Problems with fusefs-ntfs port

Thomas Mueller mueller6724 at
Fri Jan 16 05:42:03 UTC 2015

I've been having trouble with fusefs-ntfs on a Seagate BackupPlus hard drive, 5 TB, external USB 3.0.

It wouldn't mount with ntfs-3g, but I was apparently able to copy (ntfscat) the files one-by-one, very inelegant and quite unworkable for anything other than a small number of files in a simple directory structure.

Trying to mount Seagate BackupPlus with ntfs-3g /dev/da0s1 /media/zip0

fuse: failed to open fuse device: No such file or directory

Showing this device really exists with 
gpart show da0 

=>        63  1220942582  da0  MBR  (4.5T)
          63        1985       - free -  (7.8M)
        2048  1220940597    1  ntfs  [active]  (4.5T)

Now ls /media shows, to prove the mount point exists:


But ntfsls proves /dev/da0s1 exists:  ntfsls -l /dev/da0s1 produces

      40 Jul  1 07:26 2014 Autorun.inf
  562718 Jul  1 07:26 2014 BackupPlusDeskIcon.ico
       0 Jul  1 07:26 2014 Seagate
131685492 Jul  1 07:26 2014 Seagate Dashboard Installer.dmg
159169664 Jul  1 07:26 2014 Seagate Dashboard Installer.exe
 1114848 Jul  1 07:26 2014 Warranty.pdf

Then I was able to mount the home directory, 
mkdir /home/BackupPlus
mkdir /home/BackupPlus/Seagate

and then 

ntfscat /dev/da0s1 Autorun.inf > /home/BackupPlus/Autorun.inf
  and so on with the other files, putting the Dashboard installer files in

I went to website, but got no further information than I get from the fusefs-ntfs man pages.

I believe NTFS is a moving target, subject to updates/improvements by Microsoft that can rock the boat for open-source developers who try to provide access to NTFS.

I could see the FreeBSD ports version of fusefs-ntfs is up-to-date with upstream


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