Ok the line that I had in fstab that didn't work was:
UUID=8634B7F034B7E0FB /media/ ntfs defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
There are a few problems with this line.
First, as melodie pointed out, the filesystem type should be ntfs-3g
, not plain ntfs
(or you won't be able to write to the partition).
Then the mountpoint is given as /media/
. Now, the mountpoint doesn't need a trailing slash, and actually mounting an ntfs partition directly on /media
is not a good idea as the system uses this directory for removable media. So, create a mountpoint and use the path to that mountpoint instead. (A mountpoint is just an ordinary, preferably empty, directory.) You can create it under /media
but as we are talking about a permanent mount it would be better to create it somwhere else -- perhaps under your home directory.
Also, the final number "1" should probably be "0". "1" is, sort of, reserved for the root partition (/), and I wouldn't use "2" for an ntfs
And finally, while the option errors=remount-ro
is useful for filesystems that understand it, I don't think ntfs
) does. But I may be wrong.Edit:
You posted back while I was typing, but I'll leave this post as it may be of use to somebody else with a similar problem. I'm glad your setup is working.