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Enhanced Mint disk

Postby JohnH on Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:51 am

Hi there,

Just a suggestion to make Mint disk more flexible:

1) I would like it to list ntfs disks and choose which ones to mount.
2) I would also like an easy way to rename the disks e.g. instead of sda1 on my desktop, I would like to give it a name.

I know there are ways to do these things (I'm not sure the way know to do the second one will work with Mint disk because it relies on fstab). It seems to me that these features would be handy.

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Postby clem on Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:46 am

mintDisk doesn't use fstab...

To nickname your partitions have a look at that file: /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintDisk/aliases

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Postby JohnH on Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:10 pm

Thanks for your reply Clem,

But my point was to suggest features to make life simpler for people who want greater control of their desktop appearance; in a simpler way.

dev/myfile=aliases is a little cryptic for the uninitiated. I figure that it would bring further kudos to Mint to have something as convenient as a menu that allows a choice of what partitions to mount and what names you would like to give them. Mint disk seemed a good place to do that.


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Postby richhard on Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:17 am

about name your partitions, I was just fiddeling around this in Xubuntu.
My conclusion is:
it would be easy and consistent with filemanagers, to use the name of the
mounting point from fstab (as it is the case in Mint).
To make life easy, there could be a tool (e.g. right click on the symbol on
the desktop) which enables to change this name, for the desktop and fstab
immediately (no reboot) and consistently.
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