[Coco] Linux drive mounting
carlos.bragatto at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 10:24:17 EDT 2007
What about Ubuntu, guys?
On 4/25/07, John W. Linville <linville at tuxdriver.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 11:20:36PM -0500, Joel Ewy wrote:
> > Roger Taylor wrote:
> > > Gene, I haven't gotten Samba working right yet.
> > >
> > > Do you think RH9 can mount a USB-connected external hard drive, say at
> > > 25GB FAT32?
> > >
> > I've used USB/Compact Flash adaptors and USB flash memory sticks on
> > RedHat 8.1, and 9. I think it was a little more seamless in 9. You may
> > have to "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash" or some such as root. I think that
> > if you put an appropriate entry for it in /etc/fstab you can mount and
> > unmount it pretty seamlessly in Nautilus.
> Another reason to install a non-fossilized distro e.g. FC6.
> Modern distros tend to auto-detect insertion of USB storage devices
> (including memory media like MMC/SD, CF, etc) and automount the
> directories for you. In KDE or GNOME they tend to automatically open
> a file manager window for you as well.
> > > Btw, I downloaded the latest FireFox for Linux and it does not come up
> > > at all when you click the executable (firefox.bin?) file. So, I'm
> > > using the stock Mozilla no-tabs version for playing around.
> > >
> > Ugh. I ran into dependency hell when trying to install Firefox on
> > RH8.1. Going to put something more recent on that machine eventually.
> Again, modern distros tend to have better means of installing software:
> yum install firefox
> Much easier, no?
> FWIW, RH9 is probably the single worst Red Hat release ever.
> And if you are developing software for others to use, it probably
> isn't too helpful to start with an OS that no one has run for years.
> Users may well have to install compatibility libraries just to get
> your software to work. Honestly, you'd be much better off taking
> the time for a reinstall.
> John W. Linville
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