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On 09/25/2012 04:35 PM, Ferry Toth wrote:
What a strange response.

How can this NOT be a bug. Writer crashes, that is a bug.

Even though the cause is at the system level, writer should wait for the
mount to finish before opening the file.

But it should never crash just be cause a file can't be accessed.

And who would want to use automount?

The problem may be in the Ubuntu configuration, specifically the
fstab.conf file. Some 'buntus do not automatically configure external
hard drives to auto mount at boot. There are good reasons to mount or
not mount at boot. Thus it is user needs which is better.

Using auto mount means the drive is accessible immediately, whether the
drive is an internal NTFS drive or an external drive. You could have a
situation where one drive is the OS, another the Linux home directory
and one or more NTFS/Windows drives.

See for more details about
manual configuration.

Also from the - thread "External drive not recogised on
start up."

"For a GUI, try installing ntfs-config (available in the ubu repos)"

The problem appears to be one that can be solved by auto mounting the
drive at boot.

While the drive is unmounted, I would run gparted and give the drive a
label; this makes setting fstab easier when doing it manually.
Mas schreef op di 11-09-2012 om 18:58 [-0400]:

This is a delay in ubuntu mounting the filesystem.  Writer is closing
because the application is unable to open the file. Then when you try the
second time, Ubuntu has mounted the FS, you can actually change your
settings in Ubuntu to automatically mount the filesystem during boot. This
is not a bug with Writer but a system configuration issue. You may find
some information on how to auto mount via Ubuntu help forums or wiki.


On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 5:44 PM, CVAlkan <> wrote:

Using: Ubuntu 12.04.1; LibreOffice 3.6

On my system, which is a dual boot with Windows, I have a lot of documents
already on NTFS drives (I also have LibreOffice 3.6 installed on Windows).

When I start Writer (in Ubuntu), and choose File|Open, I am able to see and
select files on the NTFS drives, but when I select one to open, Writer
simply disappears. I am assuming that this is because the particular NTFS
drive is not mounted in Ubuntu yet, although it shows up in Writer as well
as Nautilus.

If I do this a second time, it works fine and the file is loaded. At this
point, Nautilus shows the symbol next to the drive indicating that it has
been mounted.

If Writer can see the file, it seems like it should mount the drive without
any overt intervention on my part. It almost seems as if it does actually
try to do this, but there might be some timing issue involved (i.e. it
doesn't wait long enough for the drive to be mounted before silently

Is this ... a bug? ... a configuration setting I haven't discovered? Does
anyone know what to do about this annoyance?

Additionally, I tried (after unmounting the drive) choosing the document
from the "recently opened" list, and it says the file doesn't exist,
although Writer doesn't disappear in this circumstance. After the drive is
mounted, of course, other recent files load as expected. Once again, it
would seem that, if Writer knows where the file is located, it should
attempt to mount the drive - at least if it knows it's a local drive on the
same machine.

One other observation that I'm not certain of: I had originally installed
Ubuntu with wubi to try it out, and I don't believe there was any problem
with automatically mounting and opening anything I picked in Writer, but I
can't swear to that (since everything "worked" I didn't pay much
Under wubi, I believe I was using the "stock" Libre 3.5.x though, so this
might indicate something.

As indicated above, I'm not familiar enough with Ubuntu or LibreOffice to
know if I should submit this as an "enhancement request" or a "bug" and
would appreciate any comments. Thanks.

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