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

Bill Sun billksun at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 10:43:12 PDT 2010


Looks like that was it!

I changed the disk labels, replacing the space with a "-".  Then the drives
(both an external USB drive and internal HDD), mounted successfully in
dolphin!

-Bill

On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 8:48 AM, Alexander Yerenkow <yerenkow at uct.ua> wrote:

>  14.08.2010 17:22, Bill Sun пишет:
>
> > ls /dev/ntfs
> FreeAgent Drive Windows NTFS
>
> "FreeAgent Drive" is one entry and "Windows NTFS" is another.  So the key
> would be to get the entries in /dev/ntfs to be rid of spaces?
>
> I'm sure that you will get mount just fine, if you change disk lables for
> not having spaces;
>
> Will see if I here have same behavior, if yes, probably I could post a bug
> to hal team.
>
>
> -Bill
>
> On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 12:32 AM, Alexander Yerenkow <yerenkow at uct.ua>wrote:
>
>> 14.08.2010 7:08, Bill Sun пишет:
>>
>> 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?
>>
>>  The problem could be not in hal;
>>
>> Could you please show
>>
>> ls /dev/ntfs
>>
>> ?
>>
>>
>>
>>  -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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