Cant write on FAT and NTFS (FAT write stopped working)

I’m in awe of openSUSE, knowing it is a little beyond my capability… but I would love to be able to work with it better.

Right now I’m frustrated with

  1. unable to WRITE to FAT (windows) drive. This is bad because I was able to write and delete to/from it few days ago, but now I’m not able to do so.

1b. Consequently I am unable to write (and delete) from USB pen drivers.

(interestingly I’m able to read/write to my office network drives, which are FAT based)

  1. **Unable to write to NTFS. **I have all the NTFS-3g drivers installed through YAST… my fstab also says RW but still it’s not working.

The second problem is less severe than the first but it is equally frustrating.

I’m using an IBM THinkpad using openSUSE 11 dual booting with Windows XP Home (SP3). I’m using KDE 3.5, though I have KDE4 installed as well. My recent activity included trying to install XEN, which failed in my first attempt, but then succeeded in my second attempt just today. My windows drive mtab configuration is:

/dev/sda1 /windows/C fuseblk rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096 0 0
/dev/sda2 /windows/D fuseblk rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096 0 0
/dev/sda5 /windows/E vfat rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,gid=100,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0

Hope I’m able to get some helpful help.

Thanks in advance.

what I tried was looking in yast=>software
for “ntfs” than you find a prog called something like ntfs enabler, download and install it. than run it(I think its under system) there you can enable write on ntfs.
cant tell you if it will work buts its worth a trie.

Now before we do anything else - a question: can you write there as root?

Whoops, I’m sorry bram2488 and Chrysantine (and openSUSE forum) because after not getting any help on this post, I entered another post in the application section and got some help there. the link of that exchange is:

Please help: Can’t write/delete FAT (even with SuperUser) - openSUSE Forums

Basically (Chrysantine) I wasn’t able to write in root user either… but it turned out that the FAT partition in Windows had errors, which, when corrected, not only allowed me to write/delete in FAT, but also delete/write in NTFS (rootuser).

Thanks for the interest and help.