NTFS HowTO

Sometimes, in this world, it happen that you need to read from an NTFS partition with your fantastic SuSE 9.3 and you think it’s easy to configure it with YaST -> patition … and … you find a bad surprise: IT DOESN’T WORK !!!!
Don’t disperate babe, you always have the command line ;) and my instructions!!!

Open a shell and insert following commands:

mkdir /wherever/ntfs
chown root:users /wherever/ntfs
vim /etc/fstab

To the last line insert:

/dev/hda1 /wherever/ntfs ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0

where “/dev/hda1” could be different according to your ntfs partition. Ex. “/dev/sda1” for USB disks.

If yours it’s an external HD write this:

/dev/sdb1 /wherever/ntfs subfs ro,users,uid=1000,gid=100,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0

where “/dev/sdb1” could be different on your system and uid/gid too. To verify uid/gid just type “id” in a shell and find your user.

That’s all folks!! Now you can mount your partition using “mount /dev/hda1”!!

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