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Linux mount ntfs or Access NTFS partition from Linux

Q. How do I access my Windows NT/XP NTFS partition from Linux?

A. In order to access NTFS partition you need support compiled into running Linux kernel. You may need to recompile the kernel to include NTFS support.

There is a Linux-NTFS project. The goals of the project are to develop reliable and full feature access to NTFS by the Linux kernel driver, and by a user space filesystem (ntfsmount), and to provide a wide collection of NTFS utilities (ntfsprogs) and a developer's library (libntfs) for other GPLed programs.

You can download Linux-NTFS drivers and utilities here

You can download RedHat or Fedora specific binary here

The step by step instructions for mounting Windows XP NTFS file system under Fedora Linux are here on our site.

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  • Wlaid Rudwan December 28, 2006, 12:35 pm

    can you please tell me how to mount ntfs on linux redhat,step by step please

  • nixCraft December 29, 2006, 10:33 am
  • Wlaid Rudwan February 7, 2007, 9:24 am

    Hello again I have asked before about mounting the nfts file system on linux redhat enterprise 4, some one send me a link but I couldn’t get which subject to use my computer is pentium 4(laptop) so what should I do pleae help me and I hope the answer be so in detail.also I have another computer pentium 4 acer also.

  • rahul February 12, 2007, 4:32 pm

    How do I access my Windows NT/XP NTFS partition from Linux?

  • Hector April 20, 2007, 1:55 pm

    How do access (read-write) an NTFS partition using Knoppix 5.1 Live CD. I have this harrdisk that I want to update by adding some files.

    Thank You

  • amila April 24, 2007, 5:18 pm

    I need to access xp through red hat Linux.I saw many links which i should install for that.But can you tell me which one i should down laod. If you can send me the exact link .

  • kulpreet April 26, 2007, 4:22 pm

    Q. how to configure oracle installation in linux?what are the steps to configure?

  • momo zohouri July 11, 2007, 6:10 am

    Hello dear , i have some problem in mounting my Windows NTFS partiions in LINUX REDHAT EL4, ntfs-progs . ntfs-fuse , while mounting i got this message : fs type ntfs not supported by kernel

    so many thanks in advance,
    Momo Zohouri

  • Patel nilesh October 1, 2007, 6:06 pm

    dear all
    how to access(mount) the ntfs partition in linux-5-4.please reply as soon as posible

  • Vijaysurya January 19, 2008, 3:55 am

    It is very usefull for all.

  • Harish May 3, 2008, 7:35 pm

    how do dial-up connection in redhat linux

  • Muhammad Maroof July 2, 2008, 10:54 am

    I am unable to access my NTFS partion in Ubuntu

    What should i do now

  • deepak November 13, 2008, 6:49 am

    can i access xp partion from linux

  • sumit kr bisdaha December 7, 2008, 9:58 am

    can you please tell me how to mount ntfs on linux redhat,step by step please

  • simon January 28, 2009, 6:30 pm

    how do you h@x in linux? step by step. i need now.

  • Amit May 25, 2009, 9:00 am

    How to access NTFS (XP) partitions on the same machine where Linux 5 is running as a virtual O/S. Need your help

  • Help August 20, 2009, 7:20 am

    How to mount NTFS fs in redhat Linux

  • Kamlesh September 17, 2009, 6:02 am

    How to mount NTFS partition in CentOS?

  • sagiras October 20, 2009, 9:43 am

    so many question and none answers xD

  • Sreedhar.P December 3, 2009, 5:08 pm

    I am unable to access my NTFS partion iin linux(fedora 9)

  • bhumir shah March 12, 2010, 6:15 am

    I used redhat linux 9 with dual boot on winxp.
    I want to access ntfs partition in redhat linux9 .

    please give me suggestion for same.

  • this will help u March 18, 2010, 10:56 am

    Step1:: wget http://www.ntfs-3g.org/ntfs-3g-1.1120.tgz

    Step2:: tar xzf ntfs-3g-1.1120.tgz

    step3: cd ntfs-3g-1.1120
    ./configure; make; make install

    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs/

  • arnab March 18, 2010, 10:57 am

    this will help u 03.18.10 at 10:56 am

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Step1:: wget http://www.ntfs-3g.org/ntfs-3g-1.1120.tgz

    Step2:: tar xzf ntfs-3g-1.1120.tgz

    step3: cd ntfs-3g-1.1120
    ./configure; make; make install

    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs/

  • virender soni June 26, 2010, 8:13 am

    #fdisk -l (show the partition table)
    #mount (partion name ) (mount point)
    exp:- # mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

    • chhailu August 30, 2011, 4:32 pm

      fdisk is good commad for mount the partition

  • sree April 1, 2011, 8:23 am

    please anyone send me the way to access my windows partition from redhat linux.
    can u give me the detaild commands?
    any plg ins needed?

  • sobin September 28, 2011, 6:24 pm

    sir………..
    how can i permanently mount ntfs file system in redhat 5 …

  • sobin September 28, 2011, 6:33 pm

    which command i can use in place defaults in fdisk /dev/sda

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