mounting windows partition automatically on HP Pavilion laptop
rufus at hanadari.net
Wed Jun 3 07:33:33 UTC 2009
I made three partitions on my HP Pavilion laptop, when I dumped Vista.
One is for XP (NTFS); one is for data (NTFS) and one is for Ubuntu 9.04.
All work fine and I have no trouble manually mounting the data partition
from U904. I just set about writing to fstab to make an automatic bootup
mounting of the data partition, but I encountered very unfamiliar file
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6125db67
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 5099 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 5100 14593 76260555 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 5100 10198 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 10199 11664 11775613+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 11665 14466 22507033+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 14467 14593 1020096 82 Linux swap / Solaris
I have performed this operation in the past on tabletop computers, but I
have never encountered a configuration quite like this. I thought I had
three more or less equally sized partitions. fdisk reveals twice that.
I am guessing that sda1 and sda2 are my XP + hibernation mirror, and
sda5/6 are my data partition. I am also guessing that sda5 is what I
want to mount at bootup, so I should do the following:
gksu gedit /etc/fstab
/dev/hda5 /media/windows ntfs iocharset=utf8,umask=000 0 0
My fstab looks very unfamiliar, however, and I am unsure where to put
the new line. Why does it say " was on ... during installation? Is that
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=4e925b6f-5b0c-4080-ab60-eb1a5d31d62a / ext3
relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda8 during installation
UUID=f1adf060-da0a-49b2-b96a-74ef4aeb00ec none swap sw
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
I would appreciate your advice, especially if you have experience with
the HP laptop. I already made the windows directory in media. Is the
mounting line correct for these circumstances? Should I just add it to
the end of fstab?
Thanks in advance, Avraham
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