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Auto Mounting NTFS partitions at boot

January 28th, 2007

There’s a very useful Getting Started document over at UbuntuGuide which describes lots of basic configuration tasks.

In the Ubuntu 6.10 official documentation there seem to be references to a utility in System->Administration->Disks but apparently the Disks utility was removed in v6.10. It’s not difficult to edit the /etc/fstab file as on any other Linux. There are instructions in the Ubuntu documentation and also here

How to mount Windows partitions (NTFS) on boot-up, and allow all users to read only

e.g. Assumed that /dev/hda1 is the location of Windows partition (NTFS)
Local mount folder: /media/windows
sudo mkdir /media/windows
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab_backup
gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
  • Append the following line at the end of file
/dev/hda1    /media/windows ntfs  nls=utf8,umask=0222 0    0

To remount without rebooting, type:

sudo mount -a
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