9.5.1. Adding Hardware Support with Driver Disks
The installation system can load drivers from disks, pen drives, or network servers to configure support for new devices. After the installation is complete, remove any driver disks and store them for later use.
Driver Disks Supplied as Zipped Files
Driver disk images may be distributed as compressed archives, or zip files. For identification, the names of zip files include the extensions
.tar.gz. To extract the contents of a zipped file with a Fedora system, choose → → .
To format a disk or pen drive with an image file, use the
dd utility. For example, to prepare a diskette with the image file
drivers.img, enter this command in a terminal window:
dd if=drivers.img of=/dev/fd0
To use a driver disk in the installation process, specify the
dd option at the
Note that the
dd option is interchangeable with the
When prompted, select
to provide a driver disk. Choose the drive that holds the driver disk from the list on the
Driver Disk Source