I have dual boot (win7/ubuntu 12.04) system. I want to mount a specific folder (namely the Dropbox folder) from my windows partition in my home directory.
Unfortunately, I am not able to do that.
As far as I understand, I can not 'directly' mount only a folder from a partition, but have to mount the entire partition first and then
mount --bind the folder.
If I mount the partition writable, there are no problems. But if I mount the partition with
sudo mount -r /dev/sda2 /mnt/win
and afterwards try
sudo mount --bind -w /mnt/win ~/Dropbox/
mount: warning: /home/ope/Dropbox/ seems to be mounted read-only.
I also tried it using /etc/fstab, following the solution given here. The relevant fstab lines look like this:
/dev/sda2 /mnt/win ntfs user,ro,umask=0222,defaults 0 0 /mnt/win/Dropbox /home/ope/Dropbox ntfs-3g rbind,user,rw,defaults 0 0 #/mnt/win/Dropbox /home/ope/Dropbox ntfs-3g rbind,user,rw,umask=0222,defaults 0 0
The last two lines both create only a read-only mounted folder. Is there antything I am missing ? Thank you very much for any hints.