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Old 02-02-2006, 12:39 PM   #1
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creating boot iso w/ extra network drivers


i need to send a small .iso image for someone to burn at a remote location so i can do a ftp install on a machine. i used this link for a guide.

there is no one where the box is located who can pop disks in/out during the install. i have access via a rsa card.
when the cd runs in the remote location after choosing ftp install it tells me i don't have a device for this and offers me the choice of choosing a driver or inserting another disk
my problem is that the isolinux folder does not have the network drivers (Broadcom NetXtreme BCM570x )i need and i wanted to try to burn another .iso w/ the drvnet.img file on it or better the Broadcom driver itself.

questions: copying the drvnet.img file to a diskette is well documneted.. how do i get these files on the same .iso as my boot cdrom so when linux boots of the cd it can find the drivers ?
how can i compile a driver and put it on the cd so linux will find it during boot or when it asks me for a driver i can point it back to the cd ?
also is there a generic driver i can use until i re-install the whole system ?
would module arguments help ?


Old 02-06-2006, 07:24 AM   #2
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from (for example)
you can mount an iso, hence then make a copy on your HD.
you can then edit that copy of the iso (add whatever you want)

[root@server /root]# mkdir /mnt/isotest
[root@server /root]# mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/isotest -o loop
[root@server /root]# ls /mnt/isotest

Then make an iso again and burn it.
It is AFAIK the theory, I have not tried yet.

Not sure about the rest of your question.
If your iso is like a mini distro I suppose you would
have the right kernel and the driver for the card already.
No compilation needed.
I do not think you can compile a driver on its own
(you need to compile the kernel and the modules.
there is maybe a way with dkms, but I have failed using it
despite spending quite some time on it)

Hope this helps. please post update if you manage to solve your problem


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