Ubuntu – Can’t mount ntfs partition without root access


whenever try to mount ntfs partition it says

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external
FUSE library. Either mount the volume as root, or rebuild NTFS-3G with
integrated FUSE support and make it setuid root. Please see more
information at http://tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-faq/#unprivileged
I tried this answer but it wont work

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my etc/fstab file

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc                                       /proc        proc  nodev,noexec,nosuid              0  0  
# / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=ed9e007f-da86-4436-993a-8670ebf45939  /            ext4  errors=remount-ro                0  1  
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=956e15af-d650-42ac-a5f6-89955abaacde  none         swap  sw                               0  0  
/dev/sda1                                  /media/sda1  ntfs  nls=iso8859-1,ro,umask=000,user  0  0  

Best Answer

  • Can you check the contents of /etc/fstab file ?

    As its a very important file, backup it first.

    sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak

    Instead of doing it on command line, do it using GUI tools please check this


    Note: Its a very important file. Please double check before doing any changes.

    Update : Looks like you are not able to change settings with pysdm due to some bug in it - "No matter what I do with pysdm - Mount file system in read-only mode, still remains checked."

    This can be fixed by manually editing /etc/fstab file . Changed

    /dev/sda1                                  /media/sda1  ntfs  nls=iso8859-1,ro,umask=000,user  0  0  


    /dev/sda1                                  /media/sda1  ntfs  nls=iso8859-1,rw,umask=000,user  0  0  

    or even

    /dev/sda1                                  /media/sda1  ntfs  nls=iso8859-1,umask=000,user  0  0  

    and rebooted the system.