Doing it the KDE way - mounting "media"

Derek Broughton news at
Sun Jun 1 23:49:31 UTC 2008

Billie Walsh wrote:

> Steve Lamb wrote:
>>     Ok, I have an NTFS partition I'd like to automount when I log in. 
>>     Now, I /could/ resolve this by putting an entry in /etc/fstab but
>>     since I
>> got my hand slapped for daring to upgrade from 7.10 to 8.04 with
>> 'aptitude full-upgrade' I'm trying to hold off and do this the KUbuntu
>> way.

Hey, I'm so old fashioned I still use "aptitude dist-upgrade" (it came as
news to me that they'd decided to change it to "full-...").

>>     So, anyway, what's the KUbuntu way to get the drive to automount for
>>     the user?

It's a partition, not an external drive, so I think you need it to be in
fstab (for which the Kubuntu way is to go to "System Settings / Advanced").
> I edited, with the help of some nice people on the list, my fstab file
> to mount both the XP and OpenSuSE drives on boot up. No one attacked me
> for doing it.
> As for Dolphin, I guess I'm a majority of one. I quite like it for some
> things. 

Steve's not quite right that we're "forced" to use it.  I don't, never have. 
I haven't even got a clue if it's installed.

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