Mounting external NTFS formatted USB drives in Ubuntu Feisty

Just doing my bit for community service. My external harddrive wasn't automagically popping up when I plugged it in, so I hunted around, and discovered that I needed ntfs-3g. No sweat.

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

And when I mounted it, it worked great, but it still wouldn't automagically appear on my desktop.
I've been switching between Gnome and KDE, and I think that is what screwed me around. I looked in my /etc/fstab and found this entry:

UUID=293485780 /media/littleblue ntfs-3g users noauto noexec blah blah blah

I thought that was required, but on a whim I commented out that line, and re-ran ntfs-config. I then unplugged and plugged in my drive, it BOOM it works perfectly. What's more, that line in fstab has been removed.

One thought on “Mounting external NTFS formatted USB drives in Ubuntu Feisty”

  1. That's the most fascinating thing I've read! (in the ten seconds it took me to read it).

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