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Old 04-04-2010, 12:42 AM   #1
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Lightbulb how to mount NTFS partition in RHEL5

I have Redhat Enterprise linux 5 and Windows 7 installed in my PC. I want to mount NTFS partition from linux. please help me by giving instructions. thanks.
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sudo mkdir /windows
sudo modprobe ntfs
sudo mount /dev/sdnx /windows -t ntfs
# where n is the disk device and x is the partition (i.e. /dev/sda1 is the first disk and first partition.

The ntfs partition should then be mounted at /windows
Old 04-04-2010, 02:52 AM   #3
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To mount any NTFS either local or remote partitions on a linux box simply follow the steps given below :-

cd /usr/local/src/
tar -xvf ntfsprogs-2.0.0.tar.gz
chown root.root -R ntfsprogs-2.0.0
cd ntfsprogs-2.0.0
make && make install

Apart from these method there is also ntfs-3g package which comes with redhat/centos/fedora distribution package and can be installed with the yum package manager . Simply run the following command from any linux terminal :-

yum install ntfs-3g ntfs-3g-devel

To mount any ntfs partition simple run the command :-

mount -t ntfs </path/to/windows/partition/> /mnt (If using ntfsprogs)


mount -t ntfs-3g </path/to/windows/partition/> /mnt (If using ntfs-3g)

To make the entry permanent edit the /etc/fstab file and add the following line :-

</path/to/windows/partition/> /mnt ntfs defaults 0 0 # (If using ntfsprogs)


</path/to/windows/partition/> /mnt ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 # (If using ntfs-3g)

Here the value "</path/to/windows/partition/>" is any path to your windows partition or folder .

Now a days linux os like suse comes pre-installed with ntfs support .

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Old 04-06-2010, 01:15 AM   #4
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I have download file from this site and have done these steps..........
tar -xvf ntfsprogs-2.0.0.tar.gz
chown root.root -R ntfsprogs-2.0.0
cd ntfsprogs-2.0.0
make && make install

Still I have failed to mount ntfs pertition with this command ........
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt

The error is .................
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'

Now what should I do ?
I am using RHEL5.4 and kernel is 2.6.18-164.el5


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