ok. I'm pretty sure that I cannot boot any NTFS volumes because I have to boot in safe boot. So my next venture is to get out of living in safe boot.
FYI. For those newbies like me that may be searching. You cannot mount an NTFS volume in OS X when booting with safe boot (-x). I finally got out of having to boot with -x by adding the tag 'dart=0'. I can now boot with no problem. Still have no sound, but feels good to boot normal.Go to the full post