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Re: Driver disk questions



On Sun, Aug 06, 2006 at 06:35:56PM -0500, Jay Cliburn wrote:
> I built my kids a new computer for gaming:  Asus M2V, AMD64x2, SATA HDD 
> (only), et al.  I want to dual-boot XP and FC5.x86_64, but the SATA 
> controller for this motherboard isn't yet supported by the Linux kernel. 
>  I have a one-line patch that adds the correct device ID to the 
> relevant kernel module, and I'd like to test it and submit it to 
> kernel.org if only I can get FC5 installed to test it.  All I need to do 
> is replace the FC5 install sata_via driver with my own modified sata_via 
> driver.  I've been wrestling all day with getting a suitable driver disk 
> (floppy) built, so far without success.  I have a few questions.
> 

dkms can generate proper driver disks trivially.  dkms is in Extras.

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Matt Domsch
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