> However while using that in suse, I’m denied write permission. can
> anyone help me to solve this problem please.
What mount statement do you use?
> I’m the sole user of the comp, and work as root.
You should NEVER run as root. Besides the damage that can result from a slight
mistyping of a command, you are a security hazard for the rest of us. If anyone
is able to penetrate your system, they have full root privilege and can turn
your machine into a net zombie.
in addition, i’ve found the ntfs-conf tool useful in mounting drives internal or external, but that requires a umount from root to safely remove, whereas the automount method swerdna describes can be “safely removed” by user right clicking the drive in dolphin and selecting the option.
@j_xavier thanks for the compliment. I defo recommend the automount over the entry in fstab for an external usb drive. The problem with an external usb drive havibg an entry in fstab is that if you turn it off by accident (or by design) between bootings, it can sometimes halt the next boot at the command line login – no gui – panic :beat-up: etc. But the “automount” method doesn’t do that to you.
Thanks all now I can now write to the external hard drive.
I think I lost some systems file after a virus attack. I’have a backup of the windows files. I tried to put the files back in the windows folders thru linux by properly mounting the NTFS drive. But it doesn’t work that way as there was some problems with windows. Even the ‘force’ option in mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /media/cdrive -o force doesn’t work.
Can anyone tell how to write files in the windows partition from linux?