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Iggyboo 03-28-2005 03:29 PM

Howto Create a Driver Disk
Does anybody know of any resources that have info on creating a driver disk for Fedora (core 3). I have searched all over RH, Fedora, and Google, but can only find some old stuff for RHL7.0. Any help would be appreciated.

mrGenixus 03-28-2005 03:37 PM

what exactly do you mean by "driver disk" Please explain what yoou're trying to do.

Iggyboo 04-02-2005 08:32 PM

I would like to create a driver disk for my SIS180 sata raid chip to use when installing Fedora3. I know that I have the option to use software raid, but there is already a Windows partion on the RAID0 set and I don't want to destroy it. I also would like to know this for the future I like the way Windows gives you the option to put in a driver disk to load drivers on installs that it doesn't have. I know I can just wait for the next Fedora release to have this driver, but that should not be the solution. Even SIS has the drivers for the current Kernels available for download, so I would like to use them.

mrGenixus 04-04-2005 11:56 AM

What you need to do is get the birany module for your sata either by compiling form source or downloading per the version of kernel you're gping to be using. To create a dirver disk, you'll need to find out what version kerenl the installer uses, and you'll need to know whta version the installer will install. You'll need to put the binay module in seperate folders, one for each kernel version you'll be using. After the installer gets loaded, you'll want to modprobe the sata driver module for the correct kernel version.

lmk if this works, this is really justa theory

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