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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