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    Angry unable to access other partitions on drive

    So I triple-boot a Mac. I was formerly able to access my HFS+ and NTFS drives, and then I decided to try to enable read/write access for the HFS drive by disabling journaling and changing my UID on Linux to 502 to match my Mac drive. I'm not sure if this was resultant and I can't remember everything I did... I ended up using pysdm at one point and that didn't work at all. I ended up screwing up my NTFS drive even more and then restoring enough permission that I get the original stupid message again. I also had access to my HFS+ drive before reboot for some reason. I can clearly access the thing if I want to, but being able to do so without fancy antics would also be good..

    At this point if I try to access either drive I get this message:

    Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
    mount: only root can mount /dev/sda2 on /media/sda2
    I feel like the answer's probably simple, I'm just not sure what to do and I'm super tired. Any help would be so much appreciated.

    edit: 12.04, if it matters..

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    Re: unable to access other partitions on drive

    that is a long complex tweak, so resolving might be complex too. Did you get some usefull errors/warnings logged to help you ?

    try to reconfigure:

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a
    (dont stop it, it can take a while)

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    Re: unable to access other partitions on drive

    Can you explain what that does before I do it?

    Also this is the thread I followed to enable write access.. I only paid any attention to the section headed "making your mac and linux home folders play nicely with one another"

    http://lifehacker.com/5702815/the-co...rating-systems
    Last edited by Samushighwind; June 8th, 2012 at 01:11 PM.

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    Re: unable to access other partitions on drive

    I used mountmanager to allow both drives to be mounted not just by "administrator" but by "everybody" (note that since I am an administrator, this should have been working, and I was able to mount it before..).

    So my HFS+ drive mounts now with that setting. But now with my NTFS drive I get this error:

    Unable to mount BOOTCAMP

    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 went to that link and couldn't figure out what's wrong. Any idea?

    Ben

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