Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
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.
I'm running red hat 9 and I've been having trouble mounting my cd and DVD rom drives. Once I click on "cd rom" or "CD ROM 1" under the 'DISKS' menu, I hear the drives spinning up but am unable to browse their contents(all i see is a blank window with the device name in the title bar). Infact, my DVD drive produces an alternating sound as though it were spinning up and then spinning down repeatedly. Also, I noticed a lot of hard drive activity while this goes on. On a couple of occasions I managed to browse a cd by ejecting it and putting it back in again. I am clueless as to what's going on....can someone please help me out? I dont think the problem is with my drives since they work fine under Win 2k. Thanks in advance for any help !
my system info:
Dual Boot of Red Hat 9 and Win 2k
512 megs RAM