OpenSUSE :: Mount NTFS By Normal Users So Used The Entry In Fstab?
May 20, 2011
i want to mount NTFS by normal users so i used the following entry in fstab /dev/sda6 /media/Mostafa ntfs-3g noauto,exec,rw,user 0 0 however when i try to mount the partition i get the following error Unable to mount Mostafa
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
Error opening '/dev/sda6': Permission denied
Failed to mount '/dev/sda6': Permission denied
Please check '/dev/sda6' and the ntfs-3g binary permissions,
and the mounting user ID. More explanation is provided at
NTFS-3G Questions at Tuxera
I am trying to setup fstab to automatically mount my NTFS partitions. I have used various Mount managers to create the entries in fstab. The fstab seems fine, but when mounting at boot or even via Nautilus I get the error message that I do not have permission to mount the disk.
1) Can this permission be set in the fstab file? If so what is the syntax of the fstab entry?
2) If not, is there a tool i.e. GUI to set the mount permissions?
One entry I have put in fstab results in the failure of a partition to be mounted at boot time. I get the message:
Code: The disk drive for /media/WinXP is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait; or Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery If I choose M and enter the command: Code:mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/WinXP then I get no error message, but the partition still doesn't seem to be mounted, when boot completes.
I don't understand this failure. I have created my fstab file using UUIDs to boot Ubuntu on my dual boot machine. It works fine, booting from the hard-disk which is Master on my Secondary IDE channel. For Ubuntu booting the MBR and grub menu are on this disk. The default is to boot Ubuntu , but with an option to select Windows Xp.
As an aside, I can set an option in my BIOS to make the Master disk on the Primary IDE channel the first disk, rather than the second disk. Then the system boots from the MBR on this Primary IDE channel and boots only to WinXP. That works fine.
When running Ubuntu I use space on the Windows disk (on the Primary IDE channel) to hold backups of key Ubuntu files in case I loose Ubuntu - as I did for the past few days. So, to mount this partition I inserted this line into my fstab:
Code: UUID=0e4851c44851ab6b/media/WinXPntfsnosuid, nodev, allow_other00 I know the UUID is correct because I have checked it with blkid. But the partition is not mounted at boot time. I don't even get an icon for the partition on my desk top. It appears in the 'places' menu, as unmounted, but mounts as soon as I click on it. However, this causes some of my linux apps, which want to load and save to this partition, to post an error message until I have manually mounted it via clicking on it in the Places menu. I want to avoid this manual step by having the partition automatically loaded at boot time. What am I doing wrong?
I am running SUSE 11.1 on a 80Gig IDE HDD, I have added a 160 SATA HDD which I wish to use as storage. fdisk reports it as /dev/sda1 - W95 fat 32 LBA. What would the fstab entry be to make the disk mount automatically on boot, so that it shows on the desktop ready for use.
I spent all day learning some concepts of Samba which I left while preparing for RHCE.One of them is how to permanently mount (fstab entry) windows shared folder.Manually mount command is running fine for me.
Sometimes Linux just make you want to throw the PC out of the window, and get a new one with WINDOWS on it...Having only just "got" the idea that there are a nunber of ways of issuing chmod, I now find that there is yet another when in the fstab file. It is an easygoogle to find out a workaround to make this drive RW, but doing that way one does not learn what is actually happening.how do I find out UID and GID? fmask and dmask, how do I find out what the current settings mean, and what they should be to allow RW access for various groups/users or for everyone?
i have installed Salix 13.1 LXDE version (Salix 13.1 is compatible with Slackware 13.1). I must use various external hard disks formatted with NTFS. The hard disks are automatically recognized and mounted with PCmanFM file manager, but only user root can write on them. How can I allow normal users to write on automounted external ntfs drives?
Using: Debian Lenny. I want to mount 2 NTFS partitions in my /etc/fstab file, so that I needn't manually mount them when I want to use them. One of the partitions is the primary partition on the same hard disk as my Debian /, /home, and /swap partitions. The other is a 2nd internal hard disk.
a) Should I use ntfs-3g instead of ntfs as the /etc/fstab filesystem? I want to be able to read and write to the partitions as a user and not just as root.
b) I have read on the forum that "mounting NTFS partitions through fstab is not a great idea" - I thought that any dangers of doing so were ancient history. Why would it not be a good idea?
c) Which options should I use?
d) If I use 'user' instead of 'users' so that one specific user (me) can use the partitions, how do I specify which user name? (The man page is annoyingly unclear about this).
how i am auto mount the ntfs drives through the normal user with out asking password... I need it and also one thing is i want two drives only auto mount and when i open the other drives it should ask the password?...
I am using CentOS 5.5 OS. I already install ntfs-3g rpm, but I don't know the command to mount network NTFS drive. I also want to mount it on my fstab file, so whenever it reloads, it can automatically mount on the specific folder.
