I have a perplexing, somewhat related issue.
I have a couple of ntfs partitions, as indicated by:
/dev/sda1: UUID="D42C637C2C63588E" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda5: UUID="a6d9af1f-c580-4790-b4ac-d8b61ee92d0f" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/sda6: UUID="b09e1b90-56d2-4b86-8125-cf4fc29170cc" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda7: UUID="C4B86CB0B86CA2A2" TYPE="ntfs"
As a super user, I created a couple of mount points.
/windows/system for sda1, and
/windows/documents for sda7
I added the corresponding lines to the end of my fstab:
# Entry for /dev/sda5 :
UUID=a6d9af1f-c580-4790-b4ac-d8b61ee92d0f / ext2 defaults 1 1
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda6 :
UUID=b09e1b90-56d2-4b86-8125-cf4fc29170cc swap swap defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda1 :
UUID=D42C637C2C63588E /windows/system ntfs noatime,user,exec 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda7 :
UUID=C4B86CB0B86CA2A2 /windows/documents ntfs noatime,user,exec 0 0
As a super user I did a
chown -R kyle:kyle /windows
and I can successfully access the files and folders.
But I cannot write to the ntfs partitions, either as a regular user or as root.
I tried (as a super user) executing
chmod -R 777 /windows
but I get an "Operation not supported" error for every folder and file.
Anybody have any pointers?