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Old 01-20-2003
detecting drives

I know that Unix is different from windows in that it needs more manual configuring but how do I get Solaris 8 (Intel version) to recognize my floppy drive and cd-rom??
I mean does it automatically detect the drives at startup and I have to mount them or do I have to create the drives somehow and then mount them??

Aren't all devices located in the dev or devices folder??

Sorry for the newbie questions but thats exactly what I am

Please help, any info would be much appreciated

Thanx in advance
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Old 01-20-2003
CD-ROM's are automatically mounted via vold when Volume Management is used and manually mounted using mount .Use eject cdrom to unmount.

Diskettes are mounted via vold using volcheck and unmounted using eject (no command line arguments or floppy0 , etc.)

See the man page for vold
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