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  Author  Subject: Re: Opening floppy drive & cdrom.

Posted on 02-20-2002 09:01 a.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Bill Regan (

Bill, although I am not to familiar with Linux on Toshibas,
here is what you can try:

as root

#mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
#cd /mnt/cdrom
#ls -alF

This should mount your cdrom and give you a directory listing.

As far as the floppy goes it shoud auto mount by just cd'ing into /mnt/floppy

if not, try
#mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

try visiting:

> From:
> Date: 2002/02/19 Tue PM 11:24:47 EST
> To:
> Subject: Opening floppy drive & cdrom.
> Date: Tue Feb 19 23:24:47 EST 2002
> Name: Bill Regan (
> Subject: Opening floppy drive & cdrom.
> Hi, This is going to sound foolish, but I have to ask this question anyway.
> I was wondering if somebody could tell me how to run my floppy drive, or
> cdrom under Mandrake 8.1 on my Toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop. There is an
> explanation in some Linux books that talk about mounting the devices to the
> file system, but I dont know which program to use. I can type "mdir" while
> signed into root, and get the directory name or what is on the floppy, but am
> still struggling to find out how to actually run it. There doesnt seem to be
> much explanation on this subject. I have modem drivers I need to install, but
> can't run the disc to install them. It is a tar.gz file. I also have the same
> problem with my cdrom, which I'm sure will be solved at the same time once I
> get past this stumbling block. Is there a command, or a certain program that
> needs to be used? Please, once you are done laughing, would you be able to
> steer a beginner? Thanks in advance for any help. Bill

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