Linux handles devices differently than Windows. All physical and logical devices will have a node in /dev instead of a registry entry. For example, linux might interpret your C: drive as /dev/hda1. /dev/hda is the physical drive, /dev/hda1 - n are the partitions.
You can use the Hardware Browser located in the System Tools menu to see a graphical representation. The program /sbin/fdisk is used to modify the partition table. For example, /sbin/fdisk /dev/hda will allow you to modify that drive's table. There are other utilities out there such as parted, but I'd recommend mastering fdisk.
To access other partitions, you use the 'mount' command. For example, executing mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/drive_d will mount the second partition of /dev/hda to the directory /mnt/drive_d. The file /etc/fstab also contains entries of filesystems that are mounted on bootup.
Last edited by jtang613; 18th November 2004 at 03:10 PM.