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Date:      Tue, 7 Aug 2007 21:53:26 -0500
From:      Novembre <>
To:        "Philip M. Gollucci" <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: NTFS-3G not mounting the partition during boot
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On 8/6/07, Philip M. Gollucci <> wrote:
> Novembre wrote:
> > rcvar=`set_rcvar`
> That should be
> rcvar=${name}_enable
> Because of this, your script did not run because the rc system didn't
> detect it correctly.
> Try setting
> rc_debug="YES"
> and/or
> rc_info="YES"
> in /etc/rc.conf
> to see more of whats happening.
> > command="ntfs-3g /dev/ad0s1 /mnt/windows && ntfs-3g /dev/ad0s1
> > /mnt/windows -o locale=en_US.UTF-8"
> Also $command is special, you should use another variable
> $command_args (which is also special) for the arguments/options.
> Of course, you can circument these if you know what you are doing.
> When in doubt, look at other rc scripts like apache22's or others that
> might seem like they would do a lot.
> Finally, in /etc/rc.subr is _very_
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I did not write this script myself. I was searching the net for a solution
to this problem, and I found a thread on ntfs-3g forums where somebody had
posted this script. Apparently, it had worked for him and some other people.
I just copied and pasted the script. But since I wanted to know more about
startup scripts, I looked at the manual page for rc.d, and a sample script
there looked exacly liked this one. That's why I thought that the script
that I have is going to work as well.
I made the changes and am going to reboot the machine now. If they work,
i'll post the results...

Thanks a lot :)

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