What sagarchalise suggested is also a way to mount the partition, but that would not mount the partition automatically upon each login (until you edit your
fstab file), to mount the partition automatically, following are the steps you need to perform:
NOTE: Following steps are intentionally written to be performed via GUI so that casual users can do it without any fear of Terminal. The Ubuntu help page does have same steps, but they are Terminal friendly.
Make sure the partition you want to auto-mount is NOT mounted currently.
- Press Alt+F2 (Run Dialog) and write
- Navigate to directory
media from the
Filesystem from the Nautilus sidepane.
- Create a new directory and name it whatever you want, but avoid the use of any space or symbols in the name, a simple alpha-numeric name is recommended. Eg; Drive1.
- Close Nautilus.
You can skip this step if already know on which device the partition is located (
/dev/sda4 in your case) but those who don't know it can use following steps to identify the partitions.
- Open Terminal from using short-cut Ctrl+Alt+T.
- Enter command
- the command will print the devices on which each partition is located, i.e.
X will be a number unique for each partition, you'll also get other information like UID of each partition, its filesystem, etc.
- Note the details and close Terminal.
Now again, open Run Dialog and enter
gksu gedit /etc/fstab.
- This will open the
fstab file in Text Editor with ROOT privileges.
Now append the following line at the end of the file, replacing
sda4 or anything else what you noted from Terminal when entering
sudo blkid. And also replace
MountPoint with the NAME of directory you created in
/media directory for the partition you want to auto-mount.
/dev/sdaX /media/MountPoint ntfs-3g rw,defaults 0 0
Now, save the file and close Text Editor.
Now, open Terminal and enter
sudo mount -a.
Open Nautilus and check if the partition is now mounted.
Now everytime you'll start Ubuntu, your partition will be auto-mounted (the way it does in Windows) with full read-write access. You can perform same steps to auto-mount all the partitions you have, but, keeping different names for mount points and appending their respective details in
I wonder if a any GUI utility exists for Ubuntu that can do exactly the same without touching Terminal or open