<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 5:50 AM, Ken Moore <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:ken@pcbsd.org" target="_blank">ken@pcbsd.org</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">

  
    
  
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    On 06/15/2012 02:52, Curt Dox wrote:
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      <div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Ken
        Moore <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:ken@pcbsd.org" target="_blank">ken@pcbsd.org</a>></span>
        wrote:<br>
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              <div> On 06/13/2012 16:17, Curt Dox wrote:
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                  <div class="gmail_quote">On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 7:44
                    AM, Ken Moore <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:ken@pcbsd.org" target="_blank">ken@pcbsd.org</a>></span>
                    wrote:<br>
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                        <div>On 06/13/2012 06:15, <a href="mailto:user10508@gmail.com" target="_blank">user10508@gmail.com</a>
                          wrote:<br>
                          <blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"> Mount tray
                            initial state after boot:<br>
                            <br>
                            The mount tray lists sata-device-0 through
                            sata-device-7.<br>
                            <br>
                            A mouse over of each of these mount tray
                            entries results in a tool-tip<br>
                            like pop up with the message:<br>
                            <br>
                            unmounted - may be removed.<br>
                            <br>
                            Right clicking on a mount tray list item
                            does not produce any action.<br>
                            <br>
                            Left clicking on a mount tray list item
                            either results in the mounting<br>
                            of a partition or raises an exception with
                            the message:<br>
                            <br>
                            The filesystem on this device is unknown and
                            cannot be mounted at this<br>
                            time.<br>
                            <br>
                            Inserting a usb flash drive usually results
                            in the addition of one<br>
                            device name to the mount tray item list.
                            When a usb flash drive is<br>
                            inserted it is usually assigned the name:<br>
                            <br>
                            usb-device-0<br>
                            <br>
                            This device name is also found on the gnome
                            desktop as:<br>
                            <br>
                            /media/USB-Device-0, a directory name; the
                            contents of this directory<br>
                            is usually empty.<br>
                            <br>
                            Rarely, the device and its contents are
                            mounted.<br>
                            <br>
                            <br>
                            About the nomenclature used to describe
                            mount tray functionality:<br>
                            <br>
                            I don't have seven sata devices on my
                            laptop. I do have one 500 GB sata<br>
                            disk currently with seven partitions.<br>
                            <br>
                            I know what mount tray is talking about
                            because I've formatted the<br>
                            drive and the partitions in use manually.<br>
                            <br>
                            I think it would be clearer if  mount tray
                            indicated both<br>
                            device and partition number.<br>
                            <br>
                            Usage case<br>
                            <br>
                            Were there two sata drives on my laptop the
                            current method of<br>
                            describing entries could quickly become very
                            confusing; for a desktop<br>
                            workstation, which might have several
                            drives, I don't think this method<br>
                            would allow a user to quickly navigate to a
                            particular partition and<br>
                            mount it with any degree of certainty.<br>
                            <br>
                            Additional configuration options:<br>
                            <br>
                            Is it possible to configure mount tray and
                            tell it about a file system<br>
                            after the system is running - if not -
                            please consider this as a right<br>
                            click option for a mount tray list item or a
                            configuration option for<br>
                            mount tray on the pcbsd control panel.<br>
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                      Since the mount tray is a brand-new utility, we
                      are still working out some of the bugs in it.<br>
                      Could you close the tray app, then run "sudo
                      pc-mounttray" from a terminal and let me know what
                      kind of terminal outputs you are getting when you
                      try to mount your USB drives?<br>
                      Also, I am currently working on a better
                      device-name detection method for the tray as well.
                      As such, the next snapshot should have it working
                      better.<br>
                      <br>
                      Thanks for the report!<span><font color="#888888"><br>
                          <br>
                          -- <br>
                          ~~ Ken Moore ~~<br>
                          PC-BSD/iXsystems</font></span>
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                  Hello..<br>
                  <br>
                  I have not extensively tested this feature, however,
                  one idea does spring to mind after reading this. I am
                  uncertain exactly how best to implement it, whether a
                  preferences setting or nested tree, or some sort of
                  combination.  My thought is to enable 'mount by
                  physical device' as an option along with 'mount by
                  slice/partition.'  This way, the average user will get
                  an expected result (especially assuming an automatic
                  mount is enabled) and BSD folks may also have their
                  method.<br>
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                  Thanks for your efforts!<br>
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            I am not sure that I understand exactly what you are
            referring to here. Say for example that you have a
            hard-drive (ada0) with 3 partitions (ada0s1,ada0s2,ada0s3).
            Do you mean that you would want an option to mount ada0 in
            addition to mounting ada0s* partitions?<br>
            Right now it check for partitions once it detects a
            hard-drive (ada0), and if there are no partitions (ada0s*)
            it lets you mount the disk directly (ada0).<br>
            <br>
            Disclaimer: The "ada0" label is just for example purposes,
            not a limitation of what devices can be detected by the
            program
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~~ Ken Moore ~~
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          If a device has multiple partitions, it would be nice to set a
          preference that all those partitions would automatically be
          mounted upon attachment.  The reverse of this preference would
          be that the specific partition(s) to mount is user-chosen at
          attachment time while all identified/mountable partitions are
          shown (about how it occurs in KDE).  <br>
          <br>
          I am not sure what effect mounting ada0 would have, if that
          device has ada0s1, ada0s2, and ada0s3.  However, if there is a
          difference between mounting ada0 versus mounting all of its
          partitions, then I guess I'd have to think some more.<br>
          <br>
          My thinking is, that generally, were I using Windows, and I
          insert a usb device, the expectation would be that all
          partitions are mounted automatically. However, this may not be
          the assumed result for many BSD users. Assuming this device
          can be uniquely identified, device specific actions could also
          be configured for automation..<br>
          <br>
          I hope I have not muddled it worse.<br>
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    Basically, you want the option to set specific devices/partitions to
    automatically mount upon detection, rather than requiring all
    devices/partitions to wait for the user to click on them before they
    mount. Is this a fair summary?<div class="im"><br>
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<br></blockquote></div>Yes, finally in simplest terms :)<br>