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Old 11-09-2004, 06:40 PM   #1
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Driver installation Question


I just installed Red Hat Linux (6 I think) and I have to load the driver for the NIC card. I have the driver, how can I transfer the driver to the Linux box? The file is small enough for a floppy, do I have to format the floppy on Linux first or can I just format the floppy on my XP machine and send the files over to the floppy. My NIC card is a Broadcom card.

I tried do the installation but when I try to exect the RPM file from the floppy disk it says file not found. I know I am missing something here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 06:50 PM   #2
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hi,

must be possible with a vfat floppy.
did you mount the floppy before trying to install ?

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Old 11-09-2004, 07:00 PM   #3
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You also need to unmount the floppy before removing it from the fc machine. Otherwise, the file may still be cached and not written to the floppy.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 07:01 PM   #4
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I did mount the floppy, and when I double click the RPM file it cannot run the file. They included a tar file that contains other items. I will try to install from that.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 07:12 PM   #5
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can't you just copy the RPM to your root's home before installing ?
and i don't know if double-clicking on a RPM should install it.? maybe in fc .....

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Old 11-09-2004, 07:24 PM   #6
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That is probably the problem I am having. I guess that should have been my question do I have to copy the file to root in order to run it?
 
Old 11-09-2004, 07:31 PM   #7
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afik RPM-files are installed with the rpm-command. ( you cannot run them )
type " man rpm " in a console and read how to do that, i never use it.
( but i would copy it first to root's dir. , just a feeling )

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