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Date:      Mon, 20 Nov 2006 07:57:06 -0800
From:      Rem P Roberti <remegius@comcast.net>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Mounting XP drive
Message-ID:  <4561D052.9000207@comcast.net>
In-Reply-To: <20061120115754.GB13154@catflap.slightlystrange.org>
References:  <45616258.5040604@comcast.net> <20061120115754.GB13154@catflap.slightlystrange.org>

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Daniel Bye wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 12:07:52AM -0800, Rem P Roberti wrote:
>   
>> I've been having trouble mounting a Windows XP drive.  Acutally, the 
>> drive mounts, but the system always starts up in single user mode.  Here 
>> is the fstab:
>>
>> # Device                Mountpoint      FStype  Options         Dump    
>> Pass#
>> /dev/ad0s1b             none            swap    sw              0       0
>> /dev/ad0s1a             /               ufs     rw              1       1
>> /dev/ad0s1d             /usr            ufs     rw              2       2
>> /dev/ad1s1              /c              ntfs    rw              1       1
>> /dev/acd0               /cdrom          cd9660  ro,noauto       0       0
>>
>> When I try to boot the system I get this error message:
>>
>> fsck: exec fsck_ntfs for /dev/ad1s1 in /sbin:/usr/sbin: no such file or 
>> directory
>>
>> The system then goes directly into single user mode.  When I ctrl-D my 
>> way into multi-user mode and do a df I find that the Windows drive is 
>> mounted.  I just can't seem to avoid the initial boot into single-user 
>> mode.
>>
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>>     
>
> Change the final column for /dev/ad1s1 to 0.  When set to 1, it causes
> init to run fsck against a mount point before mounting it.  As you have
> found, there is no fsck_ntfs, because at the moment ntfs support in
> FreeBSD is read-only.
>
> Dan
>
>   

Bingo!  Thanks Dan.  I remember reading somewhere about the sketchy 
support for ntfs, and I needed to read the man page on fstab.  That 
sixth column is there for a reason!

Rem



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