Red Hat allows for 'driver disks' to be loaded during an install in case there is no out-of-the-box driver support for a specific piece of hardware. Basically, a driver disk is an ext2 disk image which can be created in the following steps:
Create Driver Disk[edit | edit source]
1 # Create a blank, 20MB image 2 dd if=/dev/zero of=driverdisk.img bs=1M count=20 3 4 # Format the image with ext2 5 mkfs -t ext2 -q driverdisk.img 6 7 # mount it and copy the files over 8 mount -o loop driverdisk.img /mnt/driverdisk 9 10 # copy drivers to /mnt/driverdisk, then run 11 umount /mnt/tmp
Once you have the driver disk created, you will need to tell the installer to load it by booting into
linux expert or
linux dd from the boot loader.