Nadia. Why does fstab prevent FIlemanager(Caja)? SOLVED

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Nadia. Why does fstab prevent FIlemanager(Caja)? SOLVED

Postby pgmer6809 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:44 am

Hi,
I have two disks with a total of about 6 data partitions between them.
If I do not have any entries for them in the /etc/fstab (except for / of course) then the filemanager app (caja?) shows their labels in the LHS pane. And when I click on those labels, it mounts them for me and puts an icon on the desk top.
Very convenient.
But if I put an entry for these partitions in /etc/fstab it prevents caja from even showing the partitons in the LHS pane.
EVEN if the partitons are not mounted. ie. i put a 'noauto' in the options string.

any idea why that is?
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Re: Nadia. Why does fstab prevent FIlemanager(Caja)?

Postby altair4 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:03 am

But if I put an entry for these partitions in /etc/fstab it prevents caja from even showing the partitons in the LHS pane.

That depends on where you mounted it. If you mounted it to /media or your home folder then it should list it on the caja panel. If you mounted it any where else like /mnt for example then it's still on the panel - within the "File System" link under /mnt.

You can keep them under /mnt and have them on the panel by creating bookmarks to them - Caja > Bookmarks > Add Bookmark

If you use the "noauto" option you have removed caja's ability to do much of anything with it as well as preventing it from auto-mounting.
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