Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Furthermore, I installed KDE knowing it was easier to get desktop icons inserted and I got all my devices neatly entered with proper icons and labels. KDE has a nice Create New Link to device in it's mouse drop down curtain on the desktop.
Adding the 1's put it all in place. (It's trial and error for me, not knowing a heck of a lot about devices and blocks)
The 1's are partition numbers. A hard drive can be subdivided into partitions. There is lots of info on the web but in a nutshell an IDE hard drive can be divided into 64 partitions. The first 4 are called primary partitions and all others are logical. In order to create logical partitions one of the primaries is designated an extended partition.
The following command will list the partitions of hda
fdisk -l /dev/hda (that is a small L and you must be root)
/dev/hdb1 /media/hdb1 auto rw,user,auto 0 0
This is better.
/dev/hdb1 /media/hdb1 ext3 defaults,user 0 1
See man pages for mount and fstab but
No need to use auto since you know it is formatted as ext3. The 1 at the end means the filesystem will be periodically checked automatically.
using defaults,user means
defaults rw, suid, dev, exec, auto, nouser, and async.
user overrides defaults nouser