Ubuntu :: Unable To Automount Ntfs Drive Without Root Permission

May 11, 2011

I have the following line in my fstab:


# external hard drive
UUID=4DDD273633F3859D /home/ross/external ntfs-3g auto,exec,user,uid=1000,gid=100,dmask=027,fmask=137,utf8 0 0

When I plug in the drive with this UUID, I get the following error:


Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE library. Either mount the volume as root, or rebuild NTFS-3G with integrated FUSE support and make it setuid root. Please see more information at [URL] Is there any way that I can mount this drive (which must be ntfs-formatted) without root permissions? I have googled this error and it seems that many other people are having this same problem, but I can't find a real solution. Most people suggest just reformatting the drive.

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Here is my fstab file

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I've then gone into fdisk again :
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started the partition creation with 'n', and chosen 1 partition '1', then written that with 'w'

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3.PPP BSD Compression module registered
4.PPP Deflate Compression module registered
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Aug 14, 2011

cat /etc/fstab
ps -A
ls -al /media/

My problem:
When plugging in a pen drive it will be automounted, but only root (who owns it) has write access to it. Other users only have write access. (Neither my user, nor an unmodified test user)

My aim:
I want to be able to write on my pendrive without any additional manual work after plugging it in (iirc that is default on a standard ubuntu install).

Possible causes:
I once had a time where I wanted everthing to be minimal. Might be, that I removed something in connection with my problem. I reinstalled everything that came to my mind and could be connected to that problem w/o success. I merely removed stuff than editing stuff (never touched /etc/fstab or /etc/udev/rules.d/*). S
So I think I am missing some kind of service, that manages my (user?) permissions or so.

I use:
Ubuntu 10.04 (initially a kubuntu but I remove nearly everything Qt/KDE stuff) fluxbox (but most gnome services are active).

I tried/checked:
check my automount setting[1] - did not change the behaviour
media_automount - is checked
media_automount_open - is checked
usbmount - is installedntfs-config - did not help (even after reboot)
manual mount[2] - worked, but i don't want to do that everytime I plug in a pendrive
gksudo users-admin (made sure that amongs others the following entries are checked)
Access external storage devices automatically
Administer the system
Mount user-space filesystems (FUSE)

I didn't try:
chmod - seems to be only used for ext* fs
edit /etc/fstab - seems not to be supposed for such variable things like pendrives
- changing file systems for same pendrive
- different number of pen drives
- every pendrive needs its own fstab entry
udev rules - I was told to write some, but I am reluctant because- I never did that before (so I also didn't mess them up)

Additional info:
benedict@box:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).....

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Hopefully I can still use the previous kernel (vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-686-pae).

I'd like to watch a movie that is on an NTFS partition.

From gnome-classic, I went in Places->datas (name of my partition) and I get this error message:

Code: Select allFailed to open "/media/mb/datas".

Error when getting information for file '/media/mb/datas': Input/output error.

The result of a df -h gives me:

Code: Select all/dev/sda3      fuseblk    96G   60G   37G  63% /media/mb/datas

mb is the username I'm currently using.

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Is it normal that now it tries to mount it only for my current user in another folder?

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