PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] Sharing NTFS partitions



thenovelist
February 8th, 2011, 08:29 PM
I am trying to get my head around sharing the NTFS drives. I have a dual boot with Win7 64bit

Gathering information about your system...

Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10
Desktop environment: GNOME
Graphics chip: nVidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9400 GT] (rev a1)
Driver in use: nvidia
Rendering method: Nvidia

Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system...

Checking for texture_from_pixmap... [ OK ]
Checking for non power of two support... [ OK ]
Checking for composite extension... [ OK ]
Checking for FBConfig... [ OK ]
Checking for hardware/setup problems... [ OK ]
I had gotten this far though.

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x616597e3

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 52218 419441053+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 52219 121601 557318947+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0002e1af

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 29165 234259456 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 29165 30402 9936897 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 29165 30402 9936896 82 Linux swap / Solaris
omitting empty partition (5)

Disk /dev/sdg: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6736718d

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdg1 21283 60801 317436367+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdg2 1 21282 170945536 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdg5 21283 60801 317436336 7 HPFS/NTFS

Partition table entries are not in disk order


But I want to be able to write my novel from both OS's and be able to work on my images with both OS's. What then is my next step?
Thanks

coffeecat
February 8th, 2011, 09:57 PM
Traditional advice would be to add entries to /etc/fstab so that whichever NTFS partitions you want to access from Ubuntu would be mounted on bootup. But that isn't necessary, since automounting is so good and easy with recent versions of Ubuntu.

Have a look in the Places menu. All your four NTFS partitions will be listed there, but unmounted. I can't say how they will be identified - it depends whether they have partition labels or not. If labelled, you will see the labels. If not, the partition size. Simply click on the one you want to open and a file browser will open.

Or - open a Nautilus (file browser) window: home, Computer, it doesn't matter which. Make sure you have 'Places' selected in the left pane and ditto for above.

And you don't even have to pre-mount a partition from Nautilus or the main menu to be able to open a file. Say you want to work on a Word document. Open OpenOffice Writer, File Menu > Open. Then you'll see the partitions listed in the left pane under 'Places'. click on the one you want and it will be automounted and then you can navigate to the file you need and open it.

However, if you were wanting to set up symlinks in your home folder to the NTFS partitions, then you would need to have them mounted on bootup. Post back if you need any help with this.