View Full Version : ntfs-3g in fstab gives permission error?

12th February 2007, 04:46 PM
or something as i watch it scroll on by.

ok ,the only way to get this to mount is for me to run
'mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows'
as a session startup program or from a terminal window

the instructions here produce some error and no mount when placing this line in fstab

what command line to make it work automatically as you should by editing fstab?
the examble by them does not work for me.
I am running 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6

Also where is the startup log, If I can find it I can post the errors

12th February 2007, 04:48 PM
Set Selinux to permissive if you want fstab to mount it at boot.

12th February 2007, 04:50 PM
how do you get to this menu?

12th February 2007, 04:56 PM
System>Administration>Firewall and Security Level>Selinux>Permissive.

then open a terminal:

su -
gedit /etc/fstab

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs-3g rw,defaults,umask=0000 0 0

Add something like that to it, leave an empty line or two at the bottom then save the file and reboot.

12th February 2007, 05:06 PM
great, that worked fine.

what do these options mean umask=0000 0 0 ?
some people are posting to use umask=0222 0 0

12th February 2007, 05:34 PM



means that anyone can read/write/execute files on that drive


would mean that everyone can read/write but only the owner can execute files

Using the one I gave you is fine as long as there aren't a lot of users on your system that you don't want having full access to that drive, if so then you'll have to read up on permissions.