I followed this guide to automount a USB stick to my Raspberry Pi 2. I'm using Raspbian Lite. https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/external-storage.md

The USB stick is a Sandisk Cruzer Fit 16GB.

I created a folder /media/mydisk.

I formated the USB stick on my desktop (Windows 10).

I plugged in the stick to the Raspberry Pi, I got the UUID and added this line into /etc/fstab.

UUID=5C24-1453 /media/mydisk FSTYPE defaults,auto,users,rw,nofail 0 0

I changed the FSTYPE to ntfs and the UUID with the UUID I saw on the terminal. I want NTFS so I can read the USB stick from Windows.

The problem is when I try to access the folder (after mounted the USB stick) /media/mydisk I get Permission denied error.


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You mount the filesystem with ntfs. This driver provides only read-only access according to Debian NTFS. You have to install the third generation NTFS device driver with:

rpi ~$ sudo apt install ntfs-3g

and then mount your filesystem with FSTYPE ntfs-3g. Then you have read/write access to your mounted device.

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