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Date:      Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:06:31 -0400
From:      Ernie Luzar <>
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Subject:   Help mounting USB NTFS HD
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******************* trying to mount usb ntfs HD   ***************

FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p8
pkg install fusefs-ntfs

HD is 1tb usb external HD formated using win10 as ntfs.
Works without problems on win10
HD has small triangle circuit board USB adapter connected to the HD sata 

Get these console messages after plugging into FreeBSD PC usb port.

/root >ugen0.2: <Western Digital My Book 1140> at usbus0
umass0 on uhub2
umass0: <MSC Bulk-Only Transport> on usbus0
umass0:  SCSI over Bulk-Only; quirks = 0x8000
umass0:4:0: Attached to scbus4
da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus4 target 0 lun 0
da0: <WD My Book 1140 1016> Fixed Direct Access SPC-4 SCSI device
da0: Serial Number 5A3747523953484653
da0: 400.000MB/s transfers
da0: 953837MB (244182272 4096 byte sectors)
da0: quirks=0x2<NO_6_BYTE>
ses1 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus4 target 0 lun 1
ses1: <WD SES Device 1016> Fixed Enclosure Services SPC-4 SCSI device
ses1: Serial Number 5A3747523953484653
ses1: 400.000MB/s transfers
ses1: SCSI-3 ENC Device

/root >ls /dev | grep da0

/root >gpart show /dev/da0
=>       63  244182209  da0  MBR  (931G)
          63       1985       - free -  (7.8M)
        2048  244169887    1  ntfs  (931G)
   244171935      10337       - free -  (40M)

/root >ntfsinfo -m -v /dev/da0s1
Volume Information
         Name of device: /dev/da0s1
         Device state: 11
         Volume Name: new 1tb
         Volume State: 91
         Volume Flags: 0x0000
         Volume Version: 3.1
         Sector Size: 4096
         Cluster Size: 4096
         Index Block Size: 4096
         Volume Size in Clusters: 244169886
MFT Information
         MFT Record Size: 4096
         MFT Zone Multiplier: 0
         MFT Data Position: 24
         MFT Zone Start: 0
         MFT Zone End: 30521238
         MFT Zone Position: 3
         Current Position in First Data Zone: 30521238
         Current Position in Second Data Zone: 0
         Allocated clusters 256 (0.0%)
         LCN of Data Attribute for FILE_MFT: 3
         FILE_MFTMirr Size: 4
         LCN of Data Attribute for File_MFTMirr: 81389962
         Size of Attribute Definition Table: 2560
         Number of Attached Extent Inodes: 0
FILE_Bitmap Information
         FILE_Bitmap MFT Record Number: 6
         State of FILE_Bitmap Inode: 80
         Length of Attribute List: 0
         Number of Attached Extent Inodes: 0
FILE_Bitmap Data Attribute Information
         Decompressed Runlist: not done yet
         Base Inode: 6
         Attribute Types: not done yet
         Attribute Name Length: 0
         Attribute State: 3
         Attribute Allocated Size: 30523392
         Attribute Data Size: 30521240
         Attribute Initialized Size: 30521240
         Attribute Compressed Size: 0
         Compression Block Size: 0
         Compression Block Size Bits: 0
         Compression Block Clusters: 0
         Free Clusters: 244117193 (100.0%)

Up to this point everything looks good. The win10 ntfs HD is recognized 
as ntfs.

But mounting it gives errors

/root >ntfs-3g /dev/da0s1 /mnt
fuse: failed to open fuse device: No such file or directory

/root >mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/da0s1 /mnt
mount: /dev/da0s1: Operation not supported by device

/root >ntfsfix /dev/da0s1
Mounting volume... OK
Processing of $MFT and $MFTMirr completed successfully.
Checking the alternate boot sector... FAILED
Error: Failed to fix the alternate boot sector

Question: Can ntfs-3g mount USB connected external HD?

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