2 operating systems, extra partition shared between them?
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But acraig said he doesn't have any Windows systems.
Sorry for that.
acraig can achieve it. If space is left,he can just create a separate partition with ext3/2 or vfat, from any of the both OS and can mount that on both, its for clean data sharing otherwise if dont have any space left just mount the used ext3/ext2 partition . Mount partition to a directory by,
Thanks for the response, but the partition isn't mounted in /media. I mounted it in /mnt and fstab reflects that. I did, however, mount the partition in /mnt as the label and directory name, not as sdb1.
Could that be the problem?
No, that's not the reason you're seeing an icon on your desktop. It's possibly a setting in your desktop manager, which one do you use, KDE, Gnome or some other? Which Linux are you using that the icon pops up? Does it go away if you unmount the directory?
Try looking in the desktop settings, or right click on the icon, to see what might be causing that to happen.
I have Dreamlinux 3.5 Gnome Desktop Edition. I could not find a setting for desktop icons. And there is no section called desktop manager/settings in the drop down menu.
There is a Gnome Control Panel, but nothing there allows you to control what desktop icons will appear. Only sessions, appearances, resolution, etcetera.
No, before it was mounted it did not show up on the desktop. But as soon as I partitioned and formatted the disk it showed in the disk mounter (a panel applet) as an unmounted volume.
I right clicked the icon and looked at the properties, as you suggested, but did not see anything that might affect desktop placement except this, under the tab "volume"...
Mount Options: rw errors=continue data=ordered
I have no idea what it means, but it is possible to change these mount options.
Also, I'm not sure if I mentioned that this new partition is on a secondary drive. Is it even possible to make such a partition a real part of the "file system"?
I ask because when I right click on the file system icon in "computer" it has no "drive" or "volume" tabs, but it does have a "link" tab (with the address "file:///") and the new partition does not.