Problems with fusefs-ntfs port

Stefan Ehmann shoesoft at
Fri Jan 16 18:32:12 UTC 2015

On 16.01.2015 19:17, Thomas Mueller wrote:
>> from Stefan Ehmann:
>> On 16.01.2015 06:38, Thomas Mueller wrote:
>>> 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
>> Check dmesg. IIRC this message indicates a missing kernel module (not a
>> missing hard disk device).
> What module?  I built all modules with the kernel, and then why would ntfsls and ntfscat see the device file that ntfs-3g didn't?
> I checked /var/run/dmesg.boot, biggest thing I noticed was repeated attempts to find USB 3.0 device.

After you get the "No such file or directory" error type
# dmesg | tail
Hopefully this will reveal a more helpful error message.

I'm currently not using fuse. But I think something like
# kldload fuse
might fix this issue.

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