View Full Version : Can't mount Vista partition
05-04-2010, 06:07 PM
The partition is detected but I cannot access it through Dolphin. Even the boot loader detected it and I have it as an entry on dual boot. F1 allows me to boot into Vista and F2 allows me to boot into PCBSD.
05-04-2010, 06:16 PM
We'll need to figure out if you can manually mount the partition. Its
NTFS I assume? If so, try mounting with:
# mount_ntfs <devicename> /mnt
mount_ntfs /dev/ada0s1 /mnt
05-06-2010, 07:27 PM
Failed to access '/dev/ad0s1': No such file or directory
Please check '/dev/ad0s1' and the ntfs-3g binary permissions,
and the mounting user ID. More explanation is provided at
05-06-2010, 07:35 PM
That was just an example device name, is that correct for your system?
I.E. do a "ls /dev/ad*" and see what devices we have :)
05-06-2010, 07:42 PM
Yes the device name changed from ad0 to ad6. I have executed the command mount_ntfs /dev/ad6s1 /mnt and now I am able to access the partition. But do I need to use konsole to mount it everytime or can I have it mounted by clicking on it using Dolphin? I know there is an entry somewhere.....
05-07-2010, 03:25 PM
You may need to take a peek at "hal-device" to see about adding a new
entry for ad6s1. Not sure why its failing to auto-locate it though :(
HAL has been depreciated now though, so I'm not sure how much effort
should go into fixing it, "devicekit" will replace it soon, and
hopefully these kind of issues will start to go away.
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