7.3.1. Creating a Driver Diskette from an Image File

7.3.1. Creating a Driver Diskette from an Image File

To create a driver diskette from a driver diskette image using Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

  1. Insert a blank, formatted diskette (or LS-120 diskette for Itanium system users) into the first diskette (or LS-120) drive.

  2. From the same directory containing the driver diskette image, such as drvnet.img, type dd if=drvnet.img of=/dev/fd0 as root.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports using a USB pen drive as a way to add driver images during the installation process. The best way to do this is to mount the USB pen drive and copy the desired driverdisk.img onto the USB pen drive. For example:

dd if=driverdisk.img of=/dev/sda

You are then prompted during the installation to select the partition and specify the file to be used.

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