Fstab - how to edit partition boot order?


I finally managed to get my fstab edited so that my drives would auto mount correctly each time. Happily, this also solved the issues I was having with permissions (for some reason, try as I might, I could not change the permissions on the drives at the location where oST automatically mounted them.

However, I want all the drives to show up in an orderly fashion in the left pane of the file explorer. All the drives are showing up but not in the order that I have them in fstab (I listed the drives in the order I wanted them to show up in - basically, alphabetically/numerically). They are showing in completely random order with absolutely no rhyme or reason as to that order. I was so meticulous in my editing to be sure that they would show up in an orderly fashion and that hasn’t worked at all.

What do I need to do to fix this? Surely, there is a way to have all ones drives show up in a non-haphazard way. Surely there’s a way have it them listed in order.

Any help would be brilliant and incredibly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance!
Running OpenSUSE Tumbleweed.

If you’re using KDE/Plasma, I suspect what you want is not possible, and may be a QT bug. I searched for and found no KDE bug on point. This seems like it might be related to a KDE bug I reported, https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=297219 .

If you use an OFM, e.g. Midnight Commander, directories are by default listed first and in alpha order.

In 15.1 you can do this if you first drag them from the devices section to the places section in the Places panel. An horizontal line will appear in position as you drag, and a copy of the device name will be inserted. Then you can reorder and, if you want, hide the devices section.
Note that in 15.1 there is a bug, when dragging one item in the places section it actually moves the item above, but it is manageable.

Note: that’s for KDE’s dolphin, you didn’t specify what desktop/file explorer you are using.