Mounting a NTFS (read-only) disk...

Ralph M. Los Ralph at
Sat Apr 10 10:03:07 PDT 2004

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Paetzel [mailto:friar_josh at] 
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 12:56 PM
To: Ralph M. Los
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: Mounting a NTFS (read-only) disk...

On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 12:46:41PM -0400, Ralph M. Los wrote:
> Hi,
> 	I've got my FreeBSD box as a file-server.  I added in a 60gb
disk I 
> want to copy the data off of, and format for FreeBSD, slice out, etc.

> When I go to /stand/sysinstall and try to label "ad5" (the added 60gb 
> disk), I get an error.  I go to Label, and select "Mount Point" by 
> pressing "m", and get this error:
> Fatal Error: Bogus partition under cursor??? - PRESS ANY KEY TO QUIT
>  after which it promptly throws me back to my prompt, erroring out of 
> sysinstall.  Am I doing something wrong?  Is there a better way to 
> mount that disk read-only for now?
> Thanks all in advance.

not sure if this is what you want, but here's what I 'think' you might
looking for:

mkdir /dos
mount_ntfs -r /dev/ad5s0 /dos

Hope this helps.

Josh Paetzel

Josh - like a charm.  The -r option didn't work though, complained about
being an illegal option. I guess I'll just try and NOT write to it :)


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