excess mounting is not cool

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excess mounting is not cool

Postby actaea on Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:27 am

Linuxmint seems to want to mount all my partitions in the /media directory. I edited /etc/fstab to get this to stop, but my partitions still clutter my desktop.

How do I stop this behavior? I want nothing mounted but the / partition.
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Postby Boo on Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:34 am

if you cleaned out your fstab file then it is mintdisk mounting the partitions.

so administration-->mintDisk or control center --> mintDisk

un-tick the mount fat32 and mount ntfs boxes and OK.

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Postby Husse on Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:35 am

It's a bit more to this than Boo saw.
Disks (partitions) are supposed to be mounted in /media!
What did you do to your fstab?
If you mess around to much with fstab you end up not being able to boot.
mintDisk does not! mount anything but ntfs and FAT32
If that's what you don't want mounted follow Boo's advice
If it's other file systems you have to edit fstab (carefully)
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mounting /dev/hdd1

Postby baomike on Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:53 am

I thought an entry in fstab would cause a dev to be mounted. Is this maybe not true. I have yet to get /dev/hdd1 mounted on /ntfs1 even though I have added it fstab. I can manually mount it but it should happen at boot.
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Postby Husse on Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:17 am

@ baomike
mintDisk
I think Clem will explain mintDisk shortly in the newsletter or the magazine
Basically any partition mentioned in any way in fstab does not get mounted (and it's only FAT and ntfs in mintDisk)
I have yet to get /dev/hdd1 mounted on /ntfs1 even though I have added it fstab.

So remove it from fstab and mintDisk will automount it
You should only mount in /media (usually)
/media/hdd1 or whatever your drive is
The reason it does not get mounted by fstab is probably that the folder /nfts1 does not exist
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mounting /dev/hd1

Postby baomike on Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:46 pm

<<The reason it does not get mounted by fstab is probably that the folder /nfts1 does not exist>>

Ah but it does, that's why :
mount /dev/hdd1 /ntfs1
works.

<<Basically any partition mentioned in any way in fstab does not get mounted>>
That seems very contrary to the purpose of fstab.

I assume mintDisk is a shell script somewhere . I will go look.
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Postby Husse on Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:38 pm

<<Basically any partition mentioned in any way in fstab does not get mounted>>
That seems very contrary to the purpose of fstab.

My mistake, should have been
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does not get mounted by mintDisk

You find it in the control center
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Postby baomike on Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:13 pm

it pays to not transpose letters. ntfs1 != nfts1.
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