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I've an IBM X3550M3 which I want to kickstart over the network and install RHEL5.u4

I get so far then it cannot recognize the built-in raid device - it does this with a straight DVD hands on install too.

I've dug around the IBM site and found the drivers

I understand I can use the kickstart directive to tell it where to find the RAID driver devicedriver=path to device driver.img

What I'm not sure about is how I get the files from the downloaded RAID driver.iso to become an .img file so I can load them with PXE kickstart.

Can anyone explain the process, or point to some docs ?

Regards Andy

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Can you mount the iso and see if the img file is supplied so you can extract it? mount -o loopback disk.iso /mnt/someplace – egorgry Apr 8 '11 at 14:43
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You probably want to specify a driverdisk option:

You probably will want to put them on your PXE server and serve them via http:


Specify a URL for the driver disk. NFS locations can be given with nfs:host:/path/to/img.

Otherwise, recreate your initrd following thses steps:

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Thanks I'd figured that I needed to so something like that , but I'm not sure how I get the driver .iso to become a .img that that kicstart would look for , I take that they are not the same type of file ? – AndyM Apr 11 '11 at 8:48
Mount the ISO like so and take a look at what's contained there. mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom ls /mnt/cdrom – dmourati Apr 12 '11 at 1:11
Thanks for the replies , I just added the .iso and it worked. – AndyM Apr 14 '11 at 12:05

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