Help on mounting partitions automatically

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Help on mounting partitions automatically

Postby Aurelio_Araujo on Fri May 02, 2008 1:15 pm

Hi, there!

Yesterday, I had to format my C:\ partition so as to reinstall Windows XP.

Berforehand I made a copy of my mbr by following the commands:
1. # dd if=/dev/hdb/ of=backup.mbr bs=512 count=1
So far, so good.

When I finished configuring Windows XP, I decided to recover the MBR records by using the following command:
1. I put Linux Mint Live CD. Accessed my pen drive and copied the backup.mbr file to the desktop.
2. I used the command # dd if=backup.mbr of=/dev/hdb
Then I had my Grub working again.

What happens is that now, when I log into the system, my NTFS partitions don't appear on the Desktop until I mount them.

So, I wonder if anyone could help me making such partitions be mounted as soon as the system starts working.
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Re: Help on mounting partitions automatically

Postby 67GTA on Fri May 02, 2008 1:18 pm

Install
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ntfs-config
from the repos. It will be in your menu. It will let you set read/write permissions and mounting. It will automatically add your Windows partition to your /etc/fstab file, so it will be mounted at boot.
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Re: Help on mounting partitions automatically

Postby Fred on Fri May 02, 2008 2:39 pm

Aurelio_Araujo,

When you reinstalled Windows it changed the UUIDs on your NTFS partitions. Look in the wiki for instructions on how to correct the UUIDs in /etc/fstab.

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