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    Default Prevent Mounting of NTFS drives?

    So I have BT3 setup on a USB key with persistent changes (per the wiki article). Is there a way to prevent it from automatically mounting the internal NTFS hard drive?

    (I don't care is someone manually mounts it later but I don't want it mounted by default at boot time).
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    I know I can edit /etc/fstab. Unfortunately this doesn't really work. I have a bunch of USB keys to be used in a class where I won't control the machines the USB keys are used on (i.e.: variable drive/partition setups). Therefore I'm looking for a way to control how things are added to fstab when it's generated at start up.
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    *boot with changes and edit /etc/fstab
    *uncleanly mounted ntfs volumes will not auto mout
    *also if you crypted the partiton too

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    As I said editing /etc/fstab isn't sufficient as the single ntfs partition on my system may not be the same as the multiple drives/partitions on someone else's system.

    I need to find what controls the parameters which are used when things are added to fstab.
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    boot cheat code bt nohd will prevent it from being mounted during boot and will allow it to be booted at a later time.
    Other than that you can look at the hal daemon and fstab-sync. fstab-sync controls what gets added to fstab but it is generally not recommended to change it manually.
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