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Custom disk Icons for guest OSes - 11-02-2009, 04:04 AM
Figured I'd start this thread off with a how to for adding custom icons manually for Windows and Ubuntu ext2/3/4 drives so that your OS X desktop shows your other partitions. I've attached a picture of my desktop to show how it looks.
You need to create a Mac .icns file containing the image you want for the drive. Copy it to a flash drive (or shared partition or your DropBox or however you share files between OSes). Then when booted into Ubunutu create a file /._. with permission 777. Then copy the .icns file as /.VolumeIcon.icns again with 777 permissions.
You can do the same as for Ubuntu substituting the equivalent DOS commands for the linux commands.
Seeing (and editing) NTFS and Ext disks:
You can install MacFUSE and NTFS-3G in which case you can just do the standard cut/paste like any file or folder with the Get Info window for any NTFS disc. You can also use the ext2-FUSE to read ext2/3 (and 4?) disks. By default they mount read only but can be mounted read/write to do the cut/paste thing if you know terminal. Here are links to a good writeup for ext2 but it is a bit out of date since there is a newer version which will aoutmatically mount the ext2/3 partitions as read-only.
Opera Omnia: Tom Pennings' Blog: Mounting Linux (ext2/ext3) partitions under Mac OS X
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