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24 Apr 2010   #1

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
Ubuntu and Windows 7 Anyone?

Has anyone here tried, and succeeded to connect their Ubuntu and windows partitions?
I just wanted to use my Ubuntu to stream content to my tv, but the content that i wanted to stream was on my Windows partition, so i've triing, unsuccessfully to connect them together.
Anyone know a way?
i tried it like this:

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g ntfsprogs ntfs-config

Then i went into my "Places", where it should've shown my windows partition, but no luck!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2010   #2


Yep. The quickest and easiest way is to have it auto-mount the NTFS partition on startup is by editing the fstab

Open the terminal and create a mount point for the NTFS partition:

mkdir /media/WinDrives (the last name does not matter)

Next you need to find which partition /HDD you want to mount:

sudo blkid

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SAMPLE OUTPUT
mint@mint-desktop ~ $ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for mint:
/dev/sda1: LABEL="Mint 8" UUID="877f2978-baac-43d2-89fa-567a1fa0c15f" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="1E38F52338F4FA9B" LABEL="Games" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="34A8180CA817CAEE" LABEL="JTS Ultimate" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc2: UUID="E0A4697FA46958D4" LABEL="x64 Professional" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="98D83DE3D83DBFF4" LABEL="Storage" TYPE="ntfs"
For example, the NTFS drive I auto-mount is /dev/sdd1

Now you need to open and edit your fstab:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

And then add the following:

/dev/sdd1 /media/<name you chose> ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0

(replace the /dev/s*** with your partition and the /media/*** with the name of the mount point you created)

Save and exit.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MY FSTAB
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=877f2978-baac-43d2-89fa-567a1fa0c15f / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

/dev/sdd1 /media/WinDrives ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0
Upon re-boot, your NTFS partition should show up.

*NB This is Mint 8, but it should work for Ubuntu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

here is the article i used when i was doing exactly the same thing: Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony - windows 7 - Lifehacker
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Apr 2010   #4

7 x64/ Back-Track 4

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
here is the article i used when i was doing exactly the same thing: Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony - windows 7 - Lifehacker
That one is greatt!!
I think i'll do it that way - because i could use a good format anyway :P

Thanks to you both
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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