How to Mount and Access NTFS Partition on Linux Centos/RHEL

How to Mount and Access NTFS Partition on Linux Centos/RHEL

How to Mount and Access NTFS Partition on Linux Centos/RHEL

How to enable NTFS support on CentOS Linux version 5 or 6? How do I mount ntfs partition under RHEL 5 or 6? 
First, you need to install EPEL repo as described here. The following command will turn in EPEL repo on RHEL / CentOS version 6.x:             

$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm

NTFS-3G

NTFS-3G is a stable, open source, GPL licensed, POSIX, read/write NTFS driver for Linux. It provides safe handling of the Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 NTFS file systems.

NTFS-3G can create, remove, rename, move files, directories, hard links, and streams; it can read and write normal and transparently compressed files, including streams and sparse files; it can handle special files like symbolic links, devices, and FIFOs, ACL, extended attributes; moreover it provides full file access right and ownership support.

How Do I Install NTFS-3G?

Type the following command as root user:

# yum install ntfs-3g

Sample outputs:

yum install ntfs-3g
Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, subscription-manager
Updating Red Hat repositories.
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package ntfs-3g.x86_64 2:2011.4.12-3.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Dependencies Resolved
===============================================================================
 Package         Arch           Version                     Repository    Size
===============================================================================
Installing:
 ntfs-3g         x86_64         2:2011.4.12-3.el6           epel         247 k
Transaction Summary
===============================================================================
Install       1 Package(s)
Total download size: 247 k
Installed size: 624 k
Is this ok [y/N]:

How Do I Find Out NTFS Partition Name?

Simply type the following command:

# fdisk -l /dev/sda
# fdisk -l /dev/sdb

Sample outputs:

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf0000000
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          13      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2              14       60802   488281089    5  Extended
/dev/sda5              14       59767   479970304   83  Linux
/dev/sda6           59767       60802     8309760   82  Linux swap / Solaris

How Do I Mount /dev/sda1 NTFS Partition at /mnt/ntfs?

First, load the fuse driver, enter:

# modprobe fuse

Create a mount point, enter:

# mkdir /mnt/ntfs

To mount the ntfs partition, enter:

# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/ntfs

You can use regular Unix commands to copy or access the files:

$ df -h
$ mount
$ cd /mnt/ntfs
$ cp foo /tmp

How Do I Unmount NTFS Partition?

Type the following command:

# umount /mnt/ntfs

 

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