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Date:      Sun, 18 Feb 2007 20:51:25 +0100
From:      Martin Tournoij <carpetsmoker@xs4all.nl>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        drewjenkinsjr@yahoo.com
Subject:   Re: Can I Mount A Windoze Drive?
Message-ID:  <20070218195125.GA72235@glitch.carpetsmoker.net>
In-Reply-To: <841087.71142.qm@web62204.mail.re1.yahoo.com>
References:  <841087.71142.qm@web62204.mail.re1.yahoo.com>

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On Sun 18 Feb 2007 07:02, Drew Jenkins wrote:
> For some reason, I can no longer mount the Windoze drive! The first time I mounted it, I didn't even change the fstab! I just issued the command:
> mount_ntfs /dev/ad0s1 /mnt/win
> and it mounted! I copied off everything I thought I needed. But when I tried to go back in, that didn't work. So I added the line suggested below to /etc/fstab and I still can't mount it! Rebooting doesn't help. What am I missing?
> TIA,
> Drew
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Martin Tournoij <carpetsmoker@xs4all.nl>
> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Cc: drewjenkinsjr@yahoo.com
> Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2007 3:10:22 AM
> Subject: Re: Can I Mount A Windoze Drive?
> 
> 
> On Sat 17 Feb 2007 13:02, Drew Jenkins wrote:
> > Newbie question here. I just want to make sure I don't screw anything up. I have two hard drives in my box...one for Windoze, one for FBSD. Can I mount the former from FBSD and copy over files? Do I navigate it just like a FBSD disk..."cd", "cp", etc?
> > TIA,
> > Drew
> 
> FreeBSD comes with a readonly ntfs driver.
> 
> Assuming your windows partition is ad0s1
> mount_ntfs /dev/ad0s1 /mnt/win
> 
> fstab entry:
> /dev/ad0s1 /mnt/win ntfs  ro,noauto 0 0
> 
> You can then copy stuff, for example:
> cp /mnt/win/Documents\ and\ Settings/carpetsmoker/Desktop ~/
> 
> If you want read support, you might want to try ntfsprogs
> (sysutils/ntfsprogs), which has some basic (EXPERIMENTAL!) read
> support.

Does mount give some kind error?



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