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Old 04-06-2005, 09:50 PM   #1
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loading device driver during install from cd-rom

I need to install a raid controller driver before i can begin install of Fedora Core 2.

The manufacturer of the card wants me to copy the item to a floppy and load it by running a shell script. The problem is the machine does not have a floppy drive.

I was wondering if there is a way that i could load the driver from the cd rom driver or possibly load the driver from a nfs connection.

here is what i tried. First i burnt the .img file using my burner on another machine. I loaded the first cd in the drive at the boot prompt i typed "linux dd" it asked me to place the disk in hdc (?) so i got it to eject the disk and put the burnt cd in. I get an error saying it was not able to mount the drive or somethin along those lines.
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I get an error saying it was not able to mount the drive or somethin along those lines.
Is /dev/hdc your cdrom drive? The only part you were vague about is the part that mentions what the problem is! What type of file-system is the .img file? Being a driver disk, it may not need to be bootable, and you may have luck if you A) mount the .img file as a loopback device, and then burn the files onto a cdrom. However you will want to read the installaton script you mentioned to see if a floppy is assumed. If this is a Promise controller, I think the script copies a directory to / (on the ramdisk at this point) and runs an insmod command. Perhaps you could perform the same steps manually, except your copy command will be from cdrom.


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