Solved Mounting internal NTFS storage drive

hrsetrdr

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I've used Linux(Debian,Fedora) mostly over the years, am not experienced with the BSDs so much, recently install TrueOS. I've "googled-for-answers" to determine how to mount the internal storage drive, which is formatted as NTFS. I've install ntfs-3g, fusefs-ntfs and tried to mount the drive
Code:
ntfs-3g /dev/ad0 /mnt/storedata
with no success.

Looking at the output of "gpart show" I noticed the TrueOS disk is GPT and the NTFS storage disk is MBR

Code:
=>        63  1953525105  ada0  MBR  (932G)
          63        1985        - free -  (993K)
        2048  1953521664     1  ntfs  (932G)
  1953523712        1456        - free -  (728K)

=>       40  488388832  ada1  GPT  (233G)
         40        512     1  freebsd-boot  (256K)
        552  479979520     2  freebsd-zfs  (229G)
  479980072    8388608     3  freebsd-swap  (4.0G)
  488368680      20192        - free -  (9.9M)
Does that explain the problem, or am I missing something further required, for mounting the storage partition?
 
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hrsetrdr

hrsetrdr

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Thanks for the link to the other BSD derivatives, I didn't realized TrueOS was that significantly different from FreeBSD, and didn't know of the TrueOS forum.
 

Phishfry

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I also wanted to throw in a suggestion here.
gpart shows partition names with the -p option. It can be quite handy when you have more than one partition or slice.
gpart show -p /dev/ada0s1
-p Show provider names instead of partition indexes.
 
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hrsetrdr

hrsetrdr

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#6
The command you want is:

ntfs-3g /dev/ada0s1 /mnt/storedata

Because the partition you want to mount is in the first drive ada0 first slice s1

FreeBSD Handbook - 3.6 Disk Organization

I recommend to use -o ro to mount it readonly at first and read ntfs-3g man pages for more options and details.
Yes, thanks. I had done that but it made no difference while in the Mate DE, when I logged out and logged back into Lumina I found my storedata drive mounted. I don't know why it would matter which DE is booted, but I'm glad to have access to my files.
 
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