFS daemons. See
the following note at the end of this solution for more
information on pfs_mount.

5) Verify that the CD-ROM drive is mounted.

ls /cdrom

The installation screens are designed to fit into an 80
column width window. Use an xterm or command window that
is 80 characters wide for optimal displays.

Note: Do not change to the CD-ROM directory. If you do,
you will not be able to unmount.

6) At the UNIX prompt, type /cdrom/install. The Xilinx
Installation Program screen displays.

For the Solaris platform, type /cdrom/cdrom0/install.
Press Enter to continue.



NOTE: Setting Up the Portable File System (HP Systems)

The Portable File System (PFS) allows you to access a variety
of CD-ROM file systems including the Xilinx CD-ROM, which is
a RockRidge Interchange format. Use PFS if you are installing
Xilinx software onto an HP/UX system. You must have root
access to perform the following commands.

1) When running PFS on HP-UX, the network loopback must be
configured. Enter the netstat -rn command to show the network
routing tables and the lo0 entry for the loopback interface.

netstat -rn

Following is a sample display:
Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Interface Pmtu PmtuTime
15.37.113.94 127.0.0.1 UH 1 12 lo0 4608
127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 UH 0 106 lo0 4608
default 15.37.112.1 UG 0 32 lan0 1500
15.37.112.0 15.37.113.94 U 0 342 lan0 1500

For 10.xx versions, make sure the following entry displays in the /etc/rc.config.d/netconf file:

LOOPBACK_ADDRESS=127.0.0.1

2) Use the pfs_mountd to start the PFS daemons. These daemons
must be running to allow network access on the server and
client.

/usr/sbin/pfs_mountd &

This command maintains local and remote mounts and spawns
pfs_mountd.rpc.

3) Run the pfsd command.

/usr/sbin/pfsd 4 &

This command spawns pfsd.rpc. This daemon must be running
on all systems designated as PFS servers.

4) Use the ps command to find out what is running on the
system.

ps -ef | grep pfs

The following should be running:

root 1168 1167 2 17:30:30 ttyp1 0:00 pfs_mountd.rpc
root 1173 1169 2 17:30:48 ttyp1 0:00 pfsd.rpc
root 1172 1169 1 17:30:46 ttyp1 0:00 pfsd.rpc
root 1171 1169 0 17:30:45 ttyp1 0:00 pfsd.rpc
root 1169 1068 3 17:30:44 ttyp1 0:00 /usr/sbin/pfsd 4
root 1170 1169 0 17:30:44 ttyp1 0:00 pfsd.rpc
root 1167 1068 0 17:30:30 ttyp1 0:00 /usr/sbin/pfs_mountd
root 1175 1068 2 17:30:52 ttyp1 0:00 grep pfs

If all of the daemons are running, you can use the
pfs_mount command to mount the Xilinx CD-ROM:

pfs_mount -t rrip -x unix /dev/dsk/device_name /cdrom

where device_name indicates the name of the CD-ROM device.
Ask your System Administrator for the device name.
AR# 3905
Date Created 05/13/1998
Last Updated 08/23/2001
Status Archive
Type General Article