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trouble to use linux 12 years 8 months ago #3082

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Dear Friends

im new In linux
after instaling the linux its not possible to use Cd Rom and floppy Drive
plz help me

rgds

Abdulla
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Re: trouble to use linux 12 years 8 months ago #3089

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Hi

In Linux any devices before using should be mounted. I guess you have not mounted, and hence unable to use those.

In your file system there's a /mnt directory which will have normally a 'cdrom' and 'floppy' subdirectories. May be a 'cdrom1' also if you have additional cd drives. These are the normal mount points used.

if you want to mount a cd drive follow this.

1. Insert disk & close drive.
2. type 'mount /dev/cdrom -t iso9660 /mnt/cdrom' at the command prompt without quotes.
3. change your directory to /mnt/cdrom
4. list the directory contents and you will see the contents of your cd rom.

Please note that once you have mounted, you have to un mount before ejecting the cd. The below command with do exactly that.

umount /dev/cdrom

For a floppy drive

1. Insert the diskette.
2. type 'mount /dev/fd0 -t vfat /mnt/floppy' at the command prompt without quotes.
3. change your directory to /mnt/floppy
4. list the directory contents and you will see the contents of your floppy disk.


umount /dev/fd0 can unmount the floppy disk.

You may have to select the appropriate filesystem of the device you are using, while mounting.

Hope this helps.

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Cheetah
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Re: trouble to use linux 12 years 8 months ago #3091

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Could not have answered any better…just one question?? Is he in Bash or Xwindows?

If Bash that’s the steps to do. If Xwindows did not install correct then he’ll need to modify the .cfg file.
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Re: trouble to use linux 12 years 8 months ago #3097

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Thats odd, almost all distributions of Linux include automount that will automatically mount the CD just like autoplay.. therefore I'm assuming he's not made it into X yet..

The commands Cheetah has given you are correct, I'll just add that if you dont have an mnt/cdrom directory you can create one by typing
mkdir /mnt/cdrom

If you have other filesystems that you need to mount (such as a windows hard drive etc) then you will have to modify your /etc/fstab file so that you dont have to mount the drives manually everytime you reboot.

Understand how Linux names hard drives:

/dev/hda is the first hard disk, /dev/hdb is the second, /dev/hdc is the third etc..
now within each of these the partitions (c: d: etc) are numbered..

so
/dev/hda1 is the first partition on your first hard disk (if you use windows this would be your C: drive)
/dev/hdb3 is the third partition on your second hard disk..

etc
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Re: trouble to use linux 12 years 8 months ago #3098

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hey jack ,
just out of curiosity
:wink: which ".cfg" file ? :wink:
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Re: trouble to use linux 12 years 8 months ago #3103

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/etc/X11/XF86Config comes to mind. Though people also call it XF86Config-4

technically not .cfg files as we dont use extensions much in linux.. most often you will see .conf files..
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