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  • 1. How to Mount NTFS Partition CetnOS / RHEL.CEntOS and RHEL is no more supporting NTFS partition.(harddisk, removable usb External harddisk)for mounting NTFS File system under CentOS / Rhel based LinuxDistribution you requre to install some packages to makeNTFS partition to be mount.packages required :fuse (Filesystem in Userspace, core Package)fuse-ntfs-3g (NTFS File System Driver)Online Installation by using yum (Yellow-Dog Updater Modified)open Terminal window and Login as a Root user.At Command prompt apply This command to install both packages.# yum install fuse fuse-ntfs-3gFind the device name which contains NTFS Partition.# fdisk -lin this case our test system have sdb1 device name.Create a Directory , which will be mounted as a NTFS Partition.# mkdir /media/hddMount sdb1 Device with Created Directory# mount /dev/sdb1 /media/hddNow you can access NTFS Partition.
  • 2. SECOND METHODAccessing the shared folder from LinuxThere are two very easy ways to access shared folders in Linux. The easiest way (inGnome) is to press (ALT+F2) to bring up the run dialog and type smb:// followed by theIP address and the folder name. As shown below, I need to typesmb://192.168.1.3/Shared. If you have your Windows account passworded, you will needto enter the password to access the shared folder.And than mark in favouritesTHIRD METHODIn order to access NTFS file system you need install special module i.e. driver. It can bedownloaded from following urlhttp://www.linux-ntfs.org/content/view/128/64/Select your Fedora Core Linux version and then download appropriate driver accordingto your kernel version.To find out your kernel version use following command:Code: # uname –rOnce downloaded driver use rpm command to install it:Code: # rpm -ihv kernel-ntfs*Now to mount NTFS windows XP system partition use mount command:Code: #mkdir -p /mnt/cmount -t ntfs /dev/hdXY /mnt/cORCode: #mount -t ntfs -o nls=utf8 /dev/hdXY /mntUse fdisk -l command to find out name of NTFS partion:Code:#fdisk -l5th Method Mount NTFS windows partitions on Fedora 7
  • 3. Windows uses a different filesystem (NTFS) to store files. In order for Fedora to read thatfilesystem, you require NTFS support in your kernel. There are multiple ways now tosupport NTFS in Linux. The following solution uses NTFS-3G which uses "Fuse"support in more recent kernels.NOTE: As of Fedora 7, devices previously referenced by /dev/hda and /dev/hdb will bereferenced by /dev/sda and /dev/sdb (respectively).To setup NTFS access you must (1) install NTFS support, (2) check how many partitionsyou have, (3) create mount points, (4) mount partitions, and (5) update fstab to mount atnext boot.1. Install NTFS SupportThe software required for NTFS support is included in the DVD installation. If not,install using yum:[mirandam@charon ~]$ OpenDNS yum install fuse fuse-libs ntfs-3gUsers without yum, either download or use your Fedora 7 DVD to install the followingRPMs: fuse, fuse-lib and ntfs-3g.2. Check Your PartitionsUse fdisk to list partitions. Most ATA hard drives will be /dev/sda. Drives may also showup as /dev/sdb depending on your configuration.[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo /sbin/fdisk -lu /dev/sda | grep NTFSUsually the first will be a drive "letter": C drive, next D, etc. Hence /dev/sda1 is my C:drive used by Windows.3. Create Mount PointsFor every partition in step 2 that you wish to access, you will need a "mount point". Amount point is just a directory. Common directories are: /media/ and /mnt/. Usewhichever, but be consistent.[mirandam@charon ~]$ cd /media/ [mirandam@charon media]$ sudo mkdir c_drived_drive e_driveYou do not have to use these names, if you prefer to create folders such as movies,documents, or winxp, any name will work (recommended without spaces).
  • 4. 4. Mount PartitionsUsing the NTFS-3G we can either mount the NTFS partitions read-only or read-write.For new users, read-only is recommended.[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/c_drive -t ntfs-3g -r -oumask=0222[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo mount /dev/sda2 /media/d_drive -t ntfs-3g -r -oumask=0222[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo mount /dev/sda3 /media/e_drive -t ntfs-3g -r -oumask=0222Read/Write Access: The above is for read-only access. In order to mount read/write, youmust use the -rw -o umask=0000.Example:[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/c_drive -t ntfs-3g -rw -oumask=0000HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Please run man mount to understand what umask= does.5. Update /etc/fstabEvery time Fedora boots, the partitions must be mounted. To automatically mount, youmust edit /etc/fstab.Open /etc/fstab in an editor: (use nano instead of gedit if you do not have a GUI)[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo gedit /etc/fstabAdd these lines to the END of the file:/dev/sda1 /media/c_drive ntfs-3g ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0/dev/sda2 /media/d_drive ntfs-3g ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0/dev/sda3 /media/e_drive ntfs-3g ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0Read/Write Access: The above is for read-only access. In order to mount read/write, youmust use the rw,defaults,umask=0000. Example:/dev/sda1 /media/c_drive ntfs-3g rw,defaults,umask=0000 0 0