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i'm setting up a simple media server for my home theater. i currently have a 1.5TB drive that has my 600+ movie collection on it and it's formatted NTFS. if i plug this drive into my ubuntu box, will it work? will i need to edit fstab to auto-mount at boot? and most importantly, will it format my drive when i first boot it up plugged in?
 
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Nothing will be formatted without your permission.
It will normally detect it though. I'm not sure about auto-mounting. If it doesn't auto-mount, edit fstab.
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If you want it to be mounted on boot then add it to fstab, and it shouldn't wipe it.

you can use 'sudo fdisk -l' to find information on the drive once you plug it in.
    
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