I am trying to install the netflix-desktop app and when I start the app up, it shows me the error:

"Unable to set extended attribute: Operation not supported."

Ok, so I see the answer to this question, which tells me to edit /etc/fstab, and add the user_xattr option there. Seems simple.

But when I open my /etc/fstab (on a wubi install), I get the following:

/host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk    none    swap    sw  0   0

which looks quite different.

Should I still add the user_xattr option to sw, and remount?

  • What version of windows is your Linux installed in?
    – Jason
    Mar 27 '13 at 6:01

I had this problem also and I just fixed it. You need to add the line

/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk  /      ext3    loop,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr 0 1

to your /etc/fstab.

Then sudo mount -o remount /

Netflix on Ubuntu is AWESOME!

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