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  1. [SOLVED] Re: help with user-friendly shared disk space NTFS/FAT/EXT4

    So, option 2 was the solution for me. Incidentally, I use /media/Archive and not /mnt/Archive not sure why I said /mnt earlier when I meant /media/. Strictly, /mnt/ is supposed to be used for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Programing. Where to start?

    Good luck. There is no end of c++ example material online. Like I say I strongly recommend you use netbeans with the C++ plugin to do your programming, it will make huge difference.
  3. [SOLVED] Re: help with user-friendly shared disk space NTFS/FAT/EXT4

    never mind, i now realise that umask in fstab is only for filesystems that dont natively support the unix security model. I will set umask to 002 in /etc/profile and do a reboot.
  4. [SOLVED] Re: help with user-friendly shared disk space NTFS/FAT/EXT4

    By the way, can i set a umask of 002 in fstab entry for /mnt/Archive, and achieve the same result?
  5. [SOLVED] Re: help with user-friendly shared disk space NTFS/FAT/EXT4

    Great stuff Morbius1, I think your option 2 will probably work for me. These last two bits of info you've provided above seem to address my lingering concerns, but I'll ned to check tonight to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Programing. Where to start?

    Oh and if you want to learn from a book, choose one of the "Head First" books, because they are actually enjoyable to follow and you WILL learn quickly. you should get a reference book for the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Programing. Where to start?

    Hi,

    some points that others may have missed:

    I would suggest that whatever you go for, choose a language that is well-supported by an integrated development environment: many dinosaurs will...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: help with user-friendly shared disk space NTFS/FAT/EXT4

    Oh, and finally, to answer your questions, I'm using 10.04 Lucid, and yes as has always been the case on my setup, /mnt/Archive is to be automatically mounted at boot via /etc/fstab
  9. [SOLVED] Re: help with user-friendly shared disk space NTFS/FAT/EXT4

    Morbius1 and Coffeecat,

    Thanks for your suggestions, and the effort and time you've put into providing them.

    As Morbius1 points out, NTFS does exactly what I want already, with the two big...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: help with user-friendly shared disk space NTFS/FAT/EXT4

    Coffeecat,

    that sounds promising.

    yes, our home folders which are on the / ext4 partition are ... ahem.. private, as you say, but as you co0rrectly deduce, we want the shared partition to...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: help with user-friendly shared disk space NTFS/FAT/EXT4

    Hi, thanks for the reply coffeecat, but unfortunately it doesnt help.

    when I experimented with ext4, I chmodded the mount point to 777 (didnt change the owner from root, as it doesnt effect who...
  12. [SOLVED] help with user-friendly shared disk space NTFS/FAT/EXT4

    Hi all.

    For years I have had 3 partitions on my laptop:

    / : ext4 (was once ext3)
    swap : swap
    /mnt/Archive : fat32

    This has worked like a charm for me and my good lady wife who also used...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Startup programs not starting

    thank you so much for the failsafe suggestion. ive just deleted and re-entered all the things in my statup applications one by one in desperation, and then read this thread.

    lo and behold i had...
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