Automount ntfs-partition on dual boot

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      Dual booting Antix 17 with Win 10 on a laptop here. Very impressed so far. But:

      I can’t figure out how to mount the laptop’s ntfs-partition? It keeps throwing errors at me. I’d like it to automount both the ntfs partition and Antix’s ext4 partition on boot, but I can’t even access the ntfs partition right now.

      I’m using Space/IceWM.


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        These may be two separate problems here. To automount internal partitions on live, use the “mount=all” cheat. To automount on an installed system, there should be an entry in /etc/fstab for the partition. Just remove “noauto” from the list of options in that entry. If there is no entry for the partition then add one. It’s good form to identify the partition by its UUID but you don’t have to.

        I sometimes see errors when trying to mount ntfs partitions that contain Windows. Windows can leave the file system in a state that doesn’t allow Linux to mount it. Sometimes booting into Windows and cleanly shutting down will fix the problem. You could also try using the ntfsfix program.

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          In /etc/fstab you should have an entry for the ntfs partition. You need to change noauto to auto for that entry, reboot.
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            a sample entry for ntfs in your fstab might look something like this.

            #Entry for /dev/sda6 :
            UUID=4AAA433BAA4322B5	/media/datapart	ntfs-3g	uid=1000,gid=users,dmask=002,fmask=113,auto,locale=en_US.UTF-8	0	0

            where UUID is the partition, /media/datapart is the mountpoin, ntfs-3g is the type. The rest are options, including the “auto” option so that its mounted on boot.

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              Caveat to above posts. It’s a Windows 10 thing.


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