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    Default Couldn't view files on ntfs partition unles i logged into xp

    I also experienced this problem when i first installed opensuse. I had to go back into windows access any partition for a little bit, and then let windows shutdown and restart by itself. I can now view the files in opensuse. before when i couldn't view the files. Opensuse saw the size of the partition at around 12GB or so instead of the real size, like 110 GB for example.

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    Default Re: Couldn't view files on ntfs partition unles i logged int

    Hi,

    The only thing I can think of for this is that you didn't shut windows down properly last time you booted it up. That would explain why you had to log into xp first, then you shut down properly and were able to read the files in openSUSE. Make sure to always shut down windows properly before trying to access its files in openSUSE.

    Good Luck,

    Ian
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    Default Re: Couldn't view files on ntfs partition unles i logged int

    When an operating system where NTFS is mounted (windows or Linux) shuts down properly, a "bit" is cleared and the filesystem is marked "clean". If the os shuts improperly, the filesystem is not cleared and is considered "dirty". If NTFS is marked "dirty" it won't mount properly in openSUSE as a safety precaution. If you reboot a couple of times in widows, that will "clean" the filesystem and then it will mount properly in openSUSE.

    See the segments "The force option" and "Failed Mounts -- Resetting the dirty bit", in this tutorial: HowTo Mount NTFS Filesystem Partition Read Write Access in openSUSE 10, 11
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    Default Re: Couldn't view files on ntfs partition unles i logged int

    thanks for the explanations

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