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Old 02-10-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
Betti1214
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How do I run a driver from a CD?


I have the driver for my video card burned onto a CD. After I have logged on to root (text mode interface) how do I run the driver. I need to run "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run" but I don't know how to navigate to the CD-ROM drive to run it from there.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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Depends on the distro and the security settings. But it should go like this. Log in as root and type:

mount /mnt/cdrom
cp /mnt/cdrom/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run /usr/src
chmod +x /usr/src/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run
/usr/src/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run

Then follow the install directions. You will need the kernel source to install it.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 06:21 AM   #3
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1. Although, that will work, you really only need to do two steps --> "mount /mnt/cdrom" and "sh /mnt/cdrom/NV*run"
2. You may not need the kernel source to install. That should be only if the driver needs to be compiled. Otherwise it may be able to install a binary package without the need for kernel source.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 08:34 AM   #4
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Then middle 2 steps I included in case the file was not executable and icluded needing the kernel in case it needed to be complied. That way if he had any of those problems he wuldn't have to write back.
 
  


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