One of the more difficult aspects of working with a Linux system for those coming to Linux from Windows tends to be the subject of how to use removable media, including floppies, CDs, and DVDs. Using these types of storage on a Windows system is trivial. You just insert the disc and everything just works.
Using removable media with a Linux system, on the other hand, takes a little more effort. However, with a little bit of practice, it will become second nature to you. In this part of this chapter, you’ll learn how to make it all work. Specifically, we’re going to discuss the following tasks:
• Working with floppies
• Working with optical devices
• Working with USB and FireWire devices
Let’s begin by discussing how to ...