> Well, that sounds good. No defragging or anything.
> Yes, I think the easiest is to take the suggestion of placing the
> files I want to share on the windows partition rather than the linux
> one, since my windows drive is mounted automatically when the computer
> starts up.
> Two more issues:
> (1) How do I mount an audio CD in my drive? I can read data CDs no
> prob, and mount them using 'iso9660', but when I try to mount an audio
> CD this way it gives the standard 'wrong fs, damaged, or mounted too
> many times'.
To listen to CD, you do not mount. Mounting is used to read file
systems. If you want to listen, you must connect to the device
directly using /dev/hdc (in my laptop, /dev/hdc represents the ATAPI
CDROM drive). Depending on your player, you must specify the device it
say you have a console player named foobar
this would load up the player using that cd device.
Why not mount? Well, mounting means using a device to read data that
is supposed to become part of the file system (/, the root tree). Yes,
to use a CDROM with an app/data on it, you need to mount it so you can
manipulate the data using the file abstraction layer. Audion CDs do
not have a file system, but are rather direct writes onto the CD of a
CDDA (Compact Disk Digital Audio) format. To read, the system must
simply pull the bits one by one (called a stream) from the device.
Remember, in UNIX, everything is a file, including devices.
Quote:> (2) When I first installed mandrake, I told the computer to boot to
> text&network mode. The command-line mode under mandrake was very nice,
> had a nice size, and had features (I hope this was intentional) such
> as slowing down how quickly the computer printed to the monitor so I
> could pause 'ls' with 'ctrl-s', etc. When I reinstalled mandrake, with
> a slightly different configuration, the text mode had a much lower
> resolution (i.e., fewer columns/row per page), and didn't slow down
> the printing to the screen at all. How do I change this option?
This probably has to do with framebuffer support. Not sure, never used
Excuse my lecturing, just trying to introduce you to *N*X, and you
seem to be anewbie. No disrespect intended :0)