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Re: help with dselect (on m68k)

David Kachel wrote: 
> You're right. It's been a very frustrating day all around. Sorry.
> It seems I do indeed also have an issue with mounting the CD. Dselect 
> asks me for the name of a block device. Since I cannot find that term 
> anywhere in any of the documentation, I'm stuck! What is a block device, 
> and how do I get its name? (Should I name it Shirly, Bruce, Albatross?)

Block device names follow a simple naming convention under Linux. For example, 
the first disk on the first ide controller is always /dev/hda, the second is 
always /dev/hdb, etc.  I believe, but am not sure, that the m68k achetecture 
uses scsi devices only. Scsi devices would be named /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc. 
On your system you would need to know how many scsi devices are installed on 
your scsi controller (I believe your machine is likely to only have one scsi 
controller, but I could be wrong.) Check the scsi id numbers on each of your 
scsi devices and determine where your cdrom fits in the order. (if you have 
three scsi devices with scsi id numbers 1, 3, and 6, and your cdrom has been 
assigned scsi id 6, then your cdrom is /dev/sdc).

I hope that this helps somewhat.  My help may be inacurate in some minor ways 
as I am not familiar with the m68k archetecture. You can feel free to flame me 
horribly if I've steered you wrong.  I sugest that you visit 
<http://www.linux-m68k.org> , <http://www.mac.linux-m68k> for better 

Have fun!


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