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

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

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?


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