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Old 07-14-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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Is there a GUI tool for using "mount"


hi guys, im trying to mount a drive and having troubles with the console version of this app, i would much prefer a GUI tool for it. i tried google but couldnt seem to find anythign like it so if anyone knows one it would help me heaps....thanks
 
Old 07-14-2004, 01:35 PM   #2
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Not AFAIK - what problems are you having? Did you create a mount point?
 
Old 07-14-2004, 01:40 PM   #3
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I cant seem to get an NTFS partition to mount on my external HDD

i have a 80 gig in my laptop and 120 gig external

laptop hs 40 gig NTFS and 40 gig EXT3 and they auto mounted with my mandrake 10 install fine
thats /hda1

external has 100gig NTFS and 20gig fat32 the fat32 auto mounted fine with the setup as well it just wont display the contents of the NTFS partition on /sda1
its tried to mount it and there is a folder for it in the /mnt folder it just shows nothing though??
 
Old 07-14-2004, 01:41 PM   #4
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Do you maen you have trouble editing fstab to include the drive? try using emacs (if you have it installed- $ emacs /etc/fstab)
 
Old 07-14-2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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nah i can edit fstab file, what im saying is that the first partition of my external drive wont read the files


cat /etc/fstab


/dev/hdc5 / ext3 noatime 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
none /mnt/win_c2 supermount dev=/dev/sda1,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
none /mnt/win_d supermount dev=/dev/sda2,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc6 swap swap defaults 0 0


everything works fine here except this

none /mnt/win_c2 supermount dev=/dev/sda1,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0

this is what was auto generated by mandrake with install, i haven't changed anything there but when i goto /mnt/win_c2 it just shows nothing
the partition uses NTFS filesystem
 
Old 07-14-2004, 01:55 PM   #6
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ah guys, thanks for trying to help but ive managed to get this to work now, thanks


it was just a matter of manual mount

mount -t NTFS /dev/sda1 /mnt/drivefoldername


EDIT: i cant access the mounted folder unless im logged in as root now???

i tried changing the permissions of the folder but it wont let me, and when i try to mount it when not logged in as root it tells me that only root can do that?? *sigh*

Last edited by stuart; 07-14-2004 at 02:00 PM.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 10:41 AM   #7
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try changing "umask=0" to "umask =000"
 
Old 07-18-2004, 10:32 PM   #8
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i m not very sure about this but you can check it out. Last time, enabling write ability to NTFS partition was still experimental and considered dangerous to enable. Perhaps the write ability is not enabled in your kernel?

And from your fstab file:
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none /mnt/win_c2 supermount dev=/dev/sda1,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
your fs is set to vfat instead of ntfs. changing this to fs=ext2:ntfs may help....
 
Old 07-19-2004, 05:07 AM   #9
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GUI for mount - try 'usermount'. I comes with Redhat and Fedora (not sure of other distro).
 
  


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