media:/ shows unnecessary media
bilotta78 at hotpop.com
Sat May 28 06:34:48 CDT 2005
On Sat, 28 May 2005 05:13:54 +0000, Rajeev J Sebastian wrote:
> I have a question:
> Is it only me ? or is anyone else having to mount via console ?
> pmount just isn't working. And there is no bug filed in bugzilla either. This
> is wierd, no one is reporting the inability to mount hard disks wuthin
> Anyway, after waiting for Kari to respond for 2 days, I have made a simple
> script to do the renaming of media nodes with the following features:
> 1) If the partition has a volume label, it sets that as the label in media:/
What happens if two medias have the same volume label?
> 2) else if the user has already changed the name to something more appropriate
> in media:/, it sets that as the label in media :/
Is this necessary? :)
> 3) else, it constructs a string "<OS> <device><partitionNumber>" where <OS> is
> currently, "Linux", "Windows" and ".Linux Swap", the <device> is A,B,C,D,
> etc. Volker's suggestion of using "." paid off and swap partitions are
FWIW, Windows uses the term "Local disk (<drive letter>:)" for
unlabeled partitions. Something like "<OS> Local Disk
<device><partition number>" might be nice.
> It works on my machine, only if /etc/defaults/hal is edited and the last line
> commented (the one with --drop-privileges). (This is also necessary if
> fstab-sync/pmount is to be used for mounting, and so now, I am totally
> confused: does kubuntu actually use fstab-sync/pmount ?)
> to actually run this, you need to install python2.4, python2.4-dcop and
> python2.4-dbus (those are what I have).
> Since I do not have any windows partitions, I cannot verify this works for
> windows (including the volume labels part). So, could someone please check it
> for that ?
I can test it. Would it work with the Live Kubuntu DVD? I haven't
installed it on my system yet ...
Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta
Axiom I of the Giuseppe Bilotta
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Anything is better than MS
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