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Old 02-01-2009, 05:00 AM   #1
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I want Kingston USB storage to be mounted to a folder on desktop automatically........

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Old 02-01-2009, 05:04 AM   #2
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please use useful thread titles and provide enough information for us to help you. What distro and desktop are you using for a start?
 
Old 02-01-2009, 06:34 AM   #3
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The basic fact that you're posting a question signifies that you need help. That is well established.

In your terminal, type
Code:
man mount
That will give you all the information you need.
It's a very well written man page.
To be of further assistance to you... in you terminal, as root, type
Code:
mount [your device] [where you want it mounted]
Learn about device naming..

Maybe use ubuntu. They will do that for you automatically.

[Also I noticed that the Second poster didn't much seem concerned with lending a resolution. If it is discouraged to give a malformed thread this much attention please let me know. maybe pm.]
 
Old 02-01-2009, 07:09 AM   #4
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The basic fact that you're posting a question signifies that you need help. That is well established.

In your terminal, type
Code:
man mount
That will give you all the information you need.
It's a very well written man page.
To be of further assistance to you... in you terminal, as root, type
Code:
mount [your device] [where you want it mounted]
Learn about device naming..

Maybe use ubuntu. They will do that for you automatically.

[Also I noticed that the Second poster didn't much seem concerned with lending a resolution. If it is discouraged to give a malformed thread this much attention please let me know. maybe pm.]
The way I see it, my fellow moderator asked for information vital to provide the needed help in the first place. This is pretty much standard operating procedure. Without knowing what distro and desktop environment the OP is using it's tough to say what would be a good recommendation to give him (which is why we end up with people giving RTFM instructions on how to use mount).
 
Old 02-01-2009, 08:47 AM   #5
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[Also I noticed that the Second poster didn't much seem concerned with lending a resolution.
That's actually a pretty standard first response. In this case, the answer does to some extent depend on the distro.

Note the timing:
The first response is 4 minutes after the thread was opened. The lack of any followup after almost 4 hours suggests that we may not hear from this person again.

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If it is discouraged to give a malformed thread this much attention please let me know.
No such guidelines---Some of us have simply learned to not say much until it is evident that the OP is serious.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 04:31 PM   #6
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[Also I noticed that the Second poster didn't much seem concerned with lending a resolution.
As others have said it really would depend a lot. whilst the mount command is a useful command for mounting this, I would certainly have not expected a formal solution to use it. Access to removable devices within modern DE's is really very advanced, and never drop back to mount commands themselves. Indeed AFAIR my gnome / ubuntu 8.10 system does put usb devices on the desktop by default, as well as adding them to various menus on demand. Never looked under the hood enough to really find what is doing that. gam maybe, possibly hal / udev pushing up from underneath.

whilst it's very simple to mount a deice with the mount command, if it's not conducive to obtaining the actual desired end result, in this specific instance it would most likely have a negative impact mentioning it at all.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 07:23 AM   #7
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Well... I appreciate your replies and thoroughness. And to keep from footing my mouth further
I'll just say Thank you. You're doing a great job.
 
  


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