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Old 01-03-2008, 12:00 PM   #1
axelgenus
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RAID icon device in GNOME 2.20


Hi guys,

I have a RAID-0 partition configured with dmraid but Nautilus doesn't show it in "Computer". It shows me the Windows partition but not the RAID one... how can I add it there?

Bye, Ale.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 12:24 AM   #2
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It's not going to show you the partition per-se. All you get is the unix-like directory structure; /home, /mnt, /usr etc. You can see the partitions you have by:
Code:
cd /dev
ls
You'll get a long list, you are interested in hda#, hdb# for IDE drives and sda#, sdb# etc for SATA and SCSI. If you have to mount them individually, use:
Code:
su
mount /dev/sda# /media/*destination*
Substitute where necessary.


I always recommend having /home on a different partition, just in case you have to reinstall Linux, you won't lose your data and preferences.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 04:06 AM   #3
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It's not going to show you the partition per-se. All you get is the unix-like directory structure; /home, /mnt, /usr etc.
Yes, I know but at least I would have GNOME to show me the device icon on the desktop as other devices (i.e. USB sticks and HDD): if I put it in /etc/fstab it automatically mount the RAID partition at boot-time but no icon is shown anywhere.

The strangest thing is that other devices are mounted automatically by gnome-mount even if they're not in /etc/fstab; I guess there is somewhere a configuration file which tells gnome-mount which devices have to be auto-mounted. Googling around I made my mind up: I think it's a HAL policy thing. Moreover other distros (i.e. Ubuntu and Debian) do the job but Fedora 8 doesn't.

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I always recommend having /home on a different partition, just in case you have to reinstall Linux, you won't lose your data and preferences.
I use to do this as well...

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Old 01-04-2008, 06:35 AM   #4
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Sorry about my simplified response just now Your profile on the left said that you're a LQ Newbie so I thought I should reply as clearly as possible.

I can fix your problem but only in KDE. Go to KDE Control Centre> Desktop> Behaviour> Device Icons and you can tick whichever icons you want to display on the desktop.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 08:39 AM   #5
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Sorry about my simplified response just now Your profile on the left said that you're a LQ Newbie so I thought I should reply as clearly as possible.
Nevermind, I don't ask so many questions: I prefer looking for the answer myself but I didn't managed to solve this problem alone so...

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I can fix your problem but only in KDE. Go to KDE Control Centre> Desktop> Behaviour> Device Icons and you can tick whichever icons you want to display on the desktop.
I should really pass on to KDE since GNOME is almost the same since 2.14 (no new features) and moreover I'm still in love with amaroK.

I guess I'll return to my beloved Gentoo...

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