I have a Lacie external USB drive with one ntfs partition on it. I have all the ntfs stuff installed on my MInt 5 XFCE laptop. I have another internal ntfs partition mounted at all times without problems. However, the USB drive gets mounted read only. I have tried to set it to read/write by installing the ntfs-config package and set both internal and external to read/write, but it doesn't work. It's still mounted read only. I can read the files on the drive without problems. The strange thing is that my file manager (Thunar in XFCE) in properties for the drive says it's read/write, but it isn't. I can not write to it. This is the /etc/mtab entry for the drive:
/dev/sdb1 /media/disk fuseblk ro,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0.
Any help getting this drive to mount read/write would be greatly appreciated.