This may be a stupid question for the people who have been using Crunchbang for some time, but I've just started with it and have a rather unique problem. Don't get me wrong... I've been using other flavors of Linux for years and none of them had this problem, either. Keep in mind I'm not a programmer, or even much of a shell guy, for that matter (I was one of these people who put "WIN" at the bottom of my autoexec.bat file so I could avoid DOS completely and boot right into 3.11). The problem is mounting partitions on other drives. I have CB on a 250 GB Seagate SATA drive, LinuxMint 13 on an 80gig Western Digital IDE within the same machine, a 200 GB Maxtor that I haven't decided what to put on it yet, and a 1 TB Seagate that has Windblows 7 and 5 other partitions containing files (Photos, documents, music and so on). With all the other distros I've used, mounting and accessing these partitions was simply a matter of going into a file manager or the "Home" or "Computer" icons, clicking on the partition icon, entering the root password (in some cases), and we're good. Do this with CB and I get an error message saying I can't do that. Don't have the permissions to access them. When I installed CB, I wasn't even ASKED to enter a root password, and that's what's screwing me up. If I had done that on installation, I could probably figure it out. Of course, the whole Openbox thing is new as well, so it's possible I'm missing something simple that I wasn't looking for in GNOME and KDE. Any thoughts, solutions and even ridicule would be greatfully accepted.
You can mount other drives with sudo mount (see man mount for more details)
sudo mkdir /mnt/sda1 sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
(mounts the 1st partition on the 1st drive to a new folder we create called /mnt/sda1)
Hi there zynx,
Before you do anything else, check my thread, in which my identical problem was resolved.
I stopped at installing disk-manager, but the fix to the bug is further down the thread, if you can bring yourself to open a terminal
Perfect! Thanks so much Schwim and the others that posted to his thread! Just might be getting rid of Windblows yet.