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    change mount point

    Hi everyone new to linux, and have just done a fresh install of windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04

    I have a few partitions including 50gb windows, 50gb linux, and most of the rest as storage for documents music etc that both OS's can access.

    I was trying to go by the tutorials on the internet, and got the ntfs (storage) to mount at bootup, and I did go through the process of changing the locations of the documents pictures to go to my respected storage folders and that worked until I restarted the computer, I tried to alter fstab but all I have seemed to have been able to do is delete all the links that apear in the left panel in Nautilus, if i click on home it still links to the original mount point.

    please be kind and explain what outputs from terminal you would like so that you can help me thanks

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    sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000799f5

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2 206848 102397951 51095552 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3 102398310 204796619 51199155 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 204796620 1250258624 522731002+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

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    sudo blkid
    /dev/sda1: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="8C44AF5F44AF4AB2" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sda2: UUID="2A82B3F582B3C39B" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sda3: UUID="88d0dd88-6031-4073-a9c6-c488c42d5664" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sda4: LABEL="Storage" UUID="7EBC992759DC4D93" TYPE="ntfs"

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    storage (where I want my home folder to link into (share documents with windows)
    so from above I know that storage = UUID is 7EBC992759DC4D93 and is sda4
    sda2 = windows
    sda3= ubuntu

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    Re: change mount point

    anyone able to help surely?

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    Re: change mount point

    Do your partitions/drives all mount successfully?
    Server: HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L, Ubuntu Server 12.04LTS
    Laptop: ACER Aspire 5741G, Core i3 330M 2.26GHz, 4GB DDR3, Linux Mint 14
    Desktop: AMD Phenom X4 9600, ASUS M4A78 Pro, 4GB DDR2, Ubuntu 12.04LTS

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    Re: change mount point

    I was trying to go by the tutorials on the internet, and got the ntfs (storage) to mount at bootup ...
    The only thing missing from your original post is how exactly you did this. Posting the output of the following command will provide that information:
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    ... and I did go through the process of changing the locations of the documents pictures to go to my respected storage folders and that worked until I restarted the computer
    There's a number of ways to do this so which one did you choose?

    There are a couple of classic ways to do this. One way is to use symbolic links. I don't much care for this method - in fact I don't much like symlinks in general so I'll show you the other way:

    Let's say your "Storage" partition is mounted by this expression in fstab:
    Code:
    UUID=7EBC992759DC4D93 /mnt/Storage ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=000,uid=1000,windows_names 0 0
    And let's say you want /home/reubes85/Documents to point to /mnt/Storage/Documents.

    You would use "bind" to connect one folder to the other by adding another line in fstab after all the others that looks like this:
    Code:
    /mnt/Storage/Documents /home/reubes85/Documents auto bind 0 0
    After adding the line to fstab run the following command to test for syntax errors and mount using the new fstab entries:
    Code:
    sudo mount -a
    It will either come back with errors ( bad ) or come back to the prompt which means it mounted it correctly.

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