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I run windows on a NTFS partition and Lubuntu 11.10 on the other. I want to access the Thunderbird Profiles on the NTFS Partition when I'm using Lubuntu.

But I can't mount the NTFS from the beginning with fstab (tried some manual editing and default parameters using mount-manager) as every time I rebooted, an error occurred (at the Lubuntu loading screen I had to press a key for ignoring the mounting and continue booting).

When I start the system without mounting via fstab, I get READ-access in the file manager. The HDD is obviously mounted as soon as I've clicked on it in my places. It's a 120 GB SSD by the way with Windows XP installed.

So what could I do to still auto-mount my NTFS?

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You need to install ntfs-3g if it is not already installed. Then edit fstab, I copied mine below: (change the first and maybe the second column)

UUID=3E9891A29891596B /windows        ntfs    defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0       0
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Two links to help you:

  1. A GUI Tool: http://maketecheasier.com/easily-automount-windows-ntfs-partition-in-ubuntu/2012/04/06

  2. Guide to modify fstab: http://www.computerandyou.net/2011/05/how-to-mount-a-windows-partition-on-linux-automatically-on-each-start-up/

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The gui tool (ntfs-config) is working perfectly on lubuntu. Very easy to use :) –  chelder May 15 at 10:37

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