Shared disks

Joel Goguen jtgoguen at
Mon Jun 27 18:41:39 UTC 2005

1 - Add the following line to your /etc/fstab:
/dev/hda1   /mnt/windows   vfat   rw,user,uid="user"   0   0

This will auto-mount your windows partition on /mnt/windows read-write 
with UID 'user'.  Change hda1 to whatever partition Windows is actually 
on, and change user to whatever your username on the system is.

2 - There's loin screen themes that list all users.  Take a look through 
the preferences in System --> Administration --> Login Screen Setup

Joel Goguen
ITS Student Consultant
Bachelor of Computer Science III
University of New Brunswick

johan buys wrote:

>I've downloaded a copy of Ubuntu linux and I am very impressed with it,
>but I do however have a major issue with the system:
>1) I don't have access to my windows and other linux disk drives, which
>every other linux system can easily access from the file:/mnt/
>2) My first login was hard, because the user names where not visible (I
>do however feel more secure in your ubuntu, Debian type linux)
>The first issue I would like to have resolved soon, because all my data
>is stored on a FAT32 partition.  Or else I'll install some other linux
>distribution which shares data from and to windows as I have done before
>installing Ubuntu linux.

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