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Old 01-03-2007, 06:41 AM   #1
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Problems in mounting drives

i am a newbie to linux and mandriva (mandriva free 2007). I think i am encountering some strang behavior by mandriva when trying to mount the external usb hardrives or NTFS partitions of the internal harddrive.
Initially the external harddrive mounting was the only problem. then i tried to edit /etc/mtab and /etc/fstab files to try to fix the prob, and now even the NTFS partitions are not beiing displayed( when i click on the "Devices" icon on the desktop). On console however, i can go to /mnt/win_c without problem when i am a root (but not as a simple user because apparently the access is denied on /mnt/ folder to all other users. My questions are
a) is it normal to deny access to /mnt to all users? how will they mount the drives then?
b) How to fix the problem so that every user can attach external usb drives or can acces
NTFS partitions directly by clicking on the devices icon on desktop?

And not exactly related to this prob but, how can i make it so that whenever some user logs in , the wireless interface is up automatically. rite now, i have to open "Manage your computer" and then click on the wireless interface to get it to connect.

Thank you all in advance for your help...

Last edited by mkhan919; 01-03-2007 at 08:25 AM.
Old 01-03-2007, 03:36 PM   #2
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Can you please post your fstab and mtab files?
Old 01-03-2007, 03:37 PM   #3
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