How to make SUSE see a HDD?

Hi All

Installed SUSE 11 - twice.
My HDD containing all my data is NOT in the machine when I install SUSE or any other distro…
(Too much bitter experience of loosing data).
When I plug in the (Removable) HDD, SUSE doesn’t ‘see’ it so I can’t mount.

The HDD in question is perectly visible in Ubuntu and Fedora - but not SUSE.

How do I get SUSE to see the HDD?

Thanks all

Daf :\

if it’s ntfs - read here
HowTo Mount NTFS Filesystem Partition Read Write Access in openSUSE 10, 11

Thank you
I’ll wade through that and test.

…although would Ubuntu and Fedora see it?