Mounting with ntfs-3g

Derek Broughton news at
Tue May 22 18:20:51 UTC 2007

NoOp wrote:

>> [note: ntfs-3g is now in the feisty univers repos]

I did do all this for ntfs-3g, and it can't be mounted until /usr is
mounted.  [slowly light dawns...]  I bet if I just moved it to the bottom
of fstab it would work ...  However, it could be that yours uses a value
of '0' for pass, and mine used '2'.  One or the other should fix it.

> Sorry, forgot to add the relevent bits from my fstab; note that his is
> from the edgy to feisty upgrade so it shows both the edgy config (hda1)
> and the new feisty config (UUID):
> # Was: /dev/hda1     /media/windows     ntfs-3g
> auto,group=ntfs,umask=007       0       0
> # /dev/hda1 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
> UUID=EE68xyz /media/windows ntfs-3g defaults,local=en_US.utf8 0 0
> # /dev/<your partition> /media/<mount point> ntfs-3g
> defaults,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0
> I've yet to figure out the reasoning for the UUID vs hda1...

That's easy - if your drive is still /dev/hda1 it won't be staying there. 
Using UUID was an attempt to prevent problems with the migration of hd to
sd devices, but it caused as many as it cured, imo.

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