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Old 09-08-2004, 02:38 AM   #1
soul_rebel
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Adding device shorcuts to "drives:/"


I'm using suse and ond the desktop there is a "my computer" icon which points to "drives:/" . Here there are the floppy and the dvd devices.
The same is accessible trough some applications' menus like "open" or "save as" under "devices"
I'd like to add other devices here. But it says you can't write on drives:/ (not even root)
any clue?

see you later
 
Old 09-10-2004, 07:34 AM   #2
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just wanted to stay "up" for a while
no one knows hot to do that uh?
 
Old 09-10-2004, 11:35 AM   #3
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I'm not exactly certain what you are referring to since I don't use Suse (are these KDE or Gnome features, by any chance?), but I think I can guess.

I believe that the devices you see are the devices in your /etc/fstab file. In other words, it's a list of the hard disk partitions and removable media available to your system, things you can mount and unmount. You can't add just anything because they have to actually be set up as *separate* devices to be listed there. If you want to have a certain directory tree such as /home listed there, for example, you'd have to set it up with it's own HD partition and set it up to mount via /etc/fstab (or something similar like automount) for it to show up as a device.

Check your /etc/fstab file. If the entries there match what you see in the devices list, then what I said above is certainly correct.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 11:52 AM   #4
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where are talking about kde, sorry

it's not a matter of what's in fstab,

My fstab is very long and i don't want to add shortcut to a path, but to a device (a partition, a raid set)...
actually i have floppy and dvd in drives:/ so i guess that only removables devices are listed there as default.

Anyway it is a setting that must be in file somewhere, and it can be changed! nothing is impossible in linux

see you, thanks anyway
 
  


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