I have created a desktop shortcut to the folder on NTFS volume. But it doesn't work unless the volume was mounted by clicking the icon in Places->Volume_Name. One possible solution is to mount NTFS volume at boot time but that requires editing of fstab (directly or indirectly). Is there a way to mount the NTFS volume on demand when shortcut is clicked? Maybe some sort script which would emulate clicking Places->Volume_Name first and the open the shortcut?
I recently installed Fedora 13 (the KDE spin). It detects correctly my other NTFS partitions and will mount them perfectly if I click on it using Dolphin.
I would like to mount one of them automatically after booting (or logging in, doesn't matter). My first idea - and supported by a coulple of Google searches and previous threads - was to put them on on /etc/fstab.
But to my complete surprise they aren't there. Where does Dolphin (or KDE) keeps information about partitions? How to set them to automount? Also, fstab refers to my linux partitions as UUIDs not the device names - how does this work?
What should I do to set a NTFS partition to automount on Fedora 13?
I have build the fuse and ntfs-3g module. Via console I can mount ntfs volumes via mount -t ntfs-3g.But under gnome I get only the messagage that the system don't support ntfs. What must I change, that the gnome volume manger (I think) use ntfs-3g to mount the volumes.
(Using ubuntu 9.04) I really don't want to trash my system! I have an external usb hard drive I want to automount on bootup / startup. Not 100% sure of the best / safest way: here is some info on my drives
ONCE MOUNTED THROUGH FILE MANAGER AND RUNNING DF AGAIN HERE IS THE DRIVE
Here is my fstab file
So the drive is a NTFS drive and it's /dev/sdb1 and label is /media/Mybook
# 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.
I have an external 300GB (Toshiba) disk which I encrypted (using cryptsetup luksFormat) and then installed an NTFS filesystem on (need to be able to use it in both Linux and Windows - using FreeOTFE). The disk mounts fine in windows and on my Fedora 10 system it automounts.
I can manually mount it on the RHEL5.3 system, and gnome-mount gets as far as recognising that it is encrypted and asking for the key, but it doesn't then mount it - I then have to manually mount the /dev/mapper/luks... device.
Does anyone know how to do this - if it works in Fedora 10 it ought to be possible to get it to work in EL5.3 I'd have thought.
My external HD where everything I backed up from my previous install will not mount. It shows up in lsusb, but when I do dmesg:
Code: [20801.408614] usb 1-3: USB disconnect, address 36 [20804.190095] usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 38 [20804.343675] usb 1-3: string descriptor 0 malformed (err = -61), defaulting to 0x0409 [20804.345100] usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Also of note, my main filesystem is reiserfs, so there isn't a problem of not having reiser installed.
Automount of external NTFS USB drive fails when using the Device Notifier. The automount facility failed after the last kernel update. A bug report was kindly filed by @saverios. The details are in the quote at the end of this notice. Pending resolution of the bug, we recommend that you install the following workaround: Open the file /etc/filesystems and add an entry for "ntfs" so the file looks similar to this (see last entry):
I'm probably missing something noobishly obvious here. I recently did a fresh Lucid install on my main desktop box, which had previously been running Karmic. With Lucid I can no longer use fstab in my laptops to automatically mount the desktop's shared media drive. Using the mount command works fine. One laptop is running Karmic, the other is running Hardy.This is the line in fstab on both laptops:
Code: //192.168.0.123/multimedia /media/multimedia cifs username=x,password=y 0 0 This is unchanged since the desktop was running Karmic, where auto-mounting from the lappys worked just
My Lucid LTS Ubuntu Studio 64 (amd) won't boot anymore; / and /home each are software raid 0 partitions.
I have a Multimedia partition (also ext 4) which I attempted to chmod with a GUI program (I forget what its called now) to enable all users read/write access. Looks like I inadvertently fstabed that partition to be mounted at boot-time (normally my password was required in order to mount it).
I tried to logging out and back into my OS to see if the partition was now writable but it wasen't; instead a filesystem error was noted. I realised then that my partition was IMPROPERLY labelled and I was in a tired state and didn't remember how to rename it & rebooted to make sure all was ok. But it was not:
An error occured when mounting /media/Ubuntu unknown filesystem type "Multimedia"
Boot: recovering journal
From my generic Ubuntu system on a non raid partition, I finally removed the space in the 'offending' partition: Ubuntu Multimedia to UbuntuMultimedia. And I changed the permissions for it.
