I have a problem automounting my NTFS partition I use for storing Data (/dev/sdb2).
I've tried adding an entry to /etc/fstab but it doesn't work.


# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=741be459-4010-4e6f-9ff3-928759f37131 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=0e7000d3-12fd-4900-a37e-0705f93fa3ce none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/sdb2        /media/Data    auto    rw,user,auto    0       0

I kinda cannot see where is the problem, tried also with the UUID but failed.
OS: CruchBang 11 Waldorf

The reason I don't add it to the ~/.config/openbox/autostart is that it seems
to run after some XDG stuff which I dont know what it is,
so my media directories (music, videos, pictures...), which are links to
/media/Data/, aren't recognized (I think because /dev/sdb2 isn't mounted
at this time).

I've just encountered a weird thing which happens after I've added the
fstab entry:
Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE
It happens when I try to mount the drive

  • is this auto mount on boot or when drive is inserted?
    – jgr208
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 17:35
  • No it is a partition on my 2nd hard drive
    – Matt
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 17:35
  • so when do you need it to be mounted?
    – jgr208
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 17:37
  • When booting...
    – Matt
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 17:38
  • tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-faq/#unprivileged
    – jgr208
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 17:40

2 Answers 2


You can mount with the rc.local file at boot although that is not the best practice by doing the following in the file,

mkdir /mnt/mtfs

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs/


Found a working way! Here is my line in fstab:
device_uuid /media/Data ntfs-3g defaults,windows_names,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0 Doesn't show it in devices but mounts correctly.
Also the mount folder must exist!

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