07. Mounting partitions and media
Accessing Data on other partitions, Windows or Linux.
Within the vasmCC’s Filesystem category is a handy utility called ‘Mount Partitions’, use this utility to mount partitions from other parts of the drive or other drives, so they can be accessed through the Thunar file manager. Begin tutorial here.
VL-hot is a resource friendly alternative to mounting removable media such as flash-drives on Vectorlinux. vl-hot is a purely udev based automount system for any kind of pluggable storage device that conforms to the block device specification. Hardware known to work with vl-hot are USB pendrives, hard disks, digital cameras and memory card readers, PCCARD (or PCMCIA) memory cards and drives; Firewire devices should work, but there are no user reports on this kind of hardware yet. Future work on the project will be done under the name of vxmount. Begin tutorial here.
HAL ‘The hardware extraction layer’ is the default handler for mounting removable media in Linux. In Vectorlinux you have a choice between HAL and vl-hot, to handle your removable media. This tutorial makes the case for Hal. Begin tutorial here.