How to use mkntfs, I get "not a block device"
mueller6724 at bellsouth.net
Wed Feb 4 10:01:03 UTC 2015
> On 4 Feb 2015, at 09:03, O'Connor, Daniel <darius at dons.net.au> wrote:
>> On 3 Feb 2015, at 22:59, Thomas Mueller <mueller6724 at bellsouth.net> 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.
> I filed https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=197301 which fixes it.
> Daniel O'Connor
Should I wait for the bug fix to show in sysutils/fusefs-ntfs, or should I just do
mkntfs -F /dev/gpt/SeaExp1-03 ?
after kldload fuse .
I thought I'd seen error messages referring to block devices, or "not a block device" in FreeBSD and NetBSD before.
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