Best way to mount Windows drives

David Coldrick coldrick at
Sat Mar 25 21:09:40 UTC 2006

The line in my /etc/fstab for my ntfs partition is:

/dev/sda2    /media/sda2    ntfs    ro,user,auto,umask=000 0 0

works fine.


On 3/26/06, Chanchao <custom at> wrote:
> In Dapper it seems by default any non-Linux drives don't get mounted
> automatically.  I can get to it by starting 'Disks' from the
> Administration menu, then it appears in the /tmp folder, and I can do a
> 'browse' as well. However that browser then runs as root, which makes it
> a lot harder to drag and drop files. (Like you cant drag something to
> the desktop then)
> I would like to have all drives mounted automatically at startup. I
> edited the /etc/fstab files and added my drives.  I included the 'user'
> option so that I can access the drives from my regular user account in
> gnome.  This works for my FAT32 drives, but not for my main NTFS drive.
> (I know NTFS is read-only, but the normal user also can't read it even
> though the 'user' parameter is specified. Do I have to specify
> additional parameters, specific permissions perhaps?
> What's the best wat to go about this?  I'd prefer total & easy access to
> all drives.
> Cheers,
> Chanchao
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