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Accessing other partitions

Postby redneck on Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:23 pm

Hi all,
Please bear with me, I`m new to this posting lark.
I am normally a Mint main user, so I thought I`d give XFCE a go. It is an excellent release in some ways better than the main release, but I seem to have come across a slight problem. In Mint main release you can access other partitions on the same HDD, but there does`nt seem to be a computer icon on the desktop as in the main release. :cry: :evil:

This is probably a stupid request, is there any way of accessing the other partitions which contain my data,I know I can save it within XFCE or the main release but it is annoying. I can access removable drives but not the static HDD partition.
Any help appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Accessing other partitions

Postby rhvkl on Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:56 pm

Hi,

I think it works like usual: http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=17046&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=mount+hdd
perhaps your partition isn't sda1 ... one out of my partitions is called: sdd5

... if you want to automount on systemstart there is a how-to: http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=17660.
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Re: Accessing other partitions

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:29 pm

For some reason in hardy Thunar regressed.
If you mount the hard drive it will be located in /media/LABEL.
You could right click the mount point and send it to the side panel.
The installer now doesn't even add the other hard drives to fstab automatically like in Gutsy.
During install you have to manually partition to add more mount points.

You can still add the entries to fstab to automatically mount those hard drives.(don't do this for removable drives)
If it's a ntfs hard drive install ntfs-config and use it to add the mount point.
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Re: Accessing other partitions

Postby redneck on Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:37 pm

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Many thanks to you both, rhvkl and merlwiz79, for your help, it worked a treat.

It is a real pleasure when there are so many knowledgeable and helpful people out there in the Minty world.

Something so simple to realise makes it very worthwhile. Hopefully my learning curve is getting a lot better and pleasurable with such a lovely distro.

Many thanks again.
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