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recently i installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. all went well. i read xfce was better than unity. so i installed it but no visible effects. from yesterday i could not see ...
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    drives not visible in ubuntu


    recently i installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. all went well. i read xfce was better than unity. so i installed it but no visible effects.
    from yesterday i could not see or access other drives,[d, e .f] where media & documents are stored which i use in windows.
    pl tell me how i could use them through ubutu.

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    To get to your XFCE desktop, when you start your computer and get to the login page, you will see a circle to the right of your name. Click on that and a pop-up window will appear. Select "XFCE" and complete your login.

    This article will tell you how to setup to access your windows drives: Auto Mount Windows NTFS Partitions in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) | Liberian Geek

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    thanx!
    i got xfce.but i could access only one drive by the tip from the article.
    anymore help from seasoned users of linux/ubuntu?

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    I'm guessing after you typed "sudo blkid" in terminal, you got more than one NTFS UUID, but you followed the rest of the procedure for only one of them. You have to add each one of the NTFS UUIDs to fstab. The difference when you have more than one Windows drive is, you have to specify a separate mount point for each one in fstab. So right now you have one at /mnt/Windows, the next two might be /mnt/Windows1 and /mnt/Windows2, for instance. And when you are finished adding the UUIDs to fstab, you will have to create these Windows1 and Windows2 directories in the /mnt directory using "sudo mkdir" and use "sudo chown" to take ownership of them.
    Last edited by hagfish52; 07-19-2012 at 05:52 AM.

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    got one more

    thanx mate!

    i got access to one more drive. one failed due to typo error. ie i got empty folder. cant remove the faulty windows folder.

    i installed test disk. how to run it?

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    To get rid of the faulty directory, if it is /mnt/Windows2, go to Terminal (CTRL-ALT-T) and type
    sudo umount -l /mnt/Windows2
    sudo rmdir /mnt/Windows2
    If you mean the data recovery program TestDisk, you can find instructions here: TestDisk - CGSecurity
    I wouldn't recommend using it until you are pretty sure you know what you are doing, though. To run the program just go to Terminal and type "testdisk".

    Don't think you need it--I doubt very much that your data is scrambled. You just need to put the correct values in fstab and create the corresponding mount point directories.
    Last edited by hagfish52; 07-21-2012 at 02:56 PM.

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    thanx mate!

    at last i found it where wanted it to be at /media/ vol. is there a way to move 2 other drives from /mnt to /media/ vol ?

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    Make the necessary changes in fstab, specifying two different mount point directories in /media/vol, and then create those directories and use "sudo chown" to take ownership.

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    problem solved. pl close the thread.

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