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hi! 1. during installation of mdk10.1, i created a custom partition. after the system has been installed, found out its only root who has full access to this partition. how ...
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    permissions and menu


    hi!

    1. during installation of mdk10.1, i created a custom partition. after the system has been installed, found out its only root who has full access to this partition. how do i grant read/write access to this paritiion to other users?

    2. how do you add a new item in menu groups? (i.e. in internet-web browsers menu, id like to add firefox shortcut)

    thank you!

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    Re: permissions and menu

    Quote Originally Posted by jeisma
    1. during installation of mdk10.1, i created a custom partition. after the system has been installed, found out its only root who has full access to this partition. how do i grant read/write access to this paritiion to other users?
    you will have to change a setting in your /etc/fstab. what is currently there?
    Quote Originally Posted by jeisma
    2. how do you add a new item in menu groups? (i.e. in internet-web browsers menu, id like to add firefox shortcut)
    which window manager are you using, KDE, GNOME, etc..?

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    hi!

    this is the line that refers to this custom partition:

    /dev/hda5 /extra ext3 defaults 1 2

    im using gnome.


    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeisma
    this is the line that refers to this custom partition:

    /dev/hda5 /extra ext3 defaults 1 2
    try
    /dev/hda5 /extra ext3 noauto,users,ro 0 0

    Quote Originally Posted by jeisma
    im using gnome.
    when you are in the menu you want to add a launcher, you should be able to right click, "add launcher to this menu".

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    To add items to the menu, whether in Gnome or KDE, use Menu Drake in Mandrake Control Center.

    Jeremy
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    thx guys!

    Vergil83, what does that line in fstab mean?

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeisma
    Vergil83, what does that line in fstab mean?
    /dev/hda5 = is the device that is being mounted
    /extra = is the mount point
    ext3 = filesytem type
    noauto = not automatically mount during boot up
    users = allows user to mount it
    rw = rewriteable
    more info in
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    man fstab

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