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Old 03-31-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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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,
 
Old 04-01-2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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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?
 
Old 04-01-2008, 03:01 PM   #3
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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?
 
Old 04-01-2008, 05:47 PM   #4
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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,
 
Old 04-01-2008, 10:39 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 04-02-2008, 12:22 AM   #6
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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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