Unable to mount partition with ntfs-3g

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at bsdforen.de
Fri Feb 8 23:19:28 UTC 2008

Kevin Oberman wrote:
>> 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.

Just remember that you have to recreate the link after you do an installworld.

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