Mount ISO CD/DVD images without drive

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Mount ISO CD/DVD images without drive

Post by willemgrooters » Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:31 pm

Is there a way to mount .ISO CD/DVD images directly, so without burning them to disk and mount them via CD/DVD drive?


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Re: Mount ISO CD/DVD images without drive

Post by sms » Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:00 pm

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> Is there a way to mount .ISO CD/DVD images directly, so without
> burning them to disk and mount them via CD/DVD drive?

   In what context?  Installing VMS from a CD/DVD (non-ISO) image? 
Running some version or other of VMS on some hardware or other?

   Use LDDRIVER?

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Re: Mount ISO CD/DVD images without drive

Post by willemgrooters » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:44 am

Not the VMS installation disk, obviously. ;)

I have the .ISO files of the Layered products of VSI -VMS , but have no CD/DVD writer on my system, just a reader.
Of course, I could burn them onto CD on Windows (or Linux, or whatever) but do that if I would transfer the files to the VMS box and read them directly... I have thought about LD, but could locate the help....Thanks for that:

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$ LD CONNECT DKA0:[ALPHA_TOOLS]AVMS842L2LP1.ISO LDA21: lp1
$ MOUNT/OVER=ID LDA21:
%MOUNT-I-MOUNTED, AVMS842L2LP1 mounted on _$1$LDA21: (DIANA)
$ DIR LDA21:[000000]

Directory LDA21:[000000]

000000.DIR;1        ACMSDEVA.DIR;1      ACMSREMA.DIR;1      ACMSRTOA.DIR;1
AVAILMAN.DIR;1      BACKUP.SYS;1        BADBLK.SYS;1        BADLOG.SYS;1
BITMAP.SYS;1        CONTIN.SYS;1        CORIMG.SYS;1        DCE.DIR;1
DCPS.DIR;1          DECDFS.DIR;1        DFG.DIR;1           DQS.DIR;1
DTR.DIR;1           ENTERPRISE_DIR.DIR;1                    FMS.DIR;1
FMSRT.DIR;1         FORMS.DIR;1         FORMSRT.DIR;1       INDEXF.SYS;1
KITS.DIR;1          MRU.DIR;1           SECURITY.SYS;1      SSM.DIR;1
T4.DIR;1            TDMS.DIR;1          TDMSRT.DIR;1        VOLSET.SYS;1

Total of 31 files.
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Re: Mount ISO CD/DVD images without drive

Post by tim.stegner » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:32 pm

Copy the ISO to a sufficiently large disk after mounting said disk /FOREIGN.

DISMOUNT, then MOUNT/OVER=ID. You should then be able to access the files directly.

This also works for installations. Boot the system using that disk, then install/upgrade to your desired disk.

TJS

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