how to make ntfs drives "stick" on startup

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how to make ntfs drives "stick" on startup

Postby stinger30au » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:18 am

i have a ntfs drive and i s a slave drive

when mint 6 starts up it does not mount it correctly

if i open up nautilus i can see the drive and if i double click it i can view it and use it

when i close mautilus i can see the icon for it on the desktop and now i know its mounted correctly and i can run a few programs that access the drive

if i dont open the drive in nautilus first, the programs have a spit and say they can find the drive

how can i make mint 6 auto mount the ntfs drive on startup?


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Re: how to make ntfs drives "stick" on startup

Postby newW2 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:05 am

You need to make sure it is added to /etc/fstab so it mounts when you boot.

If your using the gnome desktop, enter the following in a terminal.

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gksu gedit /etc/fstab

That will open a text editor. You'll need to add an entry similar to this:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
/dev/sda1 /media/sda1 ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 1

Of course the partition that is your nfts partition may differ from the one listed above.

You can also try this if you perfer:

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