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Old 10-17-2003, 11:59 PM   #1
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How to make shortcut for Gnome desktop?


I want to make a shortcut for the mounted NTFS drive. Because it is read-only, when I right click the folder, the "make link" command is in gray.

anyone knows?

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Old 10-18-2003, 12:19 AM   #2
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you could write a script file that would link up automatically, but I think you want it in the GUI not the shell. If you want it in the shell send your hda info and ill make a script that you can copy and paste
 
Old 10-18-2003, 12:25 AM   #3
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I have edited fatab file to mount the NTFS auomatically when system start up. I think it is already quite conveinient to use cd command to do something on the shell.
Now I just want creat shortcut in the GUI, which is gnome desktop.

anyway thanks for your quick response!

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Old 10-18-2003, 12:28 AM   #4
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Yea, thats what I though, Im not that goodwith the GUI on Linux yet...

sorry it didnt help
 
Old 10-18-2003, 12:50 AM   #5
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Septanla, I am trying to edit fstab to automatically mount my NTFS drive- but it won't let me write to the file. I'm using vi to do this- could you tell me how you edited fstab?
Also, if you find out how to make a shortcut in the GUI, please, let me know!
thanks,
Avi
 
Old 10-18-2003, 12:55 AM   #6
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Now the support for mounting NTFS system is read-only as I know.
how did u get support for mounting NTFS? one approach is patching with a rpm. in this case, it is read-only. another is when you first install the system, you add some command to enable NTFS file system. whether NTFS is writable in that case I am not sure.
hope this clarified

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Old 10-18-2003, 01:11 AM   #7
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avram,
I believe if you want to create a shortcut in the gui all you need to do is:
ln -s target newlink

This will only work for things that don't require the command line though, like games etc. (If they do require the command line when you double click they do nothing) - of course you need the right permissions to execute/read the dir/executable

If you want to make shortcuts on your menu you can right click on it and use the menu editor(KDE) (you can probably do this in gnome)

septlana I think if you want to create a shortcut to the gnome desktop you have to link to ~/.gnome-desktop

If you guys use KDE you can get really useful tips on the gui from Kandalf's tips
 
Old 10-18-2003, 03:05 AM   #8
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I guess the main thing I need to know is how to edit the fstab file. I got the RPM for NTFS, and I can mount the drive alright in the terminal- I just wanted to get the drive mounted when linux boots. The site that had the RPM explained how to do this, by adding a line in fstab, but I can't seem to write to fstab- as it complains that it is a read-only file.
thanks in advance for any help
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Old 10-18-2003, 03:41 AM   #9
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ok- I logged in as root and used gedit to add the line to fstab and it worked- now all I have to do is make a shortcut to /mnt/windows on my desktop.
Thanks for all your help
Avi
 
Old 10-18-2003, 03:44 AM   #10
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you can still save it in Vi (shift-ZZ) in you are logged in as root.
when you are in root, using vi to edit fstab. it has a warning message when you first try to open using vi, anyway, go ahead, press "e" then you can edit fstab.
inside you can see the mount command for some drives, you can input the same way except specifying your partition in NTFS. if you want a normal user still can access the mounted drive, add usmak=0 at the option section.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 03:46 AM   #11
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that sounds good
:-)

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Old 10-18-2003, 03:49 AM   #12
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septania- I just got a link created that points to my NTFS drive. This is what I did:
1. right click on desktop and choose "New Launcher"
2. click on the pull-down menu for "type" and choose "link"
3. type in the directory that your NTFS drive is mounted to in the "command" field
4. click OK and that should create the link!
let me know if that works for you
 
Old 10-18-2003, 04:05 AM   #13
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That works, thanks!

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