Gain access to the DVD drive on your system. This
document assumes the DVD-ROM device is called /dev/dsk/c1t2d0 – substitute your actual device name throughout this document.
Use the ioscan command to get the
DVD-ROM device name, for example: /dev/dsk/c1t2d0. You are looking for DVD in the
Description column of the ioscan output.
# ioscan -fnkC disk | more
Create the device directory:
Put the OE DVD in the drive and mount it onto the
new directory as a file system. Note that you
must unmount the DVD-ROM with the # umount /dvdrom command before you can extract
it from the drive.
# mount /dev/dsk/c1t2d0 /dvdrom
/dev/rdsk/cntndn is an invalid operand
Diagnosis: The /dev/rdsk device file
was used instead of the /dev/dsk device file.
Correction: Reissue the mount command with the /dev/dsk device
/dev/dsk/cntndn: unrecognized file system
Diagnosis: The device file name was mistyped.
Correction: Check that the device
file was entered correctly.
/dev/dsk/cntndn: I/O error
Diagnosis: The DVD isn't in the drive.
Correction: Insert the OE DVD into the drive.
/dev/dsk/cntndn was either ignored or not found in
Diagnosis:The mount directory, /dvdrom, was omitted from
the mount command.
Correction: Reissue the mount command
with the mount directory.
The ioscan command lists no devices.
Diagnosis: If the system is running
HP-UX 11i v3, the system might have legacy mode disabled. To find
out, issue the following command.
Correction: If legacy mode is disabled, issue
the following command to get the DVD-ROM device name (add an “N”
to the ioscan command options). Do not enable legacy
mode without talking to the system administrator responsible for the
# ioscan -fNnkC disk | more
You can navigate the output
of the more command, including the ioscan
-C disk -f -n -k | more command above, with the following
space – Scroll down one page
of the listing.
j – Scroll down one line of
k – Scroll up one line of
See mount(1M) by issuing the command
Make sure you are installing a later version of Ignite-UX
on the system.
Get the version of Ignite-UX currently installed on
the server, if it is already installed:
Get the version of Ignite-UX from the OE DVD:
# swlist -s /dvdrom | grep Ignite-UX
“Ignite-UX” was not found on host “system_name:/”.
Diagnosis: Depending on the command you issued,
Ignite-UX is not currently installed on the server or it's not on
the DVD currently in the drive.
Correction: If Ignite-UX is not installed on the server,
continue to the next step. If Ignite-UX is not on the DVD, replace
the DVD with another in the media set. Remember to unmount the current
DVD in order to extract it from the drive.
The expected depot or root does not exist at “/dvdrom”.
ERROR: There is currently no depot
software on host “hostname”
at location “/dvdrom”. Make sure that an absolute pathname
is specified for location (beginning with “/”).
Diagnosis: The DVD
is no longer mounted at /dvdrom or you have typed
the wrong directory name.
Correction: Check for typos. You can use bdf to check the
name of the DVD mount point. If the DVD is not mounted, mount it as
described in the previous step.
For an overview on getting and installing Ignite-UX,
see the Ignite-UX Administration Guide available
at http://www.docs.hp.com/en/IUX/infolib.html. For detailed information, see the white paper Installing
and Updating Ignite-UX, available at http://www.docs.hp.com/en/IUX/infolib.html.
Install the Ignite-UX software using swinstall if the Ignite-UX version on the DVD is later than any currently
installed version of Ignite-UX and the HP-UX version on the OE media
matches the HP-UX version on the Ignite-UX server.
# swinstall -s /dvdrom Ignite-UX
ERROR: Could not
apply the software selection “Ignite-UX”; it is not
available from depot or root “server_name:/dvdrom”.
Diagnosis: The DVD in the drive does not have Ignite-UX on it.
Correction: Unmount the DVD drive
with this command:
Put in another OE DVD and mount
it as in step 1c. Then use the swinstall command
“server_name:/” 19 filesets
have a version with a higher revision number already installed.
Diagnosis: A higher
version of Ignite-UX is already installed on the server system.
Correction: Proceed to the
You can list all the software bundles on the DVD with
Unmount the DVD so you can extract it from the drive.
# unmount /dvdrom:
cannot unmount /dvdrom : Device busy
Diagnosis: A process is still using files on
the DVD, or a process has its current working directory on the DVD.
Run the fuser command to see what
processes are using the DVD.
# fuser /dvdrom
To find out what commands are using the DVD device,
run the following command for each process id (numbers only, in this
case 8553) shown by the fuser command.
# ps -e | grep -e 8553
root 8553 8552 1 Jul 10 pts/tb 0:00 -sh
root 11087 8553 0 14:34:07 pts/tb 0:00 grep -e 8553
In this case, the shell attempting to run unmount had /dvdrom as its current working directory,
and changing to another directory would allow the DVD to be unmounted.
Create the HP-UX OE depot, named core_media, by running make_depots on each of the HP-UX
OE DVDs. In this example we are using HP-UX 11i v2, but this process
can easily be customized for any HP-UX release by substituting your
release information for the HP-UX 11i v2 information. The make_depots command takes a long time to complete. When make_depots completes without errors, no messages are printed
to the screen – all messages are printed to the /var/opt/ignite/depots/Rel_B.11.23/swagent.log file (substitute your release directory if it's different from 11.23).
If the make_depots command returns quickly with
no errors, the depot already exists on the system.
Run the make_depots command below for all DVDs in the OE set. Remember to substitute
your device file name and the appropriate release directory (Rel_B.11.xx) for your version
# /opt/ignite/bin/make_depots -s /dev/dsk/c1t2d0 \
ERROR: swcopy command
Diagnosis: Read the file /var/opt/ignite/depots/Rel_B.11.23/core_media/swagent.log to get a full report of what went wrong.
error — cannot stat source depot /dev/dsk/cntndn
make_depots: notice — Ending
make_depots due to fatal error
Diagnosis: The wrong device file was used.
Correction: Reissue the make_depots command with the correct device file.
You can watch the depot creation process
by listing the file /var/opt/ignite/depots/Rel_B.11.23/core_media/swagent.log with the following command.
# tail -f /var/opt/ignite/depots/Rel_B.11.23/core_media/swagent.log
The depot will be put in
the /var/opt/ignite/depots/Rel_B.11.23 directory
and will be named core_media.
This process is described
fully in the section on installation configurations
using Software Distributor (SD-UX) depots in
the Ignite-UX Custom Configuration Files web-only
document, available at http://docs.hp.com/en/IUX/infolib.html.
The depot we're creating is called core_media in order to distinguish it from other depots
of the same HP-UX version. (All depots of the same version are kept
in the appropriate Rel_B.xx.xx directory.) Consider
naming depots with names that indicate what release of HP-UX the depot
contains. This will make the depots easier to identify. For instance,
if you are creating a depot for the December 2007 HP-UX 11i v2 Mission
Critical OE release, you could name the depot core_0712_mc.