LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-03-2007, 06:41 AM   #1
mkhan919
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Valbonne, France
Distribution: Mandriva 2008 (Free)
Posts: 135

Rep: Reputation: 15
Problems in mounting drives


hi,
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
nvargas
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Distribution: Mandriva, SuSE, Ubuntu
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 15
Can you please post your fstab and mtab files?
 
Old 01-03-2007, 03:37 PM   #3
tytower
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Oz
Distribution: Mandriva 10.0,10.1,10.2,2006,Mepis 6.0,Opensuse10.2,Puppy 2.14
Posts: 250

Rep: Reputation: 30
Read the posts in this forum today
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problems mounting hard drives Nixon Ubuntu 3 10-04-2006 01:59 AM
Problems mounting usb flash drives thedlw Linux - Hardware 2 09-04-2006 09:01 PM
Problems mounting drives in NFS Veteq Linux - Software 1 11-19-2005 01:17 PM
Problems Mounting USB drives plainkeyman Linux - General 5 10-08-2004 08:56 AM
problems mounting cd drives divine1 Red Hat 2 03-18-2004 05:59 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration