External HD not recognized at booting

I have an NTFS external USB HD. I have 2 questions:

  1. When I boot Open Suse 11.0 32 bits, with the HD connected, OpenSuse does not mount the hard drive, Is this a bug?

  2. When I have OpenSuse running and I connect the HD to the laptop, Opensuse mounts it but readonly, how can I make that allways mounts read-write?


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

Have a read of Swerdna’s excellent tutorials on ntfs files systems and
ntfs-3g in the “FILESYSTEM & PARTITIONS” section;

Swerdna Net - Linux

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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Ok thanks. I sorted out the issue 2. But not the 1.
Anybody knows why my external usb HD is recognized only if I connect it when Opensuse is running and not works if my hd is connected when booting opensuse?
In the sysinfo window, when I use right button click on the external HD I do not have the option mount/umount option. Is this normal?


I found out it only happens with KDE 4.0 but no KDE 3.x or GNOME.