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> What Is A 'block Device'
post Mar 10 2003, 12:50 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Can somebody tell me what a 'block device' is. The reason i would like to know is because I am trying to mount cdrom by typing the following:

mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

however I get the following message:

mount: the kernel does not recognize /dev/cdrom as a block device (maybe ! ' insmod driver' ?).
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post Mar 12 2003, 08:13 PM
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a block device is any storage device connected to your computer

i think....

hard drive
exteral usb hard drive



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