I have an external 1TB HDD that connects to my dual boot Windows XP/OpenSolaris box on which disk I had piled a bunch of interesting documentation that I'd like to be able to access in both OS's. However, in OpenSolaris, it's not possible. It refuses to mount NTFS volumes. As suggested on some of their blogs at opensolaris.org, I installed ntfsprogs and tried to mount my external HDD but no juice. Upon rmformat -l, it reports my attached disk correctly but nothing further.
Have any of OpenSolaris users here had any luck mounting NTFS onto OpenSolaris? I am using the 2009.6 version and curently use an extremely ugly workaround: virtualize Ubuntu in VirtualBox, enable Shared Folders, mount NTFS onto Ubuntu (works like a charm with it) and then use Shared Folders for data exchange between OSol and external HDD.
It can't be that it's impossible, I hope I am missing something.
P.S. Nice and chatty community here, I like what I found...