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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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Install dkms and ntfs-3g from EPEL:

  • For i386:

    rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm
    
  • For x86_64:

    rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm
    

Then,

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: http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm –  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:

wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
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 http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
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:

    wget http://epel.mirror.net.in/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
    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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