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HT1198 How can I get a volume to mount on startup?

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Nov 29, 2012 4:39 PM

mcp 10.8.2 (june 2012), latest iPhoto

I followed article, created volume, will not automount, must go to disk utility to 'attach', then open iPhoto

For other users it does not even show up on disk utility....library will not open

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,670 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 10:57 PM (in response to cmny12589)

    Add it to the Log In Items in each account.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,670 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 3:18 AM (in response to cmny12589)

    Why are you importing a disk image to iPhoto?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,670 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 3:46 AM (in response to cmny12589)

    Mount the volume

     

    Then

     

    Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library' and point it at the Library on the Disk Image.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,670 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 5:08 AM (in response to cmny12589)

    This isn't an iPhoto problem. I'd bring that to the Using Mac OS X forum for your version of the OS.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,175 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:25 PM (in response to cmny12589)

    Don't need Disk Utility.  Just go to the Shared folder and double click on the disk image file.  That should open it in all accounts unless you're running into permissions issues. 

     

    I know that method is one suggested for sharing a library but the optimal method is to use an external HD connected to the Mac, set it's ownership to be ignored

    ignoreownership.PNG

    and place the library on it. 

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,175 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to cmny12589)

    Are you trying to import an iPhoto library in the disk image into another library?  That's what the screenshot seems to imply.  You're in an import window. 

    Highlight001.jpg

     

     

    Or do you want to have the other account open the library that's in the disk image?

     

    Can the other accounts open the disk image directly by going to the Shared folder and double clicking on it?  If so the image will appear on the desktop:

    Finder001.jpg

    Then launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and you should see it in the window:

    Highlight002.jpg

    Or you can choose the Other Library button and go to the disk image in the Open window:

    iPhoto001.jpg

     

    But the key is to open the disk image in the other account.  This is what it looks llke from Disk Utility:

    iPsharedfolder.png

     

    Hope this helps.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,175 points)

    Here's how you can get it work.

     

    1 - in each account mount the disk image with Disk Utility.

    2 - make an alias of the open disk image icon.

    3 - put that alias in your Doucments folder and drag it to the Dock.

    Finder001.jpg

    4 - eject the open disk image.

     

     

    Now when you click on the alias in the Dock the disk image will mount.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,175 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to cmny12589)

    Could be one is an admin account and the other isn't.  The more reliable and easiest way to do what you want is to use an external hard drive to house the library on.

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