Auto Mount Network Drives

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  1. matthutch macrumors regular

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    #1
    Would someone be able to help me, I am trying to get a netowrk drive to mount automatically when i log in.

    The drive i am trying to mount is a NTFS formatted drive in a windows box, in another area of the house. The computer I am trying to mount it on is connected to the network via a Airport Extreme Card.

    I am thinking it mght be either the fact it is NTFS, or that it is over the WiFi network.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. northen macrumors member

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    If you have fixed IP-adresses, you could make a mounting script and put it in /etc/rc.d/ :) I would recommend you get a book on UNIX-basics before you start playing with that, such as the excellent books from O'Reilly.

    That's the UNIX-way of doing it. There are also graphical ways, but I am not sure how to go on about that.
     
  3. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    There's a script that you can use to force it, but if you screw up or disconnect the network drive, it can render your computer unusable; it'll freeze a few seconds after startup and require a hard restart.

    Also, I think there's some bug which prevents mounting an entire NTFS drive over the network. A shared folder sure, but not the entire drive. That might have been resolved though.
     

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