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Re: usb drive (ntfs file system) not mounted automatically in debian 5.0 lenny

Jonatán Guadamuz Espinoza wrote:
El mié, 01-04-2009 a las 07:09 -0800, Vivek Sahukar escribió:
I have debian 5.0 lenny installed on my laptop; with windows xp
service pack 2 installed in separate partitions of hard drive.
my flash drive (vfat filesystem) is automatically mounted when it's
plugged into usb port.
But my external hard drive and windows partition drive (both ntfs
filesystem) are not automatically mounted; though they are detected.
(It shows "error while mounting")

When I try to give the mount point and filesystem entries by entering
into properties section it says "cannot obtain lock on media.h-mtab."

So, I entered as super user through command line and mounted the
drives from there by giving command "mount -t ntfs <device> <mount
I also changed the file permissions by giving command "chmod -R 777
<drive path>"

I am able to access it through command line; but through graphical
environment it says that "the contents of the folder cannot be
displayed, because you don't have permissions".

Have you installed ntfs-3g?

you might also want to try ntfs-config package

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