[Techtalk] User mounting of a NTFS partition

Kathryn Marks kathryn.linux at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 09:01:53 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 4:38 PM, Rudy Zijlstra <
rudy at grumpydevil.homelinux.org> wrote:

> Kathryn Marks wrote:
> In /etc/fstab add "user"  in the options. Then a user will be able to mount
> ;)

Been there, done that...

/dev/sda1               /Vista                  ntfs    rw,noauto,user  0 0

[kathryn at Galaxy ~]$ ls -l /
total 180
drwxr-xr-x  25 kathryn kathryn 16384 1970-01-01 09:00 Data
drwxr-xr-x   2 kathryn kathryn  4096 2008-06-29 16:48 Vista

[kathryn at Galaxy ~]$ mount -f -v /Vista
mount: only root can do that

The -f was there for debugging purproses.  I got the same behavior (failure
to mount as myself) just doing `mount /Vista` and `mount -v /Vista`.

Same thing if I substitute owner for user.

I'd give up on this, but it's driving me crazy as to why it doesn't work.  I
should pop over to my Kubuntu partition and try it there...


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