I have an NTFS partition that serves as a partition I can share files between Endeavour and Windows. I wonder if it would be possible to auto mount that partition during boot and link the folder inside it (“Programming”) to a folder in my Documents folder with the same name (sorry for using folder so much ) so that I could access it more easily.
Thanks for the help in advance
Yes. First mount the folder somewhere by adding an entry to
/etc/fstab. Any permanent filesystem location is fine. For the sake of this example I will assume you mounted it at
Once it is mounted, you can symlink the folder you want, like this:
ln -s /data/Programming ~/Documents/Programming
Once you do that, the contents of
/data/Programming will appear at
Where can I get all the information needed?
Can you share the output of
lsblk -o name,type,fstype,size,mountpoint,uuid
[xico-endeavour@xico-desktop ~]$ lsblk -o name,type,fstype,size,mountpoint,uuid
NAME TYPE FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT UUID
nvme0n1 disk 465,8G
├─nvme0n1p1 part ntfs 579M FEEC16B3EC166665
├─nvme0n1p2 part ntfs 464,6G F01C17121C16D406
├─nvme0n1p3 part vfat 100M 6031-A47B
└─nvme0n1p4 part ntfs 554M C08E6CEA8E6CDA84
nvme1n1 disk 465,8G
├─nvme1n1p1 part 16M
├─nvme1n1p2 part vfat 512M /boot/efi 7967-7DC2
├─nvme1n1p3 part swap 8G [SWAP] bf3f3196-3d12-4b01-82e2-6f877c829af0
├─nvme1n1p4 part ext4 100G / 447360f2-e414-43c0-84bd-d068d77a8826
├─nvme1n1p5 part ntfs 50G /run/media/x 3AF3BA4C31A3E49C
├─nvme1n1p6 part ext4 200G /home 2271f0af-c6e2-420b-80a2-5c51bfd5ac31
└─nvme1n1p7 part ext4 107,2G 93ac3078-f6b2-442b-9cb0-4e3dd81d1563
The partition, where the folder is, is nvme1n1p5
Should I just fill in the information in /etc/fstab?
Something like this:
UUID=3AF3BA4C31A3E49C /data ntfs-3g uid=userid,gid=groupid,umask=0022,nofail 0 0
groupid with your actual username.
Be sure that
/data or whatever location you choose already exists and is empty.
Would it also be possible to mount the disk with the partition Data directly to /
home/ to avoid the symlinks?
I was going to ask that, if it is possible, it would be better I think…
Create /home/username/Data (replace username with the actual one)
Use the same fstab line as given above replacing /data with /home/username/Data.
Since I want it to be a Programming folder inside Documents, can I do /home/xico-endeavour/Documents/Programming instead?
Mounting the whole partition like this onto a directory, you will have all the folders residing on that partition when you open that directory, I guess.
If you want only the Programming directory “mapped” onto your /home/xico-endeavour/Documents/Programming, then symlinking as described above by @dalto is the way to go.
Not in this case because he wants a subfolder of the partition in
This is how it’s looking like in /etc/fstab
UUID=3AF3BA4C31A3E49C /data ntfs-3g uid=xico-endeavour,gid=xico-endeavour,umask=0022,nofail 0 0
/data folder is currently empty, do I need to reboot?
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