Re: Links to ntfs drive don't work after boot until I access drive through file mana
Yep, at the moment the NTFS drive gets mounted only when you try to access it for the first time in the file manager. Before that, it's just nowhere in the file tree so symlinks will not work.
You can use fstab to mount it at boot. More simply, you can trigger the automatic mounting at login just as if you had clicked the drive. First find the device corresponding to your NTFS partition.
The drive will begin with /dev/sd# and will be of type NTFS/HPFS.
Next add this command to your startup applications:
gvfs-mount -d /dev/<yourdrive>
One warning: this command will mount the drive in /media. If you upgrade to 12.10, it will be put in /media/<user> instead so you will have to recreate your symlinks.
Last edited by LewisTM; October 19th, 2012 at 09:52 PM.
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