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Date:      Sat, 10 Jan 2009 03:36:33 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Mounting /c
Message-ID:  <20090110033633.77e00a1e@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <20090109231748.GA3715@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
References:  <4967C511.3060100@comcast.net> <20090109231748.GA3715@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>

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On Fri, 9 Jan 2009 18:17:49 -0500
Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu> wrote:


> In general, you should not expect to be able to write to an ntfs file
> system type.    That is why I converted my MS-Win file system to
> FAT32. 

Not a good idea.

> According to the man page, some limited writing can be done,
> but the list of limitations is long and they are not all immediately
> straightforward.

You should be able to write to ntfs if you use the fuse version
sysutils/fusefs-ntfs - it "just works" in my experience. 

The last time I checked it required some (well-documented) adjustment
to make it mount from fstab as FreeBSD uses a hard-coded list of mount_*
commands rather than simply converting "mount -t foo" to mount_foo. I'm
not sure if this is fixed in 7.1 - but it's about time it was.



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