After I perform a full system upgrade and install all the drivers, I usually remove Gvfs and all its dependencies and also Gigolo and any other piece of software used in Ubuntu to automatically mount NTFS or FAT partitions. Call me a paranoid, but I find it more reliable and secure this way to separate Windows files from Linux files mainly because of the incompatibility issues that may occur whenever I mix Linux with Windows.
When and if I need to access a NTFS/FAT partition from Linux, I use the
mount/umount commands in a terminal and all is fine this way. But my problem is that, though I can mount and entire NTFS/FAT partition, I am not able and I have no idea how to mount just one directory from a NTFS/FAT partition without having to mount the entire partition prior to that. I am not sure if this is even possible but if it is possible, please let me know how to do it.
So far I tried command lines like these:
sudo mount /dev/sda5/movies/Riddick/ /media/hdd/ sudo mount directory /dev/sda5/movies/Riddick/ /media/hdd/ sudo mount /sda5/movies/Riddick/ /media/hdd/
and nothing works. I can mount and read a partition, be it
/dev/sda1/ but I can't mount just one directory from that partition. Any ideas?