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    how to Mount the easy way


    Hi,
    I was wondering if some people could tell me ow to mount the easy way on the follwoing Distros without having to edit the config.

    They are:

    SuSE
    RedHat
    Debian
    Slackware

    (Example:

    Mandrake:
    Open up the Control Center (You need to enter the 'root' password to access the Control Center)
    Go to Partitions
    Click on your hard drive and unmount it if necessary
    Click on the Advanced Button and you should now see a button which says options
    Click on the Options Button and select user and umount=0
    You can unselect everything but user and umount=0.
    Enter
    Mount partition
    Enter
    Close Control Center)

    Thanks in Advance

    BlackSnow
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    debian (universal ?):

    %> su
    #> mount -t ext2 /dev/hda3 /mnt

    is there an easier way?

    jaa
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    yes. modify /etc/fstab this way: (example line)
    Code:
    /dev/hda1 /mnt/win  auto  noauto,user 0 0
    then you can mount without being root:
    Code:
    mount /mnt/win
    in KDE you can then make a filesystem-shortcut that auto-mounts on double-click and unmounts from the context menu
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    oh, well yes, editing fstab is easier. you should definitely do that as a permanent solution.
    But given the restriction ...
    ... without having to edit the config.
    i guess i consider fstab a config file

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    you won
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    I belive what BlackSnow is looking for are distribution-specific tools which make mounting partitions/devices easier for the newbie...

    For SuSE:
    * Run YaST2
    * Go to the Hardware section
    * Run the "Partitioner" module
    * You can then add partitions and devices to the list, and edit where in the filesystem they will be mounted to.

    By default when installed SuSE will mount all of your devices in /media, though some such as the removable devices (cdrom, floppy etc.) require the user to actually mount them to access them.
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    i seldomly use yast2 since most time my linux machine is in console mode.

    can you tell yast2 to make partitions user-mountable? (i think this is what BlackSnow originally asked for... in addition to the kde filesystem links)
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    Yes, i was meaning how to mount the easy way like how Telex4 explained for SuSE. I only need to know hwo to mount the easy way for: RedHat, Debian & Slackware...Anyone?
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    I don't think Slackware offers any method easier than editing /etc/fstab...
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    Originally posted by telex4
    I don't think Slackware offers any method easier than editing /etc/fstab...
    The same goes for Debian. Just editing fstab like M.Hirsch decribed above is the "easiest" way.

    If you are looking for a graphical way, there might be something you can use depending on if you are using Gnome or KDE but those wouldn't be distro specific. All those fancy-shmancy graphical methods are just front-ends to the mount command anyway. Better to know whats going on behind the scene incase it doesn't always work from your GUI or you can't get X to start (yeah, right, like that ever happens )

    jaa

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