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    Default Accessing NTFS partitions

    New to Linux. Been trying some Linux distros and just installed OpenSUSE 11.2. How can I access my Windows partitions? I've tried Dolphin, which worked in Fedora, but in SUSE it only shows me my Ext 3 partitions.

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    Default Re: Accessing NTFS partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by carbonbased View Post
    New to Linux. Been trying some Linux distros and just installed OpenSUSE 11.2. How can I access my Windows partitions? I've tried Dolphin, which worked in Fedora, but in SUSE it only shows me my Ext 3 partitions.
    There is guidance here:
    NTFS - openSUSE

    One way, is in your /etc/fstab file, on the line for the NTFS partition, to change the /etc/fstab file's
    • dmask from 022 to 002
    • fmask from 133 to 113
    save the change and reboot.

    If you need further help, post the output of:
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    note you MUST be very careful when editing the /etc/fstab file. If you make a serious mistake your PC will NOT boot from the hard drive.

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    Default Re: Accessing NTFS partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by carbonbased View Post
    New to Linux. Been trying some Linux distros and just installed OpenSUSE 11.2. How can I access my Windows partitions? I've tried Dolphin, which worked in Fedora, but in SUSE it only shows me my Ext 3 partitions.
    Also, note you MUST ensure your NTFS partitions are clean.

    This means shut down your PC properly. Do NOT hibernate.

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    Also, I used Dolphin file manager, opened Root, opened Windows--it read all NTFS disks and folders. Fumble-About-Method.

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    that last reply sounded useful, for me opening the partition is as simple as selecting it at the startup screen, it gives me the option to open linux or windows - considering that you didn't write over it, I dont' know. Have you tried just selecting the 'windows' partition at startup?

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