Sorry about the delay. I still haven't gotton the 8.2 CD1
while most newbies have it.
Plus, I messed up my Linux.
I'm in KDE. Let's see. You're missing something here &
First, try not to manually link/unlink stuff especially
devices. It's hard enough to install Linux perfectly for
Your HardDrake is mostly correct.
The SCSI part is required for CDRW drives.
CDROM: /dev/had atapi/ide
This one should be /dev/hda, right? If so, I am a bit puzzled
as hda is almost always the first IDE harddisk.
Next move onto your /etc/fstab.
It looks like your CD drives are on IDE1 on motherboard. I
wouldn't do that if I were you. HD is always on IDE1. CD
Piece of advice: divide HD into 3 partitions: Win, Win temp
d:\My Documents and Linux. You could share files between
the 2 via the d:\. That's what I do. I put all downloads
there and back up some files there too. You can link My Doc
in Windows by right-clicking its icon on desktop, properties.
/dev/hda7 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda2 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/mnt/cdrom /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/mnt/floppy /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=vfat,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,sync,codepage=850 0 0
noauto /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
noauto /dev/hda8 /mnt/win_d vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
noauto /dev/hda9 /mnt/win_e vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda10 /mnt/win_f vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
supermount eliminates manual mounting.
In my terminal:
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 13 Mar 20 17:15 /dev/cdrom -> cdroms/cdrom0
cdroms/cdrom0 being yellow on black.
ls -l /dev/cdroms
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 34 Dec 31 1969 cdrom0 -> ../scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/cd
Recommedation: reinstall linux.
As for programming, I would suggest you start with shell
scripts. Don't laugh. It's interesting and rewarding to
learn it. You could write menus for your husband. You
could automate basic jobs like formatting floppies.