3.16. NTFS (Mounting Windows partitions under L...

You may wish to have NTFS drivers available on your management node to be able to mount windows formatted drives.  This includes USB drives, and other things which may come preformatted with Windows.  To do this, you need to install the fuse drivers. 

In CentOS, we add the RPMforge repository to get these RPMs from YUM.  If you are not planning on using YUM, and you are lucky then you can probably find the necessary RPMS at

If you plan to put this in YUM then you can follow the instructions on the CentOS wiki at:


rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el4.rf*rpm
rpm --import
rpm -K rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el4.rf.*.rpm

Doing the above should set up a basic repository for you to get the NTFS drivers.

Once you have the repo set up, you should be able to run:

yum -y install fuse-ntfs-3g fuse dkms dkms-fuse

Note that this will install the kernel-devel RPM if it is not currently installed.  Make sure that the kernel-devel RPM that is installed matches your currently running kernel. 

Once installed, you should be able to mount NTFS by adding something like the following to /etc/fstab

/dev/sdb1       /isos   ntfs-3g rw,umask=0000,defalts 0 0

and then run

# mount -a

Alternatively, you could just do a quick mount on the command line via:

# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /isos


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