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Perhaps if you printed out the output of cat /etc/mtab and cat /proc/mounts.
Also, since the NTFS partitions are local to the computer, and not removable drives, you can mount them when you boot.
Here is the /etc/fstab for my laptop, which can boot either XP, SuSE AMD64 or Mandrake 10B1 AMD64.
The owner option you have on your line means that a user can unmount the device only if they are the owner of the special device file. Also, I don't know what the 'unmask' option does. A umask option is the mask for permissions that are not present when creating a file. The 'fmask' and 'dmask' options may by more useful with NTFS partitions. They stand for the 'filemask' and 'directory mask. The second to the last number could be a '1' which will cause the partition to be mounted when you boot up.
To find out if your kernel supports the ntfs file system, type:
All of the supported filesystems ares listed. If you don't have support for the NTFS filesystem, then you will have to install the kernel-source package and add support for the NTFS and recompile the kernel.
I gotta question on this too. I just installed SuSE 9 on my machine. I have removable HDD racks and atm, i have an 80GB drive that contains my linux OS ans a 120GB as my storage drive. The storage drive has an NTFS file system and when i installed SuSE, it showed my the secondary drive and left it alone. After installation, I can't find my secondary drive anywhere. How do i detect it and set it up to load at boot???