Access Windows partitions from OS?

I have 2 Windows partitions on my Laptop but I can’t access them from my OpenSUSE 12.1 (Gnome). :
The partitions are just fine, I can access them from Windows.
How to fix that?

have you tried just mounting them?
assuming all are on the same machine as openSuse SDB:NTFS - openSUSE

In the previous versions I didn’t have to mount them. So…how exactly I need to do that?

Normally, they are auto-mounted due to entries in “/etc/fstab”. That’s working fine for me. You probably screwed up the disk partitioning part of the install.

Here’s a line from “/etc/fstab”

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD3200AAKS-75SBA0_WD-WCAPZ2050503-part5 /windows/D           ntfs-3g    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0

That line automatically mounts partition 5 (/dev/sda5) as “/windows/D”. The “-part5” is the part that refers to partition 5. The string before that is specific to my particular disk. But you can find the string corresponding to your disk from other partitions on that disk (probably, your root partition).

A caution. It seems that “systemd” is a bit sensitive to syntax errors in “/etc/fstab”. If you add lines, and your system does not boot, it will probably go into emergency mode. If that happens, use an editor such as “vi” to edit “/etc/fstab” and comment out all on the newly added entry. Then reboot with “shutdown -r now”. After reboot, you can try to work out what you did wrong.

Those lines are there. I simply can’t see the partitions :expressionless:

I found them rotfl! in file system->windows-> C/D folders . They don’t mounted as a device like in other OS versions ???

why not post your /etc/fstab

what’s the result of the command:

mount|grep fuseblk

If you want to try an experiment, then comment out the lines in “/etc/fstab” and reboot. When you do that, they will probably show as mountable devices.

The files that are already mounted at boot typically don’t show up as mountable.