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On Saturday, 2009-01-17 at 10:45 +0800, George Olson wrote:
I am running Suse 11.1 and just installed a dual Windows/ Suse installation on
my pc. I am a total newbie at Linux so please bear with me :)
I am using the KDE desktop. I have 4 partitions on my hard drive, with my C
drive for windows, and my data drive (labeled E in windows, but D in Linux -
this is the drive I want to share between operating systems), and then my
extended partition in Linux, which has a swap drive, root, and home.
when I want to look at the contents of the data drive using the Dolphin
navigator, it checks out ok on this path: /windows/D.
But I wrote a test document in the open office spreadsheet and saved it in my
home directory. Then I tried to copy it into /windows/D, and there is no
"paste" option when i right click in D.
so I checked the permissions using the "mount" command in a terminal window
and this is what I got for the D drive:
/dev/sda2 on /windows/D type fuseblk
fuseblk? I've never seen it before :-?
Can anyone help me figure out how to enable writing
data to this
drive/partition? Ultimately I want to install Mozilla Thunderbird in both
Windows and Suse, and be able to access the data on this shared drive, so that
I can do email in either operating system. But before that, I have to be
simply be able to read and write to my shared data partition, which I cannot
do right now.
I do not know what type fuseblk is, so I need to know if it is something
else by another name.
Do this on konsole - probably you need to be root:
su - <== it will ask for your root password
file -s /dev/sda2 <== this will tell me what type that
partition really is. I expect vfat or ntfs.
After that, the procedure is to create an entry in /etc/fstab to mount it
either manually or automatically, with write permissions, and not via
Dolphin, so that any program can access it.
I see you are using gmail, so please remember to reply to the list. I'm
off to bed, but maybe some other can take it further before I come back. I
mention this in case you are also new to this mail list :-)
Carlos E. R.
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