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fleidnourxa
9th April 2004, 01:27 AM
Does anyone have experience installing FC1 on a system with an adaptec ultra320 scsi card? I'm about to attempt such an installation. The latest driver available from adaptec is for RH9. Do you know if this driver is okay? Also, the driver comes as a *.img.gz file: a compressed image file of the driver disk. I can decompress this on my current Windows system, but how do I process the decompressed img file, to prepare the driver disk? Can it remain as a *.img file on the driver disk??
Thanks

ghenry
9th April 2004, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by fleidnourxa
Does anyone have experience installing FC1 on a system with an adaptec ultra320 scsi card? I'm about to attempt such an installation. The latest driver available from adaptec is for RH9. Do you know if this driver is okay? Also, the driver comes as a *.img.gz file: a compressed image file of the driver disk. I can decompress this on my current Windows system, but how do I process the decompressed img file, to prepare the driver disk? Can it remain as a *.img file on the driver disk??
Thanks
On linux, the img file goes directly to the floppy disk using (this writes the image to the floppy disk):

dd if=drivername.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1024 conv=sync ; sync

Also, if you want to look inside the img, do this as root in your /root dir.


tar -czvf drivername.img.gz
mkdir myimage
mount -o loop drivername.img myimage
cp myimage/initrd.img ../
gunzip -S .img initrd.img
mkdir initrd-image
mount -o loop initrd initrd-image/


Then you can see the driver in initrd-image/.

Remember to come out of the directory later and un mount them both -


umount mymage/
umount initrd-image/

kel
10th April 2004, 04:54 AM
I believe the tool you're looking for is "rawrite.exe" a tool found in the "/dosutils" directory of the installation media or can be downloaded from http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/i386/os/dosutils. Check out the documentation there to see how it should be used to create the driver disk from Windows.