HOWTO Use NTFS on Fedora

1. Install ntfs-3g through yum
[root@localhost nordin]# yum install -y ntfs-3g

2. Check for available NTFS partition on your HDD
[root@localhost nordin]# /sbin/fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 4 32098+ de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 * 5 7373 59191492+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 7374 19452 97024567+ f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
/dev/sda5 7374 15583 65946793+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 15584 15596 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 15597 19452 30973288+ 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/dm-0: 29.5 GB, 29595009024 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3598 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-1: 2080 MB, 2080374784 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 252 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

3. So there are two NTFS partition available which is /dev/sda2 & /dev/sda5. We are going to work on both of them.

4. Create mount point for each drive. I’ve created c_drive & d_drive in /media/
[root@localhost nordin]# mkdir /media/c_drive/
[root@localhost nordin]# mkdir /media/d_drive/

5. Now mount both NTFS partition onto the mount point using ntfs-3g
[root@localhost nordin]# ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /media/c_drive/ -o force
[root@localhost nordin]# ntfs-3g /dev/sda5 /media/d_drive/ -o force

6. Done. Now you can browse through both folder using /media/c_drive & /media/d_drive

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