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Old 06-24-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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NTFS partitions multiple mount points?


I have an external USB NTFS drive which I'm mounting on my server with ntfs-ng. I'm sure I used to be able to mount NTFS partitions on multiple mount-points, but now I get:-

Code:
mount -t ntfs-3g -n /dev/sdc1 /home/jonftp/Media
Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.
The volume may be already mounted, or another software may use it which
could be identified for example by the help of the 'fuser' command.
Like I said, I'm *sure* this used to work. I'm using Fedora 17. Any ideas?
 
Old 06-24-2012, 05:50 PM   #2
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I suppose you could mount a partition to two or more mount points but I don't see the purpose and don't believe it could be done simultaneously. For example, if you have an entry for a partition in /etc/fstab and it auto-mounts and then you try to manually mount, I would expect to see the error you report above. I would expect the same error if you manually mounted a partition then tried to manually mount it again to a different mount point. That's always been my experience. Not sure that I'm understanding if that's what you want? Perhaps someone with a little more expertise will respond.
 
Old 06-24-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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The end result is to mount a directory on a separate partition in a users's home directory. Symlinks don't seem to work permission-wise, as NTFS is set to the "nobody" owner (wondering if I should change this?). I'm pretty sure I used to be able to mount a directory that was itself a mount point. But that no longer seems to work.

I'm open to other suggestions.
 
Old 06-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #4
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Yes, via bind you can mount an already mounted filesystem.

http://docs.1h.com/Bind_mounts
 
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:56 AM   #5
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Yes, via bind you can mount an already mounted filesystem.

http://docs.1h.com/Bind_mounts
Yup, that did it Many thanks. Must have missed the "bind" switch last time I did this...
 
  


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