BSDs support for NTFS read-write (using ntfs-3g)
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Tue Nov 27 14:10:25 PST 2007
On Nov 27, 2007, at 12:00 PM, Caio Figueiredo Abecia wrote:
> I'm new to bsd too.
> Here's my contribution: :)
> To install NTFS-3G from ports:
> First make sure you have the freebsd source code.
> Then login as root.
> Go to: /usr/ports/sysutils/fusefs-ntfs
> Then type:
> #: make install clean
> To use it you have to load first the kernel module by typing:
> #: kldload
> Then mount the ntfs partition using:
> #: ntfs-3g /dev/ad0s1 /mnt/windows
> That's it.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Caio Figueiredo Abecia"
> <caioabecia at yahoo.com.br>
> To: "Jerry McAllister" <jerrymc at msu.edu>; <williamkow at gmail.com>
> Cc: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 4:38 PM
> Subject: Re: BSDs support for NTFS read-write (using ntfs-3g)
>> This week I have tested NTFS-3G in Freebsd (pc-bsd) with success.
>> It's quite simple.
>> I'm busy at the moment but I'll reply this e-mail more late with
>> the step-by-step to make NTFS-3G works if you want.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry McAllister"
>> <jerrymc at msu.edu>
>> To: <williamkow at gmail.com>
>> Cc: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 3:32 PM
>> Subject: Re: BSDs support for NTFS read-write (using ntfs-3g)
>>> On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 05:33:24PM +0800, williamkow at gmail.com
>>>> 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
>>>> Comparison_of_BSD_operating_systems (at
>>>> the "Technical Information" section)
>>>> However, the NTFS partition is still important for me with read/
>>>> 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
>>>> 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.
Yes, I don't think that you should use the built in NTFS support
because it generated a kernel panic on me a few times (reproducible
issue when you tweak the FS to not use DOS compatible filenames, at
least..). I just haven't had time to look into it further..
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