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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28 comments… add one
  • bhumir shah Mar 12, 2010 @ 6:15

    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 Mar 18, 2010 @ 10:56

    Step1:: wget

    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 Mar 18, 2010 @ 10:57

    this will help u 03.18.10 at 10:56 am

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Step1:: wget

    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 Jun 26, 2010 @ 8:13

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

    • chhailu Aug 30, 2011 @ 16:32

      fdisk is good commad for mount the partition

  • sree Apr 1, 2011 @ 8:23

    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 Sep 28, 2011 @ 18:24

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

  • sobin Sep 28, 2011 @ 18:33

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

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