Husse wrote:If my memory serves me correct you only have one ntfs partition. It's both mintDisk and mintDesktop putting an icon on the desktop - skip one of them and you'll only have one icon
Here's my theory, from one who is slightly more than a noob. I believe the 1st icon is dropped on the desktop when windows got mounted to the ntfs partition /media/sda1. Its permission is Create and delete. The 2nd icon is dropped there, following Clem's suggestion, when I removed all reference to the FAT/NTFS partition in the fstab (which, btw, included the /media/sda1). However, it permission is Read and write, which is what I wanted.
I know Read/write access to ntfs flies in the face of advice given by the Linux gurus, but what the hell, that what I want; it's a learning experience and I'm experimenting here. If it does cause problems, I've have backups and I'm getting very adept at reloading software. I've even learned how to overcome the problems loading the M word OS since Dell told me it would cost me $39 for them to help me.
So now that you know my theory, is there a way to eliminate one of the icons and still have Read and write access?