I recently had to reinstall Windows and Ubuntu after a Windows Update wrecked everything. I'm more or less back up and running, but a shared hard drive is giving me problems. The drive works fine in Windows, but in Ubuntu it prevents me from changing the files (though I can still read them).
The file system on the drive is NTFS which might be part of the problem, but it also tells me that I don't have ownership of the drive.
Commands like this don't help:
sudo chown yourusername: /media/mountpoint
Or this (changing permissions with the Nautilus GUI)
I have used the following command, when the drive is unmounted, in a fashion that gives me read-write access:
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o user /dev/sdb1 /media/Elements
But it's not persistent, I'll have to do this every time and that's cumbersome!
Any suggestions? Can I wrest ownership back of the drive? Is there an option to save the mount user option above so it's that way every time?
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