I'm trying to get some data off a laptop. The disk is buried inside somewhere so to avoid dismantling the laptop I am trying to mount it using a FreeBSD livefs cd (7.0RC1).

Note all the commands and output below are typed up by hand but I think they are accurate.

Fixit# ls -l /dev/ad0s2
crw-r-----  1 root  operator    0,  94 Jan 31 13:39 /dev/ad0s2
Fixit# mount_ntfs -o ro /dev/ad0s2 /mnt
mount_ntfs: /dev/ad0s2: No such file or director

So I thought I would try using ntfs-3g which I would prefer anyway as it is probably safer.

Fixit# pkg_add -r fusefs-ntfs
Fetching ftp://[pathto]fusefs-ntfs.tbs...pkg_add: warning error writing to tar: Broken pipe Done. pkg_add: unable to open table of contents of file '+CONTENTS' - not a package?

Lastly dmesg shows:
GEOM_LABEL: Label for provider ad0s2 is ntfs/HDD.

So how can I mount the hard disk?

Or can anyone suggest an alternative way to get the data other than dismantling the laptop? I've tried ping which is a linux based disk cloning livecd but it can't see network or a usb hard drive.

As a secondary question, could ntfs-3g be included in the livefs CD? It seems like quite a useful utility to have.


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