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Old 02-16-2005, 02:16 AM   #1
patricodog
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Navigating, Gnome and KDE


I just installed FC3 tonight and so far it hasn't given me any trouble whatsoever I just need to know how to Navigate to my NTFS Windows Partition and my Slave HDD (hdb) and how to switch between KDE and GNOME (I installed both packages during FC install). Thanks for the help guys, I'm hoping I can learn to spend most of my time in Linux and not Windows.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 03:06 AM   #2
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i donīt use fedora, but here goes:
- for NTFS support you need to install ntfs support
- hdb can be mounted automatically at boot time via /etc/fstab config file. manually wiht mount-command.
-kde/gnome can be switched at least in login manager (session-button)
 
Old 02-16-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
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I remember with Mandrakelinux 10.1 I could just go to root and find a folder with my windows partition and i could also get to my hdb without having to d any extra installations. Besides that, how should I edit that config file to locate my hdb?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 11:30 PM   #4
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For NTFS, check out http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/index.html.

Once you've istalled the NTFS support, log in as root (or, if you're using KDE, just open a superuser terminal window) and start an editor (I like "emacs," but "vi" or "gedit" will work) and edit /etc/fstab

Sometimes an illustration helps, so here's what my fstab looks like:

[21:21 ~] $ cat /etc/fstab
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0

# Added by hand . . .
/dev/hda1 /mnt/WinXP/c ntfs ro,umask=0222,uid=peter,gid=peter 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/WinXP/d ntfs ro,umask=0222,uid=peter,gid=peter 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/WinXP/g ntfs ro,umask=0222,uid=peter,gid=peter 0 0
/dev/hdg1 /mnt/WinXP/t vfat uid=peter,gid=peter 0 0
/dev/hdh1 /mnt/WinXP/z vfat uid=peter,gid=peter 0 0
/dev/hdd1 /mnt/Win98/c vfat uid=peter,gid=peter 0 0
/dev/hdd2 /mnt/Win98/d vfat uid=peter,gid=peter 0 0
/dev/hdf /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,managed 0 0
/dev/hde /media/cdrom auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,managed 0 0
 
Old 02-17-2005, 11:43 PM   #5
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Oh, forgot: You need to do a "mkdir /mnt/<something>" to create the mountpoint root, and additional "mkdir"s to create the actual mountpoints referenced in fstab.

Also, I have no idea why (well, the actual line contains a colon) the paste from my terminal output put those "simlies" in the post. Those lines (with the "smilies") are just for the removable devices (CD's, DVD's, etc) and not part of the "Added by hand" section, so just ignore them.
 
  


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