>> Coincidentally, I happen to have recently posted a guide to Linux on the
>> Inspiron 7000, your model's kin. However, my Inspiron has neither a DVD
>> drive nor an LS-120, so it probably won't be relevant to your immediate
>> problem. Still, just in case you're curious:
> Thanks for that. Appears RH 9 and patches via up2date have in the main
> recognized most of the bits. However,
> error kio_devices_mounthelper; cant load superblock
> when attempting to mount the LS120 drive...
> The lan, pcmcia card, looks ok, switch lights indicate it's talking but
> try to browse to the desk top machine on the other end and;
> Klauncher said Error loading kio_lan
> Stuggling here, any ideas?
1. So, admittedly I didn't technically say "I'm not the right person to
ask, having not used the hardware you're talking about", but I certainly
implied it, and here you are, asking _specifically me_ for help.
There's something peculiar, there.
2. A problem with your general approach: You're trying to use strictly
high-level, abstract tools -- ones many layers of software away from
your hardware -- which give almost nil debugging information, and
expecting people to somehow hand you a solution out of nowhere. As
you're likely to find out for yourself, that almost never works.
You should be posting things like: relevant excerpts from
/var/log/messages and /var/log/dmesg , relevant excerpts from "lsmod"
(e.g., do you have the ide-floppy driver loaded?), exactly what manual
"mount" command you use instead of relying on the KDE automounter doing
the right thing (which may not be the case), etc.
If you want to get help, you need to supply meaningful information.
Oh, and by the way:
 In fact, you should halt that process temporarily, lest it interfere
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