Mount NTS partition

Ubuntu 14.04 is able to mount NTS partition. However the default mode does NOT handle them well. :_(

To avoid some rights issues, enable trash and get a full support of the windows names you need to update your /etc/fstab

# /mnt/temp was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
UUID=E4E01905E018E01A /mnt/temp       ntfs    defaults,windows_names,umask=007,uid=1000,gid=1000 0       0

Changes to add:

  • windows_names = support of windows name. This will ensure you don't give name that windows cannot see or handle
  • uid = default file owner. you must put your Linux user UID !! (default 1000)
  • gid = default group owner. By default it is bound to the "plugins" group (gid 46). This might causes issues, especially with samba. You should put your Linux user GID (default 1000)

Then you need to reboot to apply the changes