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Postby thomasmoens on Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:46 am

Is there a graphical way to add nfs shares to mount while booting?
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Postby scorp123 on Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:25 pm

No. :D
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Postby thomasmoens on Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:53 am

scorp123 wrote:No. :D


Thank you, scorp123, for this clear answer.
Is anybody interested in writing one, then???
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Postby scorp123 on Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:10 am

thomasmoens wrote: Thank you, scorp123, for this clear answer.
graphical + "during boot " is impossible :D

thomasmoens wrote: Is anybody interested in writing one, then???
Why don't you just learn to do it the proper way?
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man fstab
Besides, Google is your friend: http://www.debianadmin.com/mount-network-file-systems-nfssamba-in-ubuntu.html
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Postby thomasmoens on Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:58 am

scorp123 wrote:Why don't you just learn to do it the proper way?

Because it takes some time and editing text files won't really encourage new users. Only if there is a way to configure a whole pc without having to edit one text-file new beginners would be a lot more motivated to switch to Linux. And the beauty of it all is that you can just write a GUI to edit the text files, so people who want to do it 'the good old way" can still continue to do so.
I was just wondering if there was already a program capable of doing this, if not i might just start writing one, mounting will go alot easier & faster if you have some sort of automated process (actually, computers were just invented to do this kind of stuff!)
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:35 am

thomasmoens wrote: Because it takes some time
stuff. Nothing is easier than opening vi and editing fstab ... you just should know what you do. :wink:

thomasmoens wrote: and editing text files won't really encourage new users.
Welcome to UNIX-like operating systems. This is how it's done here. :wink:

thomasmoens wrote: Only if there is a way to configure a whole pc without having to edit one text-file new beginners would be a lot more motivated to switch to Linux.
This is *NOT* what Linux is about. Nobody forces you to use Linux, and I personally don't really care if it motivates people to switch or not. If they find this very easy and clean way to configure one's system "unmotivating" then such people switched for the wrong reasons anyway - they should switch back to whatever OS they used before :lol:

thomasmoens wrote: And the beauty of it all is that you can just write a GUI to edit the text files
There are powerful text editors (e.g. with automatic syntax highlighting ... very useful to check for syntax errors!) that work in GUI too and by which you can edit your config files while working in the GUI ... if that is what you meant with your comment above.

thomasmoens wrote: I was just wondering if there was already a program capable of doing this
No. And the simple answer is: It's not needed, IMHO. If you want to mount NFS shares automatically on system boot then you have to edit your /etc/fstab ... And that's a fairly advanced topic, so you should already have all necessary admin knowledge to do that -- in that case you will prefer the shell anyway and never use such a GUI tool.

But if you just want to use NFS shares from within your GUI session then you can just do so, file managers such as Konqueror or Nautilus are "point and click" - there is no need to have them mounted in advance at system boot. You use them "on the fly" as the need occurs.

The scenario where you have to add boot-time partitions (and NFS shares fall into this category too) via a GUI tool just doesn't occur for a desktop user and especially not for an admin user (who would be using the shell anyway) and honestly it doesn't make sense. See above.

Besides it's dangerous too: Noobs might be tempted to use this GUI tool and mess around with stuff they don't yet fully understand. So it can't harm to force people to read man fstab and have them gain the necessary knowledge before they dare to mess around with their perfectly working system :lol:

thomasmoens wrote: mounting will go alot easier & faster if you have some sort of automated process
You are of course free to re-invent the wheel and the fire :lol: ... but again: I just fail to see the necessity for this :D
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Postby Boo on Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:07 pm

real men use automount any way. :wink:

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Postby scorp123 on Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:13 am

Boo wrote:real men use automount any way. :wink: :D
Yeah, and NIS or even NIS+ for the little extra sweetness to make matters slightly more interesting ... :lol:
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