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Old 12-18-2004, 03:00 PM   #1
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Distribution: Mac OS X 10.6.4 "Snow Leopard", Win 7, Ubuntu 10.04
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fstab ntfs mounting in Ubuntu

Ok, I an trying out Ubuntu linux, and so far it seems really nice.

However, it did not mount my windows drive automatically. I have added a line in my fstab and it is now mounting, but i can't access it as it is owned by 'root' when mounted.

Ubuntu is kind of wierd as there is no root user in the sense that you can log in as root, but i can get a root terminal from a normal user session.

My fstab is this, /dev/hdb1 is the windows drive:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hda5       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdb1       /mnt/windows    ntfs    defaults        0       2
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
I'm not sure which options i need to change to get it to be ro but by all users.

As it is now, when booting and mounting it, i see it go by as 'rw' when it mounts the ntfs drive, which would be bad because rw on ntfs isn't supported yet, correct?
Old 12-18-2004, 03:13 PM   #2
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Well, it figures that as soon as i posted, my searches would finally turn up what I was looking for...

I changed the line to

/dev/hdb1       /mnt/windows    ntfs    noatime,defaults,users,ro,umask=0 0 0
and now everything works as it should.

Ubuntu even put a 'windows' disk on the screen if you go to 'computer->Disks', very nice. It would have been nicer if Ubuntu saw the win partition in the first place during install and asked if i wanted to mount it. The live cd version of Ubuntu had it mounted automatically which was what made me puzzled by its not being there when i installed to disk.... oh well...


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