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Oct 17, 2010

So I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 from fresh. I do dual run with Windows and i like to share the folder with Win, so I need ntfs-config tool to automount the Win-Data partition. Installed ntfs-configuration tool and wont launch, tried through console and got:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/ntfs-config", line 102, in <module>
main(args, opts)
File "/usr/bin/ntfs-config", line 75, in main
app = NtfsConfig()
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/NtfsConfig/NtfsConfig.py", line 56, in __init__
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/hal/fdi/policy'

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[Code] ....

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