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order99 08-01-2003 09:22 PM

Knoppix user thoroughly lost!
 
Hi,
Just finished installing Knoppix 3.2 in a cold sweat after a few days of CD-boot sessions. Pulled partitions on Win98 once and for all:eek: and bulldozed ahead with Knoppix as my only OS.Now,the fear sets in.
One-my CD drives were detected just fine,but didn't show up as icons on my desktop.Any way to place this convenience there?On a related note,can any Knoppix users tell me if there is a GUI control panel like WIN98 had?
Two- On install,I just said YES to any packages Knoppix wanted to activate at startup.As a semi-casual desktop user, did I really need Mailserver,Samba etc.autoloaded or did I just slow my startup down?
Any assistance would be appreciated-thanks in advance!

order99 08-01-2003 10:26 PM

Me again.
I seem to have locked up my CD-rom right after mounting it-it's even got a lock on the icon:( It plays the CD just fine,but I can't seem to open it.Any ideas how I did this?And yes,i'm a complete Noob,this is my first non-windows system.
Again,all advice is appreciated.Thanks.

DigitalTygrrr 08-01-2003 10:38 PM

have you tried the 'unmount' command?

go to terminal and type:

umount /mnt/cdrom

hopefully that will solve your problem.

order99 08-01-2003 10:49 PM

Ummmm..
unmounting it let me take the CD out, but now the icon still shows a lock and it won't let me mount it again! :cry: Bizarre,isn't it?

ghostwalker 08-02-2003 12:30 PM

Try the following link, it may help:

http://jetblackz.freeservers.com/

JanRigter 08-03-2003 03:39 PM

Hi order99,

Did you rightclick on the icon to unmount it or did you umount it from a terminal?
A right-click usually does the trick quite nicely and triggers the icon to change its state to unmounted.

Are you sure you're not trying to mount a music cd? ;)
They cannot be mounted, see...

Cheers,
Jan

bongski55 08-04-2003 03:18 AM

Re: Knoppix user thoroughly lost!
 
Quote:

Originally posted by order99
Hi,
Just finished installing Knoppix 3.2 in a cold sweat after a few days of CD-boot sessions. Pulled partitions on Win98 once and for all:eek: and bulldozed ahead with Knoppix as my only OS.Now,the fear sets in.
One-my CD drives were detected just fine,but didn't show up as icons on my desktop.Any way to place this convenience there?On a related note,can any Knoppix users tell me if there is a GUI control panel like WIN98 had?

As root do 'rebuildfstab' . then as normal user do 'mkdesktophdicons' should restore icons for all hd partitions as they looked on the live cd.



Quote:

Two- On install,I just said YES to any packages Knoppix wanted to activate at startup.As a semi-casual desktop user, did I really need Mailserver,Samba etc.autoloaded or did I just slow my startup down?
Any assistance would be appreciated-thanks in advance!

I did not encounter any significant slowing down of my system with these at startup.

Also I suggest you post to the knoppix forum(www.knoppix.net/forum) as they will know more about the distro.


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