RE: Several Beginner Questions
>===== Original Message From firstname.lastname@example.org =====
>How do I access /dev/fd0?
Create a new directory, or use an existing one. You'll probably have /mnt
already. Using that directory, the command would be:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt
as root. Then "ls /mnt" to list the files on the floppy. When you're done with
the floppy, don't just pop it out. Unmount it first with
(notice umount, not unmount). This will flush the cache and let the system
know you're done with the floppy. Then pop it out.
>How do I access my CD-ROM drive? (It is the slave on
>the 2nd IDE).
mount /dev/hdc /mnt
(You might want to create a directory like "/mnt/cdrom" or just "/cdrom" or
"/home/myuser/cdrom" and then mount to that mount point instead of to "/mnt".
It's your choice.)
>My modem is an internal PCI modem; I do not beleive it
>is a winmodem. How do I set it up?
If it's internal and PCI, it's almost certainly a winmodem. However, if it has
a lucent chipset, you might be in business. Search google for lucent and linux
and you'll probably find the driver. IIRC, it's available in .deb format, so
it's a breeze to set up. Just "dpkg -i <driver.deb>" and then just do the
normal set up ("pppconfig" followed by "pon" to connect, then netscape or lynx
or ftp or whatever, followed by "poff" to disconnect).
If it's not a lucent chip set, visit the ComputerGeeks web site (I never can
remember the address, something like compgeek.com); they have good deals on
externals every so often; I just picked up a no-name (cross your fingers and
knock on wood :-) 56K ext for $24 +$10S&H; a friend of mine got a 56K ext
USRobotics for the same price a few weeks before.