How to automount NTFS partitions?
I have 300 gb NTFS drive with documents folder on it. Is it possible to automount /media/300gb/documents to home/documents at system startup? How can i do it?
You'll first have to set up the NTFS partition to be automounted (see this answer), then you can set up the appropriate links as @mikewhatever suggested.
Along with this you might also need to update the entries in the
~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file for it to apply a specific user, or
/etc/xdg/user-dirs.conf for all users.
In my case (under Ubuntu 12.10) I moved my
Documents folder to a backup location before replacing it with a link to a folder on an NTFS partition. But afterwards Nautilus, LibreOffice, etc. still defaulted to the old folder until I updated the
For more detail, see this answer.
The fstab entry to bind mount one location to another looks like this:
/media/300gb/documents /home/USER/documents bind defaults,bind,auto, rw 0 0
You might need to adjust the mount options (defaults,bind) for ntfs a bit: users,exec,nls=utf8,umask=003,gid=YOUR_GROUP_ID,uid=YOUR_USER_ID
Remove the 'exec' if you don't intend to install executables on the ntfs partition. You can determine your group and user IDs with the
id command in a terminal.
Your link problem possibly stems from the fact, that documents is already an existing directory when you are issuing the link command.
Instead of messing with mount points, you can create a link to
/media/300gb/documents like this:
ln -s /media/300gb/documents ~/documents