'Toolkit for Linux' won't recognize CDROM

'Toolkit for Linux' won't recognize CDROM

Post by Emilius August Aalt » Mon, 06 Feb 1995 13:12:53

Hi, I'm new to Linux and trying to install it on my computer.  I bought
the 'Toolkit for Linux' from Walnut Creek.  When I used the scsi boot
disk and color144 root disk, it would recognize my SCSI controller (Pro
Audio Spectrum 16) but not the SCSI CDROM attached to it.  Finally, I
copied the A disks onto floppies and installed with those.  I thought
then I might be able to mount it.  As instructed in the CDROM-HOWTO, I ran:

mknod /dev/sr0 b 11 0
mount -r -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /cdrom

but it said that /dev/sr0 was not a valid block device.  Doesn't the 'b'
in the mknod command create it as a block device?
Also, I read in another post to
cat /proc/devices
cat /proc/filesystems

to find out about my active devices, but I have neither of those files.
Any ideas?  I don't want to install ALL of the Linux stuff by disk!
                                        Emil Aalto


1. why aren't 'esc' ~ 'break' recognized?

That's the expected behaviour of the ESCape key under UNIX terminal
applications.  Changing it would break many programs (anything using
emacs or vi editing keystrokes for a start).

Why do you think it should be "a break"?  And what do you mean by "a
break" anyway?


Univ. of California at Berkeley         http://soar.Berkeley.EDU/~alanc/

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