NTFS-3G mount during boot

Craig Butler craig001 at lerwick.hopto.org
Sun Oct 7 13:48:14 PDT 2007


Novembre wrote:
> On 10/7/07, Mel <fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net> wrote:
>   
>> On Sunday 07 October 2007 10:00:35 Novembre wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> On 10/7/07, Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org> wrote:
>>>       
>>>> On Sun, 7 Oct 2007, Novembre wrote:
>>>>         
>>>>> The first error above is because the fuse kernel module is not yet
>>>>>           
>>>> loaded.
>>>>
>>>> Well isn't it sort of pointless to proceed until you get the kernel
>>>> module loaded at boot time and then see what happens next?
>>>>         
>>> Oh, the kernel module IS loaded as shown in 'dmesg -a' and in
>>> /var/log/messages. However, it can't be loaded unless / and /usr file
>>> systems are mounted.
>>>       
>> Filesystems that need modules from anywhere else then the root partition
>> cannot be loaded from /etc/fstab.
>> Either make fusefs-kmod install in /boot/modules
>> (echo 'KMOD_DIR=/boot/modules'
>>     
>>> /usr/ports/sysutils/fusefs-kmod/Makefile.local) or mount the filesystem
>>>       
>> using an rc(8) script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/.
>> In the end you do not really care whether it's mounted 20 seconds or 1
>> second
>> before login prompt is available.
>>
>> --
>> Mel
>>
>>     
>
>
>
> Well, I gave up using /etc/fstab to mount NTFS partitions at boot time a
> couple of months ago when I realized that it's not the correct way to do it
> (so I also wrote an rc.d script to do the job, but I'll talk about it
> later). However, I recently looked at fusefs-ntfs source files, and as you
> can see from
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/sysutils/fusefs-ntfs/Makefile in
> revision 1.19, there are changes (installing a symlink) to allow using
> /etc/fstab to mount NTFS partitions at boot. So I thought that maybe now
> it's okay to use /etc/fstab. Anyway, if it's still not possible to use
> /etc/fstab, then what does that sentence mean in the revision 1.19 of
> fusefs-ntfs Makefile (again, see the URL above)?
>
> Another question is why, even after loading the kernel module (see the
> 'dmesg -a' output below), it is not possible to mount the NTFS partition?
> ----------
> [user at pasargadae ~]$ dmesg -a
> ...
> Starting fusefs.
> fuse4bsd: version 0.3.9-pre1, FUSE ABI 7.8
> ...
> Mounting late file systems:
> fuse: failed to exec mount program: No such file or directory
> ----------
>
> This output from /var/log/messages is also interesting, showing that ntfs-3g
> has indeed been run and that it has mounted my Windows partition (but I
> don't see it mounted)!
> ----------
> [user at pasargadae ~]$ cat /var/log/messages
> ...
> Oct  6 14:22:40 pasargadae kernel: Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s2a
> Oct  6 14:22:45 pasargadae kernel: fuse4bsd: version 0.3.9-pre1, FUSE ABI
> 7.8
> Oct  6 14:22:45 pasargadae ntfs-3g[811]: Version 1.913
> Oct  6 14:22:45 pasargadae ntfs-3g[811]: Mounted /dev/ad0s1 (Read-Write,
> label "", NTFS 3.0)
> Oct  6 14:22:45 pasargadae ntfs-3g[811]: Cmdline options: (null)
> Oct  6 14:22:45 pasargadae ntfs-3g[811]: Mount options:
> noatime,silent,allow_other ,fsname=/dev/ad0s1
> ...
> ----------
>
> And I didn't know about the /boot/modules way. Could you please ellaborate
> more? Is it a different way to load kernel modules than using
> /boot/loader.conf? When should one use that?
>
> And now, about coming back to using an rc.d script...After failing to use
> /etc/fstab, I wrote this script to mount the partition at boot time.
> However, this also does not work!
> ----------
> #!/bin/sh
> #
> # PROVIDE: ntfsmount
> # REQUIRE: fusefs
> #
>
> . /etc/rc.subr
>
> name="ntfsmount"
> rcvar=${name}_enable
> command="/usr/sbin/mount_ntfs-3g"
> command_args="/dev/ad0s1 /mnt/windows -o locale=en_US.UTF-8"
>
> load_rc_config $name
>
> : ${ntfsmount_enable="NO"}
>
> run_rc_command "$1"
> ----------
> I have made this script executable and have put ' ntfsmount_enable="YES" '
> in my /etc/rc.conf. So basically, I'm out of ideas now, and I need the
> experts' help in this case. I think this problem is way above my current
> knowledge of FreeBSD.
>
> Thanks for your help :)
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>   

Wow thats a lot of work.....

one liner in /etc/rc.local
/usr/sbin/mount_ntfs-3g /dev/ad0s1 /mnt/windows -o locale=en_US.UTF-8 &


Job Done :p 




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