Installing NTFS-3g support


I need to mount an NTFS formatted drive, but it seems like ntfs-3g is not already installed nor present in the repos.

I ran several searches related to Nethserver and even CentOS, but couldn´t find a way to safely install it. I did find suggestion about using EPEL repository but the system said epel wasn´t available and I didn´t want to force the use of an unsupported repo that could eventually break the system.

Any suggestions on how can I add ntfs-3g ?

Thanks in advance.

Epel is the mandatory repository when you want to play with centos/redhat servers


yeah, but where does that leave me regarding NTFS?

This is what I get I attempt to install it:

$> yum install ntfs-3g
Loaded plugins: changelog, fastestmirror, nethserver_events, presto
Setting up Install Process
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile

  • centos-base:
  • centos-updates:
  • nethserver-base:
  • nethserver-updates:
    centos-base | 3.7 kB 00:00
    centos-base/primary_db | 4.6 MB 00:02
    centos-updates | 3.4 kB 00:00
    centos-updates/primary_db | 4.0 MB 00:01
    nethserver-base | 3.7 kB 00:00
    nethserver-base/primary_db | 436 kB 00:01
    nethserver-updates | 4.1 kB 00:00
    nethserver-updates/primary_db | 213 kB 00:00
    No package ntfs-3g available.
    Error: Nothing to do

$> yum --enablerepo epel install ntfs-3g
Loaded plugins: changelog, fastestmirror, nethserver_events, presto
Error getting repository data for epel, repository not found


The instructions to add repositories can be found at the Developers Manual:

Download and install EPEL repository package:

yum localinstall -y

Globally disable EPEL repository:

eorepo centos-{base,updates} nethserver-{base,updates}

Enable EPEL repository only when installing a single package:

yum --enablerepo=epel install <mypackage>

better to give you the answer, I prefer to teach you how ask to google

write in : install ntfs centos

Ehi Alex, happy to see again from Uruguay!
have you sorted out thanks to @stephdl and @dnutan advice?

Thank you @dnutan, I will use that info tomorrow.

@alefattorini, Hi man, I just read the posts and I think that should do it. Thanks for caring.

@stephdl… I know very well how to do my searches, by my posts you could have seen that I found about epel but what I don’t know is if it’s safe to go that route as I am new to Nethserver and not versed enough in its parity level with CentoOS.
With al due respect, you are engaging users with the wrong attitude if you are trying to provide assistence.

No problem for me…it is just a joke that I have had myself from others also, but you are right i’m not good in forum assistance. I do prefer to help on other areas.