thx man. verry easy way
I didn't want to start another thread asking how to automount a fat32 internal drive so I thought it was best to reply to this one.
I have read the entire thread and I did the ntfs-config install and indeed, my ntfs partition is recognized, but my fat32 parition is not :S
I did have my HDD split up in my Win Vista install, then another partition (the fat32 partition) to make it easier for Linux distros to manipulate it and last but definitely not least my Ubuntu partition. So all my files (docs, music, vids...) are in my fat32 partition but I just can't automount it on startup which definitely sucks because some applications (including my player, Exaile) use that drive :S
I hope someone can help me out on this, I had it fixed in my last Ubuntu install, but I can't remember where I found the info, nor how to do it all :S
Oh, and while I'm at it... which one do you guys (and hopefully girls... xD) think is better: NTFS or fat32? I need it to be compatible with Windows since I still have it... mostly for gaming purposes and easier videocalls xD
Now, I don't think there's any harm in using NTFS instead of FAT32, as ntfs-3g is pretty solid from what I've used of it.
Naturally, that would mean re-formatting your existing FAT32 partition, so here's a link I found with a quick search
That thread contains a link which should help you a bit further
I have 2 hard drives in my laptop. One (8-9 gigs) is for Ubuntu. The other (35-40 gigs) is for my pictures/music and personal files. It doesn't automount my second one. The second one doesn't have any operating system or anything on it at all, really. When I install NTFS Config it only discovers my first one (the one with Ubuntu). This is annoying because when I open up the music player it doesn't "find" my music on the second hard drive because its not even mounted. How can I automount this second hard drive when Ubuntu starts up?
Filesystem type: ext3
I guess not. How can I format it to NTFS?
Just wanted to drop this piece of info:
Disk Manager (disk-manager)
Can do what ntfs-config does and then some. It might do a fat32 auto-mount. So if anyone wants to give that a shot.
I think its in the Universe Repos.Code:sudo apt-get install disk-manager
It also lets you permanently do a -force on your drives every time they attempt to mount. Sometimes windows dosnt completely let got of your NTFS partitions, so this option was created to overcome this, BUT CORRUPTION CAN OCCUR (use at your own risk).
hey, thanx for that program! it did work with vfat, just had to edit a little bit, but it works fine (at least this last boot it did, will report if it starts acting up)
umm, about the other problem, dwieeb, NTFS-config won't detect that partition because it is not NTFS formatted. ext3 (as far as I know :S) is native to linux so it should have no problem finding it.
Can u mount it manually?
Yes it mounts manually without problems.