[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#609201: automatically mount ntfs usb disk in gnome
Frederic Van Espen
frederic.ve at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 15:55:39 UTC 2011
I was able to fix this. Apparently the installer added a line to
/etc/fstab which I had not noticed:
/dev/sdb1 /media/usb0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
I assume that this was the usb flash drive connected to my laptop during
the installation. This was necessary to include some firmware files for
my wireless card.
Removing the line above from /etc/fstab resolved the issue for me.
Plugging in an external usb drive automatically mounts now.
Hope this helps someone else out.
On 02/10/2011 06:19 PM, Frederic Van Espen wrote:
> I seem to be running into the same issue as Christian. Upon plugging
> in a ntfs usb disk I get the same gnome window that pops up:
> Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
> Error opening '/dev/sdb1': Permission denied
> Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Permission denied
> Please check '/dev/sdb1' and the ntfs-3g binary permissions,
> and the mounting user ID. More explanation is provided at
> It looks like I'm in the correct groups (correct me if I'm wrong).
> fes at fes-laptop:~$ groups
> fes adm disk cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev netdev bluetooth
> lpadmin fuse scanner
> Mounting manually on the commandline with sudo works fine.
> This happens on a freshly installed squeeze i386 system.
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