How i "remember authorisation" in mint 8 helena

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How i "remember authorisation" in mint 8 helena

Postby trueleowdeo » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:44 pm

I just tried out mint 8 (helena) but whenever i am loading a hard disk , i am asked for the password. I think this is ridicoulous and is there a way to "automatically" remember the authorisation so that i just click on the hard disk and it doesnt ask me for the password.

Or perhaps i can disable this asking for a password.


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Re: How i "remember authorisation" in mint 8 helena

Postby distoaddict » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:56 pm

this behavior comes from ubuntu 9.10. in mint 7 it would ask if you wanted the password remembered or once only but i dont see that option in helena.

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Re: How i "remember authorisation" in mint 8 helena

Postby altair4 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:22 pm

It appears that the only way around this issue is to actually mount the partition at boot using fstab.

For example if sda1 is the partition you want to mount and it's a windows partition formatted in NFTS you would do something like this:

Open Terminal
Type mkdir /home/altiar4/Windows
Type sudo su
Type echo "/dev/sda1 /home/altair4/Windows ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0" >> /etc/fstab

For other examples please read Auto Mount Partitions at Boot: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=22093

This will create a folder named "Windows" in your home folder into which partition sda is mounted. It will be accessible by altair4 ( in this case ) with read and write permissions and it will never ask for authorization.

I don't know why Ubuntu did this and I don't know if the Mint folks can easily restore this functionality but there is a way around this design decision.
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