problem mounting USB drive

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Tue Aug 10 16:53:24 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 11:37 AM, Ott Köstner <OttK at> wrote:

> Antonio Vieiro wrote:
>> The fact that the drive is working on Windows does not mean it's FAT32
>> formatted. It may as well be NTFS formatted ("man mount_ntfs").
>> Doublecheck you're running a FAT32 system: FreeBSD is saying you're not.
>>  Thank You! Looks better now, but the volume is still unusable.
> # mount_ntfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/
> root at Ott / # mount -v|grep da0
> /dev/da0s1 on /mnt (ntfs, local, fsid 7100000008000000)
> # df -H|grep da0
> /dev/da0s1       160G     26G    134G    16%    /mnt
> ...but all commands result with an error like this...
> # ls -l /mnt/BACKUP
> ls: /mnt/BACKUP: Argument list too long

That generally means there are too many files to process via default shell
memory settings.  Something like:

find /mnt/BACKUP

should work in that case.

Adam Vande More

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