Check your file system
root@bt:~# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0xd9dce570 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sda2 13 34999 281018368 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda3 34999 57982 184616961 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda4 57982 60802 22644736 27 Unknown /dev/sda5 34999 55316 163202954 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda6 55317 57827 20169576 83 Linux /dev/sda7 57828 57982 1244160 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Suppose I want to mount /dev/sda5 upon every start up.
root@bt:~# nano /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 # / was on /dev/sda6 during installation UUID=8b589d8d-01c5-47ef-a4a9-08b8e060bfff / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # swap was on /dev/sda7 during installation UUID=7c2cc509-4b1b-4aa9-9146-e8c98802a946 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/sda5 /mnt/windows ntfs noexec,nosuid 0 0
First column is filesystem which is /dev/sda5
Second column is mount point which is /mnt/windows
Third column is type which is NTFS
Fourth column is option which are noexec and nosuid.
noexec = no execution.
nosuid = no superuser.
nodev = no device mounting.
Save the fstab file.