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Old 09-08-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
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Saving Data and Documents on Another partition by Default

I have installed Sinmply Mepis 6.0.1 on one of the partition of my only hard disk on Dell Inspiron B130 laptop.
How I configure Linux so that all my documents and data are automatically saved to the fourth partition by default?
Please give detailed directions as this is the first time I am using Linux.
Old 09-08-2007, 11:46 AM   #2
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i guess if your using gui then just make sure its mounted with something like

mkdir /mnt/files
mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/files

then just use your gui to "save as" to there
Old 09-08-2007, 01:24 PM   #3
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It will take a bit more than that. If you do it that way, you won't have any permissions to write to that directory. You also need to

sudo chown username:users /mnt/files

Personally, I like having my extra partitions right in my home directory, in which case you'd use:

mkdir /home/username/files
sudo mount /dev/??? /home/username/files *

followed by the chown as illustrated but with "/home/username/files" instead.

* ??? represents the partition in question. Depending on the sort of hard disk you are using, that should be either hda5 or sda5. Since you're still using Mepis6, I would guess the former.


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