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Linux used to automount my windows. But it was a 32-bit Windows, so after installing 64-bit Windows, it no longer automounts. It keeps showing at the start - The disk drive for /windows is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, or press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery. What should I do?

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If you had an entry in fstab for your old Windows and you reinstalled it got a new UUID. You need to update fstab with new UUID.

sudo blkid -c /dev/null -o list
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.backup
gksudo gedit /etc/fstab

Change current old UUID for your Windows to the new one.

suggested settings if you do not have these: defaults,nls=utf8,umask=000,uid=1000,windows_names

Also do not hibernate Windows as then it will not mount.

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thank you ! that message is not coming any more. But before it used to show '430 GB Filesystem' under devices. Now thats not there. is that normal? – ramiz balayil Nov 18 '13 at 19:26
i used that first command and saw in the list that it was mounted. THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!! – ramiz balayil Nov 18 '13 at 20:02
Since it was not mounted before it defaulted to your 430GB entry. Better to label all partitions with gparted when created or Disks afterwards with labels that make a little more sense. If you used Nautilus to review the 430GB that would also mount it. And it should show all partitions anyway. – oldfred Nov 18 '13 at 22:26

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