so, what is your /etc/fstab entry for ntfs partition?

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Dec 3 01:04:33 UTC 2008

On 12/02/2008 04:29 PM, H.S. wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently noticed that on a dual boot machine running Windows XP and
> Ubuntu 8.04 if the Window's Desktop folder is opened in nautilus and
> foo.txt or foo.htm file is double clicked on, nautilus thinks it is an
> executable (aparently the x bits are set for the files) and wants to run
> it. It should, however, open the .txt files in a text editor and .htm
> files in a web browser.
> I have since changed the /etc/fstab entry for the windows partition to this:
> UUID=<uid here> /media/WindowsXP-data ntfs
> defaults,rw,noexec,nosuid,umask=007,gid=46 0       1
> Actually, I just inserted "rw,noexec,nosuid", specially making the
> Winodws partition non-executable, in the earlier entry and now nautilus
> works alright.
> I am wondering, what do  others use in their /etc/fstab entry to mount
> an NTFS partition to share its data in Ubuntu.
> Regards.

/dev/sdb1 /media/windows  ntfs iocharset=utf8,umask=000    0  0

works for me.

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