I'm having trouble with a USB drive. It used to automount just fine but for some reason those good old days are over. Not only does it not automount but mounting it as a regular user from Nautilus or the terminal gets me a
You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of “Elements”.
I can totally mount it as root with
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/Elements
I suspected (and still do) a problem with permissions and, even though Nautilus gave them as being r+w for my user, the admin group, and others, changed them to:
cd /media/Elements sudo chown -R -v sarah:sarah
which propped up my hopes as the whole output was similar to
changed ownership of 'Volumes' from root:root to sarah:sarah
... but no. Still can't mount unless I sudo mount.
Here's the fstab content:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> # / was on /dev/sda4 during installation UUID=9a4ff421-d5ab-4d26-a635-f9fd111d7eec / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # /boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=67E3-17ED /boot/efi vfat umask=0077 0 1 # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=bbf1370f-c5c6-4398-b8ef-7d6092450df8 none swap sw 0 0
The disks look like this for
fdisk -l ; ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/
Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 40 409639 409600 200M EFI System /dev/sda2 409640 488746431 488336792 232,9G Apple HFS/HFS+ /dev/sda3 488746432 490015967 1269536 619,9M Apple boot /dev/sda4 490016768 968577023 478560256 228,2G Linux filesystem /dev/sda5 968577024 976771071 8194048 3,9G Linux swap Disk /dev/sdb: 931,5 GiB, 1000170586112 bytes, 1953458176 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0xa635339d Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdb1 2048 1953458175 1953456128 931,5G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT total 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 maj 8 20:26 072d92f8-9fe6-3e97-8dc8-b974961cd0ea -> ../../sda2 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 maj 8 20:26 67E3-17ED -> ../../sda1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 maj 8 20:26 876e8119-57e2-37e2-bc4a-2a1ddc3d4de4 -> ../../sda3 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 maj 8 22:35 9092472B924714DE -> ../../sdb1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 maj 8 20:26 9a4ff421-d5ab-4d26-a635-f9fd111d7eec -> ../../sda4 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 maj 8 20:26 bbf1370f-c5c6-4398-b8ef-7d6092450df8 -> ../../sda5