I have two NTFS volumes I want to automount at boot. I can't get my user account to mount them in Fedora 10. I keep getting the message that the two lines I have edited in fstab are bad. The volumes are sda2 and sda8, and the volume names are SPACELAB and Spaceman. I also need to be able to mount an NTFS usb drive from time to time. I am getting frustrated, so I have posted my fstab file below,
# # /etc/fstab # Created by anaconda on Sun Mar 1 12:44:11 2009 #
Running Ubuntu 10.04 I noticed my hard disc rumbling for longer than normal and louder. Not doing anything demanding to cause hard disk activity like this so I was suspicious so I checked my process list with 'top' command in the console terminal. At the top was mount.ntfs running. Eventually it stopped running after 20 seconds or so. At the time I have not been accessing NTFS filesystems, but I do have them. I have a dual boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. In Ubuntu I've mounted the Windows main C drive and on the same hard disk a partitioned drive for sharing files between the OSs. I know mount.ntfs is a standard program but was it being run on my machine, instigated externally here? Was the running of mount.ntfs an attempt from outside to hack into Ubuntu and the mounted Windows areas of my machine via a backdoor connection or vulnerability? I've restarted my machine since then. Are there any logs I can check for malicious attempts to break in?
I have installed a cable that connects from the CPU's SATA motherboard connection to a removable drives' ESATA connection.I would like to be able to swap drives on the ESATA connection and have all users be able to read and write to these drives.I have created the directory /archive/ where I would like the drive(s) to mount.The drives are all formatted Fat 32 - but in the future I may use HFS for formatting.When I used the command (as root):mount /dev/sdc1 /archivethe drive was mounted (but read only)What can I use in my /etc/fstab file that will allow drives to be mounted and unmounted by all users on the system? (both reading and writing)Also, will I be able to mount and unmount these drives without shutting down? or will I need to reboot every time I want to change drives?
But now I'm trying to figure out how to make it auto mount on boot. I understand I need to add a new entry to /etc/fstab, so I perform: $ sed -i '$ a/dev/xvdf /mnt/mongo xfs defaults 1 1' /etc/fstab But, after reboot, it seems that the auto mount didn't work. The device didn't appear in the df -h list.
I'd like to manage a nfs-mount via etc/fstab. The simplest solution (or lets say, I forgot _netdev) went wrong - but in bash I could mount - showing the entry in the fstab is fine. (nfsvers=3, soft). So I added _netdev. I expected from the system, that mount would be called twice in the init scripts: The first without those _netdev (s) and after bringing up the network then mounting all _netdev (s). But it seems, it is not working this way. Is anyone here, who can explain the (may OpenSUSE special) behaviour? I found in [URL] the information that _netdev is especially for nfs - so should work, shouldn't it?
How do I make an entry in fstab for my mp3 player if connected but won't cause errors if not connected. If I plug the player in after boot it mounts on /dev/sdd, but if it's plugged in before boot it mounts on /dev/sda. I would like it to always mount on /dev/sdd. Plus if I reboot into my Natty install, from maverick, with the player plugged in it won't even boot. When mp3 player connected after boot.
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I have a disk that is formatted as NTFS (from Windows 7 - dual boot with Ubuntu Studio). This is not a boot disk, just an extra disk for data. I would like it to be available to both OS's. In Ubuntu, I went to System -> Administration -> Disk Utility and saw the disk. I clicked on the volume name and clicked Mount. I would like this always mounted when I restart Ubuntu. It was mounted as /media/Data2 (/dev/sdc5).What is the best/preferred way to format the entry in /etc/fstab?
I have a Windows partition encrypted with TrueCrypt. If I start TrueCrypt (or RealCrypt) I can mount the partition through the GUI. before I encrypted the partition I used to auto-mount it at boot using fstab and it would appear in my places bar in the file managers. Is it possible to auto-mount truecrypt partitions from fstab?
Can mount.ntfs and mount.ntfs-3g reside simultaneously?
Whilst accessing an external NTFS drive mount.ntfs takes up a lot of CPU. I am not sure if its mounting the drive using mount.ntfs or mount.ntfs-3g? How do I find out and if they coexist how do I make the default mount drive ntfs-3g?
I am trying to mount a smb share on an ubuntu machine and for the life of me I can't figure out the fstab entry. The server is running fine and the windows machines can map their shares fine, I just cant figure out the fstab entry for an ubuntu box.at this point the fstab looks like this(although I have tried many variations)
when i starting the server..it is coming to maintenence mode and saying repair file system...because /home1 was not found in /etc/fstab.. when i tried to remove the entry from fstab for /home..it is read only!!
After installing 11.4 my fstab entries for CD and DVD drives as well as floppy generate errors when I try to mount them automatically or via Nautilus when inserting CD or DVD. The icons and CD/DVD name show up ok but will not mount. Manually mounting via terminal command works. Here are the relevant lines from fstab
In /dev scd0 and scd1 are symlinks pointing to sr0 and sr1 respectively. The above error message was generated after attempting to load a CD in scd0 i.e. my laptop internal CD/DVD drive. Lines 10,11 and 12 are the fstab lines quoted above.