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Old 07-21-2008, 09:24 PM
Jimmy Montague
 
Default new guy has mount point issues

Thanks to Mario Vukelic and Cybe R. Wizard, I now have a disk labeled
"80.0 GB Media" on my desktop. Logged in as user "jimmy," I can now read
and write files on that disk.

I opened a terminal window and typed "gksudo nautilus".
I entered my password and Nautilus opened.
I went to /media and found the following folders --

cdrom (which is a shortcut to a folder. why it's there I have no idea)
cdrom0
cdrom1
disk --

I right-clicked disk and got a properties dialog, within which I changed
ownership from "root" to "jimmy," and gave "jimmy" permission to create
and delete files. I also gave "create and delete" permission to the
group named "users" and to "others". I also checked a box that allows
everyone to execute files as programs.
I then closed everything up and rebooted.
Now I find the 80.0 GB Media icon on my desktop, and I can read or write
to it whenever I want. That's great, fellas. Thanks very much.

But I still can't change the mount point, nor can I rename the drive
icon. So what do I still need to know? Aside from everything, that is.
8-)

Thanks again for your help and your patience.

Jimmy



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Old 07-22-2008, 04:42 AM
Mario Vukelic
 
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On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 16:24 -0500, Jimmy Montague wrote:
> But I still can't change the mount point,

Why would you want to? Why do you care?

The automatic mounting of USB drives simply puts them into /media by
default. I'm pretty sure you can configure that somewhere (because you
can configure everything with Linux distros), but I have no clue where
to do that. Probably something involving hal, udev and pmount.

> nor can I rename the drive
> icon. So what do I still need to know? Aside from everything, that is.
> 8-)

The drive shows the name that is set by the filesystem's disk label.
Instructions to rename it are here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive


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Old 07-22-2008, 12:06 PM
"xerces8"
 
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Mario Vukelic wrote :

> On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 16:24 -0500, Jimmy Montague wrote:
> > But I still can't change the mount point,
>
> Why would you want to? Why do you care?
>
> The automatic mounting of USB drives simply puts them into /media by
> default. I'm pretty sure you can configure that somewhere (because you
> can configure everything with Linux distros), but I have no clue where
> to do that. Probably something involving hal, udev and pmount.
>
> > nor can I rename the drive
> > icon. So what do I still need to know? Aside from everything, that is.
> > 8-)
>
> The drive shows the name that is set by the filesystem's disk label.
> Instructions to rename it are here:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive

On "that other OS" this is matter of a single keystroke (or mouse click).
No need to ask on some list. Then read a 6 page manual...
Just click and enter the new name.

Just to think. (mostly for those who wonder, why 99% of people uses
"that other OS").

(try not to develop a flame war.. ;-)

Regards,
David



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Old 07-22-2008, 02:33 PM
Derek Broughton
 
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xerces8 wrote:

> Mario Vukelic wrote :
>
>> On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 16:24 -0500, Jimmy Montague wrote:

>> > nor can I rename the drive
>> > icon. So what do I still need to know? Aside from everything, that is.
>> > 8-)
>>
>> The drive shows the name that is set by the filesystem's disk label.
>> Instructions to rename it are here:
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive
>
> On "that other OS" this is matter of a single keystroke (or mouse click).
> No need to ask on some list. Then read a 6 page manual...
> Just click and enter the new name.

Hey, on "that other desktop" (Kubuntu), that's all it takes.

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:55 PM
Mario Vukelic
 
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On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 14:06 +0200, xerces8 wrote:
> Just to think. (mostly for those who wonder, why 99% of people uses
> "that other OS").

Yes, it is well-known that Linux, Gnome, KDE, etc. all have their
weaknesses.

On the other hand I might ask you how many clicks it takes to switch the
Window manager in Windows. Or to install vi. Or, to pick a more casual
user-oriented example, to update the whole operating system including
all installed applications to the latest bugfix versions.

You see, this is quite pointless. If there is a specific weakness you
care much about, try to point it out to the developers. A simple way to
get yourself heard is here: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/


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Old 07-23-2008, 05:11 AM
"Mumia W."
 
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Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 14:06 +0200, xerces8 wrote:
>> Just to think. (mostly for those who wonder, why 99% of people uses
>> "that other OS").
>
> Yes, it is well-known that Linux, Gnome, KDE, etc. all have their
> weaknesses.
>
> On the other hand I might ask you how many clicks it takes to switch the
> Window manager in Windows. Or to install vi. Or, to pick a more casual
> user-oriented example, to update the whole operating system including
> all installed applications to the latest bugfix versions.
>

If you have need a proprietary video driver that you need to compile
before starting X after the upgrade, quite a lot of clicks--both on the
mouse and on the keyboard--will be required ;-)

> You see, this is quite pointless. If there is a specific weakness you
> care much about, try to point it out to the developers. A simple way to
> get yourself heard is here: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/
>
>



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