If this is an NTFS drive, you can change the permissions setup in the /etc/fstab file. Normally I change the drive options to just say defaults. Here is ONE line of many in my fstab file and how it looks AFTER making the suggested modification. Your NTFS drive will be similar, but NOT the same.
The suggested change is between the partition type of **ntfs-3g and drive handler options of 0 0 **which I changed to just read defaults. Also notice I called my folder /Software, the default is normally /windows/C.
To edit your fstab file if you are using KDE in the menu / Run Command:
kdesu kwrite /etc/fstab
Please be careful to only make the one change, leaving everything else the same before you save the file.
There is another possible issue and that is the folder name in your example. The file name of:
Does not seem correct for the normal default folder naming of openSUSE. I would have expected a name of:
Which means you may be trying to write to a folder name that does not exist.
What we are doing is to NOT maintain the Linux file permissions on a Windows NTFS partition. It is my opinion, which is not shared by everyone, that Linux permissions are not required for the use of Windows NTFS partitions and in fact allows more applications to function with these drives. I never change the default settings for Linux partitions and always leave them just as suggested by the Linux Partitioner. I suggest doing a file save as to a different name to backup your fstab file and then try the changes I suggest above. I run using this all of the time. As always be careful to make only the suggested changes and do so at your own risk. Advice here is worth every penny you pay for it and more, maybe double. lol!
Anytime you make a change to the fstab file, you must reboot for this to take effect. The fstab file is ONLY read and used when you first restart your computer. If after a restart and you get an error, lets copy the error back to a message here, using the correct folder and file names that really exist.
Now, please tell me what to read to learn more about Open Suse/Linux in general. How to use the terminal what what means etc. In another thread, like here, I just blindly followed the advice given. And although I realise that I do it at my own risk I would like to at least have a vague idea of what I am doing!
The total information can be over whelming and so you might first just be looking to ether A: Solve problems or B: read on areas of interest to you. Beyond that it just takes time to get into it all. I have been online here for about six months and have learned a whole bunch about openSUSE. I read any thread that has interest to me or is something I feel I can help with. Providing help to others is a funny thing as it actually allows you to grow in knowledge about using openSUSE yourself. So consider that if you spend very much time here in the forum. And as always, ask any question that you like.
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