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Mount NTFS partition in Linux


Mount NTFS partition in Linux

Mount NTFS partition in Redhat Enterpris Linux / Ubuntu Linux

Enterprise Linux distributions like Redhat Enterprise Linux ( RHEL ) does not provide native support to Windows NTFS partitions. However you may wand to mount a NTFS formated partiiton in your RHEL box. Here is a simple howto to mount NTFS partitions in your RHEL box.

First of all you need to install a couple of packages. You can use YUM for installing the packages. The rpmforge yum repo contains required rpm packages for mounting NTFS partitions on Linux server. The packages are fuse and fuse-ntfs-3g.

# yum install fuse fuse-ntfs-3g
Yes, you are done now you can mount ntfs partitions on your rhel server using the mount commandas follows.

# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/device-name /mount-point

For example:
# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media

This one also works!!!!!

# mount.ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media
Newer Ubuntu distributions like Ubuntu 10.04 LTS natively supports NTFS partiitons, so in a Ubuntu server you can mount NTFS partition by just using the above mount commnad.