The primary step for enabling NTFS Support for the CentOS Linux / RHEL edition 5.x and 6.x is to install the EPEL repository onto the server.
Use the below command to install EPEL repository in CentOS or RHEL versions
$ 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
What is NTFS-3G ?
NTFS-3G allows you to handle NTFS file systems of Windows OS variants with the needed safety. Its an open source POSIX read/write NTFS for your Linux installations.
It offers the capability to create, delete, rename, move files, directories, hard links, and streams. In-addition it also offers the ability to webmasters with read and write normal and transparently compressed files, that includes streams and sparse files. Special files such as the symbolic links, devices and FIFOs, ACL, extended attributes can be easily handled.
What is the process to Install NTFS-3G ?
You must be logged in as Root for the below command to work :
# yum install ntfs-3g
Checking the Name of an NTFS Partition
Entering the below commands would help you determine the name of an NTFS partition :
# fdisk -l /dev/sda
# fdisk -l /dev/sdb
Steps to Mount /dev/sda1 NTFS Partition at /mnt/ntfs
It is essential to load the fuse driver. The below command should help you do that :
# modprobe fuse
Now using the below command you must build a mount point:
# mkdir /mnt/ntfs
The following command would help you with mounting the ntfs partition :
# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/ntfs
Command for Unmounting the NTFS Partition
# umount /mnt/ntfs
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