I am configuring my installation of Damn Small Linux and I have few questions.
I need to access my pendrive. What drivers do I need?
What is the purpose of the
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In short :
/opt - Configuration files for add-on apps /dev - the folder where the devices are created at boot /mnt - holds the mount points for storage devices (same as /media on some distros)
theres a full description here
to mount a pendrive you need to issue a mount command, e.g:
mount /dev/yourusbdevice /mnt/yourmountpoint
probably something like
mkdir /mnt/pendrive mount /dev/sdaX /mnt/pendrive sdaX = your pendrive device
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OldJim has this mostly right, but some clarifications:
/opt is an alternative to /usr/local - it is often used for installing large third party (not part of the distro, not managed by the package manager) software, not just configuration files. It is pretty much like c:\Program Files\ except that it will be divided up by application rather than company that made the applications and most people do not install software this way on a Linux system - a distro's package manager is much more powerful and easier to use.
/dev is for file objects that abstract over a physical device. Most of the files in /dev are not actual devices that exist - they can also represent hypothetical devices or pseudo devices, for example /dev/pty is a pseudo terminal used by some software to access a virtual terminal or console display as if it were a hardware terminal device. On my netbook there is a /dev/cdrom, /dev/cdrw, /dev/dvdrom, and /dev/dvdrw and I don't have any optical media reader on that computer - those dev files are dummy placeholders that would only do anything interesting if the hardware existed.