[Solved] Automount issues

ARM XFCE Preview 2 RPi4.
Here's the deal, I have a 3TB NTFS drive I want to automount for an SMB share.
What I usually do, and have done in the past on Manjaro KDE & Ubuntu MATE (RPi2) is adding it to /etc/fstab.

I create the folder (Deluge) in my home dir for the mount point, all good, I'm the owner and have all permissions.
But.. if I add it to /etc/fstab, owner and group is changed to root and I can't for the life of it change it.
dev/sda1 /home/michael/Deluge ntfs defaults 0 0

I've tried the usual as root and with sudo
chown -R michael /home/michael/Deluge
chgrp -R michael /home/michael/Deluge
Nothing changes and root is still owner when I do a ls -l /home/michael/Deluge.

The only way my user (michael) has full access is if I remove it from fstab and do a manual mount once booted to DE.
I've never experienced this before, any suggestions ?

Try writing a systemd mount/automount unit. Sometimes a mount unit will work better than an fstab entry.

Also could you post your fstab entry for your drive.

ntfs is a read only driver, you need ntfs-3g if you want write. You should specify the UID and GID to mount it as.

Something like this:

/dev/sda1 /home/michael/Deluge ntfs-3g defaults,nls=utf8,uid=1000,gid=1000,windows_names 0 0

You're a star, it works now.
Just curious why it's fine on my old RaspberryPi2 running Ubuntu MATE with these settings:
/dev/sda1 /home/michael/Deluge ntfs defaults 0 0
Oh well, it works, that's all that matters.

Hmm, where has the "mark as solution" gone ?

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