CentOS 6

Mount ntfs on CentOS 6

For CentOS-6 the EPEL repository is carrying later NTFS packages. EPEL is also usable for CentOS-5. To install, after enabling the repo per the Repositories page:


# yum install ntfs-3g 

or if you prefer to leave EPEL disabled by default


# yum --enablerepo epel install ntfs-3g 

You may also want to


yum install ntfsprogs ntfsprogs-gnomevfs 

Suppose your ntfs filesystem is /dev/sda1 and you are going to mount it on /mymnt/win, do the following.

First, create a mount point.

# mkdir /mymnt/win 

Next, edit /etc/fstab as follows. To mount read-only:

# /dev/sda1       /mymnt/win   ntfs-3g  ro,umask=0222,defaults 0 0 

To mount read-write:

# /dev/sda1       /mymnt/win   ntfs-3g  rw,umask=0000,defaults 0 0 

You can now mount it by running:

# mount /mymnt/win