T J Tulley wrote:I understand that fstab specifies how the partitions identified there should be mounted: presumably this is contained in the options, dump and pass columns.
I have searched LinuxMint Wiki but there are no articles on fstab there. HowTo Forge also produced nothing.
Presumably there is a published specification for the accepted contents of fstab somewhere?
T J Tulley wrote:Thanks, Chattr, for a quick reply.
I had thought of trying $ man fstab but thought that method only applies to commands - I don't think fstab is a command?
Anyway, I shall now do so.
$ apropos fstab
T J Tulley wrote:Thanks AK Dave: My reason for wanting to edit fstab is that in my latest installation of Elyssa, (about which I've posted in various places) my data archive belongs to root as do all the files & directories in it. I have tried to change this by /$ sudo chown theo /dev/sdb1 where sdb1 is the partition containing my data - it is in fact a non-mounting Windows partition; always previously it has mounted belonging to me, with all its contents likewise.
T J Tulley wrote:they don't mention ntfs-3g among filetypes so I've just left them as ntfs.
omns wrote:T J Tulley wrote:they don't mention ntfs-3g among filetypes so I've just left them as ntfs.
Just having them as ntfs will only give you read access. They need to be ntfs-3g for read/write acess.
ntfs-config is an easy to use GUI program that will add ntfs partitions to fstab. It's in the repos.
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