Apr 292008
 


The Volume Manager (vold) daemon in Sun Solaris will automatically detect and mount a CDROM when inserted on Sun Solaris under /cdrom (if CD is not labelled )or /cdrom/<label> where <label> is the label of the CD

In instances where vold is not running or when there is a need to manually mount the CDROM the following the procedure should help.

Logon to the Sun Server and switch user to root

sunsolaris$ su -
Password:

Indentify Device Name for CDROM

The device name for the CDROM is normally /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2. However, you can find this as follows:

sunsolaris# ls -al /dev/sr* |awk ‘{print “/” $11}’

This returns the device name for the CDROM. In my case, /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2

Mount CDROM

Assuming the mount point “/cdrom” already exists, mount the CDROM as follows:

sunsolaris# mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2 /cdrom

where /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2 is the device name for the CDROM

/cdrom is the mount point

Now, cd to CDROM to see the files from the CDROM mounted.

Mounting NFS shared remote CDROM

In order to mount a CDROM froma  remote server sharing the CDROM, it has to be exported with root access.  Mount the CDROM from the remote server as follows:

sunsolaris# mount remoteserver:/cdrom/cdrom0 /cdrom

where /cdrom/cdrom0 is the sharename on the remote server.

  One Response to “Manually Mount local/remote CDROM in Sun Solaris”

  1. hi. im trying to mount a cdrom from a remote server and i get this error:

    root@sapprod # mount server-ip:/cdrom/corom0 /cdrom
    NFS compound failed for server server-ip: error 7 (RPC: Authentication error)
    NFS compound failed for server server-ip: error 7 (RPC: Authentication error)
    NFS compound failed for server server-ip: error 7 (RPC: Authentication error)
    NFS compound failed for server server-ip: error 7 (RPC: Authentication error)
    NFS compound failed for server server-ip: error 7 (RPC: Authentication error)
    NFS compound failed for server server-ip: error 7 (RPC: Authentication error)
    nfs mount: mount: /cdrom/cdrom0: Permission denied

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