WD External Disc Drive
rob1940 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 01:33:17 UTC 2009
Thanks very much for that very helpful reply:
>> Now to FreeBSD. The newly formatted (as NTFS) disc appears as two
>> devices - /dev/cd0 (never seen this before)
> This is how a USB cdrom appears to FreeBSD - as a SCSI device. No
> problem there.
>> cp: /usb0/MyStuff/test: No such file or directory
>> freebsd [11:08] ~#
> You are using the ntfs driver that is built-in the FreeBSD kernel. This
> is read only - you will be able to read from the disc, but not write to it.
> In order to be able to write to this disc, install sysutils/fusefs-ntfs
> and use the ntfs-3g command to mount your disk.
I've done that, and it looks good, but when I try to use it:
freebsd [12:12] /usr/ports#ll /dev/da0s1
crw-r----- 1 root operator 0, 122 26 Oct 09:02 /dev/da0s1
freebsd [12:12] /usr/ports#ntfs-3g -o rw /dev/da0s1 /mnt
fuse: failed to open fuse device: No such file or directory
So the device is there, but ntfs-3g fails to see it. Obviously
mount_ntfs sees it OK, from my previous experiments. ntfs-3g.probe
exits with no errors, so it appears that it can see it OK:
freebsd [12:32] ~#ntfs-3g.probe --readwrite /dev/da0s1
freebsd [12:32] ~#
Is there something else that I need to install?
> If you are not going to use the disc to transfer data between Windows
> and FreeBSD, I would advise you to repartition the disk and create an
> NTFS partition for your windows data and a FreeBSD partition in UFS
Unfortunately, this is not the case. I need to transfer between
FreeBSD and Windows, both ways :-( Thanks again.
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