Will a new Ubuntu 8.04 install automatically see NTFS partitions?

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Tue Jun 3 05:19:52 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 23:56 -0500, Young wrote:
> All without me having to manually mount them.
> Wasn't this supposed to be taken care of in 8.04?

Ah, I might have found the difference between your computer and mine in
a reply here: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/9224/

Do you have the package "ntfs-config" installed? If no, do that. Then go
to menu Applications > System Tools, and start NTFS Configuration Tool.
Check "Write Support" (you want that anyway for Thunderbird).

Do they mount automatically (at least on login) now? Maybe even on boot?
Because my internal NTFS partitions are put into fstab, with lines like

# Entry for /dev/sda1 :
UUID=BE78C8C778C87F9F /media/sda1 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0\
# Entry for /dev/sda5 :
UUID=3C38FEDA38FE91DE /media/sda5 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0\

(Your UUIDs will be different, of course)

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