Mounting USB NTFS Hard Drive Mandriva 2007
The way I configured Mandriva 2007 to automount my USB NTFS hard drive is as follows:
First, I noticed the drive was recognized in "Devices" as a USB device but didn't appear to be mounted. So I opened up "Configure your Computer" and clicked on the "Mount Points" tab, then I clicked on "Create, Resize, Delete Hard Disk Partitions" Then I clicked on the tab for my USB NTFS hard drive (mine was sda). Then I clicked on its partition to show the options for that hard drive. Then I clicked on "Toggle to Expert Mode" and then clicked on "Options", and put a check mark where it said "Give write access to ordinary users (umask=0022)". Then I clicked on "Mount" to mount the hard drive, and in the next window that popped up it asked where I wanted it mounted, so I typed "/mnt/USBNTFSHD" but you can name your hard drive anything you want. When I closed everything, I was asked if I want to save the changes to fstab, and I chose "yes". The USB hard drive was then mounted, and the hard drive device line was written in fstab automatically.
The line looked like this:
/dev/sda5 /mnt/USBNTFSHD ntfs unmask=0022 0 0
Just to be on the safe side, I then opened up the icon for the same hard drive in "Devices" again, and right clicked on "properties", and clicked on the "Mounting" tab, and put a check mark where it says "Mount Automatically". This might not be necessary since the other drives did not have the check mark, but I did it anyway. The drive now would automount upon reboot each time. It worked perfectly.
I don't think I left out any steps and I think my memory serves me correctly.
Last edited by rrrssssss; 10-13-2006 at 06:04 AM.