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I would like to stop Ubuntu from mounting my other (Windows') partitions automatically (since I do not need it really often - and especially I would like not to automount "System reserved" partition for Windows.

There is a similar question here

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I do not have these partitions added in /etc/fstab.

How can I do it ?

For proof, my /etc/fstab

proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=1384cee0-6a71-4b83-b0d3-1338db925168 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=e3729117-b936-4c1d-9883-aee73dab6729 none            swap    sw              0       0
UUID=98E8B14DE8B12A80                   /media/d            ntfs    defaults,errors=remount-ro  0   0
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I believe the solution is to add them to /etc/fstab, but with options to prevent them from being automatically mounted. I think the option you want is noauto rather than auto. I would suggest using ... ntfs defaults,noauto 0 0 for the entries you don't want to automount.

A good explanation of fstab options can be found on the ArchWiki

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Here is a simple way of auto mounting your partitions in ubuntu during start up . ( Explanation with Pics )


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