NTFS mount in Sabayon 5.1 KDE

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NTFS mount in Sabayon 5.1 KDE

Post by akshay.sulakhe » Tue May 18, 2010 8:21

Hello friends,
I installed sabayon linux 5.1 kde on my friends comp..everything is working fine except,it does not mount NTFS drives. When i click on the drive it says,cannot enter the folder. What should i do. Plz reply. Thanks. :mrgreen:

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Re: NTFS mount in Sabayon 5.1 KDE

Post by thecata » Tue May 18, 2010 9:41

If you know the partition numbers (those like /dev/sda3) of the partitions which are ntfs, then you can edit the /etc/fstab file (as root of course), to contain something similar to:

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/dev/sda3       /mnt/WinXP      ntfs-3g      quiet,defaults,locale=en_US.utf8,umask=0	0 0
More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fstab (this is where I copied the line above) and here: http://forum.sabayon.org/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=17959 (forum post with ntfs rw problem - might also help).

Of course, the folder /mnt/WinXP in the example above (or whatever folder you want to specify here) must exist on your hard drive, and your user should have read-write access. You could do something like this: (as root, since that is the only user that can create a folder in /mnt):

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mkdir /mnt/WinXP
chmod 777 -R /mnt/WinXP
chown -R <your_username> /mnt/WinXP
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