I have Windows and Linux Mint 14 installed on my machine. Because I will eventually have at least a couple more distros on my machine, I have created a 200 GB partition (That I wish to mount at /mnt/data that I will use to store my files (eg, photos, text files, etc). I did not create a seperate /home partition as I did not want problems to arise from different versions of programs in each distro changing the same settings files and messing things up.
I do not wish to have it mounted at /media/lloyd/data because I am not always the only user logged into my machine (sometimes I log into my machine via SSH under a different acount, for example), and from what I understand, once it is mounted at /media/lloyd, then another user would not be able to use it (unless it was unmounted and then mounted somewhere else)?
Initially it was mounting correctly but I did not have any permissions to it and could not create files, after changing the fstab to include "rw" or "users" (I can't remember which) Mint now says that it had problems mounting the partition while it is booting and I have to press S to skip mounting it.
Here is my fstab:
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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=cf937006-580f-4606-8fd9-8d93f6df3d5e / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=3d45841a-0fc7-439e-b81c-5e4143987bc8 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sda6 /mnt/data ext4 rw,defaults,users,noatime,x-gvfs-show 0 2