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I have this partition which I use for storing my files, which was formatted as ntfs back when I was using XP. I found out that NTFS partitions should be mounted manually, and I found no entries of it in fstab.
Is that before or after the drive was mounted?
And did you reboot the computer after editing the fstab?
That was the mount point I created, which the partition is supposed to be mounted on, and yes I rebooted after editing fstab. When manually mounting, as I described on my first post, the mount point is /dev/Data_
In some places you refer to your partition as "Data" and in other places as "Data_", the second with an underscore (_). Which is it? In one of your previous posts, you show the owner:group for Data as root:root so only root and members of the root group would have access. Change the user group to users or something more appropriate.
In some places you refer to your partition as "Data" and in other places as "Data_", the second with an underscore (_). Which is it?
Okay, sorry for the confusion.
I created a mount point /media/Data where the device /dev/sda2 would be mounted on on boot time, by adding an entry of that device on /etc/fstab.
/dev/sda2 /media/Data ntfs defaults 0 0
ilesterg@ilesterg ~ $ ls -l /media/ | grep Data
drwxr--r-- 2 root root 4096 Aug 7 17:01 Data
Since it failed, I use the file manager on Mint to mount the device. Clicking on the partition name "Data" would mount it to /media/Data_ (perhaps since /media/Data already exists).
I mentioned earlier that I found out NTFS partitions should be mounted manually, but it seems like you're all ignoring it, so I guess I'm wrong about that. So, I can't see why it's not automatically mounted.
I want to automounting issue to be solved, but my greater concern here actually is to set up permissions on the mount so all users could use it. Again, since /media/Data_ is dynamically generated, I planned to create /media/Data then setup necessary permission later. Since the mount failed, I didn't set the necessary permission yet.
Looks similar but in mine everyone has read/write. I don't know if that's what you want. My fstab entry for windows is below. I would expect that you would need user but you may want to change the umask number to limit write permissions, 002 perhaps.