Saturday, August 15, 2009

How To Auto-mount Your NTFS Partition In Ubuntu

If you are dualbooting Windows and Ubuntu on your computer, you will know that you can easily read and write to your NTFS partition from your Ubuntu desktop. One thing though, your Ubuntu does not automount the NTFS partition by default. Everytime you need to access the NTFS partition, you have to first click on the NTFS drive to mount it before you can access it.
To fix this issue the simpler way, we can install the application PySDM and access the storage device manager with a simple to use and user-friendly interface.
PySDM is a Storage Device Manager that allows full customization of hard disk mountpoints without manually access to fstab. It also allows the creation of udev rules for dynamic configuration of storage devices
You can easily install it via the Synaptic Package Manager (System -> Administration -> Synaptic package Manager). Alternatively, for those who prefer the apt-get way, here’s the command
sudo apt-get install pysdm

Once installed, go to System -> Administration -> Storage Device Manager.

You will find your all your partitions listed on the left pane of the window.The partitions are labeled in the sda1, sda2, sda3, etc format. To identify which entry is your NTFS partition, highlight each entry and check the Type field on the right pane. This will tell you the file system of that partition.

Once you have located your NTFS partition, click on the Assistant button.Check the box The File system is mounted at boot time.Uncheck the box Mount file system in read only mode.

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Aravind said...

Thanks my disks are auto mounting!!!

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