But if I try to boot Ubuntu Studio via recovery; booting in low res is unusable, and it gets stuck if I SKIP mounting. So I am left with manual boot or drop to a shell. I will have to use an editor like vi or nano and the command prompt. I know that I likely only have to comment out a line in etc/fstab but I am only familiar with nautilus or gedit for this type of operation. And since this OS is on a raid partition its not 'seen' on the live CD....
I would need someone to offer me clear steps to follow with the non gui editors otherwise I'm in trouble...
I just wanted to use that partition for video editing and now I am locked out of my system!
I am having a dual boot setup with Lucid Lynx and Windows 7. I want to automatically mount the NTFS partitions whenever I login to Lucid. I am looking for a graphical tool to set this up. Kindly suggest one.
Reproducible with Firefox 3.6.6 (installed from Ubuntu 10.04 repository), on Dell D620, Ubuntu 10.04 Steps to reproduce:
1) start Firefox from command line "firefox -P"
2) create new Firefox profile on NTFS volume (mounted with NTFS-3g)
3) add NoScript extension (through extension manager Get Add-ons), restart Firefox as suggested
4) extension is not added to Firefox In case at step 2) profile is created on Linux volume, at 4) extension is added to firefox.I'm not 100% sure, but I think this bug is related to Firefox 3.6 update (no problems with Firefox 3.5). I did not make proper investigation, but I have feeling same problem applies to Thunderbird 3.1.This issue does not allow to share Firefox/Thunderbird profile on dual boot machine (Ubuntu/WindowsXP).
I am doing major deployment of opensuse 313 pcs from windows to opensuse. I am having a problem that I have to keep 2 ntfs partitions intact will deleting the partition that has windows. Now everything goes well, opensuse installs but the problem is that I cannot give user full rights to ntfs folders. I have used graphical file permission methods n terminal chown n chmod methos but still permissions revert back to root.
I am trying to restore an NTFS partition from a backup and I need the new drive to have the old (dead) drive's UUID (which I recorded).I really really really cannot use the option of changing fstab to mount using a new UUID, for this case I need the old UUID that existed on the other drive.Is there some ntfs equivalent of tune2fs that'll let me change the UUID on an ntfs partition?
I'm new to debian ,I was trying to mount my NTFS partition but I did that only with read permissions I couldn't install ntfs-config(allthough I have ntfs-3g installed).So I want to figure out how to mount my partitions with read/write permissions automatically as the systeme starts ?
I am wondering if anyone knows how to enable NTFS compression using Paragon NTFS 8.1 Enterprise?
The Professional version comes with a utility mkntfs which allows you to set compression as default for all files, but the Enterprise version is apparently meant to be 'fully featured' and support compression, so how do I enable compression on a drive/folder/file?
I tried ntfs and ntfs-3g but the result is the same I can mount root but I would like to be able to mount as a user. When I try to mount as a user I get
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] Before installing ntfs-3g I was able to mount as a user but there was no rw permission. Any way to mount an ntfs partition as a user without suid as the message said?
I installed Ubuntu 10.04 choosing, as administrator, a User Name and a User Short Name. Now, I would like to change those names and I manage to do it with the first, but not with the second, the Short Name. At the same time, I would like to give the same new name to my personal folder in /home. Is it possible to do all that?
I installed 11.04. No problems. The launcher icons were too big so i resized them with compiz. Being a fiddler I played with the thing for a while, no problems until I unticked desktop wall, when the entire desktop departed. Is there any way short of a re-install to get thi gs working again ?
I have been trying to change my password on this install to a simple 2 character alpha.
I tried using the "users and groups" menu and got the error "password is too short" that also tells me that I need more that 5 characters. After searching for a bit I found the passwd <username> command to be used in the recovery mode. I got a similar massage there too.
upon doing a fresh install I am able to initially set a simple password to do what I want, but after changing to a more secure password I have not yet found a way to get back to where I want to be. I really don't want to burn this down do yet another install.
yes, I know the system is trying to protect me from myself but that is off the point.