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Old 11-19-2003, 03:49 PM   #1
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Mounted Drive...using its files


Ok, I finally got my 160 gb hard drive mounted. I checked in terminal, and it showed files I remember being on that drive. How would I get to access these files through the use of folders. My other hard drive has a folder on the desktop in which I can access files. I want the same for my other hard drive, without using Terminal to access every file.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:03 PM   #2
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This is a difficult question for anyone to answer when you do not give us any details of what system you are running and what desktop you are using.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:06 PM   #3
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Im using Redhat 9, im not sure what other info is needed
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:21 PM   #4
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1. Make a directory to mount the drive on
2. Mount the drive
3. If you want it mounted on boot, edit /etc/fstab
4. Make the desktop link you want that points to it.

# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:26 PM   #5
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Its already mounted. Its just a matter of being able to open files, i can see them thru terminal, but im unsure how to get direct access
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:35 PM   #6
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Then (assuming KDE) open konqueror. Navigate to where your files are mounted eg /mnt/anotherdisk, and open that. If that is what you want, you can right-click and drag a directory to your desktop. Choose 'Make Link'.

That's it.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:43 PM   #7
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...oops LEFT-click and drag a directory to your desktop
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:48 PM   #8
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its saying i dont have access rights to that location....

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Old 11-19-2003, 04:53 PM   #9
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This is difficult for me to answer: What desktop are you running?
Maybe gnome (there's a footprint-thingy at the bottom left of the screen)
Maybe KDE (There's a K-thingy at the bottom left of the screen)
Are you runnning a graphical interface at all (or are you just text-based)?

Give us some hints please!
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:54 PM   #10
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Gnome i think lol....

its graphical....im running the default Redhat 9 theme

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Old 11-19-2003, 04:58 PM   #11
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Is it time to read yet?

Different filesystems/desktop window managers means different methods and here we are in the dark......

# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting

man fstab
info fstab
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:59 PM   #12
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I've been reading for the last 2 days....none of it makes sense to me, hence me posting here.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:59 PM   #13
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OK, I am not used to gnome (I happen to like KDE), but I'll switch to gnome and be back later......
Meanwhile please post the output from

ls -Al /mnt

assuming /mnt is where you have mounted this disk.

later
 
Old 11-19-2003, 05:03 PM   #14
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drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 18 16:44 cdrom
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 18 16:44 floppy
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 19 15:16 fuck
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 19 15:20 fucker
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 19 12:43 Mount
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 19 12:54 Mount2
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 19 15:31 pos
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 19 14:36 shit
dr-x------ 1 root root 8192 Nov 11 18:48 windows

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lol, its mounted to windows....all the others were my pissed off attempts to mount
 
Old 11-19-2003, 05:05 PM   #15
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Back from gnome. Woooo, that was scarey!

In gnome: Foot->Applications->File Tools-> Nautilus.

Navigate to the directory you want, then RIGHT click (why does gnome have to be different from KDE, or vice versa?) and drag it to the desktop. Choose link.
 
  


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