How to indicate paths

Andrew Farris flyindragon1 at
Fri Jan 22 01:20:56 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-01-21 at 20:13 +0900, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> I am trying to setup the dictionary software "EBview" under Ubuntu 9.04
> The software has been installed.
> Now I need to register dictionaries.


> The said HDD is connected to the Linux machine, mounted (all files are
> accessible) and works fine.
> But when I enter:
> /speicher/Dictionaries (with or without slash at the end, upper/lower
> case letters etc.)
> I always get the error message:
> "Failed to open directory /SPEICHER/Dictionaries"
> What **exactly** am I supposed to enter here to make the computer look
> in the existing and working directory /speicher/Dictionaries?

your path should look more like this: "/media/speicher/Dictionaries"

Typically when you mount partitions (and they're not listed
in /etc/fstab) then they get mounted in a directory under the '/media'
folder. so you would need to reference along that path.

Now if you created a directory under the root '/' partition, called
'speicher' and mounted your partition there, then your above-described
attempts would meet with success.

Also, since most everything in gnome is drag-n-drop capable, you could
just open up your mounted drive, find the folder with the dictionaries
in it, and just drag/drop it into the path bar in the program.

Hope that helps.

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