On Wednesday 03 January 2007 01:56, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> Hey all,
> I have a new system with NO FLOPPY CONTROLLER and a 3ware 9550 card.  It's
> a 1u system -- sticking extra things into PCI slots as a workaround is
> likely to be impossible.
> I found this document on how to get it installed, in theory:
> http://www.3ware.com/kb/article.aspx?id=14850
> But with no floppy, this is probably going to involve either transplanting
> the card (and drive array) to another machine JUST to do the install
> (translated: a serious pain in the ass).
> If someone could explain why any of the following aren't possible, I'd
> love to know:
> 1) Making this driver part of the boot-time probe.  I can understand not
> including every SOUND CARD and MULTI-PORT SERIAL CARD in the generic
> kernel, but could we at least include the rest of the STORAGE modules?
> 2) Giving the ability to load a kernel module from somewhere else (an
> http/ftp url, maybe?)
> 3) Adding the kldload command to the emergency holographic shell (I was
> able to do an NFS mount from within it, but had no way to load the
> driver).
> 4) Allowing non-standard modules to reside on the CD, instead of loading
> from floppy (i.e. I see there's a twa module in the base system, why
> aren't the .ko's sitting around easily-accessible for sysinstall?)
> If I'm missing some really obvious way of doing this, please let me know.
> Thanks,
> Dan Mahoney
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when worst come to worst, i keep a usb floppy drive aroud for just those kinds 
of situations.

good luck,
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