I'm a total newbie to Linux. I've been a hardcore Windows/Dos user since the beginning basically, but thought I'd learn Linux for fun. I bought Mandrake 7.2 and am using the KDE interface.
The problem I'm having is that it keeps telling me that I don't have access rights to my cdrom drive, or my floppy drive for that matter. I'm logging in as the user I created upon install. I tried logging in as root (I'm assuming that's the equiv. of administrator) but when I'm logged in that way, there isn't even a cdrom icon on the desktop. And being a tolal beginner, I haven't a clue where to find it.
So could somebody help me out? If I could access my cdrom and floppy, that would be fantastic. Preferably logged in as my plain user and not root.
I'm actually typing this for the second time and my comp. locked up last time I got about this far
. Typical Windows. You learn to love it.