How to mount a NTFS disk in XenServer 7

Ever needed to mount a NTFS disk in XenServer 7? If you are trying to copy content from a NTFS disk/drive you will see that XenServer doesn’t supports NTFS by default. Most tutorials I’ve found recommended to install RPMforge which, unfortunately, is discontinued.

But here’s a very easy fix, you can use the EPEL repository as follows:

1. Go to EPEL’s website and get the command for EL7. Example:

Where “LATEST_VERSION” is the latest EPEL version.

2. Update YUM:

3. Install “ntfs-3g”, “ntfsprogs” and “ntfsfix”:

4. List all drives:

You will see a list of drives. Here’s an example of my 2TB drive:

In this case the desired drive is “/dev/sdc” and partition is /dev/sdc1

5. Fix any potential errors on your drive:

Where “sdX” represents the NTFS partition you want to mount. You should see something like this:

6. Create a new directory and mount the NTFS partition. In this example we’ll create a “/ntfs” directory and mount “dev/sdc1”:

That’s it. CONGRATULATIONS! Please let me know if you have any questions or corrections by leaving a comment bellow.

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