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I am trying to learn and understand Mandrake 10. I am taking on-line Linux courses.Following the paragraph from the course In http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginne...lesson13c.html "mke2fs /dev/fd0 The command is an abbreviated way ...
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- 12-26-2005 #1
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- Nov 2005
formatting problems with a floppy
I am trying to learn and understand Mandrake 10. I am taking on-line Linux courses.Following the paragraph from the course In http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginne...lesson13c.html
The command is an abbreviated way of saying "make an ext2 file system". The other part is the device, your floppy drive, which is known to Linux as "fd0" (floppy drive 0). As we mentioned in the first part of the course, everything is a file in Linux, including your floppy drive.
My action is as follows:
insert the floppy in the drive
Type in the shell cd /dev
That moves me from the home to the dev directory
Type-in the shell: mke2fs /dev/fd0
bash: mke2fs: command not foundWhat did I do wrong? I assumed changing directories because putting the command in the home directory did not work. And the root directory is off limits.
I tried to be as descriptive as possible to present my case.
Please Help me out
- 12-26-2005 #2
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- Dec 2005
First off, I don't believe you should have to cd to /dev before issuing the command. Secondly, before issuing the command, you have to be root
UPDATE: Read your tutorial a little closer It actually tells you that you have to su to root