mounting windows partition automatically on HP Pavilion laptop
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 13:52:14 UTC 2009
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Avraham Hanadari wrote:
> 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.
You NEVER want to mount the data partition that is made for Windows XP.
It is a special partition that XP can use to re-load itself.
I just set about writing to fstab to make an automatic bootup
> mounting of the data partition, but I encountered very unfamiliar file
> fdisk -l
> 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
> now significant?
> # /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
> 0 0
> /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
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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