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Thread: How to automount a FAT32 drive on startup?

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    How to automount a FAT32 drive on startup?

    I've searched around on the forums but cant get this to work. Apparently I need to edit the /ect/fstab file and add a line to automount my FAT32 file on startup, but for some reason gksudo gedit /ect/fstab pulls a blank gedit document. I can read the doc by using the file browser,but cant edit permissions or write to it. I'm new to the Linux OS, so I'm probably not doing something obvious... I'm trying to get Ubuntu 10.04 to mount my FAT32 "Shared" partition on startup.

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    Re: How to automount a FAT32 drive on startup?

    It's not ect it's etc

    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/fstab
    You also might want to take a look at this
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=283131
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    Re: How to automount a FAT32 drive on startup?

    Here is the link for the official Ubuntu documentation on it as well, I highly recommend using the 'Ubuntu Help' link at the top of the forum page and you can search documentation/manuals for just about anything there. Good Luck!

    BTW: You could also search there for setting up the sharing of the Fat32 partition, although you may also want to check and make sure that you have NTFS-3G installed within Ubuntu (it's in the repositories) IF you have trouble getting it to mount at all.
    Last edited by akakingess; May 23rd, 2010 at 09:25 PM.
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    Re: How to automount a FAT32 drive on startup?

    If you dont want to use fstab, go install the ntfs-config package.

    Once ntfs-config is installed, go to System > Administration > NTFS Configuration Tool to launch it and change the settings to your choice.

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    Re: How to automount a FAT32 drive on startup?

    Quote Originally Posted by jerome1232 View Post
    It's not ect it's etc
    ...




    Thanks for the link, the pysdm Storage Device Manager is just what I needed. Thanks all!

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    Re: How to automount a FAT32 drive on startup?

    Ntfs-3g only works with NTFS partitions. He has to mount a FAT32 partition

    BTW pysdm works very well!
    Last edited by kofm; June 15th, 2010 at 09:50 AM.

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