On Nov 27, 2007, at 12:00 PM, Caio Figueiredo Abecia wrote:

I'm new to bsd too.
Here's my contribution: :)

To install NTFS-3G from ports:
First make sure you have the freebsd source code.
Then login as root.

Go to: /usr/ports/sysutils/fusefs-ntfs
Then type:
#: make install clean

To use it you have to load first the kernel module by typing:
#: kldload
Then mount the ntfs partition using:

#: ntfs-3g /dev/ad0s1 /mnt/windows

That's it.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Caio Figueiredo Abecia" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: BSDs support for NTFS read-write (using ntfs-3g)


This week I have tested NTFS-3G in Freebsd (pc-bsd) with success.
It's quite simple.

I'm busy at the moment but I'll reply this e-mail more late with the step-by-step to make NTFS-3G works if you want.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry McAllister" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: BSDs support for NTFS read-write (using ntfs-3g)

On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 05:33:24PM +0800, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

I am newbie of FreeBSD and I have been trying to learn other O/S and I have chosen OpenSUSE and using it for quite some time, would like to try others, example FreeBSD, PC-BSD or DesktopBSD. Before anythings, I do
some reading and found out that the read-only support for NTFS
partition, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Comparison_of_BSD_operating_systems (at
the "Technical Information" section)

However, the NTFS partition is still important for me with read/ write access by any new O/S, due to my main storage of my data files are in NTFS partition (external harddisk) that will then be connected to other computer (Microsoft Windows). Could you please advise me whether the ntfs-3g command can be (ported) used in BSDs for read-write access to
NTFS. Thank you.

Someone on the list claimed good success just yesterday or the day before.
Check in the questions archive.    So far, I have only used NTFS in
read only on FreeBSD, but if the ntfs-3g works it could be just what
you want.


Yes, I don't think that you should use the built in NTFS support because it generated a kernel panic on me a few times (reproducible issue when you tweak the FS to not use DOS compatible filenames, at least..). I just haven't had time to look into it further..
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