Well, if the device is always
going to be at /dev/sdb1
(Think hard about what I am suggesting here).
You could put this in your /etc/fstab
/dev/sda2 /mnt/wherever ntfs-3g defaults
Otherwise you might be better off mounting by UUID
UUID=7591fe5b-8907-406f-854e-321684957104 /mnt/wherever ntfs-3g defaults
Obviously, your UUID will be different from mine.
Or use the LABEL:
LABEL=Mybook /mnt/wherever ntfs-3g defaults
See here: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Fstab
The directory /mnt/wherever
needs to exist and have appropriate permissions for your security policy. Perms = 777 if you don't care who can read / write the drive. Eg (as root)
chmod 777 /mnt/Mybook
you try mounting the drive.
As usual with linux, there are many ways to achieve what you need.
is great for handling this sort of thing (especially if you have multiple drives / USB things that you want to plug in and out, and always have them appear at a sensible, known mountpoint).
See here: http://www.reactivated.net/writing_udev_rules.html
Have fun and welcome to LQ!