NTFS drives/DVD/Pendrive must be opened in Dolphin first

So, my problem is, that when I start my system, I can see my 3 NTFS parititons in Dolphin, but I can’t access them in any program before they are clicked on in the “Places” bar in Dolphin. I then hear my HDD spinning and a NTFS partition I chose to open in Dolphin becomes available as a folder in /media/partitionname. I would prefer to have them auto-mounted when my system starts and immediately available in /media. The same goes to DVDs and my pendrive. They need to be clicked on on the “New devices” plasmoid or inside Dolphin in order to access them from /media. Can I workaround this somehow?

You can mount NTFS drives automatically by adding them to your fstab using ntfs-3g. However, if the drives where there during installation of OpenSUSE the installer would have already done this. They are mostlikely under /windows. To move them to /media just change the mount point in /etc/fstab as root and reboot.

I can post my fstab entry for my Windows drive when I am home. I’m at work now. I have changed the parameters for ntfs-3g so I have read/write access as a user.

Pendrives are a different matter. I would prefer to have them fat32 and use the media plasmoid with automount to mount them automatically. You can find that here -> New device notifier with automount

Hope this helps.


ya got a typo in your link there
there is an unintended space
might want to fix it

thanks for the pointer

Can’t edit it thanks to the 10 minute rule. I was at work and copied this URL from the websense block screen. Must have had a space in it. Here’s the link again:
New device notifier with automount

As promised here’s the line from my fstab that I use to automount my windows partition under /Windows/C. The first line is my own edit. The second is the original as per the OpenSUSE installation. I just added the # to stop it from being loaded. I kept it incase I made a mistake :wink:

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_SP2504C_S09QJ1CP105517-part4 /windows/C            ntfs-3g    rw,uid=1000,gid=100,umask=0022 0 0
#/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_SP2504C_S09QJ1CP105517-part4 /windows/C           ntfs-3g    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0