I need some help when mounting a windows hard drive permanently at startup. As far as I red the documentation, I need to add a line in fstab So far I got the Info -- sudo blkid --- terminal

/dev/sdc5: LABEL="DatenWin" UUID="61EDA0796D906D67" TYPE="ntfs" PTTYPE="dos" PARTUUID="13a0e5c8-80bd-4664-a32f-321dd3162e83"

Is there anybody out there who can tell me how I modify the following line, I picked up in the documentation for my fstab?

/dev/sdc5 /media/DatenWin ntfs uid=1000,umask=0022 0 0

maybe its already enough...


Open fstab to edit:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

Add the following line:

UUID=61EDA0796D906D67 /media/DatenWin  ntfs  defaults,fmask=133,dmask=022,gid=1000,uid=1000  0  0

Also: You will need to make the directory DatenWin first:

sudo mkdir /media/DatenWin

And enter the following commands into a terminal to confirm that the uid:

id -u {yourusername}

and gid are correct:

id -g {yourusername}

Then reboot. You shlould have the drive mounted and have sane permissions that match your home folder.

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  • Thanks a big help I placed the above line into fstab and made the directory and the HD appears and is writable, but where do I have to confirm the uid and gid? – Treonaut May 20 at 8:39
  • Sorry, you would enter those commands into a terminal same as the gedit and mkdir commands. – Giiba May 20 at 13:16
  • thanks, I have to say sorry lol I'm the beginner...teh terminal returns "1000" thats all – Treonaut May 21 at 10:38
  • No worries, you'll see the fstab entry I wrote used 1000 for uid and gid. If the id command returned 1000 for both then you can use my code as is. I understand 1000 to be the default needed but the commands I gave you were just so you could confirm. – Giiba May 22 at 3:39

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