Archive for April, 2012

Import or migrate mbox to maildir in thunderbird

April 9, 2012 4 comments

Maildir support had been landed in Thunderbird from version 12, but feature is highly experimental.

There is no GUI yet to migrate from Mbox to maildir. So they is no direct method to migrate.

But you can migrate to following steps[some cases may not work].

Select all messages from inbox & save using file –> save as –>files.

Enable maildir option using inform from my previous post .

Create new account from account wizard. It will be of maildir type storage.

Drag & Drop all messages to inbox [or required folder.]

You will have all messages in Inbox.

[If you stored all messages in server, it will be downloaded again, even drag & drop]


New Disk Mangement Tool – Automount Windows ntfs drive in Fedora 17 / Fedora 18 on boot startup

April 9, 2012 2 comments

Disk utility available in fedora 17 now added option to help auto-mounting disks / windows drives on start-up, user permission through GUI.

Disk management Tool in fedora 17

In menu,  take edit mount options. then edit as given below :

Screenshot from 2012-12-05 18:32:44

Name the drive label as shown so that we can easily identify drives in mount.

Screenshot from 2012-12-05 18:33:25

Now you can see windows drive mounted on reboot. 🙂

Screenshot from 2012-12-05 18:34:19

Now USB pen drives are mounted in /run/media than /media.

Note : same utility available in  Ubuntu 12.10 to auto-mounting disks / windows drives [ntfs drives] on start-up. You can also Use file system label to dive name to identify window partitions easily[First you need to unmount to edit the label].