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Old 02-10-2005, 07:02 AM   #1
AVD_ZM
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how to show partitions in gnome's computer


hey, just wondering how could i make Gnome's computer show my other partitions,
like window's partitions.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:29 PM   #2
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gnome should automatically pick up and link to all of the partitions that your user account has access to.
normally i get it to do this right by logging out and back in again after adding a new mount -- but there's probably a way to do this at will, from within GNOME, which i'd be interested to hear about as well.

in any case, say you add a new SMB partition using Webmin (a very easy task thanks to this versatile interface) -- all you have to do is check the <i>allow users to mount this partition</i> box and voilą, GNOME will display it on users' desktops as of their next login.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:47 PM   #3
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just to check if we're talking about the same thing,
first Gnome's computer is like my computer in windows.

when u open my computer it shows u all the drives n partitions.
that what i'm looking for.

i do have webmin n yes it loads the partitions auto but not in computer
in /media/c

where c is the partition.

Last edited by AVD_ZM; 02-10-2005 at 12:53 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:09 PM   #4
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yes, we are indeed talking about the same thing

HAVING webmin installed is one thing -- what i meant to say is that if you actually USE webmin to set up SMB / other partitions and check off the box marked 'allow users to mount this partition', these mounts should show up in GNOME's 'Computer' the next time you log in.

again, i'm mentioning webmin because it's relatively simple, reliable, and works pretty much the same across different distributions. there are many other tools that can do the job as well.

if you want to get into the nitty-gritty of things, you could directly edit your /etc/fstab file and make sure the 'user' flag is mentioned on the given partition(s), but i'm not 100% sure that this is all that GNOME needs.

the other thing you should make sure of is that your user account has at least read access to the partition/mount in question.
 
  


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