Ubuntu – Best practice to keep a NTFS partition constantly mounted


Hey all, I Dual-boot using a NTFS partition to house shared docs and some program files between Windows and Ubuntu. When this extra media partition isn't mounted automatically at startup it causes usability problems. In the past I have installed and used "NTFS Configuration Tool" to achieve this. Since I just cleanly installed ubuntu 11.04, I thought it would be fitting to ask if anyone has found a better method?

Best Answer

From what i can gleen from the question, you should add the device to the fstab for auto mounting at boot time. I've got several dual boot pc's on my network and they auto-mount the NTFS partition without any usability issues.

My personal mount line in /etc/fstab looks like this:

/dev/sdb1 /mnt/large ntfs user 0 0

if you dont want it to auto-mount at boot, you can always add the noauto flag

/dev/sdb1 /mnt/large noauto,ntfs user 0 0

With this particular line, any user can mount/unmount the volume.

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