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I installed RHEL 6 on my computer on the last drive with Windows XP. In RHEL 6 my drive has not been opened, it shows unable to mount NTFS file. So what can I do to resolve that?

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migrated from Mar 1 '11 at 7:22

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Install dkms and ntfs-3g from EPEL:

  • For i386:

    rpm -Uvh
  • For x86_64:

    rpm -Uvh


yum install dkms ntfs-3g
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The provided link doesn't work in RH6.0 (beta), but after testing I found that this works: – Stani Mar 29 '11 at 18:33

The above answers did not work for me. Under Red Hat RHEL Server 6.3 (64 bit) to mount NTFS drives use the following commands:

rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
yum install ntfs-3g
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I just wanted to say that under Red Hat Enterprise Workstation 6.1 (system patched on 2011-12-05) a combination of the above mentioned commands worked:

rpm -Uvh
yum install ntfs-3g

Of course, you need to su first, but this did the trick for me for accessing an NTFS formatted USB disk.

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You only have to install a few packages.

  1. Execute these commands to install and configure the EPEL repository:

    rpm -Uvh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
  2. Execute this command to install packages related to NTFS mount:

    yum -y install ntfs-3g ntfsprogs
  3. Attach NTFS drive and mount the partition.

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