Re: General help needed ! Linux
On Thu, 17 Apr 1997, val.tamarov wrote:
> Please help me to get started !!!
> I am new to Linux and basic help will br greatly appreciated.
> I know already ls, pwd, cd, edit.
> But how to read floppy or change current drive to floppy (dos's cd a:
To begin, there's nothing like a good reference book. I would recommend
"Running Linux" by Matt Welsh and Lar Kaufman. If you don't want to buy a
book, look at sunsite.unc.edu for the LDP archives. Look at the various
HOWTOs as well.
In brief, you need to "mount" a drive in order to see it. When you do
this, you essentially link it to a directory on your main drive. Look at
'man mount' for help with this. To have it always mounted (not a good
idea with a floppy, as you will need to change it occasionally), make
entried in /etc/fstab.
> how to go to cd-rom, how to distinguish executable files out of regular
> ones, somebody told me befor but i forgot it ( something like alias
> ls=.......) and how to make it permanent. How to take out all that stuff
> what comming durring boot up prosses, I don't have so many hardware what
> linux is showing
Treat the cdrom the same as any other drive with the mount command, as
To slim down the probing for nonexistent devices, you can recompile the
kernel to remove support for anything you don't have. See the
Kernel-HOWTO for more information on this.
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