Mount NTFS from "Live" system?

andrew clarke mail at
Wed Nov 29 22:04:37 UTC 2017

On Mon 2017-11-27 20:50:46 UTC-0800, Ronald F. Guilmette (rfg at wrote:

> For the life of me, I can't figure out where Ubuntu stores
> low-level disk error messages.  I think they should appear in
> /var/log/kern.log, but  don't see any disk errors in there.
> (Sigh.)

Ubuntu sends disk errors to /var/log/syslog, I believe.

On Wed 2017-11-29 13:32:53 UTC-0800, Ronald F. Guilmette (rfg at wrote:

> In this case, having a FreeBSD "live" system with support for NTFS may
> perhaps not have gotten me to the ultimate resolution of the problem any
> faster, but I still do think that it would be a Good Idea to include the
> ntfs-3g thingy in the normative release images... because you never know
> when this might be a great help.
> Then again, perhaps if I had just started with a mini/memstick image then
> I could perhaps have loaded ntfs-3g, over the net, into the "live" system.
> Would that have worked?  I dunno.  I didn't try it.  Does anybody know?

I suspect something along the lines of:

pkg install fusefs-ntfs
mount_ntfs-3g -o ro /dev/da0s1 /mnt

would've worked.

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