[PC-BSD Testing] /media/.hal-mtab
fitchkendall at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 20:52:48 PDT 2010
On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Bill Sun wrote:
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
Notice that there are spaces between the paths. Could this be causing the
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
You may have nailed the problem. Perhaps you could rename the FreeAgent
Drive-3 to a name with a single word to confirm.
Here are some other examples of mount parameters that are working on my
(1) Contents of /media/.hal-mtab For an 8Gb USB Flash Drive (Fat32) named
/dev/msdosfs/KINGSTON 1001 0 msdosfs
(2) Contents of /media/.hal-mtab for a 73 Gb internal mounted SCSI (NTFS)
named "Windows" (this is, by choice, not included in my fstab).
/dev/ntfs/Windows 1001 0 ntfs nosuid,-u=1001,-C=UTF-8
Long-time beta-testing contributor A. Yerenkow also discussed HAL and
.hal-mtab issues relating to PCBSD 8.0 at* *this link:*
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