The correct syntax to mount a Windows hard drive in Ubuntu
Greetings; new member, first post. I am trying to mount a Windows external HD with Ubuntu8. I have researched (Google) for 2 days and keep getting different variations to fix but I am now asking this community for help for what should be a simple procedure. After loading this morning with one command line the HD was recognized but got message "you do not have permissions" which I found is common. Than shortly after, the HD was no longer recognized and received error -71 device not accepting address. Please correct this line in vi /etc/fstab;
/dev/sda1 /media/wd2 vfat auto,rw,users,exec,umask=000
/dev/sda1 /media/wd2 vfat umask=000,uid=tom,gid=users 0 0
I am at my wits end. Any help would be appreciated.