[ubuntu-uk] Missing desktop link
ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Feb 4 14:52:25 GMT 2009
On 4 Feb 2009 at 10:45, Dianne Reuby wrote:
> I added a link on my desktop to my XP partition. Today the icon was
> replaced with a link to the CD-Rom my son had left in when he shut down
> XP last night. Removing the CD has got rid of that icon, but I haven't
> got my XP link back. I can't mount the drive - permission denied.
> fsdisk gives:
> /dev/sda1 * 1 7833 62918541 7 HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/sda2 7834 11749 31455270 83 Linux
> /dev/sda3 11750 12010 2096482+ 82 Linux swap /
> /dev/sda4 12011 19457 59818027+ 83 Linux
> fstab has:
> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> # Entry for /dev/sda1 :
> UUID=7CCC2004CC1FB77C /media/windows ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_GB.UTF-8
> 0 0
> # Entry for /dev/sda2 :
> UUID=a59afcc2-460e-40da-b11c-0bc248e44e35 / ext3
> relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
> # Entry for /dev/sda4 :
> UUID=6a10ba50-f020-4beb-87c5-c37a64a0d2cc /home ext3 relatime 0 2
> # Entry for /dev/sda3 :
> UUID=7a847460-98c9-4b08-aded-34d84ae7eaf8 none swap sw 0 0
> /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
> I've been searching for the instructions on auto mounting at startup,
> but I can't find them. :( I created the fstab with ntfs-config.
> I'd like to get my XP link back - but I'd also like to know how it
> vanished. Should I have locked it somehow, similar to the way I lock
> panel items?
Just a thought...
Was XP fully shut down last time it was run, or perhaps put into
hibernation? This would stop Ubuntu monting the XP partition.
Try booting into XP and shutting down (possibly twice), then boot into
Having said that, there is a force option for mounting NT partitions that
are reluctant to mount. Perhaps someone a bit more technical that me
can give you the details of it.
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