Roland Smith rsmith at
Mon Jun 8 19:55:00 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 05:29:28PM +0200, Samuel Martín Moro wrote:
> Hi all.
> I'm trying to format an USB key with mkntfs (I tried with 1.13.1_5 and
> 2.0.0).
> Whatever I do, it never works.
> Some of results I got:
> (with 2.0.0)
> ~# mkntfs -F -p 63 -H 255 -S 63 /dev/da0s1
> /dev/da0s1 is not a block device.

Are you using the version from the sysutils/ntfsprogs port? That is
patched to deal with the fact that FreeBSD doesn't have block devices
anymore and to align read/write operations to the media block size,
which is required on FreeBSD. 

Also if you want to mount the drive, use the fusefs-ntfs driver. It's
more recent.

> So... Is there a way to format a disk into NTFS ?!

If the port doesn't work, try using a windoze box.

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