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    Creating hardrive link


    In gnome, how do I create a link to my second hardrive on my desktop?

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    You can create a symlink for it in the ~/Desktop/ directory.

    Something like :
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    cd ~/Desktop
    ln -s /mnt/your_hard_drive
    (/mnt/your_hard_drive being the mount point of your hard drive)

    would work well.
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    Having done that, how can I change the permissions of this link so that I can drag and drop files into it? I've noticed that there is a little padlock thing one the icon which has something to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick069
    how can I change the permissions of this link so that I can drag and drop files into it?
    You don't change permissions on a link. You change permissions on the original directory, or you change the mount options. A link is a link, nothing more.

    How do you mount the drive? Which filesystem do you use? Does the user has permissions to write to it?
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