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Ok, i am getting really frustrated. I have been attempting to sort out some problems that i have with Mandrake 10.1, and for the most part i have been somewhat sucessful, but i still have some problems which i can not figure out.
1st of all, How do i get my DVD-ROM to work, i can see it in harddrake, but it is not mounted, and i cant mount it using my regular daily account. It keeps saying that i need SUPERUSER permissions to mount it, and how i get these permissions i have no idea.
Second part of that question, how do i mount it when i am loged into root (yes, i am a n00b).
2nd question, how do i get mandrake to see my SATA plexor dvd writer, it can be seen in the bios, but i cant see it when i am in mandrake???
3rd question, how do i install files with the .tar.gz file extention.
4th question, i want to access the mandrake control panel, with my regular user (aka not root) so i click on the fancy icon on the desktop, and it prompts me to enter a root password, but when i installed, i left it blank thinking that i could go back and change it later, so when the password prompt pops up, i just press o.k assuming that because there is no password i just leave it blank, well, a error message pops up which says, incorrect password?? yeah ok, well what am i supposed to enter then??? And also, where can i change the root password??
And finally, where can i get some good information about linux (learning it) and preferably something that i as the n00biest n00b can understand.
-thanx in advance-
*note* when you explain how to fix these problems, please do it in the most simplest, easy to understand way possible = )
Dear spitfire. You ask too many questions at once. I doubt somebody will answer them all. Me neither, mostly because all these questions are fairly common and answered here on LQ many times. Please search LQ.