Converting a third party driver floppy to a CD-ROM

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  • 20-Nov-2006
  • 27-Apr-2012


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:
  1. Obtain and uncompress the driver floppy image.
  2. Mount the floppy image:
    # mount -o loop driverdisk.img /mnt
  3. Generate a CD-ROM .iso image:
    # mkisofs -R -J -o driverdisk.iso /mnt
  4. Dismount the floppy image:
    # umount /mnt

The .iso image can now be burned to a CD-ROM and used instead of the driver floppy.