Whoa! Is this for real?!

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Thu Apr 15 08:17:47 UTC 2010

On 15/04/10 02:25, Li Li wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-04-14 at 08:02 -0700, Steve Grace wrote:
>> Colin Law wrote:
>>> On 14 April 2010 15:36, Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au>  wrote:
>>>> 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.
>> That's been my experience as well -- if you want the XP partitions in
>> fstab you'll need to add them.
> You can also set this up at install-time if you use the expert
> partitioning choice, maybe it's called "Manual Partitioning," I forget.
> You just select "Change" for any windows partition you want auto-mounted
> and give it a name like Win-data and it will go into fstab.  Works for
> me with Lucid on the one machine I still have any leftover Windows stuff
> on.

Earlier today I decided that I will save myself lots of hassles and just 
went ahead and re-installed Lucid Beta 2 so now I have all the XP 
partitions visible without having to deliberately mount them (in Places, 
for example).

I am also glad I did this re-install because the latest kernel has fixed 
the hassle with the nVidia driver which, while installed by Lucid, was 
not in use.


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