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Old 09-15-2006, 07:09 PM   #1
tstuart
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Driver disk


I'm trying to install Kubuntu on my desktop but after the startup screens when it's searching for installation media it says it's unable to find the disk... I've figured out that this is caused by my IDE controler, it's an ITE and support is not built into kubuntu... Kubuntu has the option to load a driver disk, but I followed the instruction to make a driver disk and it didn't work. The instructions I followed were to format a MS dos diskette and copy the driver files on this disk, in the root folder. I did this, and the files are not in any sub folders or anything. Does kubuntu need a special driver disk to load drivers? If so how do I make it?
 
Old 09-16-2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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It would help if you could post a link to the instructions you are following. To begin with, are you trying windows drivers, or linux drivers? Also does the install disk prompt for a driver disk? If it does then what you are trying to do should work, if it doesn't, then you need to put the drivers into the correct folder on the kubuntu CD, not a floppy.

But again, please post a link to the instructions you are trying to follow, and we can help.

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Old 09-16-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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I'm using the linux driver from http://www.ite.com.tw/software_downl..._download2.asp
It's the ITE 8211 driver...
I d/l the file and extract everything to my desktop, I'm still in windows at this point...
After extracting the files I go into the Drivedisk_8211 folder then the Deb30 folder, as I'm using Kubuntu 6.06 and have read that it's based on Debian. I copy the two files,
iteraid.o and iteraid.smp to the root of a msdos formatted floppy.
The file I download from ITE does not have instructions for Deb, it has instructions for all the other distros though...

I'm using the live CD for kubuntu. After the initial start-up screens it then comes up saying unable to find installation media. It asks if I have a driver disk I would like to use, I insert my msdos fomatted floppy. But it just says unable to locate necessary driver.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 11:28 PM   #4
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I downloaded the files to look at them. The two files in the deb30 directory are look like kernel modules, and they are in binary instead of plain text. You most likely have to insert those modules into the kernel on the install disk.

The closest thing to working directions that I see would be to follow the mandrake92.txt instructions for installing on a new system. You basically have to force the module into the kernel of the install disk.

Here are the important parts-
Code:
(4) Press <Crtl>+<Alt>+F2 at language selection menu, insert the ITERAID
           driver disk into the floppy.

       (5) Issue following commands to load ITERAID module.

           # modprobe floppy
           # mkdir /floppy
           # mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /floppy
           # cd /floppy
           # cp 2.4.22-10mdkBOOT/iteraid.o /tmp/
           # cd /tmp/
           # modprobe sd_mod
           # /usr/bin/insmod iteraid.o
           # cd /
           # umount /floppy

       (6) Go back with <Ctrl>+<Alt>+F7 and proceed with the normal install.
Obviously instead of # cp 2.4.22-10mdkBOOT/iteraid.o /tmp/ you can use cp iteraid.o /tmp/. Use the iteraid.o for most systems, and iteraid.smp if you have multiple processorts or a dual core processor.

You can also google for a debian/kubuntu install disk that has this module built into it, so you don't have to go through this crap. Also, /usr/bin/insmod does not exist on my debian laptop. The closest I have to that is /usr/lib/klibc/bin/insmod. You'll need to find the insmod program to use it.

Peace,
JimBass
 
  


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