On Thursday 31 January 2008 9:59 am, Chris Whitehouse wrote: > Hi, > > 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? > Fixit# > > 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. > > Thanks > > Chris
Chris, On my system, the ntfs partition you need to mount is ad0s1 Also, make sure that the ntfs driver is either in your kernel or loaded as a module at boot, should be ntfs_load="YES" in loader.conf as module This should allow you to mount the drive, assuming nothing major is wrong with it. (I have dual boot system andthese are the settings I use) obviously, if you are not mounting as root, you have to make sure you can mount as a user... Mark Moellering Psyberation, inc. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"