How can I auto-mount an NTFS partition in Ubuntu?

Gustavo Ibarguengoytia January 24, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition on my laptop. I have two partitions one for OS and one for files. Since I was using Windows 7 both partitions were NTFS and now I need to mount the files partition everytime I use my computer.

Is there a way to easily automate the process? Some Google methods I have tried didn’t help at all. I already tried a tool called NTFS Configuration Tool.

Any clues MUO crowd?
Thank you.

  1. Gustavo Ibarguengoytia
    January 27, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Thank you very much for all of your comments, I solved the problem by installing the Storage Device Manager and edit the partition attribute from there. Thank you.

    • Tina
      January 27, 2011 at 3:32 am

      Thank you for sharing your solution Gustavo!

    January 25, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Hello, this is a link explaining four different methods of auto mounting partitions. Hope it helps:

  3. Todd Clay
    January 25, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Usually when you install Ubuntu the local drives are already mapped and that includes the CD/DVD, USB's. But this is a good source for how to move forward if you're having problems.

  4. Mike
    January 25, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Depends on which Google methods you have tried. Have you tried the official ways already?

    Usually you just put it into "/etc/fstab"... assuming Windows is on /dev/sda1 and you are using the ntfs-3g driver the line should look something like this:

    /dev/sda1 /media/Windows ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0