I have a text file (ubuntu.txt) stored in a NTFS partition - /media/des/WD

# ls -l
lrwxrwxrwx 1 des  des    33 Sep 26 06:51 Link to ubuntu.txt -> /media/des/WD/Linux OS/ubuntu.txt``

I created a link by right clicking on the text file --> Make link. Then I drag the newly created link file to my Desktop. It has been working until I rebooted my Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, the link is broken. (As seen in the icon with a padlock).

If I go inside the NTFS partition folder /media/des/WD/Linux OS I can see the link and double clicking it will open the file.

I am suspecting something to do with the mount point /media/des/WD that is causing it.

  • Is the NTFS partition automounted? – Jacob Vlijm Sep 26 '14 at 20:00
  • Yes the NTFS is auto mounted by Ubuntu under /media – Haans Sep 29 '14 at 2:42

I managed to solve the broken link problem by manually mounting the mount point and make it persistent in /etc/fstab

/dev/sdb5    /media/WESTERN       ntfs     auto

Upon reboot, the mount point /media/WESTERN will appear under devices.

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