[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 40, Issue 5

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Mon May 10 17:26:12 PDT 2010

On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 3:00 PM, <testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org> wrote:

> This drive is a WD combo, 300GB, NTFS.
> It works fine under Windoze.
> This gives an error (invalid argument): mount -o large -t msdosfs /dev/da1
> /media/Backup
> Ditto with: mount -o large -t msdosfs /dev/da1s1 /media/Backup
> Both da1 and da1s1 are shown in the dev list (perms = 640), but camcontrol
> shows it as da1.
> The drive is recognized when plugged in and the little USB stick symbol
> shows up in Dolphin but when you click on it nothing happens.

Your mount command has syntax to mount a disk formatted msdosfs (i.e.,
FAT32).  If the drive is formatted NTFS as you state, the mount command will
have to reflect it:

mount_ntfs -o large /dev/da1s1 /media/Backup

Ian Robinson
Salem, Ohio
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