Mountig Windows partitions at boot in 8.04

Felipe Figueiredo philsf79 at
Mon May 12 04:08:22 UTC 2008


On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 12:31 AM, Nik N <niknot at> wrote:
> > You might want to look at your /etc/fstab and see if the Windows
>  >  partitions were maintained in the file following your update. It not,
>  >  add them back in & reboot.
>  I can easily do so; however I was wondering if that's all - for
>  instance, what places their icons on the desktop once mounted at boot
>  time? And what directory should the mountpoints be in - mnt or media?
>  My impression was that those drives that are mounted at boot time are
>  not only in fstab, but that there ate other references (mtab?) made by
>  the installer.

First of all, have you checked Places>Computer ?

It's as easy as it seems - fstab is the one place you need to edit.
mtab exists for information purposes, not configuration. Also, the
default for a line in fstab is to mount at boot, unless explicitly
told otherwise (by the option 'noauto').

It will appear in Places/Computer (either when mounted or unmounted)
and also in your desktop when mounted. The default is to mount in

I could be wrong in this, but I think fuse (or something else) will
write a proper line in fstab if you mount the device (assuming it gets
detected by gnome in Places>Computer) the first time you try to mount
it (it will need your password for this). If your ntfs partition
appear in Places/Computer, and you can't mount it for whatever reason,
try to remove/comment the fstab entry, restart your gnome session
(this step might not be necessary) and try to mount it again in the


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