Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58481
RFE: Ability to pull driver disk from cd-rom or network
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
It is not possible to add drivers from a cd-rom or network connection. This is
a big problem especially installing colo placed servers which in 99% nowadays
don't have a floppy disk. Also remote installs AMS->Nigeria (shell) makes it
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Buy servelinux 1U mini
2. try installing it. (bus sees disks as ide i.s.o. scsi with ft driver
Actual Results: After install, Device errors in the log
Expected Results: harddrive should have been seen as sda1
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Are you asking for a feature similiary to the current driver disk option thta
loads from different media, or something else?
It's accually 2 things in one. 1 the fasttrack driver isn't working but alan is
busy with that so that goes away.
Then is exactly as the driver disk but then be able to choose the media type,
via httpd, ftp or nfs (this one prob is difficult) bui the first two would save
a lot. Because you can make a driver CD by yourselve
Deferring to a future release
Pulling drivers from a CD-ROM drive is now supported. Network driver disks
aren't going to be supported in interactive installs at the current time.
I am unable to pull a driver disk from cdrom. I'm getting "Failed to mount
driver disk". This is an ide DVD/CD-RW in a Thinkpad A31.
That was with Phoebe public beta 2
Added mounting iso9660 fs's
closing. loading drivers via cdrom is possible with Red Hat Linux 9.