First off, bash is not a kernel, it's a shell. The kernel is the "core" of the operating system that handles scheduling, device access, and a host of other things. The problem is that the version of the operating system software shipped with RH9 does not understand how to talk to NTFS file systems. You will need to either compile a new kernel and turn on the NTFS code, find a precompiled kernel, or find a kernel module that you can insert into your kernel to give it NTFS support. A quick Google gave me this site
, which might help.