Mount an NTFS drive on CentOS 7

This tutorial will cover how to mount an NTFS drive on CentOS 7. We’ll use the open-source version of the NTFS for Linux driver by Tuxera, NTFS-3G.

The Prerequisites

To mount an NTFS drive, start off by adding the remi-release and epel-release repos to your installation

#Epel Repo: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL
yum install epel-release

#Remi Repo: https://rpms.remirepo.net
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm
rpm -Uvh remi-release-7.rpm

Installation

Issue the following command to install

yum install ntfs-3g

You also need the Fuse package but it’s usually pre-installed on CentOS, just verify if it’s installed or not

yum install fuse

#Load the module
modprobe fuse

List the attached drives to find the NTFS drive to mount

fdisk -l

linux list disk

To mount this drive, issue the following:

#Make a mount point at a location you choose
mkdir /mnt/ntfs-drive

#Mount the drive
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs-drive/

Verify

To verify:

df -h

ntfs-drive-list

That’s it.