[clug] ntfs-3g anyone?

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Tue Jun 21 08:42:49 UTC 2016

I am having issues with a 2.5" USB disk.

on fedora 19 I get these log messages when mounting the fs
	ntfs-3g[13859]: Version 2013.1.13 integrated FUSE 27
	ntfs-3g[13859]: Mounted /dev/sdj1 (Read-Write, label "Seagate-4TB", NTFS 3.1)
	ntfs-3g[13859]: Cmdline options: rw,nodev,nosuid,uid=500,gid=500,dmask=0077,fmask=0177,uhelper=udisks2
	ntfs-3g[13859]: Mount options: rw,nodev,nosuid,uhelper=udisks2,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,default_permissions,fsname=/dev/sdj1,blkdev,blksize=4096
	ntfs-3g[13859]: Global ownership and permissions enforced, configuration type 1
The mount is now accessible.

On f22 I get
	ntfs-3g[29109]: Version 2016.2.22 integrated FUSE 27
	ntfs-3g[29109]: Mounted /dev/sdm1 (Read-Write, label "Seagate-4TB", NTFS 3.1)
	ntfs-3g[29109]: Cmdline options: rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,uid=0,gid=0,umask=077,fmask=0177,dmask=0077,user
	ntfs-3g[29109]: Mount options: rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,user,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,default_permissions,fsname=/dev/sdm1,blkdev,blksize=4096
	ntfs-3g[29109]: Global ownership and permissions enforced, configuration type 1
The mount point is not accessible, what I get is
	$ ls -l /run/media/eyal/
	ls: cannot access /run/media/eyal/Seagate-4TB: Transport endpoint is not connected
	total 0
	d????????? ? ? ? ?            ? Seagate-4TB

If I mount manually
	$ sudo ntfs-3g /dev/sdm1 /usb
I see
	ntfs-3g[29335]: Version 2016.2.22 integrated FUSE 27
	ntfs-3g[29335]: Mounted /dev/sdm1 (Read-Write, label "Seagate-4TB", NTFS 3.1)
	ntfs-3g[29335]: Cmdline options:
	ntfs-3g[29335]: Mount options: allow_other,nonempty,relatime,fsname=/dev/sdm1,blkdev,blksize=4096
	ntfs-3g[29335]: Ownership and permissions disabled, configuration type 1
	ntfs-3g[29335]: Unmounting /dev/sdm1 (Seagate-4TB)
The last line looks unexpected to me. Inspecting the mount fails:
	$ ls -l /usb
	ls: cannot access /usb: Transport endpoint is not connected
Interestingly, no messages are logged with the following
	$ sudo umount /usb
	$ sudo umount /usb
	umount: /usb: not mounted

I searched and found no solution. Anyone using ntfs-3g?

Another issue, may be related, is that on f19 (where the mount is visible) I get bad data regularly.
This is a new 4TB disk which I want to use for archival storage. Naturally I run checksum on the
files and I am getting many files delivering bad checksums. Re-running fails a different set of files.

There are no errors logged that I could find.

I should mention that this disk was formatted and written to on Windows 8.1, and as such I expect the
data on it to be in good shape. Furthermore, a failed checksum will come good next time I try the same


Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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