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.
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.
. . . just a trip of discovery, no complaints . . .