4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 1:37 AM by Rudi RSS

    How to mount a cd-rom on a OE 5.7 guest?

      I downloaded a VM template from Oracle and it's missing some commands (or it seems so...).
      For example,I can't seem to mount nfs.
      I get the following message :
      mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on <...>
      missing codepage or helper program, or other error
      (for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
      need a /sbin/mount. helper program)
      In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
      dmesg | tail or so
      I would like to mount an RH 5.7 iso and maybe reinstall the nfs rpm's.
      The iso is already uploaded in my repository.
      How do I mount the cd-rom on the guest?
        • 1. Re: How to mount a cd-rom on a OE 5.7 guest?
          Well… it's pretty hard to judge on what you did wrong, since you haven't actually provided what you did, that led to that error. As far as I can say, all Oracle VM templates provide a complete stack of the OS, including NFS.

          If you'd wanted to mount a CD-Rom inside an OVM guest, it would be easiest to convert such a CD to an ISO file, import that ISo using OVMM and attach that ISO file to the quest in question.
          • 2. Re: How to mount a cd-rom on a OE 5.7 guest?
            Ok,I will explain further :
            1.I downloaded an Oracle EM12cR2 template from e-Delivery.
            2.I cloned the template to a guest.The OS is OE 5.7
            3.The new guest is running fine.I was able to expand its disks,without any problems.
            Now my goal is to mount one of our NAS servers,as I need to install some addition software on the guest.
            At that point I hit the nfs error.
            Anyway,I made some progress regarding the cd-rom mount :
            1.I downloaded and imported into my repository a full OE 5.7 iso
            2.I changed the guest to be PVM and
            3.I exported the iso to my guest as a CD-DVD
            4.In the guest I mounted the iso as cd-rom and its working fine
            Additionally I defined it as a yum local repository
            I installed nfs rpm's (which were missing) and the dependents rpm's using yum
            I still have some issues ,but I think I'm better now.
            • 3. Re: How to mount a cd-rom on a OE 5.7 guest?
              Dennis Lovelady
              Hi, Rudi:

              Care to share what the remaining issues are, so that we may provide advice? Or are you working through this?
              • 4. Re: How to mount a cd-rom on a OE 5.7 guest?
                I had to restart the guest and now the "mount" command is working fine