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Date:      Sat, 10 Jan 2009 13:13:27 -0500
From:      Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
To:        RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Mounting /c
Message-ID:  <20090110181326.GA7052@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
In-Reply-To: <20090110033633.77e00a1e@gumby.homeunix.com>
References:  <4967C511.3060100@comcast.net> <20090109231748.GA3715@gizmo.acns.msu.edu> <20090110033633.77e00a1e@gumby.homeunix.com>

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On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 03:36:33AM +0000, RW wrote:

> 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.

I didn't need anything ntfs provided and it was convenient 
rather than further dividing the disk to have a write area.

////jerry


> 
> > 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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