11.2. Performing a Driver Update During Installation
- let the installation program automatically find and offer a driver update for installation,
- let the installation program prompt you to locate a driver update,
- manually specify a path to a driver update image or an RPM package.
11.2.1. Automatic Driver Update
OEMDRVvolume label to your computer before starting the installation process.
OEMDRVblock device to automatically load a Kickstart file. This file must be named
ks.cfgand placed in the root of the device to be loaded. See Chapter 26, Kickstart Installations for more information about Kickstart installations.
OEMDRV, it will treat it as a driver update disc and attempt to load driver updates from this device. You will be prompted to select which drivers to load:
Figure 11.1. Selecting a Driver
11.2.2. Assisted Driver Update
OEMDRVvolume label available to install a driver during installation. However, if no such device is detected and the
inst.ddoption was specified at the boot command line, the installation program lets you find the driver disk in interactive mode. In the first step, select a local disk partition from the list for Anaconda to scan for ISO files. Then, select one of the detected ISO files. Finally, select one or more available drivers. The image below demonstrates the process in the text user interface with individual steps highlighted.
Figure 11.2. Selecting a Driver Interactively
OEMDRVvolume label, either use the
inst.ddoption with no arguments and use the menu to select the device, or use the following boot option for the installation program to scan the media for drivers:
11.2.3. Manual Driver Update
inst.dd=locationto it, where location is a path to the driver update disc:
Figure 11.3. Specifying a Path to a Driver Update
11.2.4. Blacklisting a Driver
modprobe.blacklist=driver_nameoption to it. Replace driver_name with names of a driver or drivers you want to disable, for example:
modprobe.blacklist=boot option will remain disabled on the installed system and appear in the
/etc/modprobe.d/anaconda-blacklist.conffile. See Chapter 22, Boot Options for more information about blacklisting drivers and other boot options.