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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #120 on: September 15, 2013, 10:34:59 pm »
to create the directories where the drives will be mounted .. they need to be mounted somewhere.

They WILL be empty until you mount the drives there.
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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #121 on: September 15, 2013, 10:46:59 pm »
I still don't understand, why make another directory when they're already there, have you seen the screenshot?
'EXT 01' & 'EXT 02' are the 2 3TbHd's already mounted!

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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #122 on: September 15, 2013, 10:53:37 pm »
They are probably the mount points created whenn you mount them manually through dolphin .. You could use those, but fstab would require you to use special characters in the stanza because you named the volumes with spaces in the names .. so I created 2 new ones without spaces.

Once they're mounted through fstab, and you've rebooted, the EXT 01 and EXT 02 folders should be empty .. if they are (and ONLY if they are), feel free to delete them.

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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #123 on: September 15, 2013, 11:00:34 pm »
Sorry to make things complicated but I'd rather have the Drives themselves named 'EXT-01' & 'EXT-02' instead of creating folders like that which to be honest is confusing the $$$$ outa me.

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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #124 on: September 15, 2013, 11:21:55 pm »
The name of the drives is not relevant, the folder they are mounted to IS and that is what Mark trying to tell you. :)

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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #125 on: September 15, 2013, 11:22:45 pm »
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ sudo kate /etc/fstab
QDBusConnection: session D-Bus connection created before QCoreApplication. Application may misbehave.
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-pooky2483" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/kde-pooky2483" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/ksocket-pooky2483" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
kdeinit4: Shutting down running client.
Connecting to deprecated signal QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceOwnerChanged(QString,QString,QString)
Error: "/tmp/ksocket-pooky2483" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/kde-pooky2483" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
QDBusConnection: session D-Bus connection created before QCoreApplication. Application may misbehave.
QDBusConnection: session D-Bus connection created before QCoreApplication. Application may misbehave.
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-pooky2483" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
kbuildsycoca4 running...
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-pooky2483" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-pooky2483" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/kde-pooky2483" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$

So I tried
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kdesu kate /etc/fstab

But I got
kdesu: command not found

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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #126 on: September 15, 2013, 11:29:58 pm »
try kdesudo
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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #127 on: September 15, 2013, 11:34:05 pm »
Or gksudo

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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #128 on: September 15, 2013, 11:39:23 pm »
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UUID=9472C6BD72C6A37A  /media/EXT-1  ntfs-3g  defaults,windows_names,locale=en_GB.utf8  0 0
UUID=73CDB94066F320F1  /media/EXT-2  ntfs-3g  defaults,windows_names,locale=en_GB.utf8  0 0

'windows_names' am I to replace that with 'EXT-01' & 'EXT-02', I assume I am...

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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #129 on: September 15, 2013, 11:46:27 pm »
NO
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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #130 on: September 15, 2013, 11:50:00 pm »
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sudo mkdir -v /media/EXT-01
sudo mkdir -v /media/EXT-02


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UUID=9472C6BD72C6A37A  /media/EXT-01  ntfs-3g  defaults,windows_names,locale=en_GB.utf8  0 0
UUID=73CDB94066F320F1  /media/EXT-02  ntfs-3g  defaults,windows_names,locale=en_GB.utf8  0 0
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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #131 on: September 16, 2013, 10:28:51 am »
Not wishing the confuse things at all here (reluctant to even post this!), but would it not be safer to have the drives mount from an X script, rather than the fstab? In case the USB drives are disconnected or some other glitch happens?

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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #132 on: September 16, 2013, 11:54:37 am »
A drive being removed or even renamed, through previous experience is no big deal as upon boot it comes up with something along the lines of 'Drive not ready or not responding 'S' to Skip or 'M' To Manually recover'

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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #133 on: September 16, 2013, 12:39:05 pm »
I've had fstab entries for drives that don't exist stall booting before .. but your call.
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Re: Creating a multiboot system
« Reply #134 on: November 01, 2013, 05:36:23 pm »
I've decided I want to install XP on one of my empty slots (the Manjaro one).
I know I will have to reformat it to NTFS as it's EXT4 at the mo'

As it's going to be a mix of OS'es will there be any complications at boot? Like with Win7 and it's anti multiboot!

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