Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES)
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)
Novell SUSE Linux
At times a third party driver disk is required during installation to provide support for certain hardware. Most often, these disks are floppy images. On systems without floppy drives this is problematic, and a driver CD-ROM makes more sense.
To convert a driver floppy to a driver CD-ROM perform the following steps:
- Obtain and uncompress the driver floppy image.
- Mount the floppy image:
# mount -o loop driverdisk.img /mnt
- Generate a CD-ROM .iso image:
# mkisofs -R -J -o driverdisk.iso /mnt
- Dismount the floppy image:
# umount /mnt
The .iso image can now be burned to a CD-ROM and used instead of the driver floppy.