On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 06:49:38AM +0000, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Synopsis: I am pursuing this direction and these goals but have no knowledge > of the path befor me I have been working with BSD at home know for about two months > and still do not have a working cd rom , but my knowledge is growing I really feel > this need to grasp more but I do not know what it is that I am not understanding. > Any help would be appreciated.
Well, while trying to do it all yourself is a good way to learn, so is asking the avice of those more knowledgeable -- and it usually gets you a quicker solution to your problems. You say you've still not got a working CD Rom. Presumably you want us to help you get it to work, as a step towards learning more about FreeBSD and computers in general? In which case, you need to help us to help you. A vague question like "how can I fix my CD Rom" cannot really have a useful answer -- you need to tell us exactly what it is about your CD Rom that isn't behaving in the way you expect -- what commands you typed, and what the system response was. Tell us also what you've tried to do to fix the problem, and why it didn't work. In fact, preparing a question in this way will often clarify things in your own mind, so that you suddenly see the answer or think of a few more things to try. Leaping out of your chair, striking your forehead and yelling "D'Oh! It so obvious!" would not be an unusual reaction. A more detailed article about how to ask questions intelligently can be found at: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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