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Old 11-20-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
roadrash-uk
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link to partition on desktop


I was wondering how i can create a folder on my xfce4 desktop that acts as a link to a folder in etc/mnt/hda1 that contains a windows fat32 partition. from what i understand, i need to create a folder on my desktop and then create a soft symbolic link to the folder etc/mnt/hda1

my windows partition is mounted at startup in fstab to a folder etc/mnt/hda1 like this

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/dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 vfat defaults,noatime 0 0
can you tell me what i need to do to make this link & can you also please look at the entry i made in my fstab (above) & tell me if i entered it corectly as partition that all users have read/write access to?
 
Old 11-20-2006, 06:10 PM   #2
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Not sure where the Desktop is in your home directory since haven't used xfce for a long time. But the command would like this on say KDE.
ln -s /mnt/hda1 /home/username/Desktop/hda1

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Old 11-20-2006, 06:16 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if xfce supports desktop icons directly. I think I heard something on the Linux Reality podcast about using nautilus or something else for that purpose.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 06:37 PM   #4
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Thanks brian I'll give that a try. The desktop does support icons and they are in the folder home/username/desktop as you said.

you didn't say whether the entry i made in my fstab had been given the right atributes to allow all users full read/write access to this partition. It was only guess work and lets me read it but doesn't let me copy to it. Can you take a look at it and tell me if i did it correctly.

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/dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 vfat defaults,noatime 0 0
 
Old 11-20-2006, 07:06 PM   #5
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Soory missed that part. Use a line similiar like this. To read up on the other options mentioned use the man command. Example: man fstab or man mount or man just about any command or config file to learn what it can do.
Code:
 /dev/sda1               /mnt/sda1               auto    umask=000,users,noauto,owner,rw,sync,dirsync   0 0
Remove the noauto option for it to mount at boot. umask=000 is the main item to allow everyone to write to it no matter who mounted it.

Brian

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