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4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2012 11:37 PM by Rudi RSS

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

Rudi Newbie
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Hi
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 :
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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
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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?
Rudi
  • 1. Re: How to mount a cd-rom on a OE 5.7 guest?
    budachst Pro
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    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?
    Rudi Newbie
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    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.
    Rudi
  • 3. Re: How to mount a cd-rom on a OE 5.7 guest?
    971118 Newbie
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    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?
    Rudi Newbie
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    I had to restart the guest and now the "mount" command is working fine
    Rudi

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