Problems with fusefs-ntfs port
mueller6724 at bellsouth.net
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,
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 tuxera.com 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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