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i have a few ntfs drives which i want ubuntu to auto-mount, as a sample i tried it for 1 drive i included this line in "fstab"

/dev/sda2      /home/tejas/Tejas!   ntfs    users,defaults,umask=000 0 0 

and it doesnt get automounted... when i mount it manually i get the following message

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE library. Either mount the volume as root, or rebuild NTFS-3G with integrated FUSE support and make it setuid root. Please see more information at

i am using ubuntu 12.04 in wubi Can someone tell how i can mount it automatically.

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According to the link from your error message, following should be valid:

  1. ntfs-3g is compiled with integrated FUSE support
  2. the ntfs-3g binary is at least version 1.2506
  3. the ntfs-3g binary is set to setuid-root
  4. the user has access right to the volume
  5. the user has access right to the mount point

It looks like your mount folder has a bad name (5). Use /home/tejas/Tejas\! instead.

But personally, I'd advise you couple of things:

  • to move your mount point outside of home folder, i.e. /ntfs or /windows
  • do not use special characters in file and folder names

Both of these suggestions has hidden pros.

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thanks for the reply.... it has mounted to folder '/Windows' but it doesnt show up on sidebar anymore...... its rather like a folder, wot to make it appear in there? – ths May 22 '12 at 17:14
Glad it helped. Please approve the answer :) – Andrejs Cainikovs May 22 '12 at 17:17
i am sorry o bother again but i just put the line '/dev/sda5 /Tejas ntfs users,defaults,umask=000 0 0 ' and the folder '/Tejas ' seems to be empty and it is not shown in side pane of nautilus also when i type 'sudo blkid' in terminal i seem to be getting 5 ntfs drives whereas i have only 4(other than the host drive) – ths May 22 '12 at 17:29
Please post output of sudo blkid and sudo fdisk -l. – Andrejs Cainikovs May 22 '12 at 19:26
sudo blkid /dev/loop0: UUID="e4631286-53ba-43e0-9fc7-fb34a581163c" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda1: UUID="5AB05E83B05E6613" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda2: UUID="C4C85C20C85C12D2" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda3: LABEL="suhas" UUID="46CC8EA8CC8E91BB" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda5: LABEL="Tejas" UUID="58284D59284D36F2" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda6: LABEL="Tejas" UUID="F6D071D4D0719B95" TYPE="ntfs" and – ths May 23 '12 at 9:36

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