Jeff Vian jvian10 at charter.net
Sun Jan 16 17:24:44 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-01-16 at 10:39 -0500, Colleen Beamer wrote:
> Hello All,
> I'm a creature of habit - I'm used to mounting and unmounting devices
> using "Disk Management".  I got a shock a few days ago when I
> installed FC3 and wanted to mount my zip drive.  When I clicked on
> Disk Management, I was told that "there were no devices that I was
> allowed to mount", or something to that effect.
> At this point, I thought I was going to edit fstab and despite the
> comment "This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for
> details", I did edit the fstab file, only to find that the changes
> didn't "stick".  So, I read the man page for fstab-sync, but this
> wasn't any help.  The only fstab-sync file that I could find on my
> system was:
> /etc/hal/device.d/50-fstab-sync.hal, which is a symlink to
> /usr/sbin/fstab-sync
> So what fstab-sync file am I supposed to be editing or am I supposed
> to create one.  Whether I edit a file or create one, what is the
> format of the line that I am supposed to enter to allow mounting of my
> floppy, my zip and my CD-RW drive when I click on the "Disk
> Management" menu choice?
> Sure, I can use the KDE disk mounting utility, KwikDisk, but like I
> said, I'm a creature of habit and I would like to know how to be able
> to set up disk mounting/unmounting using the Disk Management utility.
> Regards,

Entries in fstab that say "managed" or that have "none" as the device
are changed on mine.

Entries I put in that are related to things I want loaded stay and are

> Colleen

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