I have an external HDD, Maxtor, with an NTFS partition on it. How can this be mounted on an RHEL5 OS?


assuming you have ntfs-3g installed, you can mount it by using

mount /dev/sdX# -t ntfs-3g /media/MOUNTPOINT


X = letter (depends on your computer)
# = number (partition number you want to mount)
MOUNTPOINT = folder (where this disk would be mounted)
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    use a command like fdisk -l to get a list of possible device names. – Zoredache Jun 28 '10 at 7:40
  • Is ntfs3g read-writable now? Last I heard it was still RO and RW is experimental. To be safe you can mount the volume as read only by modifying the above command as: mount /dev/sdX# -t ntfs-3g -o ro /media/MOUNTPOINT – Matthew Jul 13 '12 at 1:30

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