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Old 01-09-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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howto put fat32 partition icon on desktop


New installation of sled10 on a dual boot with xp home

I made a 32 gb partition so I can share storage space with windows

There will be more than one user (family members) on this system. How can I configure so that an icon for the /storage partition shows up on everyone's desktop?
 
Old 01-09-2007, 07:03 PM   #2
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> There will be more than one user (family members) on this system.

So, you have not created the accounts yet? Then it's easy..

Whenever you create a new user on your system with adduser, everything in /etc/skel is copied to his/her /home directory.
Knowing that you can (as root)
* Create /etc/skel/Desktop
* Make a symlink from /storage to /etc/skel/Desktop

In case the accounts exist already you might ask for a small shell script to copy /etc/skel into each family member's /home directory

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Old 01-09-2007, 07:12 PM   #3
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I just create a link on the desktop, and the URL is "file:///mnt/windata"
 
Old 01-09-2007, 07:43 PM   #4
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I just create a link on the desktop, and the URL is "file:///mnt/windata"
Yeah, but this had to be repeated for every user on the system. log in, create link, log out, repeat
 
Old 01-10-2007, 06:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help guys.

I logged in as root, found the /storage folder, then right clicked and choose "make link"

Then I moved one in /etc/skel/Desktop and the other in the current users Desktop
 
  


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