(Auto-) mounting NTFS drives

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(Auto-) mounting NTFS drives

Post by Vermilion » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:09 am


I looked at the installed packages, the NTFS-3g package is installed on my system.

But when I plug in a NTFS formatted drive, I got an error message on mate desktop:

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mount: illegal option -- m usage: mount [-t fstype] [-o options] target_fs mount_point
. I also ensured, the following codes are added to the correct config files:

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My question: Is there a way to (auto-) mount it through the mate file manager or is the only way to do so via command line (as root)?

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Re: (Auto-) mounting NTFS drives

Post by slughorn » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:04 pm

Hello Vermilion,

I tried also to auto mounting NTFS. I followed different advises also from FreeBSD. But up to now I mount with this way:
1. check with

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gpart show
the partition and
2. than mount with

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#ntfs-3g /dev/da5s1 /mnt
da5 is my usb device and s1 my partition.
Look https://wiki.ghostbsd.org/index.php/How_To

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