Just a quick note to document the command to convert mksysb file into an ISO file. Useful for mounting a mksysb on an LPAR via a VIOS vopt device.

mkcd -m /path/to/mksysb.file -S -L -I /path/to/isodir

This will use the file system /mkcd/cd_fs by default as a temporary area to build the ISO, so it needs to be at least as big as the mksysb file. You can direct mkcd to use an alternative file system with the -C flag.

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I'm a freelance UNIX engineer working in the UK. I'm married to Tina and between us we have six children. I'm a bit of an Apple fan boy, and all the Windows machines in the house are a thing of the past now.

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