How to mount a USB NTFS disk on a CentOS 7 server

Identify the drive


In my case, I did a lsblk before and after. Then I saw this new item:

sdd               8:48   0   1.8T  0 disk
└─sdd1            8:49   0   1.8T  0 part

One could look at the size and then determine if it’s the correct disk.

Make a /mnt/usb directory

mkdir /mnt/usb

Then I ran into this problem:

mount /dev/sdd1 /mnt/usb
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'

Easy enough to Google, so did this:

Install epel-release for ntfs-3g

yum install epel-release

Side note: The above command literally only installs one repo. This is a KVM host, so I wanted to be careful. One can always delete it afterwards.

Then this will enable NTFS reading:

yum install ntfs-3g

Now mounting works.

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