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some help needed for pashabear

Post by Husse » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:01 am

We've run out of solutions for his problem.
If I understand it right, when he connects an external USB disk with two partitions (one is FAT32) theese appear on his desktop as icons, and at the same time he looses the icon representing an internal FAT32 partition (called "storage")
Furthermore he states:
But the strange thing is that I get the icon for my external drive, which works - although when I click on it Nautilus says I'm in (the)/storage partition.
So something is mixed up here...
It's the thread
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1710
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Post by clem » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:53 am

Please paste fstab and the log for mintdisk..

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Post by pashabear » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:20 am

Thanks for "going the extra mile" (trying to find help for me from others), Husse, as it turns out your last post in my thread solved my problem! FYI, here's my fstab before and after:

Before:

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# /dev/hda6
UUID=01d85a08-1c02-49f4-9c15-4dacb6985d96 /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /dev/hda5
UUID=c094a837-8363-49ce-92b3-ad539190bc89 /media/puppy    ext3    defaults        0       2
# /dev/hda7
UUID=43ED-8EA3  /media/storage  vfat    defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0       1
# /dev/hda1
UUID=0000000043248709 /media/windowsc ntfs    defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0       1
# /dev/hda2
UUID=120a5eec-58ab-4030-a730-471798e32f79 none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
After:

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# /dev/hda6
UUID=01d85a08-1c02-49f4-9c15-4dacb6985d96 /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /dev/hda5
UUID=c094a837-8363-49ce-92b3-ad539190bc89 /media/puppy    ext3    defaults        0       2
# /dev/hda7
/dev/hda7  /media/storage  vfat    defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0       1
# /dev/hda1
UUID=0000000043248709 /media/windowsc ntfs    defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0       1
# /dev/hda2
UUID=120a5eec-58ab-4030-a730-471798e32f79 none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
As you can see, I only changed the definition for /dev/hda7 (the "storage" partition). Would it be a good idea to change the other UUIDed ones too?
Last edited by pashabear on Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:34 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by clem » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:25 am

Yes, I would recommend to get rid of all the UUID...

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Post by pashabear » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:40 am

If UUIDs cause problems (Husse mentioned having difficulties with something else because of them in my post), why are they put in fsab? If defining them with the simple /dev/hd... labels works better, why isn't this the default? I don't have tech knowledge here, just asking what seems like an obvious question to me.

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Post by clem » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:45 am

It's a decision Ubuntu took and something we haven't look at here in Linux Mint. I'm sure there's a good reason. I'll look into it, if the reason is not good enough, we'll revert fstab to normal denominations in Cassandra.

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Post by pashabear » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:18 am

Will you post here regarding the decision? Would be nice to know...
Thanks
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