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Old 03-15-2010, 08:29 PM   #1
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Mount NTFS partition deeper in file system with fstab?

I'm dual booting with Windows 7 and would like to have my windows 7 user folder mount when I boot.

After some looking around I edited /etc/fstab to add the following line:
UUID=##### /mnt/windows ntfs-3g auto,users,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=027,fmask=137,utf8 0 0

This works. But it mounts the windows partition from the root level. I'd like to just mount C:\Users\FHSM (/Users/FSHM) to /mnt/windows.

I'm trying to get it so that when I click on the windows drive I get my windows user folder instead of having to click through from C:\ to get to it.

How can I do this?

As a side note I'm the only user on this system but if I created a second windows user would my home folder mount for that person too or does setting the user ID prevent that from happening?
Old 03-15-2010, 09:34 PM   #2
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Put a symlink in your home folder to /mnt/windows/Users/FHSM
Put a separate symlink in the other users home. You can't stop the other users going up to C: from fstab. Not if they're to access their directories too.
From your home directory ~
ln -s /mnt/windows/Users/FHSM windows

windows is a directory and should exist in your home directory. You can use any name you like as long as it exists. If you leave it off, then you'll get a link called FHSM.

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Old 03-15-2010, 11:38 PM   #3
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I agree with smoker's solution.
If you keep a link to the /mnt/windows/users/FHSM
then the changes in user's folder will reflect at the linked directory also ( i.e home directory for your case ).

so if you create/delete of a user in windows will reflect at linux also


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