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Hello All, I am using the CentOS 6, I am not a regular user of Linux but using it regularly now a days. I am facing problem, since i attached ...
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    Problem Mounting NTFS on CentOS6


    Hello All,

    I am using the CentOS 6, I am not a regular user of Linux but using it regularly now a days.

    I am facing problem, since i attached my USB drive of 500 GB NTFS to the system It give me below error :

    Error mounting: mount: unknown file-system type 'ntfs'.

    I have read various help records regarding this but did not found any solution.

    Please guide me in detail.

    Thanks,
    Sukh

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    The unknown bit makes me think perhaps the package that handles ntfs is missing.


    Check this out for the yum stanzas to install it if it's missing:
    (argh, won't let me post the url because I'm a newb here; google for:
    centos mount ntfs
    and eyeball the TipsAndTricks wiki page that comes up. )

    I'm an aptitude guy (debian-based distro side) so I don't want to start lying to you...

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    In the past, linux did not natively have NTFS support. I believe you need a package called fuse.

    for centos:
    Code:
    yum install fuse
    Or, you may try using ntfs-3g instead of ntfs
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    That fuse stuff was what was in the URL the forum wouldn't let me post...

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    In the past, I did the following to mount NTFS volumes:

    TipsAndTricks/NTFS - CentOS Wiki

    You will need to have the rpmforge repository installed.
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