re- thinkpad install
I recently loaded Debian on an IBM Thinkpad
which has a cradle with a CD-rom thru (I believe)
a Future-Domain 8xxx SCSI interface.
Essentially new to Linux,
( an OLDddddd UNIX Sys V developer though)
I do not know how to access my floppy, CD-rom
or mount the other disk partitions the install created.
Problem #1 - I cannot access the floppy on the ThinkPad
Whenever I "mount /dev/fd0 /floppy"
the floppy light comes on , but I get:
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:00,sector 0
mount: /dev/fd0 in not a valid block device
Can ANYONE decipher what this could mean ?
is my "mount" syntax correct ?
( /floppy dir exists it was created by the system )
I could NOT install DEBIAN untill I set the
root: linux floppy=thinkpad
since installing the kernel before this option it
seemed to timeout. When I used this option was only
when I was able to get debian installed.
I presume the floppy=thinkpad is for some special issues.
Were is this referenced in the debian install ?
Is there a special flag that are set to mount or access
the floppy ? were are they kept ? what are they ?
Problem # 2 cannot mount the CD-rom
when dselect asks for the block device name
what should I give it ?
I do not think the CD-rom is mounted.
How can I "ls -la" the cdrom ?
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