After gaining the
root access to the host (see the last post) it is the time to finally upgrade its disk drivers … In this case, they landed on my desktop in form of an
iso image. This is all nice and dandy but the host does not have a
cd/dvd drive … – this post shows how to unpack an
iso image without it.
Use, whatever is appropriate to move the
iso image to the host that needs it. Next, create a file system (I call it
/iso) of the appropriate size and with appropriate attributes (
# crfs -v jfs2 -g vg_name -a size=5G -m /iso -Ano -pro -tno
Since, I allowed LVM to create the logical volume creating the file system above, now it is time to learn its name:
# lsfs /iso | grep fslv
In the next line the
if= defines the location of image, and the
of defines just identified logical volume. To load the image into the file system we used the command as old as UNIX:
# dd if=/home/duszyk/dlmglm_074001.iso of=/dev/fslv00/ bs=100M
Now, mount the file system (
mount /iso) and explore its contents.
It came quick and swift – I am talking about the two comments to this post . Thank you Marcus and Ku!!!! For the reader – if you are on AIX 6.1.4 and above, please user the
loopmount command instead of creating a file system and populating it with the image with
By the way, see one of the previous post for
loopmount command - http://www.wmduszyk.com/?p=7999&langswitch_lang=en
It looks like I need to add a few GB’s to my own memory …..