[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 42, Issue 42
A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Jul 27 11:01:33 PDT 2010
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?
> 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?
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Ian Robinson <fitchkendall at gmail.com
> <mailto: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",
> 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
> 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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