Whoa! Is this for real?!

Steve Grace sgrace at pobox.com
Wed Apr 14 15:02:37 UTC 2010

Colin Law wrote:
> On 14 April 2010 15:36, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>> I have been installing Karmic and Lucid Beta 1 on HDs which contained no
>> other operating systems.
>> Earlier today I installed Lucid Beta 2 on a set of HDs which had XP
>> installed  - Lucid replaced another Linux distro which dual-booted with XP.
>> A few minutes ago I went to see what was on the Windows partitions - and
>> there were none showing in Lucid! There are no entries in fstab for all
>> the XP partitions.
>> Why didn't the installation process pick up on these partitions and
>> include them in the fastab? Is it something which I missed doing during
>> the install stage or is this a (nasty) "feature" of Ubuntu? I didn't
>> bother to check what the disk partitoner was doing during the
>> installation because the other distro I've been using - openSUSE - sees
>> and puts them into fstab automatically.
> I believe that the installer does not automatically include other
> partitions in fstab.  They should be visible in the Places menu so
> they can be mounted on demand.
> Colin

That's been my experience as well -- if you want the XP partitions in 
fstab you'll need to add them.

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