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    HowTo: Automount NTFS Drives

    Ok, I decided to write this - because over the last week or 2 I've been seeing a lot of threads asking how to AutoMount drives in Ubuntu. Most of the time these also happen to be NTFS drives

    I know what it's like - I still dual boot too So anyway - here's how to do it the nice easy way

    NB: Please note that there are some images attached just for you


    Fire up a terminal, to do this click Applications > Accessories > Terminal
    Then type (or copy/paste) the following - 1 line at a time
    sudo aptitude update
    sudo aptitude install ntfs-config
    Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't come with aptitude installed, so simply run these 2 commands in place of those above.
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ntfs-config
    Ok so when that returns you to user@pcname, that should be it installed

    Next, make sure you have NO drives mounted (they'll usually appear on your desktop). And then run the program from Applications > System Tools

    Note: In Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) and later it appears that the configuration tool has moved to System > Administration.

    Enter your password when prompted - and then choose the drives that you want to be automounted. Click Apply.

    Now simply make sure that "Enable Write Support for Internal Drives" and click OK.

    Enjoy your automounted NTFS Drives

    Note: If you want to undo this for whatever reason, StolenPie posted a walkthrough later in the thread So kudos for that!
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    Last edited by Joeb454; December 29th, 2010 at 07:26 PM. Reason: reflected removal of aptitude


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