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Helmut

How to automount a common partition? [solved]

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Hi Folks,

Sorry for asking what seems a stupid question. I used to run Mandriva in GNOME on my dual boot system (Mandriva / Windoze).

Now I am trying Mandriva 2009 in KDE.

The problem: The for both OS's common partition in vfat / FAT32 has no Icon on the desktop in the KDE Mandriva version, but there was one in the Gnome Version. How can I get it back?

Helmut

 

 

[moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]

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It may already be mounted and you simply don't have an icon for it yet. What's the output of

fdisk -l

and

cat /etc/fstab

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[hk@localhost ~]$ fdisk -1

bash: fdisk: command not found

[hk@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/fstab

# Entry for /dev/sda3 :

UUID=9e615c82-510b-4fb6-8ab7-0f0519ef5ed0 / ext3 defaults 1 1

# Entry for /dev/sda4 :

UUID=372F-6EAC /media/gemeinsam vfat umask=0,user,exec 0 0

# Entry for /dev/sda1 :

UUID=A430203F30201B36 /media/hd ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

none /proc proc defaults 0 0

# Entry for /dev/sda2 :

UUID=ca0209e0-0437-4e22-b333-d27fbc838de5 swap swap defaults 0 0

[hk@localhost ~]$

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fdisk can only be ran as root, therefore you have to use:

 

su

 

first and enter root password when prompted. Also, the fdisk parameter is -l or as in lowercase L. Sometimes it's not so clear reading fonts on whether it's an L or an I or a 1.

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[hk@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost hk]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x187a1879

  Device Boot	  Start		 End	  Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *		   1		2423	19462716	7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2			2424		2576	 1228972+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3			2577		4266	13574925   83  Linux
/dev/sda4			4267		4864	 4803435	b  W95 FAT32
[root@localhost hk]#

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[hk@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/fstab

-snip-

# Entry for /dev/sda4 :

UUID=372F-6EAC /media/gemeinsam vfat umask=0,user,exec 0 0

-snip-

root@localhost hk]# fdisk -l

-snip-

/dev/sda4 4267 4864 4803435 b W95 FAT32

-snip-

I believe this is your common FAT32 partition, and it's already mounted for you at /media/gemeinsam. Please read this thread to add an icon for that partition: Storage Media icon

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Thanks for the link, Greg2

 

Unfortunately the KDE4 folder widget, when pointed to the common partition, covers about a quarter of the desktop, and even worse, reveals the contents of the common partition - something I certainly do not want to be dislayed.

I put an icon for the Dophin file manager on the desktop as a workaround. That may be as close as it can to an icon for the common partition, being a bit like in Gnome and KDE 3. Pity it doesn't seem to work in KDE4. I sometimes wonder why simple things are encomplicated for no obvious reason. Maybe I should switch back to KDE3...

 

Thanks,

Helmut

Edited by Helmut

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Maybe I should switch back to KDE3...

 

Thanks,

Helmut

 

You should already have done so, till KDE 4 is usable ( I do hope this will be with 4.3).

But 4.2 is not worth toying with- I can assure you...

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