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terry-duell 03-31-2008 10:38 PM

No partitions mounted in /media when using Xfce
 
Hullo All,
I am running Fedora 8 and have been using gnome.
I thought I'd have a look at the Xfce window manager, and find it gererally good but none of the other disk partitions that gnome displays in the 'Computer' window and in /media are present.
Is this something that can managed within xfce somewhere, or does it result from some settings somewhere in Fedora?

Cheers,

Jongi 04-01-2008 02:16 PM

Are you saying you can't see them graphically or the mountpoints are not there? What happens you you type ls /media in a console?

SilentSam 04-01-2008 03:01 PM

I'm not 100% sure, but I remember Gnome listing available partitions, and then mounting them when you attempted to access them. Are your partitions listed in /etc/fstab?

terry-duell 04-01-2008 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jongi (Post 3107474)
Are you saying you can't see them graphically or the mountpoints are not there? What happens you you type ls /media in a console?

Nothing, nil return. /media has no content, as it appears when one opens /media directory viewer window.

Gnome shows a "Computer" icon on the desktop, which when opened shows all the partitions that are mounted in /media as well as all the CD and DVD drive icons. Xfce doesn't seem to provide that facility.
Gnome was mounting my Win2000 (NTFS) and other FAT32 partitions in /media, although I'm not sure where this done as there no entries in /etc/fstab for these mounts. Anyway, none of this is happening with Xfce.

All very mysterious.

Cheers,

SilentSam 04-01-2008 10:39 PM

You'll have to manually add your partitions to /etc/fstab then. Once you have done this, run 'mount -a' as root as a test; your partitions should then be mounted. All partitions listed in /etc/fstab are mounted at boot as well, so you'll only need to do this once.

terry-duell 04-02-2008 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilentSam (Post 3107840)
You'll have to manually add your partitions to /etc/fstab then

Is this normal for Xfce, or should one expect that partitions will be auto mounted into /media when using Xfce with Fedora 8, as per gnome behaviour?


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