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Old 06-21-2006, 05:36 AM   #1
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Device driver disk

Hi all, pls help me.

I have to install RHEL3 update 5 to an eSeries IBM server. This server user Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) that could not be seen by Linux, so I have to install the device driver first.

But the problem is the driver that I downloaded from IBM website is for floppy (an .img file), and the server has not any FDD.

I tried to use an usb floppy driver but linux cannot discover it.

So, someone pls tell me how to copy my driver diskette to CD, or how to use my usb floppy drive when installing linux.

Many thanks.
Old 06-22-2006, 03:33 PM   #2
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Better yet, you can access it via nfs (boot: linux dd=nfs:ip_address:/.../dd.img).

See post #2 here for more details:


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