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Hi all,I am new to suse and i would to move away from the crude that is windows Xp. One of the few problems i have run into is i ...
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    Suse 11 does not recognize my second hard drive ~.~


    Hi all,I am new to suse and i would to move away from the crude that is windows Xp. One of the few problems i have run into is i can not seem to find my second hard drive inside of linux. Would someone be so kind as to help me?

    Also i do have this though:

    linux-2qol:~ # fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x02f202f2

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 3916 31455238+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 3917 14359 83883397+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 14360 19958 44973967+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4 19959 30401 83883397+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 19959 20220 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 20221 22831 20972826 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 22832 30401 60805993+ 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x177ae0d9

    linux-2qol:~ # df -h

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda6 20G 3.0G 16G 16% /
    udev 1005M 120K 1005M 1% /dev
    /dev/sda7 58G 203M 54G 1% /home
    /dev/sda1 30G 15G 16G 48% /windows/C
    /dev/sda2 80G 29G 52G 36% /windows/D
    /dev/sda3 43G 6.6G 37G 16% /windows/E

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    I'm not sure what the problem is. The output of fdisk -l which you posted shows a 250GB hardrive with several partitions, windows/Linux and a 640GB drive that appears to have no partitions on it?? Are you saying you have something installed on the larger drive that doesn't show up?? The df command shows space available on all currently mounted filesystems, if you have no filesystem...?

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    I have just "plain" files on the 640g. Files that include my pictures,videos,music and that sort of jazz. There is nothing "installed" onto it just files places there. But i can not see any of them from Suse.

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    It should show as /dev/sdb

    What kind of drive? ie is it a drive inside the case or one you plug in how is it attached and who made it?

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    It is a samsung internal sata hard drive.

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    Is that a complete output of fdisk -l command?
    Its showing /dev/sdb ( your second HD ) as unpartitioned disk. If you have single partition in Second disk then output of fdisk should display info of /dev/sdb1 too.
    Execute this
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    su -
    mkdir /media/sdb1
    mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1  -o defaults,umask=0
    ls /media/sdb1
    Post exact error message here, if any.
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    Is that a complete output of fdisk -l command?
    Its showing /dev/sdb ( your second HD ) as unpartitioned disk. If you have single partition in Second disk then output of fdisk should display info of /dev/sdb1 too.
    Execute this
    Code:
    su -
    mkdir /media/sdb1
    mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1  -o defaults,umask=0
    ls /media/sdb1
    Post exact error message here, if any.
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    Nope not a single error

    It just listed the names of all of my folder that were already there.Thank you so much Devils Casper

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    Glad to help you !

    I don't know if ntfs-3g package is pre-installed in SuSe. It allows write access to NTFS partitions.
    Close all open windows and execute this :
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    cd
    su -
    umount /dev/sdb1
    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1  -o defaults,umask=0
    ls /media/sdb1
    If mount command doesn't throw any error, you will have write acces to NTFS Partition (/media/sdb1).

    You can edit /etc/fstab file to mount NTFS Partition permanently. You won't have to execute mount command on every reboot. Let me know about ntfs-3g, I will post back instructions for editing /etc/fstab file for permanent mount.
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    Ok so i guess i was a little mistaken because i was so excited just to see my folder names. Apparently I can see the folder names after i execute the code you give me but i still do not have a way to access it.

    This is what it shows:
    Downloads RECYCLER Zx37G.dll
    Music from Vista Set up Files for Windows and other devices
    My Documents System Volume Information

    Now these are all of my folders but i can not access them =\

    Sorry if i seem so noobish but this is my very first time with linux

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