[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 42, Issue 42

Bill Sun billksun at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 23:06:12 PDT 2010


I did some more digging around and found a file name ".hal-mtab" in /media.
It looks like this file records the mount parameters used by HAL.

Here's an entry of one of my mount attempts via Dolphin:

# /dev/ntfs/FreeAgent Drive    1001    0    ntfs
nosuid,-u=1001,-C=UTF-8    /media/FreeAgent Drive-3

Notice that there are spaces between the paths.  Could this be causing the
mount issues?

I tried using the paths above manually in a mount command:

# mount -t ntfs /dev/ntfs/FreeAgent Drive /media/FreeAgent Drive-3

But this gives me:

ntfs-3g: You must specify exactly one device and exactly one mount point.

I even tried using quotes around the paths and even "\" to escape the space,
but I still get the same error.

However, when I used paths with no spaces:

mount -t ntfs /dev/da0s1 /media/FreeAgent

This works.

-Bill

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu> wrote:

>  Bill,
>
> I'd remembered seeing the option to auto mount removable media when
> attached in System Settings > Advanced tab > Removable Devices but I just
> tried it on a removable NTFS formatted USB HD I had and it didn't work. I
> even tried the check boxes for "Mount on Attach" but it was a no go. I can
> here the drive get accessed when I hit it with Dolphin but it ultimately
> doesn't mount. I'm sure if it was FAT32 it would have worked fine. Kris, can
> that auto-mount feature be leveraged by NTFS-3G somehow?
>
> Arthur
>
>
> Thanks for replying, Ian.
>
> I have a USB thumb drive that is formatted in FAT32, and that worked
> without any problems in Dolphin.  I can see the contents without using
> sudolphin or the terminal.
>
> My USB NTFS drive, however, while it has directories created in /media for
> each mount attempt, is marked unmounted in Dolphin, and listing the mount
> points in the terminal shows that they are empty.  Konqueror also shows the
> directories as empty.
>
> My internal SATA NTFS drive shows the same behavior as the USB NTFS drive.
>
> So this looks like Dolphin is having problems mounting the NTFS drive in
> the first place.  Manually mounting the NTFS drives using ntfs-3g from the
> terminal works, and the drives become accessible from Dolphin.
>
> Does anyone know where to configure Dolphin's mounting options?
>
> -Bill
>
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Ian Robinson <fitchkendall at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Bill Sun wrote:
>>
>> I'm still not able to mount ntfs drives in dolphin in 8.1 Release.  I
>> didn't
>> get any error messages as well.
>>
>> The only other thing that I noticed is that it will create directories in
>> /media, one for each mount attempt.  So, for example, I'm trying to mount
>> my
>> FreeAgent drive, I'll get "FreeAgent Drive", "FreeAgent Drive-1",
>> "FreeAgent
>> Drive-2", and so on.
>>
>> Is there anyone else trying to mount ntfs drives in dolphin?  Are you
>> successful?  If so, did you have to do some special configuration?
>>
>> ========================================================
>>
>> Bill --
>>
>> I'm running PCBSD 8.1-RELEASE.
>>
>> I plugged in my FreeAgent 500 USB drive (which I had previously converted
>> to FAT32 & named the volume as "AGENT500")
>>
>> Here is what I find:
>>
>> 1.  Dolphin recognized the drive and mounted it at /media/AGENT500
>>
>> 2.  Dolphin did NOT show the contents.
>>
>> 3.  KDiskFree (Start > Applications > System > View Disk Usage) correctly
>> shows the mountpoint and drive statistics
>>
>> 4.  Although Dolphin won't show any files, Terminal lets you cd over to
>> the mount point and list the files.
>>
>> 5.  Dolphin lets me un-mount the disk via a right-click on the name of the
>> USB drive in "Places"
>>
>> 6.  If I create a mount point (/mnt/whatever), then I can successfully
>> mount the drive in terminal with
>>
>> #  mount -t msdosfs -o large /dev/da2s1 /mnt/whatever
>> or with
>> # mount_msdosfs -o large /dev/da2s1 /mnt/whatever
>>
>> 7.  Dolphin will show the mountpoint but will not see or list the files
>>
>> 8.  Terminal lets you cd over to the mountpoint and list the files.
>>
>> Two more very important points:
>>
>> 9.  Konqueror lets you see all the files.
>>
>> 10. Dolphin Admin (sudolphin) lets you see all the files.
>>
>> Try Konqueror and Dolphin Admin to see if you get the same behavior and
>> reach the conclusion like I do that "regular" Dolphin has a bug.
>>
>> Ian Robinson
>> Salem, Ohio
>>
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