[CentOS] network driver needed at install time

Clint Dilks clintd at scms.waikato.ac.nz
Thu Dec 11 00:23:52 UTC 2008

Jerry Geis wrote:
> I am wanting to use a motherboard that uses the 8111b reaktek chip.
> http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/HardwareList/RealTekRTL8111b
> This was great information.
> My question is now that I have a compiled module for centos 5.2
> is there any way I can include that module in a DVD or load the module 
> from USB
> at the installation time???
> I use kickstart and that needs to work over the network.
> Is there an easy way to load a network driver at  install from USB or 
> something like that?
> Jerry
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You will need to create a custom initrd that contains the updated 
modules that you want to use.  Unfortunately it was some time ago since 
I had to do this so I cant give you clear instructions on how to go 
about doing this but there is lots of documentation on the web.  The key 
thing you will need to remember is that you need to build the module for 
the same version of the kernel as used by the installer.

Good Luck :)

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