Re: NTFS-3g - fuse device is missing
What may cause the open function to return -ENODEV, although the node has been created?
You don't have the FUSE __kernel__ module installed and loaded into your kernel.
NTFS-3G does not need the FUSE user space library, utilities, etc but it does need the FUSE kernel module. This is how it's also documented on the NTFS-3G home page: http://ntfs-3g.org/index.html#installation
Linux: Make sure you have the basic development tools and the kernel includes the FUSE kernel module. [...]
What you were refering to is a simple device file, not the FUSE kernel module. It can exist with and without FUSE kernel module loaded.