Using ISO files with an AIX or Linux on Power VM

Power VMs in Skytap can’t mount ISO files from the Assets library. You can copy ISO files directly to the VM, where you can mount and read from them.

Transfer ISO files to the VM

Use FTP, SCP, or Rsync to copy ISO files to the VM.

The steps below assume that the ISO files are copied to /tmp.

Mount the ISO

  1. Type the following command to make sure /mnt is empty: /# mount | grep mnt
  2. Type the following command to mount the ISO image:

    /# loopmount -i /tmp/{mydvd}.iso -m /mnt -o "-V cdrfs -o ro"

  3. Type the following command to verify that the ISO is mounted: /# mount | grep mnt

Copy files

Use regular file commands to copy files from the ISO to the VM.

Unmount the ISO

  1. Type the following command to unmount the ISO: /# loopumount -l loop0 -m /mnt