[CentOS] how to inject a kmod driver from elrepo into kickstart

psavoie1783 psavoie1783 at rogers.com
Sat Dec 7 04:15:07 UTC 2013

On 06/12/13 09:37 PM, Patrick Lists wrote:
> On 12/07/2013 02:39 AM, psavoie1783 wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have a marvel chipset for my wired laptop connection. It uses the
>> kmod-sk98lin- driver at elrepo.
>> I would like to use this driver to activate the wired connection to
>> kickstart my laptop as I have pxe booting set upon my home network.
>> Could anyone please enlighten me as to how to get the drivers/firmware
>> from this package loaded on my laqptop so I can use kickstart to load
>> the OS, please?
> Add a local apache/httpd powered repo to your kickstart:
> repo --name="sk98 repo"
> --baseurl="http://myrepo/CentOS/6/x86_64/kmod-sk98lin-"
> 'myrepo' is the pxe/kickstart server hostname and the kmod-sk98lin rpm
> driver has been copied to /var/www/html/CentOS/6/x86_64.
> Make sure httpd is running
> # service httpd start
> Run createrepo:
> # cd /var/www/html/CentOS/6/x86_64/
> # createrepo -v -d .
> Fire up laptop and kickstart it.
> Regards,
> Patrick

Thank you Patrick,

I am pxe booting off the marvel card and in order to be able to do what 
you suggest, I think I need the driver to be installed to get the 
kickstart file first. Otherwise, how would the installer get it?


To err, is human
To never grow up, is divine

More information about the CentOS mailing list