Cant access drives

Hey, i have a problem, i cannot access any other internal drive other than the one suse is installed on. I have an internal 120 gig storage drive but i cant access it, same problem happens when trying to access my 80 gig drive.

I get the following error:

An error occurred while accessing ‘New Volume’, the system responded: org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.PermissionDeniedByPolic y: org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed auth_admin_keep_always <–(action,result)

This is the print out of running fdisk-l:

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6c9e6c9e

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        9352    75119908+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2            9353        9729     3028252+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5            9353        9729     3028221   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3f6d3f6d

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1        9728    78140128+   7  HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdc: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x254ad784

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1               1       14593   117218241    7  HPFS/NTFS

Open /etc/fstab

look for both those drives sdb and sdc they are both NTFS. But in fstab they will have a device id like this

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST9160827AS_5RF16D1B-part1 /XP ntfs-3g

That’s just an example
But after the ntfs-3g delete whatever you have and replace with

defaults 0 0

so the line will look like this:

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST9160827AS_5RF16D1B-part1 /XP                  ntfs-3g   defaults    0 0

Info from here
HowTo Mount NTFS Filesystem Partition Read Write Access in openSUSE 10, 11

reboot

Just making sure, this wont alter my grub menu for the way i boot right? Because i dual boot with two different drives, it automatically boots to suse unless i select at boot menu to go to my other drive.

Also all 3 of my drives are not showing up. only 2 of them or does the one with suse installed not show up?

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST380011A_5JV81EJG-part5 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST380011A_5JV81EJG-part1 /                    ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 1
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

Editing fstab will not cause any problems with grub.

You can add lines in for other devices

your fdisk -l output will help with that, and you can use /dev/sdc1 for example as the ID for the device

You don’t seem to have created a separate /home partition during install so fstab just shows swap and /

Look again at swerdna’s howto on this:

The point that concerns you most is this:

/dev/sda2 /path_to/mount_point ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

The /path_to/mount_point means the folder where you want to mount the partition to. The folder must exist in your tree.