I'm running Debian Wheezy and have three internal
ntfs Windows partitions (main, boot, and recovery). They are mounted via entries in
fstab. The filesystem specified for the boot and recovery partitions is
ntfs. The main Windows partition is
ntfs-3g. I understand that, at least several years ago,
ntfs-3g was needed for write capability.
However, write capability appears to not be the only implication. The Windows boot partition shows up in the
Dolphin Places panel, but the main Windows partition does not. If I right-click on a file to save it, the boot partition shows up in the context menu drives list but the main Windows partition does not. I can navigate to the mount directory and access it from there but that is not very handy.
I had assumed this behavior is related the the filesystem designation in
fstab. Until the
fstab entries were created, the
ntfs partitions were not recognized, so I assume none are being handled by
udev. The only substantive difference in the
fstabentries is the filesystem spec.
However, as a test, I unmounted the Windows partition and remounted it with a
mount command specifying
ntfs as the filesystem. I verified that it is mounted, but the partition still is not displayed in either place. So the
ntfs-3g designation was not the problem.
I previously used Mint 17, which came pre-configured to recognize
ntfs partitions and did not exhibit this problem. So the issue is not hardware-related (as in some type of corruption).
Why is the boot partition displayed but not the main partition? Could it be that the boot and recovery partitions are not
FUSE and Debian has problems with
FUSE? Any suggestion for a fix?