[SOLVED] Completely new to Linux - any tips/hints?
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I ended up deciding to install Mint as the sole OS, everyhting seems to be working fine apart from when I click on my hard drive I get the error 'unable to mount location'. Shouldn't this be mounting automatically on start up?
What do you mean by it's already using the disk? When I go to 'Home' and then 'Documents' for example I can open a document that I created and saved their earlier, and at the bottom it says '1 file, 458gb of free date'.
Are you saying that the hard drive is working fine and clicking on the hard drive under 'Computer' in Linux just isn't supposed to open the drive in the way clicking c:/ would in Windows?
Its possible, I've never seen Mint.
If you run one or more of those terminal/cli cmds, you should see the exact disk layout, down to the partition and sizes, so you can check if its what you expect.
Do check those links as well.
Mint uses it's own File Manager (Nemo), but Nautilus used to do this as well, but I see on Jesse (Nautilus 3.4.2) the hard drive partition that is mouned as / is no longer listed, it is accesible solely by the File System icon on the sidebar. Use the File System shortcut, it's basically the equivalent of clicking Window's C: or D: or whatever the system drive happens to be.