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Old 06-23-2003, 03:36 PM   #1
jgarzoli
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Am I really this dumb?


Hey all,

I fianlly got Linux (Redhat9) installed on my machine, and I have what seems like a pretty basic question. Is there a Linux equivalent to "My Computer" in Windows? Where can I view my C: drive, my CD-Rom drives, Zip, Floppy, etc...???? I feel like I've looked everywhere, and am getting upset with myself!!! Thanks in advance for your help.

Jeremy
 
Old 06-23-2003, 03:41 PM   #2
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# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting

# Linux filesystem structure
Directory Navigation Help File
Filesystems, Directories, and Devices Help File

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-23-2003 at 03:45 PM.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 03:47 PM   #3
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do you have a gui?

can linux actually read them?

if you have a gui, you can probably go to like "system settings" or something similar, and there will be a "detect hardware" thing. go to that and see if your cdrom(s)/floppy drives are even being recognized.

and usually (again this is in settings somewhere, called "cd properties" or something) a cdrom is only mounted when there's something in it. so try that, put a cd in your drive, close it, and see if a cd icon appears on your desktop.

otherwise, to access a device you can try (in the command line) this:

/dev/cdrom (for first cdrom)
/dev/cdrom1 (for second cdrom)
/dev/floppy (for 3.5" floppy drive)
 
Old 06-23-2003, 06:18 PM   #4
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Konqueror is great file manager. You can setup an icon on the desktop to open wherever in the filesystem.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 06:03 AM   #5
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Every device is configured as a file or directory in LINUX.

For easy how to instructions go to
http://www.justlinux.com
Click on Library
 
Old 06-24-2003, 06:10 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by fancypiper
# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting

# Linux filesystem structure
Directory Navigation Help File
Filesystems, Directories, and Devices Help File

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
Whoa! link and bold central there, nice reply!

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