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How to mount an existing windows NTFS partition

asked 2013-08-18 03:56:57 -0500

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updated 2015-09-04 01:25:00 -0500

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Hi all,

I just installed Fedora on an existing Windows 7 machine in a separate partition. I now want to access some of my files on the existing windows ntfs partition. Could you tell me how to mount that partition automatically at startup ?

Thanks a lot for your help.



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Hi Francisco,

Thx for your prompt answer. I used the disks utility and it worked like a charm ;-)



rlaenen gravatar imagerlaenen ( 2013-08-18 06:19:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-08-18 04:31:59 -0500

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updated 2015-09-04 01:22:27 -0500

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There's always the classical method of editing /etc/fstab and doing it. Googling "ntfs automount linux" should give you quite a few posts on how to do this. This works for any desktop environment.

In gnome3 on Fedora 19 or later, you can use the disks utility: Type "disks" in the search box. When it opens up, you'll see your disks listed in the left hand side. Select the one you want to automount, and click the "settings" button on the right hand side. This will give you a menu where you'll find the Edit mount options entry. You can then set the partition to automount from this dialog. Screenshot below:

gnome disks mount options dialog

The GUI basically makes changes to your fstab, as far as I know. So this is quite the same as the classical method listed above.

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your method worked, but everything in the directory became executable, which didn't happen when I mounted manually. Can you provide a guess about what happened?

rafee gravatar imagerafee ( 2014-01-14 14:19:01 -0500 )edit

@rafee: Windows volumes do not have an "executable" permission bit like Unix/Linux does. So the most general cross-compatibility permission bits for Linux is to assume that executable is permitted if any other type of access is permitted.

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