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Old 11-10-2007, 05:10 PM   #1
tduglas
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RHEL 5 installation and megasr driver


Hi!
Given:
RHEL 5
Server with software raid controller which requires megasr driver for linux to be installed.
Problem:
there is no megasr driver in standart distribution of RHEL. So, the installer doesn't see my controller and raid array. I've found some precomplied modules (*.ko) for kernels on the vendor site, but i don't know how to pass them to the installer. I've heard about some driver disk for redhat, but have no idea of what they are? What could be the solutions of this problem?
 
Old 11-10-2007, 07:45 PM   #2
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When you boot the system with the RHEL5 installation media one of the choices is to install with a drivers disk (linux dd). Have the drivers floppy ready with the driver(the .ko files) for RHEL5.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 02:50 AM   #3
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When you boot the system with the RHEL5 installation media one of the choices is to install with a drivers disk (linux dd). Have the drivers floppy ready with the driver(the .ko files) for RHEL5.
There is a problem -- pc doesn't have floppy drive, only dvd,usbs and ethernet....
One more question about *.ko files: if i have a module for example for kernel 2.6.18-5, can i use this module for kernel 2.6.18-9 or 2.6.19-3?
 
Old 11-11-2007, 09:16 AM   #4
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A USB drive will work, or a second CD/DVD also. No the kernel module is for the kernel specified. In some cases one can rebuild the kernel module for many kernels from the source.

Ask the vendor if they have pre-built drivers for RHEL.
 
Old 03-30-2010, 06:45 AM   #5
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A USB drive will work, or a second CD/DVD also. No the kernel module is for the kernel specified. In some cases one can rebuild the kernel module for many kernels from the source.

Ask the vendor if they have pre-built drivers for RHEL.

I am performing the same thing and have been sucessful using a seperated fdd. But I would like to integrate the driver into the ISO image itself, any steps/procedure would be helpful.
 
  


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