[PC-BSD Testing] /media/.hal-mtab

Bill Sun billksun at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 21:08:03 PDT 2010


Hi Ian,

When manually mounting using the mount command, it seems both the device
path and the mount path need to be free of spaces.

How do I change the mount parameters for HAL so that I can specify paths
without spaces?

-Bill

On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 8:52 PM, Ian Robinson <fitchkendall at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
>    /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
> ======================================
>
> Bill --
>
> 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
> systems:
>
>
> (1) Contents of /media/.hal-mtab For an 8Gb USB Flash Drive (Fat32) named
> "KINGSTON"
>
> /dev/msdosfs/KINGSTON    1001    0    msdosfs
> nosuid,-u=1001,-L=en_US.UTF-8,large,-m=644,-M=755    /media/KINGSTON
>
>
> (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
> /media/Windows
>
>
>
>
>
> Long-time beta-testing contributor A. Yerenkow also discussed HAL and
> .hal-mtab issues relating to PCBSD 8.0 at* *this link:*
>
> *http://lists.pcbsd.org/pipermail/testing/2009-April/002190.html
>
>
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
>
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