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Quickset-specific: no /mnt/sda3 in Rox filer, why? [SOLVED]
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ShellyCat

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PostPosted: Sat 14 May 2011, 04:45    Post subject:  Quickset-specific: no /mnt/sda3 in Rox filer, why? [SOLVED]
Subject description: Not sure if this is a bug or a difference from other Puppies to Quickset!
 

Hello, I am new to the whole Puppy scene and so if my questions are very beginner, please forgive me.

Desktop Computer Setup:

  • No Windows here.
  • Absolute Linux installed to /dev/sda1.
  • In Absolute, /dev/sda3 (formatted as reiserfs) is mounted to "/root" in which are "Documents" and similar folders.


How I'm using Puppy:

  • The pupsave file is stored on /dev/sda3.
  • I deleted the old pupsave from the regular Puppy before testing Quickset to avoid conflicts.
  • Now I also save other files from CD for faster boot. ("SFS" files?)


Behavior under normal Puppy:

  1. sda3 does not mount by default.
  2. When I mount sda3, the drive icon on the desktop gains a green dot.
  3. It is found in Rox filer as "/mnt/sda3."
  4. I read/save personal files from/to "/mnt/sda3/Documents."


Behavior under Quickset Puppy Linux (pup-431JPqs3.iso):

  1. Drive icon on the desktop has a yellow dot already.
  2. There is no "/mnt/sda3" in Rox filer, so I cannot list, read, or write files to sda3.
  3. I cannot unmount and mount sda3 normally in order to use it.


The end result is I cannot access another Linux's files or save all personal files to the same disk partition as the pupsave file. So instead, I must use the same partition I use for Absolute's "/" directory. This is not good...I like my documents, photos, etc to always be in their own partition for safety (even separate disk, when a computer has 2 disks).

Questions:

  • What does the yellow dot mean?
  • Does Quickset Puppy do this on purpose to the partition where the pupsave file resides?
  • If so, why? (This didn't happy on regular Puppy.)
  • I just thought now...I also started (with Quickset) saving other files from CD here for faster boot ("SFS "files?)...is this causing it?
  • Again, why?
  • So will I have to create a new partition (or use some other partition) for the SFS and pupsave files?
  • Or is this a bug in Quickset?

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PostPosted: Sat 14 May 2011, 06:48    Post subject:  

If your save file is loaded from the same partition as your personal data then it should already be mounted? - try looking in /mnt/home
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Béèm


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PostPosted: Sat 14 May 2011, 07:38    Post subject:  

A yellow dot indicates that the partition is un-mountable.
This is the case for the partition on which the save file is.
And as Stu90 says, you'll find it as /mnt/home.

So if your save file is on /dev/sda3, it is mounted at boot as /mnt/home.

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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2011, 05:04    Post subject:    

Thank you both very much!
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