Cannot write to NTFS USB device!
I have an EEE PC netbook set up to record and transfer files from a USB stick. The USB device was initially formatted with ReiserFS. Under Reiser, I was able to easily add a line to my /etc/fstab so the USB device would be mounted at boot as writable by a regular user. Easy as pie. It worked perfectly.
For reasons I won't go into, it was decided that the USB device should be formatted with NTFS so that it can be transported physically to a Windows machine where the files can be transferred directly if needed.
I know the device can be written to. If I mount the USB device "by hand" and change its permissions and ownership, I can read and write with it all day long.
I have tried a zillion different fstab configurations I've found on the net and none will allow me to do what I used to could do when the device was formatted with Reiser. I need to do this:
1. Have the device mounted during boot so a regular user can read and write to it.
Here is my present /etc/fstab that also doesn't allow read - write access to the external USB device formatted with NTFS...
What must I do to the "ntfs" line in my fstab so the USB stick will be mounted as readable and writable by regular user? Any help appreciated.
# <file system> <dir> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
/dev/sda1 / reiserfs relatime 0 0
/dev/sr0 /cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
/dev/sr0 /dvd udf ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 ntfs-3g defaults,user,rw 1 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
tmp /tmp tmpfs defaults 0 0
#shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
usb /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
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