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Old 04-08-08, 03:49 PM   #13
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Default Re: 8800GT on openSUSE 10.3 64bit

Originally Posted by NvFuchs
Make sure that

a) this driver is used, not ntfs
b) you have write access (gid/uid/umask options)
c) the device is mounted rw

this can be changed in the fstab (/etc/fstab)
if the device is not mounted by an automounter.

Hmm...How to do this: a, b, c.?
Device is mounted!

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Old 04-09-08, 03:16 AM   #14
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Default Re: 8800GT on openSUSE 10.3 64bit

Originally Posted by mavidako
Hmm...How to do this: a, b, c.?
Device is mounted!

mount -o remount -rw -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /windows/C ...or something like that - man is your friend.

As has been said elsewhere: don't do that! An easy way to copy files between Windows and Linux is to use a FAT32 partition on your hd for that purpose. FAT32 is documented and simple enough so that this operation (to exchange files) is safe. Another way to do it is using usb sticks (usbfs and fatfs seem to be similar enough to work - I'd have to look up the source to see how they differ ...and I'm reluctant to do that because I would have to reboot).

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Old 04-09-08, 07:21 AM   #15
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Default Re: 8800GT on openSUSE 10.3 64bit

remounting would be correct,
but it would be ntfs-3g instead of ntfs,
and he might have to install ntfs-3g first.

Then you should tell him that it is not always
/dev/sda1, but rather /dev/sd??, while the first ?
is a letter and the second is an integer.

He can get this values out of the


command while the partition is already mounted.
Same goes for the /media/Windows/C (or whatever)
directory, he can either create one (mkdir /path/to/directory,
when the device is always mounted I recommend /mnt/,
else /media/) or use the directory already used.

Another problem is that this has to be done each time
the device is plugged in / the machine is rebooted,
so updating the /etc/fstab for a not removable device
or creating hal policies / udev rules for a removable device
would be the way to go.

However, this is for SuSE support guys.

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Old 04-15-08, 09:10 AM   #16
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Default Re: 8800GT on openSUSE 10.3 64bit

Originally Posted by NvFuchs
Even though this is not a SuSE forum:


Don't if it is not really nececary.
The official ntfs driver does not support (or halfway supports)
write access on ntfs, because this is dangerous,
as microsoft doesn't give NTFS documentation out for free,
so it's lot of reverse engineering.

You can use the ntfs-3g driver, which supports writing on ntfs,
on your own risk. I guess there are SuSE packages
for it, so search for them or ask SuSE forums.

have fun with linux.


What a pile of FUD, ntfs-3g (which is used in suse by default) has yet to have a report saying it corrupts data to it. A large part of linux was a result of reverse engineering. If you fear reverse engineered support you shouldn't be running linux PERIOD!

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