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Optional update for a qla4xxx driver update disk


(Last modified: 10APR2006)

solutions Optional update for a qla4xxx driver update disk SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c68e4e1206e33f7569a1088a29d37a22)

Applies to

Package: qla4xxx-dud.tar.gz
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SLES SDK 9 for x86
SUSE SLES 9 for x86

Release: 20060410
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using systems with QLogic iSCSI controller should update.



Problem description

This driver update makes hardware detection recognize QLogic iSCSI controller (qla4xxx) as storage controller. To use it, unpack the archive onto some disk or cd and use this disk/cd during installation as driver update.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

In order to install this driver you need to perform the following steps:
  1. First, download the disk image (for the URL please see below) and unpack it with: tar xfvz qla4xxx-dud.tar.gz
  2. Copy the extracted directory with all contents to a FAT or ext2 formatted floppy disk: cp -r linux/ /media/floppy. Please make sure that the floppy was mounted beforehand.
  3. For installation follow the appropriate step depending on your boot media:
    • If you boot the system from CD, you only have to insert the driver disk; the installer will pick up the updated driver automatically.
    • If you boot from a floppy disk, press <ALT> when the boot screen is shown. The installer will prompt you for the driver disk later on.

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