This time I installed Ubuntu 11.10 in another partition rather than using wubi and making a virtual mount.

But now I'm not able to mount the other NTFS partitions and getting a message

Unable to Mount <Partition Name> Not Authorized

Lol on not authorized.

Any advice on how can i access my NTFS partition.


How are you starting your X session ? it's likely you didn't launch your session with proper command , e.g ck-launch-session dbus-launch startxfce4 in ~/.xinitrc;

if you intended to mount them at boot , edit your /etc/fstab , append:

(Suppose to mount /dev/sda10 on /Misc)

/dev/sda10 /Misc ntfs defaults,uid=YOUR_UID 0 0

Replace YOUR_UID with your uid , use uid command to find it out.


Make sure you have ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs installed. These are needed to access the NTFS files in Windows and lastly those files need to be shared from the windows machine with the correct permissions.

  • Ok cool. Thanks for replying BlueXrider! Well I got this tutorial from pendrivelinux www.pendrivelinux.com/mounting-a-windows-xp-ntfs-partition-in-linux/ But then accidently it modified grub. I was not able to locate windows 7 on grub while reboot. Somehow the command update-grub got it running.But Now I see that I gotta re enter the command as super user to mount them every time I login. Is there any good tutorial out there to get a permanent solution? – Romel Salwi Feb 17 '12 at 16:04

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