[Bug 29393] Cant open folder on a windows partition

DaneM dmutters at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 09:31:57 UTC 2006

Public bug report changed:

(I don't have an ubuntu system in front of me, but this should

Try commenting out (putting a # in front of) the line in the fstab and
using this method to recreate a new and better(?) one:

1) Make sure that the user has permission to access to the disk (ie. is
in the "disk" group or similar).  Use the user management tool in Gnome
to do this.

2) Find out which group is most appropriate to use: type "groups" in the
console as the user you want to have access to the drive and make note
of the most appropriate-sounding group.

3) Edit /etc/fstab and enter the following line:

/dev/hda1   /media/hda1    ntfs
defaults,gid=<groupname>,group,umask=227   0 0

...and replace <groupname> with the name of the group you picked.

Please post your results.

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