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Re: Help setting up Linux

Greg Hedger <ghedger@frugal.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?"

debian-user@lists.debian.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.


 - Jim

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