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Old 04-20-2002, 11:19 AM   #1
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Question installation problems

I was trying to use linux-mandrake 8.1 in my computer. amd 900 mhz, 15 gb matrox hd ,64 mb sdram ,savage s3 video card , generic sound card and modem,cd rom and floppy. It boot ok but when i try to used the cd to play music it do not work.also the modem does not work a messages of modem does not respond appears or modem is bussy .
when i try to put a music cd the messages says " i could not determine the file system type and none was specified"
when try to use floppy "unsupported action".
I do not know how to solve this. I hear that linux was great and just tried to use it.any help will be appreciated:smash:
Old 04-20-2002, 12:01 PM   #2
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What kind of modem do you have? If it falls into winmodem category - it'd be tough to configure it. So if it is a winmodem head to to verify if there is a driver for your modem chip. As for CD-Rom and audio CD, are you trying to click on CD-rom icon to play CD? Or you use a CD-Player app to play CD's? The message given indicates that you've requested to mount CD-rom, but due to lack of filesystem audio CD's are not mountable.
Floppy? Try put the floppy into drive, open terminal console (Xterm for instance), type at the prompt
it will ask you for Password
type root's pass
and issue the following command
mount /dev/fd0
if there is no error message, do

cd /mnt/floppy
ls -l

t should show you the contents of the floppy.

Last edited by neo77777; 04-20-2002 at 12:04 PM.


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