how to install controller drivers in linux?

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how to install controller drivers in linux?

Unread postby rajeevmahura » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:39 pm

Installation:
CREATING A DRIVER DISKETTE
There are two methods to create the Installation Diskette:


MAKING A DISKETTE UNDER MS-DOS:
Save the "cpq_cciss-<version>.rhel5.x86_64.dd.gz" file into a temporary directory. Use WINZIP to extract "cpq_cciss-<version>.rhel5.x86_64.dd" from this file into the same directory. Please ensure that "cpq_cciss-<version>.rhel5.x86_64.dd" is a DOS 8.3 name.


Use the "rawrite" utility which is included on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T) CD in the "dosutil" directory.


Label a blank, formatted 3.5-inch diskette as "HP ProLiant Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T) Driver Diskette". Next, insert the diskette in the diskette drive. Then, use the following commands (assuming your HP ProLiant Disk Image is at the location c: and your CD-ROM is drive d:)


C:\> d:\dosutils\rawrite
Enter disk image source file name: cpq_cciss-<version>.rhel5.x86_64.dd

Enter target diskette drive: a:


Please insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and press --ENTER-- : Enter


MAKING A DISKETTE UNDER A LINUX-LIKE OS:
Save the "cpq_cciss-<version>.rhel5.x86_64.dd.gz" file into a temporary directory. Use GUNZIP to extract "cpq_cciss-<version>.rhel5.x86_64.dd" from this file into the same directory.


To make a diskette under Linux (or any other Linux-like operating system), you must have permission to write to the device representing a 3.5-inch diskette drive (known as /dev/fd0 under Linux).


First, label a blank, formatted diskette appropriately (HP ProLiant Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T) Driver Diskette). Insert the diskette into the floppy drive, but DO NOT issue the mount command:


# dd if=cpq_cciss-<version>.rhel5.x86_64.dd of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440k
This command creates a diskette containing the image of the input file (if=cpq_cciss-<version>.rhel5.x86_64.dd) to an output file (of=/dev/fd0) using the diskette size of 1440k (1.44MB). To make another diskette label that diskette, and run "dd" again, specifying the correct input file.




INSTALLATION
To install Linux using this "HP ProLiant Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)" Driver Diskette, boot your Linux machine with your Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 CD1 in your CD-ROM Drive.


A menu will be displayed, prompting for your input. Type the following line of code to inform the operating system of the diskette:


# linux updates dd
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T) will prompt for the Updates Diskette and the HP ProLiant Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T) Driver Diskette during the installation procedure.
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