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Old 11-03-2001, 06:26 PM   #1
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i need help please...


I just upgraded from mandrake 8.0 to 8.1. I installed ?XFREE?4, i had 3.? before...

I have some problems:
1- cannot access CD-rom, floppy
2- cannot start DrakConf or LinuxConf

How can I fix this?

Please help me, I am starting to like linux... but troubleshooting is very difficult..



Thanks
 
Old 11-04-2001, 04:36 AM   #2
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troubleshoot IS difficult if you don't give any information to go on...?

can you mount the cd drive from the terminal?

mount /mnt/cdrom

and what error messages do you get from drakconf or linuxconf. not that you should use linuxconf, it's horrible.
 
Old 11-05-2001, 10:04 AM   #3
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I'm not 100% unshakably certain on this, but I'm pretty sure that X (xfree86, xwindowing system, xwindows, etc) does not control your fstab file - the one that sets the permissions for the cdrom, the floppy, the MS-Windows partitions, etc - so if your having problems with device access, you might like to post the contents of you fstab file here.

Firstly, does X work? i.e. when you boot the computer, do you get a nice GUI login prompt, or do you get a simple command line login prompt?

Another suggestion:

If at all possible, if you want to upgrade your system to a newer version of Mandy, try making a backup copy of all your important files and then doing a clean install of the new distro (then put back your important files). Many years of Windows 'updating' should give you a healthy mistrust for the word. I know that Linux is like 500% better and more efficient, but 'upgrades' can still cause probs.
 
  


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