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trying to mount a few hard drives with editing this fstab file, i did follow the instructions on tuxfiles but cant seem to get anywhere with this. the changes are in bold. do i need to add the UUIDs? where do i find those out? thanks in advance.
looks like im not getting those errors now with michelk's correction but i still cant mount. ill install the ntfs-3g once i figure out how to work the apt-get app, thanks for the help, ill post my results tonite.
As a general rule, if these are removable drives, then use the "UUID=" type of device entry. If not using the /dev/sdXN form is fine. The /media directory is for automounted devices. It would be better to use /mnt/ instead.
If these are removable drives, make sure you use the "noauto" option as well. Also you didn't include options like fmask, dmask, uid= and gid=. The "utf8" option is also recommended for ntfs partitions.
Read the "mount" and "mount.ntfs" manpages. It doesn't seem that you have.
Look at the output of "sudo file -s /dev/sdb1" to verify that the filesystem is ntfs.
Make sure your kernel supports ntfs. You may need to modprobe the ntfs kernel module before mounting the partitions.
"lsmod | grep ntfs".
If you do go with "ntfs-3g", then also make sure the "fuse" package is installed and modprobe the fuse module.
When trying to mount a partition, the log in /usr/log/messages may contain more detailed information on what went wrong. Open up another terminal and run "sudo tail -f /var/log/messages" before trying to mount a partition in the first terminal.