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Old 09-14-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
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Mounting Partitions?


I have multiple partitions on multiple drives and would like them to auto mount so they are accessible by opening the devices folder on the desktop when I start Mandriva 2006.

The partitions I would like to access are all ext3fs.

My windows xpee Partition is the only one that made it into my fstab file during the install of mandriva.Why is that?

Thanks for any info.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 11:37 PM   #2
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Include the necessary entries for the other partitions, that you wish to access, in the /etc/fstab file.

Make folders in /mnt folder and mount the partitions.

If you use KDE in Mandriva, then Right click on empty area on the desktop and click "Configure Desktop". Select "Behavior" from the left panel. Check the "Mounted Hard Disc Partition". This will display all the partitions mounted by /etc/fstab.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 12:54 AM   #3
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I successfully added a mounted partition to fstab and made a desktop icon to access it.

I cant seem to write to it?I dont have write permission.How do I get write permission?

Thanks
 
Old 09-16-2006, 12:56 AM   #4
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Add "rw" to the options list for the relevant partition(s) in fstab. Presumably you mounted it with "defaults" in your fstab and I believe read-only is one of the defaults.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 07:39 AM   #5
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If you use the control centre to mount the partitions, it will make the entries in fstab for you.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 07:58 AM   #6
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Hey, and a great page, to explain you more about editing your fstab file.

http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/fstab.html
 
Old 09-16-2006, 10:17 AM   #7
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I used the control center to create and label the partitions but it didnt add them to fstab.I thought it would also.

Below is my fstab file.I'm working on hda11.I still cant create folders or drag any from my Desktop.

Thanks for the link I'll read.

/dev/hda7 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0022,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto umask=0022,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0022,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=0022,nls=iso8859-1,rw 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda11 /data ext3 rw 1 1
 
Old 09-17-2006, 01:26 AM   #8
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FWIW, these are the entries in my fstab file for HD partitions:
Quote:
/dev/sda6 /share xfs defaults 1 2
/dev/sda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
 
Old 02-16-2007, 06:37 PM   #9
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the mount you cannot write to I presume is your ntfs drive
there is no built in support for writing to ntfs drive in any distro I'm aware of

there are drivers you can get to enable RW access to ntfs drives
here is one you can download at sourceforge

I have not tested this myself nor do I know of anyone that has, try this at your own risk

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