In this how to I will describe how to enable NTFS support in CentOS 6.3. By default CentOS 6.x doesnt comes with NTFS support to mount NTFS partition either on hard disk or usb drives. Fedora provies EPEL repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is a volunteer-based community effort from the Fedora project to create a repository of high-quality add-on packages that complement the Fedora-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its compatible spinoffs, such as CentOS and Scientific Linux. NTFS drivers ntfs-3g is available through EPEL repository.
Enable EPEL repository using following command.
rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
2) Install NTFS Drivers.
yum -y install ntfs-3g
The above command will install ntfs-3g package which bring NTFS support to your CentOS 6.3 installation. Just plug in your ntfs usb drives or use mount command to enable ntfs hard drive partitions.
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Thanks a lot my friend. That solved my issues while I had wasted more than an hour before I saw your posting. 🙂
Thank you. I just needed to run the Install NTFS Drivers:
# yum -y install ntfs-3g
The Seagate usb-drive was mounted as
/dev/sdd1 on /media/Seagate Backup Plus Drive type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
Note: epel-release-6-8.noarch was already installed on RHEL 6.3.
Thanks a lot. Been worried about it for so long. Really helped me.
I got error in centod 6.5
Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel. Please verify its path and try again
Thank you it’s work with my CentOS 6.5
now its working…
thanks a lot
Please give me advice. I want to enable USB HDD in my CentOS 6.4 Server So, I try to below commands. in same thing it is working another server.
#rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
package epel-release-6-8.noarch is already installed
Then i type below command
#yum -y install ntfs-3g
But It Showing
No package ntfs-3g available.
Error: Nothing to do
What I do now.
@siva: check /etc/yum.repos.d/epel*.repo for line enabled=1, the value should be 1. If its enabled then try to do
yum list | grep -i ntfs
If it doesnt show, then there might be some issue. You can then download directly from following location. It has no dependency so it will install individually.
My Dear Sohail Riaz,
Thanks a Lot. Now its working .
Dear Sohail Riaz,
Already i told before discussion, i am using for backup USB External HDD in cent os. Here,
during of backup first i got one error that is “rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(600) [sender=3.0.6]” then i use a command # yum install rsync -y . After that its take a backup 50% then its showing same error with” RSYNC error: rsync: cannot stat destination “/somefolder/somewhere/there”: Input/output error (5)” this error.
Then i Check the net ,there said this is permission error. So i checked all folder all it is in full permission.
Here i dont have other backup only 250 gb i want to take backup. now 130 gb done it. after that am not able to take a backup. because error was came. So please help me for that problem and give the advice.
Dear i am using rsync -avz /……./…………./ /……………/……………./ command
I installed centos and first tried to open my window drives but I really could not open it. I came across your site and tried your solution and its really worked for me.
thanks for the post.
hiren ( renruhak.org )
Thank you so much…!!!
I refered so many articles but no one mentioned how to Enable EPEL repository using commands except you. Thank you again…!!!
Thanks, it works…
Thanks! It solved the issue.
Thanks. It works!!!!
Thank you very much for sharing this .
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Works fine!!! thank you very much!!!
Thnk u Bro!!! Worked!!! 😀
thanks a lot that was really helpful!
I’d just like to say thankyou, after years of working with Windows decided to dabble with Linux, worked perfectly for me straight away
i am getting this error while installing “yum -y install ntfs-3g”
Transaction check error:
file /usr/bin/ntfs-3g conflicts between attempted installs of ntfs-3g-2:2015.3.14-1.el6.x86_64 and ntfs-3g-2:2015.3.14-1.el6.x86_64
file /usr/bin/ntfsmount conflicts between attempted installs of ntfs-3g-2:2015.3.14-1.el6.x86_64 and ntfs-3g-2:2015.3.14-1.el6.x86_64
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@Praful: The error indicates you have ntfs-3g already installed. You just need to skip install part,
Thanks it works
Hi Sohail Riaz,
Could you let me know how to make pendrive bootable in Centos6.5 by command line.I have iso image of Centos6.5
I don’t want to use any third party software e.g(unetbootin,rufus)
Kindly provide me complete steps to make pendrive bootable.
I have searched many links on google but nothing is helpful.
I want to install centos6.5 through make pendrive bootable by command line in Centos
@Mahi: Just format your drive and run following command
dd if=CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso of=/dev/sdc
/dev/sdc should be your usb device file. If you dont know run fdisk -l to list it for you.
I used below steps Kindly check if anything wrong after using below commands unable to boot from usb
dd if=path of iso file of=/dev/sdc
Kindly provide me complete steps from start to end so I can use steps
Waiting for your reply?
Hello Sohail Riaz,
Waiting for your reply to provide me complete steps from start to end so I can use steps.
For pendrive bootable in Centos
Man, really thanks!!
Work perfectly, CentOS 6.4.
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Dear Mr.Sohail I went through your article it is a nice article as far as linux point of view. But unfortunately it didn’t solve my problem which I am currently facing. I am using RHEL6 and want to install NTFS-3g through yum to enable NTFS partition in linux. I followed the same steps what you have mentioned in your article but unable to install ntfs-3g. My rpm packages are available under /rhel folder I downloaded the .rpm packages for ntfs and paste it under /rhel thereafter I started to install the packages using YUM command but it didn’t work. So kindly suggest me somer other procedures so that it would be helpful to me.
Thanks and Regard
@Prakash: go to yours /rhel directory and run following command.
yum localinstall ntfs-3g*.rpm
The above ntfs-3g* should be full name of package you download.