1st post here - desktop link to XP HDD broken?

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1st post here - desktop link to XP HDD broken?

Postby alanmzifa on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:53 am

I just installed Linux Mint 4.0 last night. Some previous experience with Ubuntu on and off for the last 2 years.

I'm delighted with Mint, I run a 2 HDD set-up, XP on one and a Linux distro (now Mint) on the other. Mint installed perfectly and sorted boot out just as I've had to manually edit GRUB in the past. Perfect, no hassles. And no installing browser plug-ins, fantastic.

I wanted to see my XP HDD and the My Pictures file from the Mint drive so I created a link. Downloaded Picasa which set about searching for pics.
This morning the link reports as broken, Picasa on the MInt drive can't see anything. There seems to be no way to edit the link. Going through "Computer" I get asked for my password to access the drive with XP on (so this must be what's causing the broken link, permission is required). The link then appears and Picasa starts trawling through my folder (all 40GB worth!) for pics again.

Is there any way I can change things so that the Mint HDD can always see pictures folder on my XP drive?

I also thought Picasa would have archived the thumbnails on the Mint drive.

thanks
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Re: 1st post here - desktop link to XP HDD broken?

Postby MagnusB on Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:26 pm

It requires a password for mounting some file systems, generally ntfs are only mounted as read only (I think). You could use mintDesktop to add a shortcut to it on your desktop though.. :)
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Re: 1st post here - desktop link to XP HDD broken?

Postby alanmzifa on Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:26 pm

I have put a link to that folder on my desktop but that's what I said has a padlock attached to it. I've found that if I then go into "computer" and click on the Windows XP HDD I get asked for a password. After that the padlock on the link for the folder (which is on the Windows XP HDD) disappears and I can see the files underneath. So can Picasa's media monitor.

I was wanting to know if it's possible to avoid having to go through this ritual and just "SEE" the folder and files after Mint has booted.

Any suggestions?
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Re: 1st post here - desktop link to XP HDD broken?

Postby BakUp on Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:48 pm

Hi alanmzifa

I am not totally sure about this but it may be worth a try..........if you do not have Krusader installed, install it from Synaptic or Apt.

Inside Krusader, go to tools and open 'start root mode krusader'

See if that accomplishes what you want to achieve.
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