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Old 09-24-2003, 10:38 PM   #1
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Mounted Device names


I've tried to change the name that appears under a mounted share partition (FAT32) which resides on the same physical drive as my Linux partitions.

And after reading around the forums here and elsewhere I was able to edit my fstab file to allow automount and the such. However, when I try to rename the icon on my desktop I get the following message:

Creating directories is not supported with protocol devices

What does this mean and how can I rename these lengthy-named mounted devices' icons?

Thanks for any info!
 
Old 09-24-2003, 10:44 PM   #2
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Hey, what version of linux do you have?? (eg. Mandrake 9.0, Redhat 8.0 etc.)
 
Old 09-24-2003, 10:50 PM   #3
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Hey, what version of linux do you have?? (eg. Mandrake 9.0, Redhat 8.0 etc.)
DUH on me ... that would help, huh?

I'm running MDK 9.1
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:01 PM   #4
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Mandrake 9.1? Good

Try this:

First, delete the current links on your desktop. Then:

1. Go into the Mandrake controll panel (goto run program and type drakconf)

2. It should ask you for the root password. Type it in and hit <enter>

3. Now, go to mount points

4. Now, there should be an option for hard drives, yes? Click it

5. You should be presented with a window that diagrams your partitions on your harddrive in it.

6. If there is, click the partition that you want to rename, and then click the Mount Point button

7. Type "/mnt/****" where **** is what you want the name of your partition to show up as

8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for all other hard drives that you want to rename (but DO NOT rename the one that has just the "/" in it, or the green swap partition)

9. If you are satisfyed with your changes, click the OK or Apply button

10. You can now exit drakconf

11. Now, you can re-create the links on your desktop, which should be /mnt/**** (once again, **** refers to what you named it) unless, you go deeper than that **** if so, tell me
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:17 PM   #5
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OK, cool. Thanks for the assist, enigma Z (boy, you're fast).

I followed what you said and I *THINK* I understood what was going on. However, two things:

1) I was not able to delete the icons off my desktop. I tried the context menu(no delete menu item), dragging selected icons to the Trash bin(Copy Here, Link Here, Cancel) and the delete key on my keyboard and nothing worked.

2) And the names appearing under the drive icons are still really long .. example:

"Hard Disc (hda7) mounted at /mnt/windows"


When I do a properties on this icon and try to change the name I get that "Creating directories is not supported with protocol devices
" message and the rename is not done.

Let me know if I'm not making sense with my question and I'll try my darndest to clear it up!
 
Old 09-25-2003, 10:35 AM   #6
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Hmmmmm Did Linux create the Icon, or did you?

If you did, then there should be no problem deleting it unless you created a link to /dev/hda7 insted of /mnt/windows.

Check the properties of the icon and tell me where it links to
 
Old 09-25-2003, 10:44 AM   #7
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It's one of those special kde/gnome icons for disk drives. If it's kde, right click the desktop and click "Configure Desktop". Somewhere in the configuration menu there's an option asking what kinds of drives you want on the desktop. Uncheck the ones you don't want.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 11:39 AM   #8
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Thanks a lot for all the responses. I WILL get better with this stuff. I should have posted up-front that I was running Mandrake 9.1 with KDE desktop. Sorry about that ...

I'm not at home in front of my Linux box at the moment, so I'll have to address your suggestions when I do get back there. However, I didn't want to wait that long to thank you both for sharing your time and knowledge.

I hope to be able to help out someday!!!
 
  


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