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Is there a nice, possibly GUI way to add mount points to partitions in Ubuntu?

For some reason, the mount point for my windows NTFS partition which was recognized during the installation is gone. In "Computer" the library still exist, but there's no mount point in fstab or mtab.

How can I add it again, so that it'll be nicely accessible from gnome as it used to be?

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mtab is suppose to be a list of what is currently mounted, it is a bit deprecated though, the same contents is in /proc/mounts where it is automatically updated by the kernel. – LassePoulsen Sep 1 '10 at 20:41
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NTFS Configuration Tool

You can install it from Ubuntu Software Center.

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pysdm is a gui to your /etc/fstab. It has a basic wizard and makes it easy to configure your drives and where they mount. alt text

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That's what I use and it works flawlessly. For a NTFS drive under options I use "nls=iso8859-1,umask=000". nls sets the character set and umask gives root access to all files/folders on the drive. For more info on how to configure this see – Evan Plaice Sep 16 '10 at 14:41
wich GUI you are using? looks nice – Zabba Jan 1 '11 at 18:50
@Zabba, sorry I kinda fell off the site for a while. That'd be the elementary theme on GNOME. – aperson May 18 '11 at 2:22

Nautilus uses gvfs to do mounting without modifying /etc/fstab. Can you access the partition in Nautilus? If you're trying to access it from a shell prompt but can't, try ls -l ~/.gvfs. You should see something there that corresponds to your NTFS partition.

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Yeah, this turned out to be my favorite way to get a persistant mount. I tried pysdm above and it didn't help me at all. – djangofan Jan 13 '11 at 20:01
My NTFS drives work, but I don't see anything in ~/.gvfs – Shahbaz Nov 14 '11 at 17:44

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