How to mount an NTFS drive on Centos/RHEL?

In this article, you will learn how to mount an NTFS drive on Centos/RHEL?

If you want to mount a partition or a hard disk drive, which is formatted using the NTFS filesystem, you have to install the ntfs-3gpackage. This package is available through the EPEL repository. It is the essential package to mount the ntfs filesystem.

Generally, this problem comes when you try to mount the drive, which formatted using ntfs. And it is easy to fix this problem.

So you can follow the steps. Let’s fix ntfs drive mount in Linux.

Installing and enabling EPEL repository

Step 1: To install and enable epel-repository, run the below command.

yum -y install epel-release

Installing ntfs-3g package

Step 2: Install the ntfs-3g package, run the below command.

yum -y install ntfs-3g

Mounting NTFS drive

Step 3: Create a directory where you want to mount that ntfs drive. In the below example I’m going to create a directory in /home/sahil with the name myntfsdrive.

mkdir /home/sahil/myntfsdrive

Checking the partition name for mounting

Step 4: First you have to check your ntfs partition name, in my case, it is /dev/sda1 and mount point which I have created myntfsdrive, you can replace the name of ntfs partition with your ntfs partition name and mount point.

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /home/sahil/myntfsdrive

Mounting ntfs drive permanently

Step 5: To mount it permanently (even after reboot it will remain mounted), you have to add this in fstab. So let’s edit fstab with vi editors or you can use any other editors as per your choice.

vi /etc/fstab

Step 6: So, add the below line but change as per your drive name and mount point.

/dev/sda1 /home/sahil/myntfsdrive ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

Step 7: If you want to make changes effect without restarting the system then you can use below command,

mount -a


In conclusion, you learned to mount the NTFS drive in Linux, which applies to CentOS and RHEL and Fedora any version. I hope you understand, but if you have any questions, you can ask in the comment section.

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