Mounting other drives

  • sjewins
Posted: Fri, 10/17/2008 - 14:25
Recently installed 64 Studio and was initially delighted to see all my partitions (including XP) show up as storage media automatically. I have one SATA drive with 2 NTFS partitions, one IDE with an NTFS partition and a Linux swap partition and 6 partitions for 3 Linux distros as / and /home pairs. I can select any of the partitions (except swap, obviously) and read them all. Problem: I can't write to any of them, and none of this access seems to be in fstab so I have no idea where it is all coming from or how to change all of them so I have write access. I also can't find ntfs or ntfs-3g. So (since I can find smbfs), I am assuming that this is all being done automagically via samba (?). I am happy to leave it that way if I can configure whatever the system is doing now (to give me read access) to add write access. If that isn't possible how can I disable the whole samba thing (if that is what it is) and go back to ntfs-3g mounts in fstab with which I am very familiar. Any suggestions or education appreciated, Simon

Re:Mounting other drives

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sat, 10/18/2008 - 19:15
Hi Simon, Those lines should appear in /etc/mtab. You'll have to add lines manually to /etc/fstab. Before that, install libntfs9 and create the directories that will be the mount points, something like sudo mkdir /media/windows /media/linux1_OS /media/linux1_home and so on. Then add the lines, something like: /dev/xdax /media/windows ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 /dev/xdax /media/linux1_OS ext3 defaults 0 0 ..... And then mount them as superuser. sudo mount /media/windows etcetera Cheers Pablo