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Re: Driver disk questions



On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 08:00:47AM -0500, Jay Cliburn wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 08:38:28AM +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > 
> > For a driver disk to be recognized as such by anaconda, it needs far
> > more than the module itself to be present. You might take a look at the
> > Advansys driver disk I made to support installation of FC1, FC3, and
> > FC4:
> > 
> > http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/drivers/advansys/
> 
> Thanks Paul.  I neglected to state in the OP that I had constructed the
> requisite files into an image that was transferred to the floppy, but I 
> was confused as to whether the .o or the .ko should be included in the 
> modules.cgz file.  Some references on the web, and even a "build a driver
> disk" script from Via Technologies, include only the .o file, and that
> seems counterintuitive.  In the end, I included both.  (Still doesn't 
> work, though.)  I also used your and Pasi's June 2006 exchange on 
> fedora-list relating to this topic as one of my references.
> 

Some links related to driver disks:

http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=3266&forum=29
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=113660

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=195899


I've successfully built custom driver disk (floppy) images for RHEL4.x and CentOS
4.x, as you can figure out from the urls above.

But because of some unknown reason I can't get my driver disks working with FC5 or
FC6t1.. (see the bug above).

> > 
> > However, it is possible to manually load the driver if all you have is
> > the .ko file. See for example:
> > 
> > http://www.keffective.com/mvsata/
> 
> Thanks for this.  I ran across it early in my information search, but I 
> didn't realize its significance until just now with your comment.  I'll 
> try this method this evening when I get home.
>

Hmm.. I should try this too. 
 
-- Pasi
       
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