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Old 06-28-2006, 04:08 PM   #1
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trouble mounting multiple partitions in Gparted

Does anyone with experience in GParted know how to mount multiple partitions on it? I can easily mount a filesystem onto /mnt/mnt/ but I don't see where I can mount anything else.

I basically want to be able to mount a ntfs partition and a usb partition so that I can backup selected files onto my usb stick. Both are listed as sda* devices.

I appreciate your help,
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I thought GParted was a partition editor--I don't know how you would use it to **mount** partitions.

The mount command is built into any Linux install and would not require GParted.

Maybe you can clarify exactly what you are doing. For example, if you create partitions with GParted, then you can mount them to your file system at any point you chose. /mnt/<mountpoint> is the most common, but you can mount (connect) a filesystem anywhere.
Old 07-01-2006, 01:37 AM   #3
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sorry about the ambiguity. I was talking about the GParted live cd which includes GParted along with a file manager, and command line with limited tools.

The reason I am having issues mounting anything is because since I am using a live cd I cannot necessarily create new directories (ie places to mount) anywhere I want. So far I have successfully found a mountable directory in /mnt/mnt but that is only good for mounting one mount point. I don't know where another is using this live cd and I was wondering if anyone who has experience using this great tool has successfully mounted two different filesystems at once.

To me this sounds like a silly question, but the last time I looked I only did see one place possible to mount something. You would think that I could just add another directory to /mnt but I cannot do this.

You are right, however, that you would not normally use this tool to mount anything (unless of course mounting is necessary for manipulating partitions). I just thought that it would be convienent if I could also use this tool for backing up selected files as well.



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