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Old 03-05-2005, 10:32 AM   #1
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auto mounting problem on FC3


I am able to mount my ntfs drive manually by typing in: mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/files -t ntfs -o uid=paulc

The fstab entry looks like this:
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/dev/hdb1 /mnt/files ntfs paulc,rw,exec 0 0
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In my system log, the error message goes something along the lines of:
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Mar 5 15:10:11 localhost mount: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1,
Mar 5 15:10:11 localhost mount: or too many mounted file systems
Mar 5 15:10:11 localhost netfs: Mounting other filesystems: failed
--

Anyone have any ideas?

thanks.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 11:06 AM   #2
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To mount NTFS you need a special thingamajig, did you installed it? I know it sounds like a duh quesion but better to be sure. If you didnt install it go to http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/fedora3.html and fetch it.

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Old 03-05-2005, 12:16 PM   #3
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Originally posted by mebrelith
To mount NTFS you need a special thingamajig, did you installed it? I know it sounds like a duh quesion but better to be sure. If you didnt install it go to http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/fedora3.html and fetch it.
yes, i had to install the thingamajig to manually mount the partition.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 01:48 PM   #4
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/dev/hdb1 /mnt/files ntfs paulc,rw,exec 0 0
paulc is not a valid option.

for all users to read:
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/files ntfs umask=222,exec 0 0

If you want to specify a user then:
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/files ntfs uid=paulc,umask=222,exec 0 0

For further info see man pages for mount and fstab.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 02:18 PM   #5
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This is how it works for me (notice that this gives access to every user with read and write):

/dev/hda1 /mnt/winstorage ntfs users,owner,rw,umask=000 0 0
 
Old 03-05-2005, 02:47 PM   #6
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/dev/hdb1 /mnt/files ntfs umask=222,exec 0 0
I tried that line. The drive was mounted, but when i went to the folder all of the files/folders had blank page icons and could not be opened. I changed the umask to 0222, which allowed me read access only.

So in the end, the following line has done the trick:
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/dev/hdb1 /mnt/files ntfs users,umask=000,rw 0 0
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Thanks guys
 
Old 03-24-2005, 07:55 AM   #7
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Hi

i tried the above and i get a strange error while i try an add to my fstab! im typin

fstab-sync -a /dev/hda2 /mnt/downloads ntfs auto,ro,users,uid=501,umask=555 0 0


then i get an error "Error sending msg: No device with id /dev/hda2"
but when i just mount it normally it finds it and works fine?


Whats causing the confusion
 
  


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