Unable to mount NTFS drive

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    khoying, May 16, 2012

    First off, I am a newbie with limited Linux knowledge.

    I am trying to setup FreeNAS on an old laptop that I had. I have installed FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p2-x86 (11367) on a USB drive and have the laptop set to autoboot to the USB drive. That worked great!

    I have also been able to set up a new volume for a USB drive that I attached to the laptop. Works great!

    The problem I am having is that I would like to import the NTFS hard drive from the laptop as a volume. However, each time I attempt to do so from the WebUI I get the following error: "An error occurred while labeling the disk."

    If I attempt to mount the drive from the shell using the mount, mount_ntfs or mount_ntfs-kern command then I get the error "No such file or directory".

    I am not really sure where to go from here. Any and all help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

    Thanks in Advance!
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    ProtoSD, May 16, 2012

    The most common solution for this is to run "chkdsk /r" from windows on your NTFS disk.
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    khoying, May 17, 2012

    Thank you! Running check disk allowed me to add the volume. That got me further. However, now I am unable to create the share. It does not show up in the browse list and it does nto work if I enter it manually either. Any ideas?

    Thank you!
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    khoying, May 17, 2012

    BTW.. The status of the valume shows up as UNKNOWN, if that helps.
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    ProtoSD, May 17, 2012

    I might be wrong, but I'm pretty certain importing NTFS is only to allow you to copy the contents of the disk to a native volume on your NAS ie. UFS or ZFS, not for sharing directly from NTFS.

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