WD External Disc Drive
Daniel C. Dowse
dcdowse at gmx.net
Mon Oct 26 02:14:09 UTC 2009
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:33:16 +1100
Rob Hurle <rob1940 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Manolis,
> 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.
is the kernel module /usr/local/modules/ fuse.ko loaded ?
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