How To Enable NTFS Support in CentOS 6.3

on January 20 | in Linux | by | with 42 Comments

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.

1) Preparation

Enable EPEL repository using following command.

2) Install NTFS Drivers.

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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42 Responses to How To Enable NTFS Support in CentOS 6.3

  1. Kums says:

    Thanks a lot my friend. That solved my issues while I had wasted more than an hour before I saw your posting. 🙂

  2. 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)

    Best regards.

  3. Note: epel-release-6-8.noarch was already installed on RHEL 6.3.

  4. Udit says:

    Hi
    Thanks a lot. Been worried about it for so long. Really helped me.

  5. biren says:

    I got error in centod 6.5

    Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel. Please verify its path and try again

  6. Natakorn says:

    Thank you it’s work with my CentOS 6.5

  7. tARU says:

    thanks !!
    now its working…

  8. Anil Kumar says:

    thanks a lot

  9. siva says:

    Dear Friends

    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

    .
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    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.

  10. @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.

    http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/Fedora/epel/6/x86_64/

    Regards,

    Sohail Riaz

  11. Siva says:

    My Dear Sohail Riaz,

    Thanks a Lot. Now its working .

    super!!!…….. super!!!

    Sivas

  12. siva says:

    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.

    With Regards,

    Siva

  13. siva says:

    Dear i am using rsync -avz /……./…………./ /……………/……………./ command

  14. hiren says:

    hi,
    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.
    good day,
    hiren ( renruhak.org )

  15. Pathum says:

    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…!!!

  16. Akil says:

    Thanks, it works…

  17. Bunty says:

    Thanks! It solved the issue.

  18. Jorge says:

    Thanks. It works!!!!

  19. John says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this .

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  21. Michel says:

    Works fine!!! thank you very much!!!

  22. hari says:

    Thnk u Bro!!! Worked!!! 😀

  23. JVGD says:

    thanks a lot that was really helpful!

  24. Kevin says:

    I’d just like to say thankyou, after years of working with Windows decided to dabble with Linux, worked perfectly for me straight away

  25. Praful says:

    Hi Sohail,
    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

    Error Summary
    ————-

  26. @Praful: The error indicates you have ntfs-3g already installed. You just need to skip install part,

  27. popeypersonal says:

    Thanks it works

  28. mahi says:

    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.

  29. mahi says:

    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

  30. @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.

    Regards,

  31. mahi says:

    Hi,

    I used below steps Kindly check if anything wrong after using below commands unable to boot from usb

    mkfs.vfat /dev/sdc
    dd if=path of iso file of=/dev/sdc

  32. mahi says:

    Hi,

    Kindly provide me complete steps from start to end so I can use steps

  33. mahi says:

    Hi,

    Waiting for your reply?

  34. mahi says:

    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

  35. Frans says:

    Man, really thanks!!

    Work perfectly, CentOS 6.4.

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  39. prakash_panda@yahoo.com says:

    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
    PC PANDA

  40. @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.

    Regards,
    Sohail

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