Separate data partition

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IMINOW
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Separate data partition

Post by IMINOW » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:31 am

There are instructions for setting up a separate DATA partition else ware but unfortunately no longer works with Mint 19.

I have installed Mint as dual boot with Win 10 and created a separate partition for DATA (ntfs - for dual access) now want to get Mint to access this partition automatically when saving and opening files. Anyone know of a tutorial for a nubi?

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Re: Separate data partition

Post by br1anstorm » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:37 am

I too have a separate Data partition in a triple-boot setup (Mint 19, PCLinuxOS and Windows 7).

You don't say which version or which DE (Cinnamon, XFCE, whatever) of Mint 19 you have installed. Others may be able to provide or point to detailed guidance on setting up and accessing the Data partition. Essentially you need to do two things: first, using Disk Manager in Mint, configure the mount options so that the Data partition is mounted automatically on boot-up. Second, in your Mint File Manager, create symlinks which point to the Docs, Pics, Misc, etc folders in your Data partition. And that's about it....

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Re: Separate data partition

Post by altair4 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:24 am

Since you already followed a HowTo on this I would suggest posting the output of the following commands so the folks here can see how you are set up:

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sudo blkid -c /dev/null -o list

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cat /etc/fstab
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Re: Separate data partition

Post by AndyMH » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:52 am

using Disk Manager in Mint, configure the mount options so that the Data partition is mounted automatically on boot-up
I would avoid using disks, some like it, I don't, it creates 'messy' entries in your fstab. I would do it manually.

On my dual boot systems, in win I have a separate partition, D:, where all the data is kept, I keep nothing on C:, only installed programs. In mint this partition is mounted as /home/me/data, through an entry in fstab that looks like:

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UUID=xxxx /home/me/data ntfs windows_names,uid=1000,gid=1000,defaults 0 0
replace xxxx with the correct UUID which you find out by typing blkid in a terminal and replace /home/me/data with wherever you want to mount it.
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