If you want Ubuntu to mount your windows partition at startup, or any other I think. 1.- Open System->Preferences->Startup Applications 2.- Click Add button. 3.- Name and comment what you want, the important part is Command 4.- type gnome-mount -d 5.- Press ok, and its done. Everytime you start Ubuntu it will mount your partition automatically. should be something like this: /dev/sda# or /dev/hda# where # is a number, usually between 0..6 If you don't know which is the partition name, install gparted: sudo apt-get install gparted Then type sudo gparted in the terminal and you will see the information of all the hard disks on your computer. Also the /dev/... information you need. Note: The download is less than 1MB. Hope it helps!