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    Default 11.4, Gnome 3 new install. No NTFS partitions detected?

    I've just installed 11.4 and then updated to gnome 3. I've noticed that Nautilus doesn't appear to mount my windows NTFS partition. I find this odd because both Ubuntu and Fedora detect and mount it just fine in Gnome 3 (I've been trying all 3 this week).

    Anyone know what this might occur?

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    I've just installed 11.4 and then updated to gnome 3. I've noticed that Nautilus doesn't appear to mount my windows NTFS partition. I find this odd because both Ubuntu and Fedora detect and mount it just fine in Gnome 3 (I've been trying all 3 this week).

    Anyone know what this might occur?
    So GNOME 3 is really new stuff and most likely still contains a bug or two or three. You can add NTFS partititions to your fstab file in the folder /etc and have them mounted when you boot up openSUSE. Go to YaST / System / Partitioner, find the NTFS partition in question, right click it and select edit. At the bottom of the edit Windows, pick the Mount Bullet. Select a folder name for it to be mounted like /Windows or /Windows/C or /Software or /Data, what ever name you like that is not is use by any other mount command. When you save your selection, the folder will be created for you if it does not exist. Finally, I edit the /etc/fstab file as root and change the options to just say defaults, as in the following example:

    Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP9921HD2SSJLH-part1  /Windows             ntfs-3g    defaults                                           0 0
    The name of your drive will be different and the word defaults will not be shown in bold as I did that so the change will show up, easy to see.

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    Default Re: 11.4, Gnome 3 new install. No NTFS partitions detected?

    Hmmm. Gave it a shot but still it still wont mount. Here's my stab btw:

    Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS728080PLA380_PFDB37SWSSYDZE-part1 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS728080PLA380_PFDB37SWSSYDZE-part2 /                    ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS728080PLA380_PFDB37SWSSYDZE-part3 /home                ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250410AS_6RY5BN6B-part1 /windows/C           ntfs-3g    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250410AS_6RY5BN6B-part2 /windows/D           ntfs-3g    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
    sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
    debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
    usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
    devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0

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    So, did you use the YaST Partitioner to add these partitions to your fstab file? I see that you did not use my suggestion for the defaults setting. You can modify this file with the GNOME command:

    Code:
    gnomesu gedit /etc/fstab
    I would then use the defaults option instead of the ones you have now:

    Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250410AS_6RY5BN6B-part1 /windows/C           ntfs-3g    defaults 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250410AS_6RY5BN6B-part2 /windows/D           ntfs-3g    defaults 0 0
    I might ask that you give us the output of fdisk -l in terminal run the command:

    Code:
    su -
    password:
    fdisk -l
    I might ask when in the Nautilus file manager, do the two following folders now exist?

    Code:
    /windows/C
    
    and
    
    /windows/D
    Capitalization is important in Linux and must match exactly to your fstab file as shown above.

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    Default Re: 11.4, Gnome 3 new install. No NTFS partitions detected?

    Ok, here's what I've done:

    My fstab

    Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS728080PLA380_PFDB37SWSSYDZE-part1 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS728080PLA380_PFDB37SWSSYDZE-part2 /                    ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS728080PLA380_PFDB37SWSSYDZE-part3 /home                ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250410AS_6RY5BN6B-part1 /windows/C           ntfs-3g    defaults 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250410AS_6RY5BN6B-part2 /windows/D           ntfs-3g    defaults 0 0
    proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
    sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
    debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
    usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
    devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
    Ouput of fdisk -l

    Code:
     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1            2048     4208639     2103296   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdb2         4208640    46153727    20972544   83  Linux
    /dev/sdb3        46153728   160835583    57340928   83  Linux
    In the partitioner both are marked as "Mount".

    Neither show up in Nautilus. It's odd because as I said earlier, they show up fine in Gnome 3 under Ubuntu and Fedora, it's only SuSE where they fail to make an appearance.

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    OK, it *did* mount them, it just mounted them where I wasn't looking..

    Both are mounted under file system>windows.

    I kept looking in the side bar where the other two previous distros had mounted it. Weird, but I'll take it. Thanks for the help!

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    Default Re: 11.4, Gnome 3 new install. No NTFS partitions detected?

    Hi
    Did you run the command mount -a after your changes to the fstab?

    You might want to have a read here as well;
    HowTo Mount NTFS Filesystem Partition Read Write Access in openSUSE
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    Smile Re: 11.4, Gnome 3 new install. No NTFS partitions detected?

    OK, it *did* mount them, it just mounted them where I wasn't looking..

    Both are mounted under file system>windows.

    I kept looking in the side bar where the other two previous distros had mounted it. Weird, but I'll take it. Thanks for the help!
    Well that is very good news indeed. Normally, the Partitioner would give some kind of error message if this was not going to work. So, it was just a case of not knowing where to look then. By the way, you will like the defaults setting as you will have no issues writing data to these NTFS partitions. Be careful though, you can delete files while in Linux that would keep Windows from working properly, so stick with the USERS folder unless you know what you are dong on the main Windows drive.

    Thank You,
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