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  1. #1

    Default Back my /windows folder in 12.2

    hi,
    i just reinstalled 12.2, and when i was using 12.1 windows partition was mounted by default to /windows.
    when i made an upgrade on the 12.1 the folder is still there, but after some bugs, i decided to make a fresh install, but now i cant get the /windows folder where my ntfs partitions are mounted.
    is there a way to make it as i was in 12.1?

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    Default Re: Back my /windows folder in 12.2

    On 2013-02-27, abdelouahab <abdelouahab@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >
    > hi,
    > i just reinstalled 12.2, and when i was using 12.1 windows partition
    > was mounted by default to /windows.
    > when i made an upgrade on the 12.1 the folder is still there, but after
    > some bugs, i decided to make a fresh install, but now i cant get the
    > /windows folder where my ntfs partitions are mounted.
    > is there a way to make it as i was in 12.1?


    Yes, but we don't know exactly how it was with 12.1, but I'm sure you can work it out. There are two ways to mount
    partitions at boot-time. The first is to edit the /etc/fstab file, the second is to use YaST's partition manager, which
    does the same thing except in a way that is safer for those not familiar with /etc/fstab files.

    So the easy way is YaST -> System -> Partitioner (don't be scared by any warning). You will then see all your partitions
    and where they are mounted. To edit any mounts, just right-click the relevant partition and choose `Edit' and right-hand
    side of the dialogue box will allow you to change the mount point and fstab settings.

    The less easy way, but the way which gives you more control is to edit your /etc/fstab file directly. This can be done
    by `sudo vim /etc/fstab' or (if vim isn't your thing) `kdesu kwrite /etc/stab' (assuming you're using KDE). Edits don't
    immediately take effect until you re-run the mounts so have to `sudo mount -a' after each edit for them to take effect.

    Finally, I'd to mention you in the unenviable position of the being the one whose response constitutes my 200th post on
    this forum .


  3. #3

    Default Re: Back my /windows folder in 12.2

    Quote Originally Posted by flymail View Post
    On 2013-02-27, abdelouahab <abdelouahab@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >
    > hi,
    > i just reinstalled 12.2, and when i was using 12.1 windows partition
    > was mounted by default to /windows.
    > when i made an upgrade on the 12.1 the folder is still there, but after
    > some bugs, i decided to make a fresh install, but now i cant get the
    > /windows folder where my ntfs partitions are mounted.
    > is there a way to make it as i was in 12.1?


    Yes, but we don't know exactly how it was with 12.1, but I'm sure you can work it out. There are two ways to mount
    partitions at boot-time. The first is to edit the /etc/fstab file, the second is to use YaST's partition manager, which
    does the same thing except in a way that is safer for those not familiar with /etc/fstab files.

    So the easy way is YaST -> System -> Partitioner (don't be scared by any warning). You will then see all your partitions
    and where they are mounted. To edit any mounts, just right-click the relevant partition and choose `Edit' and right-hand
    side of the dialogue box will allow you to change the mount point and fstab settings.

    The less easy way, but the way which gives you more control is to edit your /etc/fstab file directly. This can be done
    by `sudo vim /etc/fstab' or (if vim isn't your thing) `kdesu kwrite /etc/stab' (assuming you're using KDE). Edits don't
    immediately take effect until you re-run the mounts so have to `sudo mount -a' after each edit for them to take effect.

    Finally, I'd to mention you in the unenviable position of the being the one whose response constitutes my 200th post on
    this forum .
    thank you
    but why in 12.1 i have a directory in the root named /windows and it seems there was a special service running NTFS-3G, and those directory was by default read only, have i installed something that i dident notice?
    and about the coincidence the answer was 200, and the 2nd in the thread, and the date near the number is 2012

  4. #4

    Default Re: Back my /windows folder in 12.2

    On 2013-02-27, abdelouahab <abdelouahab@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > thank you


    Pleasure .

    On 2013-02-27, abdelouahab <abdelouahab@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > but why in 12.1 i have a directory in the root named /windows and it
    > seems there was a special service running NTFS-3G, and those directory
    > was by default read only, have i installed something that i dident
    > notice?


    NTFS-3g is an open-source platform that allows read/write access to NTFS partitions from Linux and so you need it, and I
    suspect it was in is operation in your 12.1 as well as 12.2 installation. On Linux, NTFS partitions can be set to
    inaccessible, read-only, or read/write with access controlled at the level of the user. By default openSUSE (IIRC)
    mounts windows partition as read-only to all but root. You can change this to read/write by blanking the arbitrary
    options in the fstab specification.

    The default mount points for Windows partitions for openSUSE are /windows/DRIVE_LETTER. If you've lost /windows/,
    there's nothing to stop you recreating the directory (e.g. `sudo mkdir /windows/') and then setting the mounts within
    the directory by modifying your fstab directly or via the YaST partitioner (e.g. to /windows/c, /windows/d, etc...).


  5. #5

    Default Re: Back my /windows folder in 12.2

    Quote Originally Posted by flymail View Post
    On 2013-02-27, abdelouahab <abdelouahab@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > thank you


    Pleasure .

    On 2013-02-27, abdelouahab <abdelouahab@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > but why in 12.1 i have a directory in the root named /windows and it
    > seems there was a special service running NTFS-3G, and those directory
    > was by default read only, have i installed something that i dident
    > notice?


    NTFS-3g is an open-source platform that allows read/write access to NTFS partitions from Linux and so you need it, and I
    suspect it was in is operation in your 12.1 as well as 12.2 installation. On Linux, NTFS partitions can be set to
    inaccessible, read-only, or read/write with access controlled at the level of the user. By default openSUSE (IIRC)
    mounts windows partition as read-only to all but root. You can change this to read/write by blanking the arbitrary
    options in the fstab specification.

    The default mount points for Windows partitions for openSUSE are /windows/DRIVE_LETTER. If you've lost /windows/,
    there's nothing to stop you recreating the directory (e.g. `sudo mkdir /windows/') and then setting the mounts within
    the directory by modifying your fstab directly or via the YaST partitioner (e.g. to /windows/c, /windows/d, etc...).

    now that works, thank you again

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