I have a 25 gig partition in ext4 for Ubuntu, an NTFS 25 gig partition for Windows 7,a logical swap of 2 gig, and then a logical 60 gig partition in FAT32 which I've read is the correct file system for files as music, pics, videos I want to share with Windows. The problem is that those files are not "asociated" or shown in my personal folder, and it would be great to.
This should be very easy to do. You can easily mount the drive wherever you wish. I would recommend mounting it in the directory /mnt, then possibly creating links to different directories within the drive, to the conventional Music, Pictures, Video, etc directories in you home directory. Here is my suggestion.
Create a directory called /mnt/shared. You will need to use a terminal commandline to create this:
Mount the partition in /mnt/shared. To make it permanent, you will create an entry in
As suggested in the comment by ObsessiveFOSS below, you might want to make a backup copy of the fstab file before editing just in case.
Enter the command
Save the file, but don't close it yet, and test using this command:
If there are any errors, you can try correcting them right away and repeating the command
Then, if you have a directory such as "Pictures" in this directory, you can create a soft link to it in
Alternatively, you can create links with new names in your Home directory.
Edit: Creating links to FAT32 files/folders
It seems that Nautilus will not create a link on a FAT32 partition, and there's no way to use Nautilua to create a link on the target drive, so I think the links will have to be made using the terminal (I can't test due to no FAT32 partitions).
To create a link to the entire shared directory, you can enter something like this command:
You can also create multiple links to directories within the shared drive. You must specify the entire path to the linked drive - it can't be a relative path.