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    Default Auto mounting internal drives?

    OpenSuse 12.1 tried the Mount app included but it never mounts the 2 Sata and 1 IDE drive.
    Don't want to edit Fstab manually cause I am lazy.
    I used to use Ubuntu and NTFS Mounting app.

    What GUI program can I use under OpenSuse to auto mount my drives?

    Rick

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    Default Re: Auto mounting internal drives?

    On Mon, 14 May 2012 21:56:02 +0530, dentman
    <dentman@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > OpenSuse 12.1 tried the Mount app included but it never mounts the 2
    > Sata and 1 IDE drive.
    > Don't want to edit Fstab manually cause I am lazy.
    > I used to use Ubuntu and NTFS Mounting app.
    >
    > What GUI program can I use under OpenSuse to auto mount my drives?
    >



    YAST partitioner. it allows you to mount any partition it finds on your
    filesystem, among other things.

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    Default Re: Auto mounting internal drives?

    phani
    Thanks for the tip on Partitioner! It worked a charm. I mounted each partition by its name like SDDA! and SDDA2 etc. I also chose to mount by name. Perhaps I should have used the actual names like DATA instead of SDDA1? Now when I try to delete a file or save a file to one of the drives I have permission errors. Do I need to CHMOD each drive? Or do you think renaming the MOUNTS to the real names will help?

    Thanks
    Rick

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    Default Re: Auto mounting internal drives?

    On Tue, 15 May 2012 04:16:03 +0530, dentman
    <dentman@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > Thanks for the tip on Partitioner! It worked a charm. I mounted each
    > partition by its name like SDDA! and SDDA2 etc. I also chose to mount by
    > name. Perhaps I should have used the actual names like DATA instead of
    > SDDA1?


    much better to mount by "Devic ID" or "UUID", since the don't change. if
    you plug the HDD in some other SATA or IDE port, or change the boot order
    in your BIOS, the disks will get different names. what used to be "sda"
    may become "sdb," or whatever. using IDs this doesn't happen -- even
    though they're a bit less 'handy,' i.e., pretty long & cryptic, but using
    copy & paste that shouldn't be a problem. once you get those IDs right,
    they stay that way.

    > Now when I try to delete a file or save a file to one of the
    > drives I have permission errors. Do I need to CHMOD each drive? Or do
    > you think renaming the MOUNTS to the real names will help?


    no, don't chmod anything! you're probably mounting the drives "read only",
    with the "ro" option. they should be mounted with read permissions. and it
    depends, of course what these drives are. NTFS drives from windows? for
    those you have to take special steps to mount them read/write. i don't
    have any NTFS drives around and can't give you the exact procedure. but
    there's plenty about this available in these forums. use the forum serch
    or google, or wait for somebody else to tell you exactly what to do if
    that's your problem.

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    Default Re: Auto mounting internal drives?

    On 2012-05-15 01:07, phanisvara das wrote:
    > On Tue, 15 May 2012 04:16:03 +0530, dentman <> wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks for the tip on Partitioner! It worked a charm. I mounted each
    >> partition by its name like SDDA! and SDDA2 etc. I also chose to mount by
    >> name. Perhaps I should have used the actual names like DATA instead of
    >> SDDA1?

    >
    > much better to mount by "Devic ID" or "UUID", since the don't change.


    If by name he means "by label", it is a very useful method. Using yast
    partitioner, it needs creating a label first, then tag the box laying mount
    by label. You can also change the displayed fields in the table to show the
    labels - it is possible that the ntfs "drives" have already a label.

    (note: I never wrote a label to an ntfs partition from Linux; I prefer
    doing that from Windows).

    >> Now when I try to delete a file or save a file to one of the
    >> drives I have permission errors. Do I need to CHMOD each drive? Or do
    >> you think renaming the MOUNTS to the real names will help?

    >
    > no, don't chmod anything! you're probably mounting the drives "read only",
    > with the "ro" option. they should be mounted with read permissions. and it


    I think he may be using ntfs partitions, he mentioned that. Then he needs
    to set the options to default and that is done.


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