[RESOLVED] Can't mount external NTFS hard drive

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[RESOLVED] Can't mount external NTFS hard drive

Post by tale103108 » 2013/02/07 17:22:59

CentOS 5.8
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After doing the following:

[root@dev]# yum install ntfs
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: mirror.hmc.edu
* extras: mirrors.loosefoot.com
* updates: mirror.stanford.edu
Setting up Install Process
No package ntfs available.
Nothing to do

Can't mount external NTFS hard drive:

[root@dev]# mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'
[root@dev]# mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'
[root@dev]#

Please advise.

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[RESOLVED] Can't mount external NTFS hard drive

Post by TrevorH » 2013/02/07 18:18:53

You'll need to install the ntfs-3g package from the EPEL repository. That's a third party repo so you'll need to install that first.

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Re: [RESOLVED] Can't mount external NTFS hard drive

Post by tale103108 » 2013/02/07 22:56:18

I did the following as 'root' and it worked:

#> rpm -ivh http://mirror.chpc.utah.edu/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

#> yum install ntfs-3g

Thank you.

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Re: [RESOLVED] Can't mount external NTFS hard drive

Post by OrvyDog » 2014/12/03 00:05:46

Had the same problem, but on CENTOS7.
Followed the instructions on this link and worked like a charm for CENTOS7;
so I am thinking this may work for other versions as well:

http://www.digitz.org/2014/10/cannot-mo ... ow-to.html

GOOD LUCK ALL! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: [RESOLVED] Can't mount external NTFS hard drive

Post by nickchacha » 2015/08/30 09:59:50

OrvyDog wrote:Had the same problem, but on CENTOS7.
Followed the instructions on this link and worked like a charm for CENTOS7;
so I am thinking this may work for other versions as well:

http://www.digitz.org/2014/10/cannot-mo ... ow-to.html

GOOD LUCK ALL! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
This worked for me. Though the above link have since broken. Below is the updated link.
http://digitz.org/blog/cannot-mount-ntf ... -7-how-to/
THANKS

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Re: [RESOLVED] Can't mount external NTFS hard drive

Post by TrevorH » 2015/08/30 10:10:04

Better still, don't click on the link at all since it takes you to a site with intrusive adverts. The gist of the article is just 2 commands in any case:

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yum --enablerepo=extras install epel-release
yum install ntfs-3g
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