Date - 11/2006
Affected Product & Version - Netvault VaultOS v4.0.1
Affected Module & Version - N/A
OS Version - x86
Application Information - N/A
Device drivers for NIC, RAID, etc. are not included in VaultOS 4.0.1
When booting from the VaultOS CD or USB drive, drivers are not automatically loaded and do not show up in the list when attempting to select them manually
Unfortunately, we cannot include drivers for every NIC, RAID, etc., so when booting VaultOS, you are given the option to load your own drivers from a floppy or CD.
**NOTE** Windows drivers will not work. You will need Linux drivers for your device designed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0. You can normally get these drivers from the manufacturers website.
To load these drivers, follow these steps:
1. As the VaultOS software loads, a prompt will be raised asking if automatic detection of hardware components is desired. If so, press the Enter key to select OK (and continue to Step 3, below). If manual configuration of NIC/SCSI devices is desired, use the Right Arrow key to highlight the Cancel option and press the Enter key.
2. In the window that appears, use the Left/Right Arrow keys to navigate to the appropriate type for the located device (i.e, “[NIC]” or “[SCSI]”) and press the Enter key to select it.
3. Using the Left/Right Arrow keys, navigate to "Others".
Choosing this option will allow a user to load the drivers for the located device from floppy disk. Once selected, the user will be prompted with a window requesting insertion of the disk with the drivers into the floppy or CD drive. Once this has been accomplished, use the Right/Left Arrow keys to highlight the “[ OK ]” selection to continue (or the “[Cancel]” selection to abort and return to the previous window). The VaultOS software will then attempt to locate the driver for the device from a floppy or CD.