[CentOS] Full NTFS support

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at nasa.gov
Wed Mar 21 21:18:08 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-03-21 at 14:17 -0400, Mark Hull-Richter wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> > Behalf Of Feizhou
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 1:28 AM
> > To: CentOS mailing list
> > Subject: [CentOS] Full NTFS support
> > 
> > http://www.ntfs-3g.org/
> > 
> > Anybody interested?
> > 
> > Someone built a package for RHEL4...
> I was until last night when I converted the last of my NTFS partitions
> to ext3.
> OTOH, does anyone REALLY want to use NTFS?  ;^)

Not really, but some may HAVE to use NTFS. :-P

For CentOS5 - ntfs-3g and dep fuse build/install from Fedora Extras
SRPMS ntfs-3g-1.0-1.fc7.src.rpm and fuse-2.6.3-2.fc6.src.rpm

However, when an attempt is made to mount one gets:
FATAL: Module fuse not found.

My guess is the fuse module is not in the standard kernel.  Perhaps when
we see C5 centosplus?

For CentOS4 seems ntfs-3g needs fuse which needs kernel >= 2.6.14 when
using the above SRPMS.  Can get fuse RPMS and kmdl from ATrpms testing
repo if you're feeling brave.  RPMforge has a dkms-fuse also.  Would
still need to build ntfs-3g unless someone has one I missed.

Or use knoppix or another live distro that has ntfs-3g.


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