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Old 12-30-2007, 11:49 AM   #1
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multi-partitions


I want to have 2 additional data partitions for linux. I am new to linux and I have created the partitions as ext3, but am unable to change the name or change to read/write.. any ideas?

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Old 12-30-2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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Hi,


In order we're able to help you, 'you have to help us' and by this I mean that you have to give us as much details as you can, remember that we're not in front of your system

So,

- what are the devices names of those partitions?

- Did you mount those partitions? if so, how did you do it? (commands, options you used)

Beside that, I recommend you to read the man pages of fstab, mount and fdisk




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Old 12-30-2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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Sorry about that. I have tried changing the names by mounting(going into computer, right clicking and clicking mount).

These partitions are /dev/sda8 and /dev/sda9
 
Old 12-30-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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What name are you wanting changed. Detailing us what it is now and how you want it will help to understand what exactly you want done.

Best method is add them to /etc/fstab the way you need them and you can have them automounted on boot or leave unmounted and mount later. Reading the man pages of the mount with help to identify many options.
man mount
man fstab

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Old 12-30-2007, 01:17 PM   #5
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Thanks, I am too used to windows with changing the name of a partition.. I figured out how to link it though I am not too keen on having the icons on the desktop.. any ways to hide those? I looked in the mount man and didnt find anything on that.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 01:28 PM   #6
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Which gui are you using?

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Old 12-30-2007, 02:05 PM   #7
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Im assuming Gnome
 
Old 12-30-2007, 02:15 PM   #8
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Not a Gnome user so no idea on configuration.

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Old 12-30-2007, 05:24 PM   #9
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Hide device icons?

If that is what you want to hide, then, press Alt + F2, type gconf-editor, press Enter, go to:

Apps --> Nautilus --> Desktop

On the right, uncheck the option 'volumes_visible'



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