Hey all, I Dual-boot using a NTFS partition to house shared docs and some program files between Windows and Ubuntu. When this extra media partition isn't mounted automatically at startup it causes usability problems. In the past I have installed and used "NTFS Configuration Tool" to achieve this. Since I just cleanly installed ubuntu 11.04, I thought it would be fitting to ask if anyone has found a better method?
From what i can gleen from the question, you should add the device to the
fstab for auto mounting at boot time. I've got several dual boot pc's on my network and they auto-mount the NTFS partition without any usability issues.
My personal mount line in
/etc/fstab looks like this:
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/large ntfs user 0 0
if you dont want it to auto-mount at boot, you can always add the
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/large noauto,ntfs user 0 0
With this particular line, any user can mount/unmount the volume.
There are couple of ways, but my recommendation is... make required no folders in
sudo mkdir /mnt/C /mnt/D
Then, check your partition list using
sudo fdisk -l
note the enteries from the list. Now open
/etc/fstab so that you can write into it
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
Now add entries in the following manner
/dev/sda2 /mnt/C ntfs-3g rw,user,fmask=0111,dmask=0000 0 0 /dev/sda3 /mnt/D ntfs-3g rw,user,fmask=0111,dmask=0000 0 0
/dev/sda3 will be replaced with entries you get from
fdisk -l, and
/mnt/D shall replace with your directories you made using
To understand what
fmask and dmask do please visit Fmask