I'm fairly new to linux and I've been trying to synchronise my music on my dual boot system (windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04).

I have tried manually editing fstab and using the disks program, but no matter what tutorial I follow I get an error on startup saying that an error occured while mounting to /media/storage (I made the storage folder and I want to mount to media so that the drive shows up in the places menu).

here is the blkid (the drive I'm attempting to mount is labeled gen-storage):

~$ sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: LABEL="WINRE_DRV" UUID="8A043EA6043E9563" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda2: LABEL="SYSTEM_DRV" UUID="EE41-0723" TYPE="vfat" 
/dev/sda3: LABEL="LRS_ESP" UUID="8241-4B8C" TYPE="vfat" 
/dev/sda5: LABEL="Windows8_OS" UUID="983444A634448968" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda6: LABEL="gen-storage" UUID="EE24706024702DA9" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda7: UUID="84e87c04-5a35-453c-82fe-435ee00ff863" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda8: UUID="22c03c2e-cb96-44fd-b26e-254bc8d7887e" TYPE="swap" 
/dev/sda9: UUID="80f099b5-7cb5-4f7a-8ed7-714c6dde26bc" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda10: UUID="941E2E671E2E429A" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda11: LABEL="LENOVO" UUID="CA984AD5984ABFA5" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda12: LABEL="PBR_DRV" UUID="9AFA46DDFA46B573" TYPE="ntfs"

here is an example of one way I have tried to change the fstab file (from a tutorial):

# storage mount
UUID=EE24706024702DA9 /media/storage/ ntfs-3g auto,user,rw 0 0

What am I doing wrong?


The fstab entry looks fine. But since you have entry in the fstab, root will try to mount the partition while booting. So root user should have permission in the folder /media/storage

So change the ownership of the folder by giving the following command

sudo chown root:root /media/storage

and then give the permission to every user who want to access it

sudo chmod -R 777 /media/storage

reboot and it should mount properly. After it's mounted , create a symlink using the following command and you should see a media folder(shortcut?) in your home

ln -s /media/storage /home/<username>

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