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    albeva NNTP User

    Default Windows partition appears empty

    I installed Suse 11 rc1 today on a new and empty hdd. However I also got a second hdd that got windows vista on it. By default it is mounted to "/windows/c" but this folder appears empty!

    Is there a way to fix it?

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    If /windows/c is empty, I guess the partition is not mounted at all. Open a terminal and execute "mount" as root. Then you'll see the currently mounted partitions. If your windows partition is not mounted at all, assuming it's /dev/sdb1, try "mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /windows/c"

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    albeva NNTP User

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    Okay Thanks. This worked. I assumed that since installer created the folder and all that it is also mounted. I'm a beginner in linux...

    Anyway I can access the folder now but only via console with root privileges. How can I allow access from normal user?

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    Default Re: Windows partition appears empty

    Edit this line into fstab:
    /dev/sdb1 /windows/c ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
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    This assumption is absolutely right. I already wondered a bit why it don't get automounted.
    But thanks to swerdna, the solution is already available as well!

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    Hey!

    I have the same problem of empty /windows/C and D folders. I had a look at "expert partitioner" in Yast. I can see the 2 Windows partitions. In "mount" column, there are /windows/C* and /windows/D*.
    What does the "*" mean?

    So I tried "mount -t ntfs /dev/sda3 /windows/D" in the terminal. It returned nothing (don't know if it's normal), and then, when I wanted to access the folder /windows/D, a popup window told me I havn't the right to access.
    So for now, it looks like albeva's problem.

    Allright: in my fstab file, there this line:
    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_Hitachi_HTS5425071024BB0200WBGNBBEC-part3 /windows/D ntfs-3g

    I added defaults 0 0 at the end of the line.

    Nothing happened, so I rebooted, and the folder is still empty.

    Any idea? thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baobob View Post
    Hey!

    I have the same problem of empty /windows/C and D folders. I had a look at "expert partitioner" in Yast. I can see the 2 Windows partitions. In "mount" column, there are /windows/C* and /windows/D*.
    What does the "*" mean?

    So I tried "mount -t ntfs /dev/sda3 /windows/D" in the terminal. It returned nothing (don't know if it's normal), and then, when I wanted to access the folder /windows/D, a popup window told me I havn't the right to access.
    So for now, it looks like albeva's problem.

    Allright: in my fstab file, there this line:
    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_Hitachi_HTS5425071024BB0200WBGNBBEC-part3 /windows/D ntfs-3g

    I added defaults 0 0 at the end of the line.

    Nothing happened, so I rebooted, and the folder is still empty.

    Any idea? thanks in advance!
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    Default Re: Windows partition appears empty

    sorry , I'm running openSUSE 11, with gnome.

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    And the oddest is that the first time I installed openSUSE 11, I could access this partition.

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    Default Re: Windows partition appears empty

    install ntfs-config
    then as root run

    Code:
    ntfs-config
    Set read/write access to windows partition with this tool and set automount as well.That way u have read/write acess and automount by default
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