1.4.2 Loopback Mounts on SPARC

If the target host is a SPARC-based system running Oracle Solaris, run the following command to perform a loopback mount of the ISO:

# mount -o ro -F hsfs /var/tmp/OracleVM-Manager.iso /mnt

Substitute /var/tmp/OracleVM-Manager.iso with the full path to the ISO. Substitute /mnt with the path to the directory on the file system to use as a mount point. From this point onward, you can access the contents of the ISO at the location of your mount point.

If you have trouble mounting the ISO on a SPARC system, you may need to manually configure the ISO as a loopback device:

# lofiadm -a /var/tmp/OracleVM-Manager.iso

This command outputs the device name you should use, for example /dev/lofi/1. Use the new loopback device to perform the mount, for example:

# mount -o ro -F hsfs /dev/lofi/1 /mnt

When you have finished installing, remember to unmount the loopback device and remove it:

# umount /mnt
# lofiadm -d /dev/lofi/1

Refer to the lofiadm man page for more details.