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Old 10-28-2003
And now, to install the drivers. Anyone know how?

Allright the situation is that i have a dual boot set up with windows xp and red hat 9.0. the problem is that my modem and sound card dont work with linux. I found a driver, and i have to download it with xp. My question is.....
How do i actually copy the file to the linux partition, or how do i burn it to cd or put it on floppy to where linux can read it?
And also, how do i install the drivers to linux?

If someone coul either explain them and/or provide me with a link that says how to do it, that would be very nice of you. Thanks a bunch, - nolan

Last edited by nregenwether; 10-29-2003 at 03:48 AM..
# 2  
Old 10-28-2003
not a linux person but...

avaliable options:

1) mount your xp FS to linux.
(read the man page for mount)

2) copy the file to your cdr and right click then write to cd.
(there is a help dialog box in XP to walk you thru this)

3) if you copy your files to a floppy. you will have to mount your floppy drive once your inside linux.
# 3  
Old 10-29-2003
Ok, i got them on my destop in red hat now. And now i am stuck, i try to open them and it gives me open with, these are the file names : linux_v22.zip , and in it are :alc10002.tar.bz2 , modules.conf , and a readme. the other driver is slmodem2.9.1.tar.gz and in it are several files too. 1./Is there a program i need to open them? 2./do i extract them via bios? 3./where do i put them? Basically what do i do. Oh i should tell you that one is for a modem and one for a sound card. Can someone help pleese, walk me through it or give me a link that will or something. It would be really appreciated.
Thanks a lot, -nolan
# 4  
Old 10-29-2003
each of your "patches or drivers or packages" should have a README or INSTALL assocated with them. that should describe how to install each package.

the site you got them from should also have this documentation.

from the looks of what info you have provided.
you need to gunzip and untar this file. I can only guess that it will also have the documentation once you get that far.

as far as the other package.
I would start with the readme and do just that. read it.
# 5  
Old 10-29-2003
I got it going. Thanks a lot. Youve been a big help. thanks again-nolan
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