On Sat, 02 Apr 2005 17:23:28 -0600, Bit Twister wrote:

> On Sat, 02 Apr 2005 23:09:20 GMT, **ExW wrote:
>> In Windows XP or Windows 2000, the built in drivers for the OS are contained
>> in the file called DRIVERS.CAB (%WINDIR%\Driver Cache\i386).
>>
>> What and where is the equivalent to this in Linux?

>
> Over 190+ linuxes.


Actually, according to www.distrowatch.com, there are over 390 Linux
distributions.

> Please read http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> Always provide distribution, release, and if Mandrake, community,
> official, cooker, when posting questions.
> It could help you get better answers.
>
> On mandrake 2.6.8.1-12mdk, you would look under
> /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers
> where you would see more directories like
> acpi bluetooth i2c isdn misc pci telephony
> atm cdrom ide md mtd pcmcia usb
> base char ieee1394 media net scsi video
> block cpufreq input message parport serial w1
>
>
> or under /sys/module where you would find the directories
> acpi bluetooth i2c isdn misc pci telephony
> atm cdrom ide md mtd pcmcia usb
> base char ieee1394 media net scsi video
> block cpufreq input message parport serial w1
>
> Depends on exactly you are looking for.


There are also a number of drivers which end up compiled into the kernel.

The best way to answer the original question is that there is not a direct
correspondence.