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Old 08-30-2005, 03:09 AM   #1
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9.3 finally OK (inc user access to USB drives) had corrupted / bad CD's

Hi all -- after all the probs yesterday I decided to TRASH all the CD's I'd burned and download the DVD instead (any packages missing I can easily get)

You guys won't believe this but the install went A BREEZE !!!!!.

No wonder that prompt to CHECK MEDIA at the start of the install was there -- I skipped that on the CD install. (For info I used some site in Germany for the original CD download --but got the DVD from the Estonian mirror (fast and not too many users).

The only issue I had was accessing a Windows NTFS partition on an external USB drive as a user but this was easily fixed.

My drive was /dev/sdb1.

I did the following

ADD the user to group USERS -- I know it says in YAST that you are already in group USERS but edit the user AND CLICK THE BOX Users.

Unmount the drive -- it's also probably mounted in /media or wherever
as root umount /dev/sdb1.

now it's already correct in the /etc/fstab (install is OK on this one) so simply as root again
then mount -a

now you can as a user access your Windows ntfs partition on your USB drive

The original fstab is like this

/dev/hda8 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /windows/D ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda5 /windows/E ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda6 /windows/F ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda9 /windows/G ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda7 swap swap pri=42 0 0



Sometimes it's best when getting stuck to give it a rest and start FROM scratch.

My only issue is now Wireless for a notebook but I've had that prob even with previous releases so I'll probably go the linuxant route as this has worked in the past and only costs a really few dollars --worth it for the time I've save.




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