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    Re: Permission Denied when I try to access my MyBook

    Wait... is there actually a space in the fstab line where it says /media/My Book? If so, that might be the problem. I'm not sure how to escape spaces in fstab entries, but you might be better off anyway doing it in camelcase: /media/MyBook

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    Re: Permission Denied when I try to access my MyBook

    this is what came up:

    Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Operation not supported
    Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use. Choose one action:

    Choice 1: If you have Windows then disconnect the external devices by
    clicking on the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon in the Windows
    taskbar then shutdown Windows cleanly.

    Choice 2: If you don't have Windows then you can use the 'force' option for
    your own responsibility. For example type on the command line:

    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /home/recklezz/Desktop/mybook -o force

    Or add the option to the relevant row in the /etc/fstab file:

    /dev/sdb1 /home/recklezz/Desktop/mybook ntfs-3g force 0 0


    i shall try again to add the line to fstab. I appreciate your help thanks!

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    Re: Permission Denied when I try to access my MyBook

    i tried adding it without the space, and i still get permissions denied. =[

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    Re: Permission Denied when I try to access my MyBook

    try this from terminal first

    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /home/recklezz/Desktop/mybook -o force

    if it mounts

    when done use

    umount /dev/sdb1

    then hopefully it will auto mount the next time like is should

    if not then add it to the fstab
    If Windows did not break, i would be out of a job...

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    Re: Permission Denied when I try to access my MyBook

    does this give you the same error?
    Code:
    sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /home/recklezz/Desktop/mybook -o force

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    Re: Permission Denied when I try to access my MyBook

    if you mount it as root then root will own the partion and you may not beable to write to it
    If Windows did not break, i would be out of a job...

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    Re: Permission Denied when I try to access my MyBook

    this fixed it:
    Code:
    sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /home/recklezz/Desktop/mybook -o force
    Thank you sooo much!!! I really appreciate your help alot!

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    Re: Permission Denied when I try to access my MyBook

    Quote Originally Posted by dacorr View Post
    if you mount it as root then root will own the partion and you may not beable to write to it
    I am able to write and transfer files to it.
    Thanks again! +Thanks to both of you.

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    Re: Permission Denied when I try to access my MyBook

    For the future, it might be more convenient to have this in fstab so you don't have to type that big long thing again, and so you don't run into the permissions problems dacorr mentioned:
    Code:
    /dev/sdb1 /home/recklezz/Desktop/mybook ntfs-3g defaults,force,user 0 0
    Then, next time you need access to these files, you should just be able to
    Code:
    mount ~/Desktop/mybook
    There's a good chance chance that if the sudo mount thing worked, then this will too.

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