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    Question Accessing NTFS partitions with 11.3

    I have just managed to install OpenSuSE 11.3.

    When I try to access a NTFS partition (holding my .MP3s) I get the error message
    There is no application installed that can open files of the type block device (inode/blockdevice).

    Do you want to install one?
    Attempting to install one doesn't seem to lead anywhere othe than the same sequence. I used to be able to read NTFS partitions with 11.2 - what has changed?

    Any help gratefully received.

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    Default Re: Accessing NTFS partitions with 11.3

    Incidentally, I have had a look at SDB:NTFS - openSUSE and have worked out that ntfs-3g has been implemented with 11.3 but I don't understand why I can't even "look at" my NTFS partitions? I only want to read, not to write.

    I don't believe that the partition is corrupt either.

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    Default Re: Accessing NTFS partitions with 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by surv1v0r View Post
    Incidentally, I have had a look at SDB:NTFS - openSUSE and have worked out that ntfs-3g has been implemented with 11.3 but I don't understand why I can't even "look at" my NTFS partitions? I only want to read, not to write.

    I don't believe that the partition is corrupt either.
    Boot to MS-Windows and do a 'chkdsk' on that partition to confirm. How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

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    Default Re: Accessing NTFS partitions with 11.3

    Did you mount the partition 1st before reading it?.
    Try the last part in the page you provided above 'Manual mount'.
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    Default Re: Accessing NTFS partitions with 11.3

    Also, is nfs client running?

    Code:
     sudo /sbin/chkconfig  | grep nfs
    should show:
    Code:
    nfs                  on
    nfsserver            on
    at least on 11.2
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

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    Default Re: Accessing NTFS partitions with 11.3

    To be honest, the point I was getting at here is that a vanilla installation of 11.3 seems to behave differently from a vanilla 11.2 installation and I wondered why?

    On the face of it, it seems to me that it would make sense for a vanilla installation to read NTFS partitions straight out of the box - I am undoubtedly misguided here and I just wondered what the reason was for the change.


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    Default Re: Accessing NTFS partitions with 11.3

    It's a bug. it does happen on every kind of file system. Look here:

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=623240

    and here:

    openSUSE:Most annoying bugs 11.3 - openSUSE

    I haven't been able to find any workaround, exept building my own 11.3 in susestudio with kde 4.3, the same working in 11.2.

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