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Old 08-28-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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Adding a driver to linux distribution

I have a driver that is compiled to the correct kernel version of Red Hat but does not happen to be on the release distribution. I can edit iso easily, where does the driver go and do I have to anything else to get it to be recognized?

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Old 08-28-2009, 01:19 AM   #2
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Hi fogwave,

Do you have to add it to the iso ? .. I wouldn't really recommend trying to incorporate it into the standard release. There are a couple of options -

- custom cd build with kickstart: add packages to a directory on the cd, copy them to /mnt/sysimage/somewhere during %post --nochroot, then install during %post

- network install: eg. cobbler + kickstart - create your own repository, add the repository to cobbler, edit the profile to include the new repository and the rpm can be added to the %packages section in the kickstart file

- if the driver is not required during install, put it on a server somewhere, copy it over and install it after the os installation





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