Kevin Oberman wrote:
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 23:11:37 +0100
From: Dominic Fandrey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

Kevin Oberman wrote:
I would love to be able to mount my NTFS partition R/W, but the FreeBSD
NTFS support is read-only (or almost read-only), so I installed
fusefs-ntfs which I thought would allow this.

After installation (which also pulled in fusefs-kmod, fusefs-libs, and
libublio), I added fusefs_enable="yes" to my rc.conf. Then, after
starting fusefs (which means loading the fuse kernel module), I tried:
# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/ad0s1 /C
mount: /dev/ad0 : Operation not supported by device

I got the same message for a USB drive on /dev/da0.

Documentation on ntfs-3g is pretty limited. Did I miss something? I
really rather not convert my new USB disk to FAT32 if I don't have to.
mount only calls a couple of file systems in the old fashioned way. One of them is ntfs. What I did to be able to mount NTFS systems with mount -t (obligatory if you want to use fstab to mount), I did the following:

# mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.bak
# ln -s /usr/sbin/mount_ntfs-3g /sbin/mount_ntfs

This is one of my /etc/fstab entries
/dev/ntfs/2vault  /mnt/vault  ntfs  rw,late,gid=5,umask=113,dmask=002  0  0


Cool! This is exactly what I was looking for. Since mount_ntfs-3g was
installed, I assumed that it would work with nmount, but I guess not.

Thanks very much! I think that this will solve all of my ntfs issues for
a while.

I have a fix now that I like better: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=120784

You can apply it in the following way:

# cd /usr/src
# fetch -o mount.patch \
'http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?prp=120784-1-diff&n=/patch-1.diff'
# patch < mount.patch
# cd sbin/mount
# make all install clean
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