Viewing windows partitions

Hi there,i’m an abosolute noob to SUSE,running 11.1 ,works great except for one thing:i can’t create folders o copy files to my windows partitions,on the properties it says that i’m not the owner and that’s why i can’t perform those actions.So,my question is:is there any way i can change that so that i can create and edit stuff there?

The moment you boot SuSE, your Windows part get mounted and is owned by an unknown user. The only way I have found so far to do this is to simply go into Terminal/Konsole,

type in :


Fill in with no quotes or anything… your root password, that way you get full access to any of the memory owned by you. Then if you know some simple Terminal commands you can manipulate easily.

God luck.

By default only the root can read write to ntfs partitions.
There are several ways to change this.
You can do some reading and manually edit the fstab file or install “ntfs-config” from yast and click a check box in its GUI to give read/write permissions to a regular user.

try this:

open my computer, click on the drive, and note the address it gives at the top (should be something along the lines of /dev/sda1)

then open a konsole/terminal window and type:

enter rot password you set up
mkdir /mnt/windows
mnt -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1
chmod 777 -R /mnt/windows

now open up konqueror and go to /mnt/windows

that should do the trick (assuming your drive is at /dev/sda1, if it’s not, type what it is…), and also assuming any user on your pc has full access to it (you can change this, just message again for further advice). i can’t remember if the ‘-R’ comes before or after the ‘777’ so if after doesn’t work, try before.

if this doesn’t work, check you have ntfs-3g installed (yast>software>search. just type ntfs in.

hope this helps.

you also might want to check if you have ntfs3g-config installed as well, you can run it(as a command) after to get a option box to enable write support im pretty sure

This might help you some.

HowTo Mount NTFS Filesystem Partition Read Write Access in openSUSE 10, 11

alright,i’ll be checking out the things posted here,thatnks for the responses guys!