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Old 05-23-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
midnightreport
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Disabling Nautilus automount for external hd on Mint 6


Hello friends,

I have been using Linux Mint 6 for a few months now, but this is my first post to the forums. Loving Linux so far, by the way.

Anyway, my n00b question. Awhile back, when I plugged in an external USB hard drive with Mint running, it would throw up a dialog box asking for my password for authorization to mount the drive. I recall checking a box saying something like "always automount"...

When I plug in my external hard drive, I want Nautilus to display the drive in the left-hand "Places" column, but NOT automatically mount the drive. How would I go about setting that up?

Thank you so much!
 
Old 05-23-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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using gnome, you want
Code:
$ gnome-volume-preferences
Or at least, its the easiest way off the top of my head
 
Old 05-23-2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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using gnome, you want
Code:
$ gnome-volume-preferences
Or at least, its the easiest way off the top of my head
okay, I tried gnome-volume-preferences in a terminal, but it gives me "command not found". I tried this as root, with sudo, and hitting Alt+F2 for Run Application. I'm not really sure...am I doing something wrong?
 
Old 05-23-2009, 05:35 PM   #4
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Not at all, thats my fault sorry-
Code:
$ gnome-volume-properties
 
Old 05-23-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
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The gnome-volume-properties gave me options for cameras and peripherals, but not anything that worked with automounting removable storage. Anyway, I got it sort of working the way I want, by going to Control Center>Authorizations and forcing Admin Authentication under Active Console for org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable

Thanks for all your help though!
 
Old 05-23-2009, 06:24 PM   #6
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Ah no worries- though it should be the first tab in that programme. Good luck in the rest of linux, hopefully the rest is as intuitive for you
 
  


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