How to Enable NTFS Support in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

What is NTFS Support for RHEL?

NTFS support refers to the ability of a system to read and write to NTFS (New Technology File System) formatted drives. NTFS is a file system used by Microsoft Windows to store and organize files on a hard drive or other storage media.

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), NTFS support is provided by the ntfs-3g package, which allows you to mount NTFS partitions and access the files on them. This is useful if you have a dual-boot system with both Windows and RHEL, or if you need to access data on an NTFS-formatted drive from a RHEL system.

How to Enable NTFS Support in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

To enable NTFS support in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), you need to install the ntfs-3g package and then mount the NTFS partition.

  1. First, update the package manager’s database by running the following command:
sudo yum update
  1. Next, install the ntfs-3g package using the following command:
sudo yum install ntfs-3g
  1. Once the package is installed, you can mount the NTFS partition by using the mount command. For example, to mount an NTFS partition located at /dev/sda1 to the /mnt directory, you can run the following command:
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt

This will mount the NTFS partition at the specified mount point (/mnt in this example). You can then access the files on the NTFS partition by navigating to the /mnt directory.

Note: You may need to add an entry to the /etc/fstab file to make the NTFS partition mount automatically at boot time. To do this, add the following line to the /etc/fstab file, replacing /dev/sda1 and /mnt with the correct values for your system:

/dev/sda1    /mnt    ntfs-3g    defaults    0 0

This will make the NTFS partition available at the /mnt directory every time the system boots up.