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Hi :)
You're welcome :)  I don't know if my work-around would work.  Even if
it does then it is still a good idea to post a bug-report, or add to
an existing bug-report because the problem really shouldn't happen and
shouldn't need a work-around like that.

Also i hadn't noticed that you were automatically mounting the
partition at boot-up through fstab.  So i don't know if fstab uses
udev or something else.

Apparently the newer version of udev (3.x?) has problems that the
older version didn't.  Apparently the kind person who has done the
programming for it is now suffering from so much flak that he might be
having trouble finding time to get on with fixing it.  We, (the wider
OpenSource community) should be supporting people like this rather
than having such a bad go.  However, it does show one of the
advantages of OpenSource = that people notice these things so fast and
get on with the answer almost immediately rather than trying to
pretend it doesn't exist.

Also there is a kernel issue.  Maybe not in Bsd&Mac but in Linux
people have gone for minimal support of Ntfs.  All the advanced stuff
is pretty much left out because if you want any of those options then
you get it by using almost any other file-system's bog-standard
defaults.  Plus no other file-systems needs such heavy routine
maintenance, such as defragging.

There is a new(ish) product that can defrag Ntfs from a unix-based
system and it only costs around $40.  I might buy it because it's so
astoundingly useful.  I have no problem with buying OpenSource
products even though a lot of people think everything should be free
(as in beer) whereas my focus is Free as in Freedom.

I've got a few systems that sync with Ntfs ones.  A sort-of compromise
that might work better for you, if the other work-around does work.
On the other hand i do have several machines that are primarily used
for Windows so there is tooo much stuff on the Windows side such that
syncing it is not practical. I try to get those people to save onto
the network but they just don't.

Just trying to brain-storm a possible solution for you, and for me too!
Regards from
Tom :)

On 6 December 2013 08:57, Sergey Lantukh <> wrote:
Hello Tom,
Thanks for your answer!!

On 12/06/2013 04:48, Tom Davies wrote:

Hi :)
It might be good to ask on the FreeBSD forum/mailing-list in addition
to asking here.

I'm not sure how BSD works.  Does it have a root partition like
and then keep user settings&data in a sub-folder such as
which could be on a separate partition or even separate hard-drive?
If so it might be worth trying to copy the file to your equivalent of
your "My Documents".

I take it that BSD uses ntfs-3g to read/write to Ntfs and uses udev to
mount Ntfs partitions so even a local Ntfs partition might be running
into the same problem that network file-shares have.

Hopefully someone else can give a better answer.  I just don't know
much about BSD or why the i/o error occurs.
Apols and regards from
Tom :)

On 5 December 2013 19:48, Sergey Lantukh <> wrote:

Hi guys.
I installed LibreOffice on OS FreeBSD 9.2
I have one partition with NTFS
So I mount it when started via /etc/fstab
/dev/ada0s5    /media/Data     ntfs
rw,mountprog=/usr/local/bin/ntfs-3g,locale=ru_RU.UTF-8,late    0 0

And when I try to open a document on the NTFS partition then get an
"General input/output error while accessing"

I read about a similar error on the Internet, but there trying to open a
document on a network, mounted using SMB/CIFSor NFS.

I'm trying to open a document on another partition with NTFS.

Thank you

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