Re: How do access hda, fd0, etc. ?
> In Debian linux, I have certian files that I down-loaded via. a terminal
> emulator in dos, and it is on my dos partition, which is hda. How do I
> access this drive and my flopply drive fd0 in linux?
You need to mount these partitions. You can use some empty
directory to use as mount point. If these directories doesn't
exist, create them with mkdir.
To mount your DOS partition, do:
mount -t msdos /dev/hda /mnt
To mount your floppy, do
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /floppy
and your disks will be mounted. To change the floppy,
you *must* un-mount the floppy first with:
change the disks, and mount it again.
Don't forget to un-mount *all* your manually mounted
systems before shutting down. Read the mount manual,
to known more about it and their options, like "-t".
> Also how to I get back to the program that ran initially[first boot off
> the boot-floppy that was created], which asked what packages [ie.
> x-windows, comm programs etc] I wanted to install. I have since
> downloaded some of these packages and have searched everywere for that
> nice colorful installation program on linux.
Don't forget to read dselect's documentation, or you
can have problems.
By: Alexander Gieg
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