Where is Automount for my Windowspartitions?

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Where is Automount for my Windowspartitions?

Postby Ralle on Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:07 am

Hi,
with Mint4 I had no problems.
Mint4 found all my partitions
incl. Windows NTFS. I could write and read.
Now after install Mint5 the trouble comes up:
No automount on my computer,
on the computer of my son no automount,
my son doesn't get permissions to read and write on his own
Windows FAT 32 partitions.
So I need help please.
Perhaps anybody can say where.
Or should I go back to Mint4?
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Re: Where is Automount for my Windowspartitions?

Postby SpudGun on Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:04 am

Ralle wrote:Hi,
with Mint4 I had no problems.
Mint4 found all my partitions
incl. Windows NTFS. I could write and read.
Now after install Mint5 the trouble comes up:
No automount on my computer,
on the computer of my son no automount,
my son doesn't get permissions to read and write on his own
Windows FAT 32 partitions.
So I need help please.
Perhaps anybody can say where.
Or should I go back to Mint4?
Ralf


For NTFS drives, get the ntfs config tool from synaptic, very simple to use. For fat32 and ntfs, try mintdisk http://www.linuxmint.com/repository/celena/mintdisk_2.0_i386.deb
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Re: Where is Automount for my Windowspartitions?

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:42 am

The behavior for mounting partitions has changed with Elyssa
No partitions are mounted in fstab, so no partitions automount
Just double click the partition. The first time you are asked for your password, but if you mark the "remember" option you don't have to do that any more, not even after a reboot
If you want the partitions to be mounted at boot time you have to add them in fstab - if you don't know how - just ask and we will help you
mintDisk is not for Elyssa, I think you'll get problems if you install it
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Re: Where is Automount for my Windowspartitions?

Postby Ralle on Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:06 pm

Husse wrote:The behavior for mounting partitions has changed with Elyssa
No partitions are mounted in fstab, so no partitions automount....
If you want the partitions to be mounted at boot time you have to add them in fstab - if you don't know how - just ask and we will help you
mintDisk is not for Elyssa, I think you'll get problems if you install it
Hi Husse, why does it change in Elyssa?Why no automount?Please give the information how and what I have to change in fstab.
Thank you.

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It works fine. Thank you!

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Re: Where is Automount for my Windowspartitions?

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:08 pm

, why does it change in Elyssa?

This is upstream in Ubuntu - I hope we will fix this in the next edition of Mint, but we simply don't have the resources to fix it in time for Elyssa
If you want to have the ntfs partitions "automounted" first edit fstab
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gksu gedit /etc/fstab

Add a line like this
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/dev/sda1  /media/sda1     ntfs    defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0       1

Of course you must change sda1 to your partition
Now make a folder to mount in
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sudo mkdir  /media/sda1

On the wish list is a GUI for this like in some other distros
To find out what your partition is called if you don't know that I fear you have to open gparted
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Re: Where is Automount for my Windowspartitions?

Postby Ralle on Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:28 am

Great!

Thanks a lot for help!

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