I can't see mu NTFS disks

Hello

I’m having another play with the live CD, running Gnome on my desktop
which has four hard drives.

At the moment the Live CD can recognize my USB pen in the file
structure but it does not pick up any of my other drives which are all
formatted as NTFS.

Is this normal for the live CD?

And if I actually do install openSuse 11 tonight will I be able to see,
read and write to my NTFS disks?

Cheers


the1lemming

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Hello

Linux in general can not read NTFS however, SuSe 11 will have an
abundant amount of software and included will be software to read and
write to MS products.

YaST is the configuration tool that is highly respected for its
configuration Software/Hardware. If you Open YaST (Root Password) and
look for “Software Management” where all the Software on that disk
should be visible… Look for “VM”, “Zen” or “Wine” and notice at the
bottom is Description that will give you an idea of the software is and
what if can do.

To answer your Question …Yes, you can read and write to NTSF as well
as have Windows run under your Linux like having both OS’s operating
together. Depending how you wish to set it up.

Suggest Google …“Wine”, “VMware”. “Zen” and “Blackbox” and Wikipeda
will give you much more information that will help you decide.
Some great stuff coming out of these projects.
Good luck and hope you enjoy it
tom


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This is not what is needed!
To read NTFS partitions ‘ntfs-3g’ (http://www.ntfs-3g.org/) is required
To mount the drives open a console type su then the root pass then
fdisk -l note the device path of your windows partitions eg /dev/sda
and to mount it type
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /home/windowsC
Change the path as needed.

Now you will have a windowsC folder under /home.
You can repeat the process for the drives/partitions

Geoff

Thomas7343;1904749 Wrote:
> Hello
>
> Linux in general can not read NTFS however, SuSe 11 will have an
> abundant amount of software and included will be software to read and
> write to MS products.
>
> YaST is the configuration tool that is highly respected for its
> configuration Software/Hardware. If you Open YaST (Root Password) and
> look for “Software Management” where all the Software on that disk
> should be visible… Look for “VM”, “Zen” or “Wine” and notice at the
> bottom is Description that will give you an idea of the software is and
> what if can do.
>
> To answer your Question …Yes, you can read and write to NTSF as well
> as have Windows run under your Linux like having both OS’s operating
> together. Depending how you wish to set it up.
>
> Suggest Google …“Wine”, “VMware”. “Zen” and “Blackbox” and Wikipeda
> will give you much more information that will help you decide.
> Some great stuff coming out of these projects.
> Good luck and hope you enjoy it
> tom


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My installation of Suse 11.0 included the ability to read the NTFS
formatted side of my hard drive. I’m not sure if I was just lucky or if
11.0 automatically installs the needed files.


reflash52

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geoffro;1904752 Wrote:
> This is not what is needed!
> MOUNT -T NTFS-3G /DEV/SDA1 /HOME/WINDOWSC
>

I was confused little with this… couse i did this in different
way…
ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /home/windowsC

I’m look at man and see that both methods is ok :slight_smile:

‘mount.ntfs-3g(8) - Linux man page’
(http://linux.die.net/man/8/mount.ntfs-3g)

‘NTFS-3G: Stable Read/Write NTFS Driver’ (http://www.ntfs-3g.org/)

it is good idea to make it mounted at boot

putting this line in /etc/fstab

/dev/sda1 /home/windowsC ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

if you have national characters it will be good idea to add options
with utf8 support

in another GUI way you can run yast2 configuration program
Patitioner article and configure you hard drive in GUI


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