ls sees disk but mount_ntfs doesn't
cwhiteh at onetel.com
Thu Jan 31 09:56:03 PST 2008
Mark Moellering wrote:
> On Thursday 31 January 2008 9:59 am, Chris Whitehouse wrote:
>> I'm trying to get some data off a laptop. The disk is buried inside
>> somewhere so to avoid dismantling the laptop I am trying to mount it
>> using a FreeBSD livefs cd (7.0RC1).
>> Note all the commands and output below are typed up by hand but I think
>> they are accurate.
>> Fixit# ls -l /dev/ad0s2
>> crw-r----- 1 root operator 0, 94 Jan 31 13:39 /dev/ad0s2
>> Fixit# mount_ntfs -o ro /dev/ad0s2 /mnt
>> mount_ntfs: /dev/ad0s2: No such file or director
>> So I thought I would try using ntfs-3g which I would prefer anyway as it
>> is probably safer.
>> Fixit# pkg_add -r fusefs-ntfs
>> Fetching ftp://[pathto]fusefs-ntfs.tbs...pkg_add: warning error writing
>> to tar: Broken pipe Done.
>> pkg_add: unable to open table of contents of file '+CONTENTS' - not a
>> Lastly dmesg shows:
>> GEOM_LABEL: Label for provider ad0s2 is ntfs/HDD.
>> So how can I mount the hard disk?
>> Or can anyone suggest an alternative way to get the data other than
>> dismantling the laptop? I've tried ping which is a linux based disk
>> cloning livecd but it can't see network or a usb hard drive.
>> As a secondary question, could ntfs-3g be included in the livefs CD? It
>> seems like quite a useful utility to have.
> Chris, On my system, the ntfs partition you need to mount is ad0s1
> Also, make sure that the ntfs driver is either in your kernel or loaded as a
> module at boot, should be ntfs_load="YES" in loader.conf as module
> This should allow you to mount the drive, assuming nothing major is wrong with
> it. (I have dual boot system andthese are the settings I use) obviously,
> if you are not mounting as root, you have to make sure you can mount as a
Loading ntfs did it thank you! (I'm using Fixit on the live CD and had
to load ntfs at the boot prompt but otherwise as you said).
> Mark Moellering
> Psyberation, inc.
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