General :: Automount A Usb Ntfs Hard Drive ?

Jul 31, 2009

(Using ubuntu 9.04) I really don't want to trash my system! I have an external usb hard drive I want to automount on bootup / startup. Not 100% sure of the best / safest way: here is some info on my drives



Here is my fstab file

So the drive is a NTFS drive and it's /dev/sdb1 and label is /media/Mybook

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When I plug in the drive with this UUID, I get the following error:


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3.PPP BSD Compression module registered
4.PPP Deflate Compression module registered
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