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Old 03-22-2009, 04:11 PM   #31
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I think the easiest way is GParted. It should be included with Gnome, but can be used on other desktops as well.
CAUTION: Formatting means that you lose all data on a partition.

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How do I format it?
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DOH
H.J.Simpson
*joking around*

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Old 03-22-2009, 10:37 PM   #32
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Ok, the drive's formatted in ext3.
Code:
pmount /dev/sda
didn't bring back any errors.

Now, how do I get the drive to appear on my desktop?

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:12 AM   #33
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If you mean "show up visually" with an icon or the like, then the exact answer will depend on what desktop environment (if any) you're in. In Gnome or KDE, for example, as I recall, you can choose to "show mounted drives on desktop", but I couldn't say exactly where that option gets set. It may help to open a new thread with that precise question. Eg, How do I show mounted drives on the desktop in Gnome?
 
Old 03-23-2009, 12:22 PM   #34
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Thanks!
 
Old 03-23-2009, 12:22 PM   #35
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mounted volumes usually appear on the gnome desktop, even if they weren't be mounted with HAL+DBus.
AFAIK the default group for Debian to enable mounts by users is plugdev.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 12:14 PM   #36
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I usually just install ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs and all is good.And if you have gnome and have gnome-volume-manager installed it will detect it when plugged in and automount it and create a icon on desktop..
I am installing Ubuntu 8.10 server and was curious about what other NTFS progs u needed to install other than NTFS-3G?
 
  


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