o Let me preface this by saying that I am a complete noob (newb??) to the Linux universe. I have been using computers for a long time, and am pretty good with Windows. I started with DOS, so command line input doesn’t bother me that much.
Question: How do you edit files? This seems to be so inherent to Linux, but nowhere on the internet, or in any SUSE documentation can I discover how to do this! There are so many places that state “… add this line to your /etc/fstab …” , but nowhere, not even in the most basic tutorials, does it state how this is done.
Can someone (slowly shaking their head and sighing deeply) walk me through this? Pretend your new blonde girlfriend needed to do this and you were walking her through it over the phone.
For instance ( and I know this isn’t correct )
Step 1: Open a terminal. (or Yast, or whatever)
Step 2: Type “???” to go to run level ?. (Or whatever)
Step 3: Whatever
Or, failing that, can anyone direct me to a website or literature that explains how one accomplishes this seemingly ubiquitous, mundane task in Linux that everyone (but me) knows how to do?
Now the why -
I would like to enable a 1.44 floppy on my machine. The BIOS knows it’s there, and so does SUSE 10.3, but it won’t mount the blasted thing. I have the (KDE 4) desktop icon, but when I try to mount from it, it reads the drive for a while, then returns “mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device” or something like that.
I think, from my research, that I need to add the line “/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0” to my /etc/fstab file, but I don’t have any idea how to begin doing that.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all for even reading this.