Linux drivers for NEC 3550A

vbimport

#1

Hi all,

I am new to this forum. I have been using my desktop with Windows XP and NEC 3550A for some time now.

I am trying to install Linux (Fedora) and it is not able to detect NEC.
In the list of drivers, it does not have NEC listed, so I can’t install it.

I tried to search a lot, but could not find a place from where I could download its drivers for linux.

Does anyone have any info on that?
Thanks!


#2

Linux should not need any additional drivers for the 3550


#3

The installation software is asking me :
"What type of media contains the packages to be installed ? "
-Local CDROM
-hard Drive
-NFS image
-FTP
-HTTP

I am selecting Local CDROM [my NEC 3550A]. It immediately prompts on a new window
"No driver found:
Unable to find any devices for the type needed for this installation type. Would you like to manually select your driver or use a driver disk?"
It then has 3 buttons
a. Select driver: which has a list of cdroms
b. Use a driver disk
c Back

any clue?


#4

This means that the installation software doesn’t know which drivers to use for the IDE controller on your board. It has nothing to do with the drive itself.