SUMMARY: Mount cdrom w/o Vol Manager

From: Lau, Victoria H (
Date: Tue Feb 13 1996 - 20:24:32 CST

Thank you very much for your help and speedy responses:

  Paul V. Selyodkin (
  Casper Dik
  Glenn Satchell

My original question was:

One of my clients needs to mount the Solaris boot cdrom on a Solaris 2.4
system WITHOUT using the volume manager...they do not run volmgt at their

I'd recreated his environment by killing (kill -9 `pid`) the vold process
(running /etc/init.d/volmgt stop generated another vold). I then used
the following commands to mount the cdrom disk:

  # mkdir -p /cdrom/cdrom0
  # mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s0 /cdrom/cdrom0
  [I mounted s0 successfully but I could not get to s1 through s5.]

  # mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2 /cdrom/cdrom0
  [Once again I mounted s0 only.]

I'd tried using /dev/sd6a with the same result.

How can I use the mount command to display/access all the file systems
on the Solaris boot cdrom?


cd /cdrom
mkdir cdrom0
cd cdrom0
mkdir s0 s1 s2 s3 s4 s5
mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s0 /cdrom/cdrom0/s0
mount -F ufs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s1 /cdrom/cdrom0/s1
mount -F ufs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2 /cdrom/cdrom0/s2
mount -F ufs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s3 /cdrom/cdrom0/s3
mount -F ufs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s4 /cdrom/cdrom0/s4
mount -F ufs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s5 /cdrom/cdrom0/s5

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