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    Question Auto-mount Windows Partition

    Is there any way to mount my Windows partition at startup without it asking for the root password? All of my music and videos are on there, and I find it annoying when I have to manually mount it every time I need to use it.

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    Default Re: Auto-mount Windows Partition

    Quote Originally Posted by Handsofakiller209 View Post
    Is there any way to mount my Windows partition at startup without it asking for the root password? All of my music and videos are on there, and I find it annoying when I have to manually mount it every time I need to use it.
    Do this in your User login (you should never login to root in a GUI desktop, too risky).

    From the menu, Yast (it will ask for root password, enter it) => Partitioner (in the System group)

    Do not let the "Warning" scare you, though do be carefull to follow directions exactly.

    In the navigation menu, choose Hard Disks. You should see all your drives and partitions listed in the right pane.

    Select your Windows partition.

    Click the edit button at the bottom.

    MAKE CERTAIN "Do not format partition" is selected.

    Give it a mount point.

    Change Nothing Else!

    Click the Finish button.

    Change Nothing Else!

    Finish up with the partitioner, then close Yast

    Reboot.
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    Thanks! I'll try this when I get back into OpenSUSE. Now to shut down Win*****

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    Default Re: Auto-mount Windows Partition

    Typically I would use the following mount-points:

    /windows/c

    /windows/d

    etc

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    Hi! I am having the exact same problem. I have done everything Fraser_Bell says but no change, I still have to manually mount that partition on startup. I have left the mount point that comes by default on Partitioner, which in my case is /run/media/*******/Gateway (the asterisks are my given name). Could that be the reason? The other options are /srv, /tmp and /usr/local.

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    Default Re: Auto-mount Windows Partition

    Is the partition in the /etc/fstab file?

    You can add it and define a mount point in Yast partitions section

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Is the partition in the /etc/fstab file?

    You can add it and define a mount point in Yast partitions section
    No, it isn't. The partition is dev/sda3, how can I add it correctly?

    The current contents of the /etc/fstab file are these:

    Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS545025B9A300_110224PBN204NSD5M1KT-part6 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS545025B9A300_110224PBN204NSD5M1KT-part5 /                    ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS545025B9A300_110224PBN204NSD5M1KT-part7 /home                ext4       defaults              1 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karmovorotin View Post
    No, it isn't. The partition is dev/sda3, how can I add it correctly?

    The current contents of the /etc/fstab file are these:

    Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS545025B9A300_110224PBN204NSD5M1KT-part6 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS545025B9A300_110224PBN204NSD5M1KT-part5 /                    ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS545025B9A300_110224PBN204NSD5M1KT-part7 /home                ext4       defaults              1 2
    Give us the output of fdisk -l (that's the lower case letter "l", not a numeric "one".).

    ...but, if you gave it the mount point in the Yast paritioner, I am surprised it didn't already add it to fstab.
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    Fraser Bell wrote:

    > ...but, if you gave it the mount point in the Yast paritioner, I am
    > surprised it didn't already add it to fstab.
    >


    Assumes that the mount point exists. Mount will not create a new mount
    point.

    --
    Will Honea


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    Default Re: Auto-mount Windows Partition

    Quote Originally Posted by whonea View Post
    Fraser Bell wrote:

    > ...but, if you gave it the mount point in the Yast paritioner, I am
    > surprised it didn't already add it to fstab.
    >


    Assumes that the mount point exists. Mount will not create a new mount
    point.

    --
    Will Honea
    I see.

    Odd as it may seem, that is something I have never actually tried in all these years. But, I just thought since the action was being done within Yast, that would have been an automatic check.
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