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Old 01-04-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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only root can see other HDDs?

ok.... I finally got linux to see my "windows" drives. FANTASTIC!
well i copied & pasted my "floppy" icon 3 times & named them c d e (respectively) representing the DOS drive letters.
(I'm in root btw)
i change the properties so that they go to the appropriate drive & that works fine.
if i do the same in any other login than root, I cant access them.

Another thing.... these "shortcuts" on my desktop (root) disappear the next time I log on! What's up with that??????????

bottom line... i would like shortcuts that dont disappear, & be able to access my HDDs without being in root.
Old 01-04-2004, 08:09 PM   #2
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Which desktop-/window-manager are you using?

As for the "can't access" bit I'd recommend searching
this site ... there's been LOTS of threads dealing with
this "problem" ...

Old 01-04-2004, 08:11 PM   #3
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i had a similar prob with a cdrom...can u hit ur floppy from root?? can u see it in fstab??also try checking the permissions on the hdd
Old 01-04-2004, 08:31 PM   #4
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i'm using kde, just that question makes me wanna try gnome.
what is fstab, i thought it would be a dir, but its a file. if i mkdir i get no error, but the dir aint there if i try to access the dir i just made.
i tried mkdir ./fstab too.
i did a chmod 777 on the "drives"
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fstab is a file located at /etc/fstab - in it you can set drives and partitions to automatically mount at boot time, and you can also specify permissions for normal non-root users to mount and unmount certain drives. Read the man page for fstab for more information.


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