Mount / Access NTFS Filesystem / Partition on RHEL / CentOS 6.x


Getting Error for NTFS File System on RHEL / CentOS ?

Unable to mount Partition

Error mounting: mount: unknown filesystem type ‘ntfs’

NTFS on CentOS 6
NTFS on CentOS 6

In ENT Linux like RHEL and CentOS there are no packages installed by default to access or Mount NTFS Partition, I have already share the same kind of article way behind for RHEL 5.x.

I am Sharing how to, So By Following this you will able to Mount / Access NTFS Partitions / FileSystem on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and CentOS 6.x


It is very simple and Basic to Install NTFS Modules on both Linux, Almost Same method is used for the CentOS and RHEL 6.x.

Only Few Packages which needs to be Installed and You are done.

1. Execute Below Command to Install and Configure EPEL Repository 

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~]# wget http://epel.mirror.net.in/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~]# rpm -Uvh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

2. Execute Below Command to Install Package related to NTFS Mount :-

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~]# yum -y install ntfs-3g ntfsprogs

3. Attach NTFS Drive and Execute Below command to Find and Mount Partition :-

# To Find Attached NTFS Partition Execute Below Command :-

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~]# fdisk -l | grep “NTFS”

# You will get output Something like below :- 

/dev/sdb1 * 1 1034 1973248 7 HPFS/NTFS

Execute Below command to Mount NTFS Partition

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~]# mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt

4. To Mount NTFS Partition Permanently You can add following entry to /etc/fstab

<device-name> <mount-point> <file-system-type> <options> <dump> <checking>

Example Entry :-

/dev/sdb1 /mnt ntfs-3g default 0 0

Save and Exit from /etc/fstab

That’s IT, Now You will able to Mount / Access NTFS Partition on RHEL / CentOS 6.x

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16 thoughts on “Mount / Access NTFS Filesystem / Partition on RHEL / CentOS 6.x”

  1. on successful completion of first 2 commands,

    when this command is run – yum -y install ntfs-3g ntfsprogs

    i see an error saying both ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs packages are not available.

    what’s wrong here?

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    i was searching this since many days but havent got proper solution …you have done it thanks …………… again

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