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How to Automatically Mount NTFS Partitions in Ubuntu

Ubuntu does a good job detecting NTFS partitions through the ntfs-3g driver. But it does not mount those partitions automatically when you login. Most of us will prefer to mount them automatically instead of manually clicking the partition icon to mount it.

If you want to enable automatic mounting, you have to go through a tedious process editing the fstab file. But NTFS Configuration Tool is a simple tool that will do the job for you. To install it, just type in terminal,

sudo apt-get install ntfs-config

Now open it from "Menu > System > Administration > NTFS Configuration Tool". You can see your NTFS partitions here and check the checkbox to make them mount automatically. Simple, isn't it?

But when I tried to open it in my Linux Mint setup, nothing happened. So I ran it from terminal to find out the error and came up with a solution. To fix the startup problem in NTFS Configuration Tool, simply issue the command in terminal,

sudo mkdir -p /etc/hal/fdi/policy

Hope it helped.