How to Access NTFS partition on Linux?

 

By default, Linux doesn’t read NTFS file system, however you can get a program fuse to get it done!

You can use wget utility or if you are using Oracle Enterprise Linux, you can actually get it from the repositary. I will show you both ways.

 

WGET:

[root@gemini temp]# wget http://packages.sw.be/fuse-ntfs-3g/fuse-ntfs-3g-2010.5.22-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
[root@gemini temp]# rpm -ivh fuse-ntfs-3g-2010.5.22-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
[root@gemini temp]# mount[tab][tab] 

Now you see the NTFS mounting tools, feel free to plug in your external hard-drive!

 

OEL Repositary: 

[root@gemini temp]# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
[root@gemini temp]# wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el5.repo
[root@gemini temp]# gedit public-yum-el5.repo

Enable the appropriate repository by editing the yum configuration file
    * Open the yum configuration file in a text editor
    * Locate the section in the file for the repository you plan to update from, e.g. [el4_u6_base]
    * Change enabled=0 to enabled=1

Detail instruction is at http://public-yum.oracle.com   

[root@gemini temp]# yum list
[root@gemini temp]# yum install fuse
[root@gemini temp]# fdisk -l

So, now you should be able to see the NTFS partition or external drive!

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