BSDs support for NTFS read-write (using ntfs-3g)

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Tue Nov 27 09:37:14 PST 2007

On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 05:33:24PM +0800, williamkow at wrote:

> I am newbie of FreeBSD and I have been trying to learn other O/S and I
> have chosen OpenSUSE and using it for quite some time, would like to try
> others, example FreeBSD, PC-BSD or DesktopBSD. Before anythings, I do
> some reading and found out that the read-only support for NTFS
> partition, see
>  (at
> the "Technical Information" section)
> However, the NTFS partition is still important for me with read/write
> access by any new O/S, due to my main storage of my data files are in
> NTFS partition (external harddisk) that will then be connected to other
> computer (Microsoft Windows). Could you please advise me whether the
> ntfs-3g command can be (ported) used in BSDs for read-write access to
> NTFS. Thank you.

Someone on the list claimed good success just yesterday or the day before.
Check in the questions archive.    So far, I have only used NTFS in
read only on FreeBSD, but if the ntfs-3g works it could be just what
you want.


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