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> Need Help! Creating A Linux Driver Disk With Xp
post Mar 18 2004, 05:49 PM
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Hi there,
I'm a complete Linux newbie, and haven't even gotten it installed on my comp yet. I have a Via Raid Controller (VT6420) that isn't recognized during installation. So I went to Via's site and got the Linux drivers for the controller, but to make a driver disk you, as far as I know, need to be using linux, which isn't very helpful to someone like me. The readme that came with the drivers says that I need to run a shell script to create the disk. I have that part of the instructions quoted below:

"To install RedHat Linux onto the RAID controller, we must have a driver
1. Prepare a driver disk:
The is a shell script that help users to make driver disk easier
# cd /tmp/viamraid/driver
# chmod +x
# ./
Now will create a driverdisk image file: driverdisk/viamraid.img
Insert a blank floppy disk and type
# dd if=driverdisk/viamraid.img of=/dev/fd0
Driverdisk is OK now."

I'm running XP Pro right now, and wanted to know if there is anyway to create this driver disk through a dos prompt or some such way. In advance, thanks for the help.
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post Mar 18 2004, 08:41 PM
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format a floppy to make it blank...

download the driver zip file from the website.

Put in CD-1 of RedHat Linux 9 (or Fedora Core 1) in your windows machine and use windows explorer to open the folder /dosutils/rawritewin and double click on rawritewin.exe.

pick /VIA_RAID_Linux_V100/driver/RedHat9.0/viamraid.img

write it to the a: drive

(I had to use / ... in my instructions the \ doesn't work well on the board)

Johnny Hughes
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post Mar 18 2004, 09:20 PM
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Thanks! I got it to write to disk, now to try installing Fedora...
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