Unable to mount partition with ntfs-3g

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Fri Feb 8 23:14:09 UTC 2008

> Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 23:11:37 +0100
> From: Dominic Fandrey <kamikaze at bsdforen.de>
> Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > I would love to be able to mount my NTFS partition R/W, but the FreeBSD
> > NTFS support is read-only (or almost read-only), so I installed
> > fusefs-ntfs which I thought would allow this.
> > 
> > After installation (which also pulled in fusefs-kmod, fusefs-libs, and
> > libublio), I added fusefs_enable="yes" to my rc.conf. Then, after
> > starting fusefs (which means loading the fuse kernel module), I tried:
> > # mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/ad0s1 /C
> > mount: /dev/ad0 : Operation not supported by device
> > 
> > I got the same message for a USB drive on /dev/da0.
> > 
> > Documentation on ntfs-3g is pretty limited. Did I miss something? I
> > really rather not convert my new USB disk to FAT32 if I don't have to.
> mount only calls a couple of file systems in the old fashioned way. One of 
> them is ntfs. What I did to be able to mount NTFS systems with mount -t 
> (obligatory if you want to use fstab to mount), I did the following:
> # mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.bak
> # ln -s /usr/sbin/mount_ntfs-3g /sbin/mount_ntfs
> This is one of my /etc/fstab entries
> /dev/ntfs/2vault  /mnt/vault  ntfs  rw,late,gid=5,umask=113,dmask=002  0  0

Cool! This is exactly what I was looking for. Since mount_ntfs-3g was
installed, I assumed that it would work with nmount, but I guess not.

Thanks very much! I think that this will solve all of my ntfs issues for
a while.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at es.net			Phone: +1 510 486-8634
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