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Old 07-28-2003, 10:12 PM   #1
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Hard drive and cdrom icon on desktop help

how can i put icons of my hardrive and cdrom on my desktop like I did with win xp?

Old 07-28-2003, 10:23 PM   #2
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There are a variety of ways to go about that. I believe that both the Gnome desktop and KDE do that for you automaticlly. If, like me, you're using an environment that doesn't have that feature built in, I'd reccomendROX-Filer ; you probably also want to use ROX-session to make sure that those icons stay stuck to your desktop.
Old 07-28-2003, 10:27 PM   #3
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Using redhat 9 and gnome you can just right click....type the path to your mount point like /mnt/HDD or whatever. and choose the link option. They will be there forever whether it is mounted or not. Your mileage may vary.
Old 07-28-2003, 10:46 PM   #4
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you can proceed to do what kitaran says, but as of your cdrom, there isn't much point, cause i see your using mandrake 9.1, and upon cd insertion the icon is placed on the desktop, so there fails to be a need to have a link cause again once you insert the cd, it will still make the icon leaving you with two icons.
Old 07-29-2003, 10:57 AM   #5
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In Slack 9 I did like Kitaran, but being more specific:

Right click > New > Hard Drive
Right click > New > CDROM Drive

And type /dev/hdaX or /mnt/win or /mnt/hdaX to the HD (do you know what is hdaX?)
-- X is a number, specifying the partition of the HD--
And /dev/cdrom to the CD

But you need to have the partition already mounted with the cmd mount or the auto mount configured in /etc/fstab.

Any questions?


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