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Automount ntfs (windows partition on boot / login ) – Mint 12 or Ubuntu 11.10

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment

NTFS partitions aren’t already permanently mounted. These default mounts are controlled by entries in the file-system table, a text file called fstab located at “/etc/fstab”.

To mount your NTFS partition permanently, add your version of the following line into the file system table, fstab.

Open “fstab” file from location using any editor like nano or vi or gedit in super user mode or with administrative privilege.

add the following to file,

/dev/device_name /path_to/mount_point ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

When you reboot, the partition will mount into the folder /path_to/mount_point with permissions drwxrwxrwx, i.e with read/write access for everybody.

The first string /dev/disk-by-id specifies the partition to be mounted by its ID code or You have the option to specify it by device (in this case sda1) instead of by the ID code.

example :

UUID=ata-WDC_WD5000BEVT /path_to/mount_point ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

or

/dev/device_name /path_to/mount_point ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

An example screen-shot as given below

This same is applicable for all distros.

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