Linux mount ntfs or Access NTFS partition from Linux

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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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Posted by: Vivek Gite

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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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 .

  4. 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

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

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

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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?

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