I have recently installed a copy of Debian 7/Gnome in a partition along with Windows 7.
Even though I am the sole user of this computer, during the installation two accounts have been created: a root with administrative privileges and a second one for myself as regular user.
I am currently experiencing issues in obtaining access to external file systems. Although the system detects the Windows 7 partion, I can't seem to mount the partition successfully, as I click on the icon as regular user, the following message is displayed:
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
so my second step was to fire up the terminal and type
sudo mount -a and now the only message I get as I click on the icon is:
The same thing happens when I plug in my external hard drive. I get the same issues. How do I mount successfully these file systems? Is there a way for the system to mount automatically, possibly even at start up if external file systems are detected?