Howto: mount an .iso image on a Netware server


I’m installing Zenworks 7SP1R2 today, and the customer did not provide the installation media.  I’m downloading the .iso’s from Novell as we speak, but don’t have access to any blank CDs to burn the image files.  I decided copying the .iso files to the server and acessing them directly would be the best solution.

TID 10095903 [via koolbeans] says starting with Netware 6.5 SP2, you can mount an .iso using nss:

nss /MountImageVolume=path_imagefilename

The above command will add and mount the specified CD or DVD image file as a read-only NSS volume.

nss /RemoveImageVolume=path_imagefilename

The above command will dismount and remove the specified CD or DVD image file as a read-only NSS volume.

The image file must reside on an NSS volume.

To mount an .iso on a Netware 6 server, see Alex’s cool solution tip:

1)  Copy your .ISO image to a directory on your volume.

2)  Load cdinst.nlm

3)  Type “cd image <volumes:Path to iso file\iso filename>”

4)  As the last step, type “cd mount <volume name>
 

(When you don’t know the volume name of your image you can type “cd device list”   and check the volume name on the logger screen)

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