Mount / Unmount USB

It seems I cannot mount and unmount a USB Drive, it gives me the following error:

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
mount: only root can mount /dev/sdb1 on /media/DAVE-1

I have changed FSTAB, and now it looks like this:

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs auto,user 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-IC25N040ATCS04-0_CSL406DDJZ092A-part2 / ext4 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-IC25N040ATCS04-0_CSL406DDJZ092A-part3 /home ext4 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/sdb1 /media/DAVE-1 ntfs-3g defaults,nosuid,nodev,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-IC25N040ATCS04-0_CSL406DDJZ092A-part1 swap swap defaults 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0

can anyone help me? What should I do for gnome to mount and unmount the drives automatically?


External media do not require fstab entries. Instead hal, udev, and desktop take care of this automatically. So, I would remove this entry

/dev/sdb1 /media/DAVE-1 ntfs-3g defaults,nosuid,nodev,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0

If it is present in /etc/fstab, the auto-mounting will not work.

This may be helpful to you as well:,_filesystems,_mount_points


It worked…