To Mount NTFS In RHEL 5

This howto is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (RHEL 5) x86_64 edition and using 2.6.18-8.1.3.el5xen kernel. Below are the simple steps to mount NTFS (read/write capability) filesystem on RHEL 5.

1. Download fuse & ntfs-3g
fuse: get it from
ntfs-3g: get it from

2. Install fuse components
[root@meister ~]# rpm -ivh fuse-2.6.5-2_7.el5.x86_64.rpm \
> fuse-kmdl-2.6.18-8.1.3.el5xen-2.6.5-2_7.el5.x86_64.rpm \
> fuse-libs-2.6.5-2_7.el5.x86_64.rpm

3. Install fuse-ntfs-3g
[root@meister ~]# rpm -ivh fuse-ntfs-3g-1.417-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm

4. Mount
[root@meister ~]# mount.ntfs-3g /dev/sda9 /mnt/temp

It’s so simple, isn’t it?

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