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13.3 The CD-ROM

This section explains the organization of the LispWorks 7.0 CD-ROM which contains the LispWorks products you have bought, and how to mount it.

13.3.1 The LispWorks 7.0 CD-ROM

The CD-ROM contains images for LispWorks 7.0 and associated products on your platform or platforms. CD-ROM format

The files on the CD-ROM were created with the UNIX tar command.

13.3.2 Unpacking LispWorks products

There are two basic steps in unpacking a LispWorks product from the CD-ROM:

  1. Mount the CD-ROM so that it can be accessed as part of your UNIX filesystem. This is described in Mounting the CD-ROM.
  2. Extract the product files from the tar file containing them. This is described in Installing LispWorks.

13.3.3 Mounting the CD-ROM

Before you can access the files on the CD-ROM, it has to be mounted onto your UNIX filesystem. You may need root access on your machine to do this.

Solaris provides an automounting daemon. Place the CD-ROM in the drive and it will be automatically mounted to:


To unmount:

umount /cdrom/lw_70/

When you can see the tar files on your UNIX filesystem, you are ready to unpack them. Once you are finished with the tar files on the CD-ROM, you can remove it from your drive, but only after you have performed an "unmount" operation.

When unmounting it is necessary that no process has the CD-ROM mount point as the current directory, and again, root access is necessary. Pushing the eject button on the drive may not do anything until the volume has been unmounted.

LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 2 Mar 2015