Friday, July 03, 2009

Auto Mount NTFS Drives in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

This is by far the easiest way to mount internal hard disks automatically every time you start Ubuntu. I'm assuming this works for all Linux distributions not just Ubuntu. This is copied and slightly edited from Ubuntu forums.

  1. In a terminal window type "sudo apt-get install ntfs-config"
  2. Unmount all manually mounted drives
  3. Run NTFS configuration in the menu (System > Administration)
  4. choose the drives that you want to be automatically mounted (all of them)
  5. Put a check next to "Enable Write Support for Internal Drives"
Thats it. All your drives will be available to you at everytime you start the machine.
I wonder why this is not the default behaviuor in Ubuntu!

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