new Ubuntu user w/ questions

Karl Larsen k5di at
Fri Feb 8 14:09:30 UTC 2008

Bob Holtzman wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2008, Rashkae wrote:
>> Bob Holtzman wrote:
>>> I recently decided to try out Ubuntu and have a couple of questions. I have RT'd a couple of FMs
>>> and tried to wade thru this list's archives with no luck. I'm running Ubuntu 7.10.
>>> 1. What is the purpose of having both /media/cdrom and /media/cdrom0? I realize one is a link 
> Thanks for the information. Is the /media/cdrom->/media/cdrom0 unique to 
> Ubuntu or is this the common setup now? I've been running Redhat 7.3 ever 
> since it was released and haven't kept up with developements.
> One more question: why a /media in addition to the /mnt I am used to? 
    For what it is worth the link is put in fstab so some older 
applications can find cdrom where they expect it.  As for /mnt and 
/media they are both in Fedora 8 as well. In Ubuntu the /media becomes 
the place to attach all the linux systems on your computer.

     My opinion of Ubuntu is it is another Linux just like Red Hat but 
with some very nice changes. People here are interested in getting 
applications to work. This is fresh and fun.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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