[SOLVED] How to install ATI driver from USB in LMDE Recovery

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[SOLVED] How to install ATI driver from USB in LMDE Recovery

Postby OmegaD on Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:19 pm

I need to install an ATI driver from my USB stick in LMDE Recovery Mode. (I'll spare you the back story.)

How do I do that, exactly? Do I need to "mount" the USB stick? If so, how? How do I identify it? How do I navigate to it? How do I run it?

Details:
The driver on my USB stick is amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-legacy-linux-x86.x86_64.run
The PC has LMDE Xfce 3.10-2-amd64 on it
Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100253HDMI Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
Last edited by OmegaD on Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: How to install ATI driver from USB in LMDE Recovery Mode

Postby Oxihjen on Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:32 am

I assume you entered recovery mode with the root password. Attach the USB-stick and run (you might already see this as you attach it):
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dmesg | tail

It should show something like: '[ 1381.321467] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk'
Where '[sdc]' is your disc, note the 'c' might be different, a 'b' for example. To make sure it's the right one (check size) run:
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fdisk -l /dev/sdc


I assume you just have 1 partition on it, or that the file you want to run is on your first partition. Run the following commands (again sdc1 might be different for you):
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mkdir /mnt/my-stick; mount -o exec /dev/sdc1 /mnt/my-stick
cd /mnt/my-stick; chmod u+x amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-legacy-linux-x86.x86_64.run
./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-legacy-linux-x86.x86_64.run


If all is ok, to cleanup run:
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cd; umount /mnt/my-stick; rmdir /mnt/my-stick


If anything goes wrong, please post the output here.

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Re: How to install ATI driver from USB in LMDE Recovery Mode

Postby killer de bug on Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:51 am

Why don't you use sgfxi? http://smxi.org/
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Re: How to install ATI driver from USB in LMDE Recovery Mode

Postby OmegaD on Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:48 pm

Thanks Oxihjen that was exactly what I was looking for.

Killer De Bug... I have no idea what that is, what it would do, or how to use it.
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