How to use mkntfs, I get "not a block device"

O'Connor, Daniel darius at
Tue Feb 3 22:33:29 UTC 2015

> On 3 Feb 2015, at 22:59, Thomas Mueller <mueller6724 at> wrote:
> 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!    

The port should really patch this out (IMO) - it doesn't make sense on FreeBSD since it doesn't _have_ block devices.
If you pass it the -F flag it should let your format the disk.

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