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hemajith
May 19th, 2008, 01:42 AM
I have recently installed Ubuntu 6.06. I have a dual boot system with Windows and Ubuntu. My Problem is that I can see the NTFS partitions on GUI and can mount them from the terminal too but when trying to access, it says 'permission denied!". In the GUI mode when I try to access it says "unable to mount". I was using Fedora before and I could access these partitions without any difficulties. Please help!

teaker1s
May 19th, 2008, 01:45 AM
something quick and simple to try

panel
right click
add to panel
select
disk mounter

hemajith
May 19th, 2008, 01:48 AM
I'm a bit new to Linux. Please tell me what "panel"?

teaker1s
May 19th, 2008, 01:50 AM
bar at top and bottom of desktop with clock volume etc etc

akiratheoni
May 19th, 2008, 01:50 AM
I'm a bit new to Linux. Please tell me what "panel"?

He is referring to the panel that says 'Applications Places System'.

Although 6.06 is an old version of Ubuntu, I advise you upgrade directly yo 8.04, which you can do because both of the releases are LTS.

hemajith
May 19th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Tried adding Disk mounter, but it does not work! When I select Disk mounter and click "+Add"...nothing happens!

teaker1s
May 19th, 2008, 01:58 AM
odd try dragging the icon onto panel

hemajith
May 19th, 2008, 02:00 AM
That does not work too! Sheeesh! lol

teaker1s
May 19th, 2008, 02:05 AM
very strange, this should work as a normal user, may be worth using a new login to see if your user account profile is corrupted

hemajith
May 19th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Tried a new profile too. Still it happens. I gave the new profile admin rights too.

spiderbatdad
May 19th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Pretty good guide to 6.06 here:http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper#How_to_mount_Windows_partitions_.28NTFS.29_ on_boot-up.2C_and_allow_users_read_and_write_access

hemajith
May 19th, 2008, 02:29 AM
this is what I get when I try to mount it through GUI

error: device /dev/sda3 is not removable

error: could not execute pmount

With terminal I can mount the volume but can't access as it says "permission denied"!

spiderbatdad
May 19th, 2008, 02:34 AM
can you copy/paste the contents of /etc/fstab

hemajith
May 19th, 2008, 02:49 AM
yes I can

spiderbatdad
May 19th, 2008, 02:56 AM
yes I can
lol.ok, as an example:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/winxp -t ntfs -r -o auto, umask=0222

where you have previously run:
sudo mkdir -p mnt/winxp
and where sda1 is actually determined by:
sudo fdisk -l

haxt
May 19th, 2008, 03:34 AM
I agree with 'akiratheoni'. Get rid of 6.06. It's a horrible distro imo. Upgrade to Hardy Heron 8.04 now!