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The "auto" in the options means that it will be mounted when you boot up. You don't want that. It will cause a failure to fully boot up if the drive isn't connected. Change it to noauto.
You also want to add other mount options. noauto,uid=<yourusername>,gid=<yourusergroup>,fmask=<permissions>,dmask=<permissions>,nls=utf8
The ntfs filesystem doesn't contain Linux uid & permissions, so you need to indicate the permissions of all of the files and all of the directories in the mount options. Also use the UUID or device path instead for the device. The next time you boot up or plug it in, it may have a different device. Also, /dev/sda3 indicates the first hard disk which will be the internal drive not your external one. You may have mounted the wrong partition.
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-01-18 22:57 145266D35266B95E -> ../../sda2
I can access to ntfs partition (internal harddisk and same harddisk to linux) to window.
The mount point is
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12288 Jan 29 11:43 win_c
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8192 Jan 29 09:55 win_f
So no problem accessing this partitions since they are all internal harddisk.
/dev/sda3 on /mnt/win_c type fuseblk (rw,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda5 on /mnt/win_f type fuseblk (rw,allow_other,blksize=4096)
The problem I have is that I plug in my external USB (500GB in total but got 3 partitions. One to ntfs about 350G, one to ext3 about 100G, one to vfat 50G). The ext3 & vfat partitions can be automount and appeared the icons in my desktop. However the USB ntfs partition cannot...
It gave me:
Cannot mount Volumn
The volumn "Expansion Drive" uses the ntfs file system which is not supported by your system
I have installed fuse, ntfs-3g
lsmod | grep fuse
fuse 83057 4
Run "sudo tail -f /var/log/messages" in a terminal and then plug in the drive. It will tell you which device is found and whether it recognizes the partitions. If there is a problem with the device and it doesn't recognize the partitions, then that is a problem you need to address.
If it does recognize the NTFS partition, then you need to create a directory so you have somewhere to mount it.
You need to determine what the kernel does say about the ntfs partition. Please indicate which device node is assigned to it.
You can run "sudo file -s /dev/sdb3" to find out what filesystem is on it. Does file -s recognize the filesystem?
I come back to this problem again which previous unsolved. Before this, i was busy other stuff.
I try to mount manually my USB freeagent harddisk
#mount /dev/sdb1 freeagent
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'
Sound like I do not have ntfs filesystem support although i have install ntfs-3g.
May I know how could I install ntfs ??
#file -s /dev/sdb1 [USB external harddisk which is not able to mount]
/dev/sdb1: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x52, OEM-ID "NTFS ", sectors/cluster 8, reserved sectors 0, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads 255, hidden sectors 63, dos < 4.0 BootSector (0x80)
#file -s /dev/sda3 [internal harddisk installed with window, able to auto mount with ntfs-3g]
/dev/sda3: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x52, OEM-ID "NTFS ", sectors/cluster 8, reserved sectors 0, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads 255, hidden sectors 21133312, dos < 4.0 BootSector (0x80)