Re: Help setting up Linux
Greg Hedger <email@example.com> writes:
> I just installed Debian Linux - just the kernal and the core system, no
> XWindows, no frills. So where can someone new to Linux (indeed Unix)
> find answers to very basic questions like "how do I mount a floppy
> drive," "can I read a FAT32 partition," and "why does my boot floppy get
> destroyed when I try to alter boot video mode using rdev or vidmode?"
firstname.lastname@example.org is an appropriate place to ask those
The Linux Installation and Getting Started guide is very good:
To mount a floppy drive:
mount /dev/fd0 /floppy
(see "man mount" for details)
FAT32 support has been included in the Linux kernel for quite a while.
You can find this out by reading the kernel sources and documentation,
or by reading the change summaries at http://linuxhq.com/ .
I'm not sure why your boot floppy is getting destroyed.