[CentOS] Installing Centos 5 on HP DL140 G3

Tue Apr 15 20:17:26 UTC 2008
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Karanbir Singh wrote on Tue, 15 Apr 2008 18:20:09 +0100:
>> usb keys work fine as driver disks on centos-5, the .dd image can be 
>> loop mounted and the contents copied out onto the root of a usb-key.
>> also, its not 'linuxdd' its 'linux dd'
>> You can also give dd the remote network location for the driver disk, eg 
>> dd=http://foo/bar.dd.img : Does not work well, if its the network 
>> interface you need the dd for :D
> thanks, gonna try both methods tomorrow. So, that .dd floppy image is not 
> meant to be offered as a file source via that manual driver install option? 
> What kind of file does that option want, an rpm? (HP has rpms, too). A .ko?

now would be a good time to look at the installer docs at www.centos.org/docs/

also, i suggest you make an effort and actually try a few options. You need the 
driver disk images, either with the kmod's or with the normal 'legacy' type dd 
layouts for this to work at install time. if you see rpms' outside the DD image, 
its not going to work at install time.

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq