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Still no joy. I'm sorry if I'm being a 'tard, I'm a bit new to this. Now, SuSE has added the following line to fstab automatically:
/dev/sda1 /media/sda1 auto sync,noauto,user,exec,umask=0 0 0 #HOTPLUG B3Fu.xJiBhBAIBaD
When I remove the USB HDD this line disappears so I presume SuSE is trying to make it easier!? So I've unmounted /mnt/usb2 and run chmod 777 /media/sda1, rebooted and remounted. Access still denied to everyone other than root.
NTFS in LINUX experimental for writing. SUSE and several other distributions take caution when mounting NTFS partitions. You may want to set the umask to 222 so that you do not accidently write to the NTFS partition.
If you want to write to the USB drive, use fat32 and you can still use it under Windows or Mac. Windows XP can not format fat32 about 32 gigabytes but someone compiled mkdosfs for windows to format fat32 above the 32 gigabyte limit. Go to [url]http://www.mager.org/mkdosfs/[/ur]. I have not test it.
Setting USB storage devices in fstab is not very smart. What if you have several storage devices connected to the USB port and then you connected your NTFS hard drive. The drive will not be mounted or your first storage device is screwd up. To fix this use hotplug to detect the device and then mounts it for you. You have to do some bash scripting to make it work.
BTW, its directory not folder. In Windows, its still called a directory.
Ah, hotplug, now you've got my attention ... and it's not even OT to this thread
I remember the time in previous SuSE versions (I now use 9.1 which is very nice) that I just inserted my USB stick, it got recognized, mounted, and - under KDE - a konquerer window popped up. I understand, this is what hotplug is nowadays intended to do.
However, it does not for me under 9.1
If the stick is plugged in during boot, everything is fine.
If I unplug and replug it, I can no longer see my files.
If I plug it in after log in, nothing happens.
Is there some well known magic to be performed to get hotplug behave as described above?