How to AutoMount a Second Drive

Asked by Oliver Casasola on 2009-02-07

Hello all,

I have 2 hard drives on my computer; my master HD is 250GBs and the slave is 500GBs, SATA both HD. When I installed Hardy Heron LTS 8.04, I have disconnected the slave HD 500GBs when I installed the full system with apps, updates and everything that I need on the system based on my primary HD; when I finished setting up my computer on the master HD, then I plugged back again the slave hard drive and it shows on the Places -> Devices; also I can red all my docs, music and stuff that I have save on the second drive (slave 500GBs).

How I can mount the second drive automatically when the computer is booting and have the second drive as part of the main system?

I have tryied to do the following steps on this website, but didn't work properly for me:

My fstab looks like this
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xdff4dff4

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 29164 234259798+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 29165 30401 9936202+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 29165 30401 9936171 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe04fe04f

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 60800 488375968+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

I would like to "automount" or load automatically as a part of the main system on my computer, like "C" and "D". at this moment I can access and read & write on the second drive without any inconvenience. Also when I open the second hard drive looks like is a removal media on the desktop and of course I can "unmount" the HD (500GBs).

Thank you for your support, best regards.

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nhasian (nhasian) said : #1

looks like your 2nd hard disk is NTFS. so add the line to your /etc/fstab:

/dev/sdb1 /media/NTFS ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 1

also create the mountpoint from a terminal with:

sudo mkdir /media/NTFS

now reboot and you should be all set.

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