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Como hago para montar una particion al inicio del sistema?

Antes en Ubuntu 9.04 lo hacia con el paquete ntfs-config que me instalaba una aplicacion llamada "herramienta de configuracion ntfs" que simplimente realizaba 2 clicks y listo.

Pero esta herramienta ya no funciona en Ubuntu 11.10 y de hecho creo que a partir de la version 10.10 no funciona bien :(


How do I auto mount a partition on boot?

Before on Ubuntu 9.04 I would auto mount a partition with a package called ntfs-config that would install a application called NTFS Configuration Tool. With this tool I would auto mount the partition with 2 clicks and done.

But this tool does not work on Ubuntu 11.10 and in fact I think it does not work well since 10.10 :(

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related question about ntfs-config -> askubuntu.com/questions/46588/how-to-automount-ntfs-partitions/… –  hhlp Oct 19 '11 at 13:59
pysdm is a small program that will edit your fstab for you. It's smart about picking the default choices. –  Chan-Ho Suh Feb 18 '12 at 0:53

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you can try also pysdm .

sudo apt-get install pysdm

and run it: sudo pysdm

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This is how I solved it. My need: I dualboot Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7, both 64 bit. I use Dropbox for backup and sharing of documents, and wanted to use the same folder/directory on the Windows partition for Dropbox when I was running Ubuntu.

Solution: I installed the GUI application "mountmanager" via Ubuntu Sotware Center. mountmanager was easy to use; I figured out what to do without reading any documentation. I found the windows partition that I was interested in and saved the default configuration set up by mountmanager. Afterwords I had to edit the file /etc/fstab because the name of my partition contained a space character: From "New volume" to "New\040volume" (no quotes in fstab).

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This is how I did it in Ubuntu 11.10:

You'll have to edit the file /etc/fstab but will need some information before

Find out the partition's mount point name using sudo fdisk -l i.e. /dev/sda3 and take note of the file system (NTFS, linux etc.). Althoug you may use this mount point, native fstab entries use the UUID, so you can get this using ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid

Create the definitive mount point for the partition. Pick a name for it (i.e. mydrive) and create a dir with that name. In Ubuntu mounted partitions use to be in /media dir so it is a good practice leave it there. Use sudo mkdir /media/mydrive to create it. Change "mydrive" for the name you picked. In my case, whenever I mount my partition manually Ubuntu create the dir /media/DATA so I unmounted it and re-created this dir.

Make a backup of your fstab file using sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.backup and then sudo gedit /etc/fstab to open a text editor. There you'll add a new line. This new line will have five elements separated by TABs: UUID | dir | flie system | options | flag so your new line may be:

UUID=2875A6F278A77F5Z /media/DATA ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

where UUID=XXXXX is the uuid you get with ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid, /media/DATA is the dir you created with sudo mkdir /media/DATA and ntfs-3g is for NTFS (windows) partitions (you may use ext3 or ext4 if the mounted partition is Linux). Leave columns defaults 0 0 alone. They will work that way.

Save the file and test it without reboot using sudo mount -a. If everything worked, you'll see your new partition mounted and will be there the next time you boot up.

REMEMBER: a) Back up your fstab file! b) Each element of the new line must be separated by tabs or spaces

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lo haces editando el archivo /etc/fstab con un editor de texto yo uso kde asi que lo agon con kate en ubuntu creo que es leafpad esi que tendrias que correr este comando sudo leafpad /etc/fstab , y debes saber el nombre el puto de montage de la particion, eso lo haces corriendo el comando sudo fdisk -l alli identifica la particion ya sea por tamano o extencion (NTFS) y toma nota del puto de montage
ejemplo: /dev/sda1

puede que necesites instalar ntfs-3g

en el archivo /etc/fstab tienes que agregar una linea de la siguiente manera tomando como ejemplo que la particion se llama windows y el punto de montage es /dev/sda1 la linea se agrega debajo de una linea que ya existe .....los puntos no existen los use nadamas como espaceadores

proc.............../proc.............................proc...............nodev,noexec,nosuid.....0.....0 esta linea ya existe

/dev/sda1..../media/windows.....ntfs-3g .........defaults,force....................0.....0 linea que tienes que agregar

Nota: esto es nadamas para particiones ntfs (particiones de windows), particiones con otras extenciones la linea es diferente

Esto no es en dos clicks como solias hacerlo, pero es una manera de hacerlo


you do by editing the file /etc/fstab with a text editor I use kde so I do it with kate in ubuntu is leafpad i think it you would have to run this command leafpad sudo /etc/fstab and is you don't know the name of montage point of the partition, that you do run the command sudo fdisk-l identifies the partition there either by size or extention (NTFS) and take notes of the point of montage example: /dev/sda1

may need to install ntfs-3g

in the file /etc/fstab you have to add a line as follows using the example of the partition is called windows and point of montage is /dev/sda1 line is added below an existing line

..... there are no points i use as spacers

this line already exists

/ dev/sda1..../media/windows.....ntfs-3g ......... defaults, force .................. .. 0 ..... 0

line you have to add

/dev/sda1..../media/windows.....ntfs-3g ........defaults,force....................0.....0

Note: This is only offer for ntfs partitions (Windows partitions) partitions with other line extensions is different

This isn't in two clicks as it used to, but it is a way to do

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Could you please include a translation? –  N.N. Oct 18 '11 at 6:20
Despite the flags against this post, I'm going to leave it as-is. The original question was in Spanish so it might prove useful to the OP. –  Oli Oct 19 '11 at 4:21

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