Re: Mount hangs nautilus.
however I'd like to debug this problem... so the first question is, how can I collect relevant info from the partition for debugging?
The best way is to make a full metadata image of the partition :
ntfsclone -m -t -O <metadata-file> <unmounted-device>
The option -t for preserving timestamps is only available in the ntfsclone integrated in the latest ntfs-3g test version (ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2011.3.28-RC).
Then you compress (bzip2 preferred) the resulting metadata file and make it available on some public server and send me a PM indicating its location.
The metadata file does not contain user data. It however contains the full directory tree with original file names.