No, no spaces in my /etc/fstab definitions - maybe I typed them with spaces here.
I tried changing the UID/GID to my username, but that didn't work. I'm pretty sure the ID# of 501 is correct - I got from typing ID in a shell. And I don't get why it's not auto mounting at least as root. I thought the "auto" in the /etc/fstab line was supposed to do that.
I also tried the GUI version, and it DID add a line to my /etc/fstab that looked like this:
/dev/hdb3 /mnt/winXP/G ntfs user,suid,ro 0 0
This allowed auto mounting, but only for root. My regular userID wasn't able to access it.
I tried adding uid=nickc,gid=nickc to the line, but that didn't help. I then took out "suid" but still no luck. I can access it via root but not via my username.
Doing ls -ltr on /mnt/winXP shows the line:
dr-x------ 1 root root 4093 G
So looks like the user ID has read permissions, but the owner is root. When I try to chown to my userID (logged in as root), it complains that it's a read-only filesystem.
P.S. Thanks for the man:<command> within Konqueror tip!
It DOES make it easier to read!