HI,
I'm currently using SUSE SLES 11SP2 x86_64 Patch 2. I'm having issues in mounting my NTFS drives.I can't seem to mount my NTFS drives on my SUSE, I can see them under /windows/ directory listed as C D E F G.. & O respectively (so my assumptions are they are mounted) BUT when I explore those drives I can't view its contents.. it's appears completely blank,I tried searching the internet but didn't get any solution to this.. is it a SUSE sles 11 sp2 limitation or am I not doing it correctly?
I don't know how to fix this so I can browse the files on my NTFS drives. here's what I have tried doing so far...

1)
I did edit the /etc/fstab file after I read some article over here: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NTFS
here's my fstab file

Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0_WD-WCC2ED719484-part8        swap                   swap       defaults              0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0_WD-WCC2ED719484-part2        /                          ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0_WD-WCC2ED719484-part1        /windows/C          ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3360320AS_6QF3XFER-part1                                               /windows/D          ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0  
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS728080PLA380_PFDB32S6SSU5HN-part1                          /windows/E          ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0  
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0_WD-WCC2ED719484-part5        /windows/F          ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0  
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0_WD-WCC2ED719484-part6        /windows/G          ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0  
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0_WD-WCC2ED719484-part7        /windows/H          ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0  
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3360320AS_6QF3VD9L-part5                                                /windows/I           ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0  
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3360320AS_6QF3VD9L-part6                                                /windows/J           ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3360320AS_6QF3VD9L-part7                                                /windows/K           ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3360320AS_6QF3VD9L-part8                                                /windows/L           ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0  
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3360320AS_6QF3XFER-part5                                               /windows/M           ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3360320AS_6QF3XFER-part6                                               /windows/N           ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0  
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS728080PLA380_PFDB32S6SSU5HN-part5                          /windows/O           ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
    sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
    debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
    usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
    devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
2)
I tried sharing the drives in windows 8 via the disk properties tab settings
3)
I tried to mnt it via running the following cmds:

Code:
fdisk -l
Gave output:

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00039d5c

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1            2048   209717247   104857600    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2   *   209717248   419432447   104857600   83  Linux
/dev/sda3       419432448   976773119   278670336    5  Extended
/dev/sda5       419434496   629149695   104857600    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda6       629151744   838866943   104857600    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda7       838868992   964698111    62914560    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda8       964700160   976773119     6036480   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdd: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders, total 160836480 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00006a32

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdd1   *        2048    62926604    31462278+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdd2        62926785   160826714    48949965    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdd5        62926848   160826714    48949933+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 360.1 GB, 360080695296 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 43777 cylinders, total 703282608 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0000607f

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1           16065   703277504   351630720    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdb5           16128   175831424    87907648+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb6       175831488   351646784    87907648+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb7       351646848   527462144    87907648+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb8       527462208   703277504    87907648+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdc: 360.1 GB, 360080695296 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 43777 cylinders, total 703282608 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6ece6079

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *          63   175815359    87907648+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdc2       175815360   703261439   263723040    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdc5       175815423   351630719    87907648+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdc6       351630783   527446079    87907648+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdc7       527446143   703261439    87907648+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
After getting the listed drives info I

Code:
mount -t ntfs-3g -o noatime /dev/sda8 /mnt/ntfs/
got error as;

Code:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs-3g'
then I did:

Code:
mount -t fuse -o noatime /dev/sdd5 /mnt/ntfs/
Got error as:

Code:
/bin/sh: /dev/sdd5: Permission denied
So I did CHOWN as

Code:
chown simon /windows
but still I was not able to mount the NTFS drives.. or view its contents..


additional info:
I have installed SUSE on 2nd primary partition & is set to active, (1st primary partition is windows 8 enterprise)
Ran cmds as SU