Whoa! Is this for real?!

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Thu Apr 15 01:19:27 UTC 2010

On 15/04/10 00:47, 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
Thanks. I am told that I missed doing the "manual" thingie during 
installation and did not select the partitions and where they are to be 


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