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levingst
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 5:43 pm    Post subject: getting driver onto the harddrive without a network connect Reply with quote

I am stuck. I have recently installed Gentoo from stage 1, and I need to get the natsemi.o driver for my NIC onto my new linux harddrive but I am unable to copy it from my a windows formatted disk. The driver is on the iso image stage 1 cd that I burned, but I can't get it off there and on to the harddrive. Any suggestions on where to go from here? I have a kind of chicken and egg problem going here.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have the driver on a CD, you should be able to "mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom" and copy it from there.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my cdrom mounted via the fstab file. Everytime I try and read the file from the ISO image cd that it is on in the /mnt/cdrom directory by typing in
Code:
ls /mnt/cdrom | less
It tells me that nothing is there. Am I doing something very very wrong? Forgive a newbie for his ignorance.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure the the cd is mounted :?:

If it appears in fstab doesn't necessarily means it's mounted (can have noauto there).

Check the output of mount to be sure that you have it mounted.
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