I have a 500 Gb usb external hdd formated in ntfs. Before changing to Tumbleweed, the hdd was recognized and mounted correctly when it was plugged. Now, KDE applet informs “Could not mount the following device”. Looking at the error logs I was able to find out that it was being mounted as fat, not ntfs. I can still mounted manually through the command line, but I would like to make the kde applet way working again.
You might need to run a check disk on this drive. Plug into a Windows machine and check the disk. You might need to reboot to get it to happen. QTParted has a check disk function as well. If the disk shows up in YaST / System / Partitioner, but it does not mount, it just needs to have check disk or other such utility ran on it.
There is a workaround that will restore the old behaviour of the Device Notifier so you don’t have to mount it from the CLI. I don’t see mention of it in this thread, so I’ll paste the link and the workaround.
Link: Automount of external NTFS USB drive fails when using the Device Notifier
Workaround → Open the file /etc/filesystems and add an entry for “ntfs” so the file looks similar to this (see last entry):
I first thought my drive was dead, i tried it in windows and it worked so I looked for a bug report and found one, I added my comments to the report and then I found this workaround!!!
You help me so much!!!