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Thread: What is all this "mounting partions" thing ? Can't I just access them directly ?

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    Re: What is all this "mounting partions" thing ? Can't I just access them directly ?

    There is a GUI for fstab called PYSDAM. You might want to look into it.

    http://pysdm.sourceforge.net/

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    Re: What is all this "mounting partions" thing ? Can't I just access them directly ?

    It looks like you converted your NTFS partitions to ext linux format. With NTFS you have to mount it initially with default permissions & ownership as NTFS does not support permissions & ownership which are part of why Linux is more secure than windows. With Linux formats you can control permissions and ownership by file, folder and groups since Linux is a multiuser system by default. You do not need groups and really just need defaults set to your user for your two additional partitions. Best not to do as root. Using gksudo nautilus means you are at root and then have given yourself permission to delete or move anything which if you still are not sure what you are doing can damage system.

    Understanding fstab
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab
    Above link was this post before:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/mountlinux

    only after you have reviewed above would I follow BHEJU's suggestion on using pysdm. You can download it directly from synaptic or Ubuntu software center as it is in the repository. Even though it is a gui to simplify the process it is best to understand a bit more about permissions and ownership before just doing it.

    But it is a lot easier to use a graphical front end that both creates the mount point and edits fstab.
    Try installing pysdm from the repos.
    PySDM is a PyGTK Storage Device Manager
    GUI Fstab Editing with PySDM
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=pysdm
    Storage Device Manager - Worry-Free Fstab Configuration
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=872197
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    Re: What is all this "mounting partions" thing ? Can't I just access them directly ?

    +1 good advice oldfred
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