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I have RHEL 5.8 64 bit, and NTFS partition on the same disk. How can I get access to this partition?

This answer Unable to mount NTFS drive with RHEL 6 doesn't work for me:

[root@localhost alex]# rpm -Uvh
error: skipping - transfer failed - Unknown or unexpected error
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There is no host named - the name server for says NXDOMAIN (no such domain). I find it curious that RPM apparently does not handle this error case in any better way than failing with "transfer failed - Unknown or unexpected error". Surely it would be quite common for users to mistype URLs. – Michael Kjörling Jul 4 '12 at 14:49
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Did you run these with sudo or sudo su? So:

sudo rpm -ivh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
sudo yum install ntfs-3g


sudo su -
rpm -ivh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
yum install ntfs-3g
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Thanks, the first command succeeded. The second (rpm) gives the following error: rpmlib(FileDigests) <= 4.6.0-1 is needed by rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64 How can I fix this? – 0123456789 Jul 4 '12 at 14:59
Sorry, I included a link to a Red Hat 6.X version of the rpm, please see edited answer for corrected commands for Red Hat 5.X. – Alex Berry Jul 4 '12 at 15:03
Thanks. Now, how can I find and mount this partition? – 0123456789 Jul 5 '12 at 5:53
OK, solution is found. – 0123456789 Jul 5 '12 at 6:24

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