How to use mkntfs, I get "not a block device"
mueller6724 at bellsouth.net
Tue Feb 3 12:31:29 UTC 2015
I can't format a partition for NTFS with fusefs-ntfs port, using mkntfs.
Error message is
root at amelia:~ # mkntfs /dev/gpt/SeaExp1-03
/dev/gpt/SeaExp1-03 is not a block device.
Refusing to make a filesystem here!
This doesn't happen with filesystems supported by the base system (UFS, FAT32).
I was able to mount an NTFS partition read-write after "kldload fuse", so I did "kldload fuse" here, but that didn't work for mkntfs.
I noticed that typing mount by itself showed the mounted NTFS partition as /dev/fuse, but for mkntfs, I don't have anything mounted.
I believe one can only mount an already-existing filesystem, so what to do for mkntfs?
As I type this message, something strange has happened: key with apostrophe (unshifted) and double quotes (upshift) has gone dead, don't know if the keyboard (PS/2, dating to July 2001), or if some quirk has happened with this FreeBSD-current amd64 system, will try rebooting into FreeDOS or NetBSD, or even starting X.
uname -a shows
FreeBSD amelia 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #3 r278021: Mon Feb 2 04:18:13 UTC 2015 root at amelia:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SANDY11NC amd64
I create the apostrophe and double quote by the old trick Alt-039 and Alt-034. If necessary, I have USB keyboard to switch to on reboot.
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