But if you have them on your internal hard drive you could have them mounted automatically at boot by editing the file /etc/fstab. If that is the case, post back. We just have to ask a few questions about your setup.
I'm sorry your thread got a bit off topic because of the trouble with my images.
hi bald brick
your images are seen now. Yes there are no spellchecker now. what happen with this web, someone do something bad to this forum?
All what i said about documents or songs are in my hard drives. i don't understand with "editing the file /etc/fstab" can you tell me more? i install pc os linux as dual boot with windows 7. whether it is causing the problem? all of my hard drives are in ntfs format. I have no problem when i install pc os linux, everything are fine
The file /etc/fstab
contains entries telling the system how, when and where your partitions should be mounted. That they are formatted for NTFS is no probllem these days.
My own /etc/fstab contains the line
LABEL=WinDATA /home/erik/WinData ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
which simply says that the NTFS partition labelled WinDATA should be mounted with default options at a mountpoint called WinData
in my home directory. One of the defaults is that it is mounted at boot.
If I hadn't given the partition a label, I could have replaced "LABEL=WinDATA" with "UUID=BA1062021061C64B", i.e. the UUID number of the partition, or with "/dev/sdb5". Labelling partitions is often preferable because the labels are permanent while device designations and UUID numbers can change under certain circumstances. To see the UUID numbers and Labels of your devices, simply enter the command blkid
in a terminal.
The second field in the line above is the mountpoint of the partition. A mountpoint is simply a (preferably empty) directory where you want to see the contents of the partition. When you click on an unmounted partition in the Places panel in Dolphin or Konqueror the system will create a subdirectory under /media
and mount it there. When you give a partition a line in /etc/fstab
you can mount it almost wherever you want, but only after you yourself have created the mountpoint, or in other words, the directory where you want to access the partition.
In the third field above, "ntfs-3g", the meaning of "ntfs" is obvious, but "-3g" is needed if you want to be able to write to the partition.
The "defaults" is probably all you need in the fourth field, but here you could specify when and by whom the partition is accessible.
Of the two zeros at the end of the line the first one is only important for certain backup operations and the second one tells the system that the partition shouldn't ever be checked at boot -- it is after all a Windows partition.
You can edit /etc/fstab
yourself (as root) or you can let diskdrake
(the partitioner in PCC) do it for you. If you want help with a manual edit, you have to post the output of the commands blkid,
and fdisk -lu=cylinders
. And we should also see what your current /etc/fstab
looks like. (Try "cat /etc/fstab".) And then you have to tell us where
you want the partitions mounted.Edit:
If you have an old install that isn't fully updated, the command fdisk -lu=cylinders
won't work but plain fdisk -l