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Old 01-21-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
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Why won't separate ext4 home partition show in Nautilus in Mint 10?


Hi all,

I have this configuration on my laptop:

1. NTFS windows 7 partition 122 GB
2. Extended linux mint 10 partition 108GB including:

3. ext4 root partition, 14.75 GB
4. linux-swap partition, 5.06 GB
5. ext4 home partition, 88.68 GB

6.fat32 HP_TOOLS 2 GB (windows system info tool)

The problem is that mint won't show my home folder as a separate partition. In other words, nautilus file manager (on the left side and when you click computer)only shows the filesystem partition. The home partition must be mounted correctly, 'cause if I right click > properties on the home folder, it says I have 82.6 GB free, which is only possible if it's mounted correctly.

In Ubuntu 10.10 I could see my home partition. Is this normal in Mint?

Thanks everyone,

Alex
 
Old 01-22-2011, 07:38 PM   #2
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You are saying that in Nautilus on the left side it does not show a folder called "Alex"? If so, that is your home directory.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 09:07 AM   #3
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No, it's not that. I can see my "Alex" home folder, I just can't see it as a separate partition. But, for instance when I click the "Computer" icon, I can only see the "filesystem" partition (apart of course from the windows ones). When I had ubuntu for example, when I clicked "Computer", I could see the "filesystem" partition and the "home" partition.

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Old 01-23-2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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I do not have a "Computer" icon on the left side of Nautilus in either Mint or Ubuntu. Also, the contents on the left side are very similar.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:36 PM   #5
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Oh, you are talking about the "computer" icon on the desktop, aren't you? In Ubuntu 10.04 when I double-click on that, the home partition does not show up - although it is a separate partition as shown in GPartEd
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:34 PM   #6
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If it is the home partition, it is mounted in /home. If it is mounted in /home, all you have to do is browse to /home and you're already in it. And since your user profile is a subdirectory of /home, you couldn't log in if it wasn't recognized.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 02:31 PM   #7
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There's nothing actually wrong with my system, I can do all the things normally. I was just wondering why the home partition doesn't show up as a separate one in nautilus, even though it's mounted correctly and works fine. Thanks for your help anyhow.
 
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It shouldn't. If your home directory happens to be on it, it should show it as part of the system, because if it wasn't recognized you couldn't log in.
 
  


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