Mounting ntfs filesystem

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Dec 5 08:15:44 UTC 2016

On Sun, 4 Dec 2016 18:35:48 -0500, scrat wrote:
> What ports do I need to mount ntfs filesystems?

You'll need to install fusefs-ntfs.

> I have built sysutils/ntfsprogs and sysutils/fusefs-ntfs
> I installed sysutils/fusefs-ntfs
> When I installed sysutils/ntfsprogs it removed sysutils/fusefs-ntfs.
> All the information I can find on the web tells me I need both.

As far as I know, you don't need both. From ntfsprogs, you
can use several tools to deal with NTFS partitions, but in
order to mount them, you'll need FUSE and the fusefs-ntfs
"plug-in". You also need to "kldload fuse" (/boot/loader.conf
is very convenient to do this - the kernel module is provided
by the OS), and then you can issue the mount command, for example:

	# ntfs-3g /dev/da0s1 /mnt

The FUSE NTFS mount is more functional than the classic mount_ntfs
which was more or less a "read-only mounter".

> Also mount_ntfs seems to be miising as it was not installed by either port.

This program has been part of the base system. It's no longer
installed as the NTFS functionality has been moved to FUSE.

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