Mount NTFS partition on CentOS 5

My CentOS version is CentOS-5.1

Installing the NTFS kernel Module
First you need to download the NTFS kernel modules rpm from
You should download the version of the kernel module related to your kernel version.

To determine your kernel version:

#uname -r

My kernel version is 2.6.18-53.el5.
Hence, I downloaded the rpm kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.18-53.el5-2.1.27-0.rr.10.11.i686.rpm

Install the RPM:

#rpm -ihv kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.18-53.el5-2.1.27-0.rr.10.11.i686.rpm

Load the kernel module:

#modprobe ntfs

If you get errors, you have problems.

If it completes without any errors, run the command below and check the output for ntfs.
If you see ntfs, you are ready to mount the drive!

#cat /proc/filesystems

Mounting the partition
View the partition table information:

#fdisk -l

The NTFS partition you wish to mount should be listed as HPFS/NTFS under the System column.

Mount the partition:

#mkdir /media/windowsdrive
#mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /media/windowsdrive

In the above command, replace "/dev/hda1" specific to your configuration.