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Old 01-22-2008, 05:06 PM   #1
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mounting harddrives


This might be a simple question but anyway here goes..

I wanna mount my external harddisk so that is doesn't appear on my desktop, but only in Places->Computer.

How do i do that?
 
Old 01-22-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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please elaborate more.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 05:47 PM   #3
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This is how is mount my external harddisk(using fstab) at the moment

/dev/sdb1 /media/My_Book vfat user,auto,uid=1000,umask=022 0 0

The thing is that when i mount the device under /media an icon showing "My_Book" appears on my desktop. I don't wanna have that icon there.

I would like if that icon was showing under places->computer.

could that be done?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:17 AM   #4
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in the /etc/fstab edit
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 auto noauto,owner,users,rw 0 0
now go to your /mnt/ and create the directory (folder) name it sdb1.
now everytime you boot you can go to the /mnt/sdba1 and open it up.
you may need to as root or super user type mount /dev/sdb1 do not forget to unmount ok if you pull the usb cable out with out unmounting or a correct shut down it is very hard on the vfat file table. if it doesnt mount then change the the ftab to vfat.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 07:44 AM   #5
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Thanks Drakeo...
 
Old 01-27-2008, 06:14 PM   #6
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hmm

I mounted the device under /mnt

here is my fstab
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/My_Book vfat user,auto,uid=1000,umask=022
0 0


but sometimes when i log on there is an icon on my Desktop and sometimes there aren't..isn't that i bit strange??
 
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