Then, starting from Carl’s post above, is this device to be on the system allways from boot to shutdown? When not, you by accident left it connected during installation and thus was seen by the install as a permanent disk and thus an fstab entry was made.
The fact that you apparently mount it in a directory in /media hints that it is in fact a “come and go” device, which shoudl be handled by HAL. When that is true, you should remove the entry from /etc/fstab because HAL does NOT handle plug in devices when mentioned in the fstab.
Try the following entry instead of the first one your put forth. Don’t try putting the ‘around’ the name and use an underscore instead to get it to work. You should just use the defaults setting for NTFS partitions as well.
You must create the folder /media/My_Book for this to work. I might also suggest you use something else like /Windows or /Software or /Mediafiles (You must be root to create these folder names) and stop using the media folder as it is part of the auto-mounting setup used by openSUSE.
I might also add that I owned one of these external USB drives and even booted openSUSE from it, but it has been nothing but trouble. First off, the hard drive went bad, while in warranty and I had to send it off for repair. Now, even as I can convince it to work by cycling its power, it often just seems to lock up in never never land or just shuts off even as the PC is still on. I ended up ditching the drive into my closet where it may rot or be given to Good Will, but it will never be used with openSUSE again. I would start looking for a replacement today.
I have a WD Elements usb HD always connected, even at install.
It never gets added to fstab
I never add it to fstab
It has a volume label ; ELEMENTS
It always mounts in /media at boot and the folder ELEMENTS is then present
Other usb devices (flash/pen drives) mount on plugin
I give each of my devices a unique Label Eg; backupusb
And they mount in /media as such