How to mount NTFS partition of VMWare disk in CentOS 5

First , you might have to get rpmforge YUM repo from here..

Then.. let’g get the support for ntfs for current running kernel with this :

yum install ntfs-3g -y

it shall sort out all the necessary dependencies for this to work..

then.. either test with external NTFS partional..

to mount just need


mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb -t ntfs-3g

assuming the external drive is located at /dev/sdb1

and for permanent resolution to get it mounted after each boot ..
just need to add something *like* the following line into “/etc/fstab”

/dev/sda1       /media/C   vfat  rw,umask=0000,defaults 0 
/dev/sda3       /media/D   ntfs-3g  rw,umask=0000,defaults 0 
/dev/sda8       /media/E   ntfs-3g  rw,umask=0000,defaults 0

if want to read something on VMWware disk.. (*.vmdk)
with the partition type of NTFS (*sigh..*)

there is a script come with the VMware itself..

[root@nb-namran ~]# rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/

just need to append it to become something like this ..

/usr/bin/ /home/user/vmware/winxp/winxp.vmdk 1 /media/winxp -t ntfs-3g

then..yes.. shall be able to read/write it at /media/winxp

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p/s : the above picture is because it had been turned off due to improper shutdown of WinXP on VMware.. .. 😎

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3 Responses

  1. robfish88 says:

    Thank you very much…….

  2. robfish88 says:

    Kindly advice, I want to use OpenWRT for my TP-Link router model TL-WR1043ND version 1.10 starting serial number with 12.

    Requested for UNIFI Malaysia 20 MB

    Kindly advice which files I do need to download, highly appropriated in advance .



    (Shah Alam)

  3. robfish88 says:

    Good Morning ,
    I have a TL-WR1043ND router Ver 1.10 and not able to find Hardware version, as what I understood from other posts that this should be then Hardware version 1.
    Have installed OpenWRT in total 3 files :
    German stock firmware (v3.9.17)
    – attitude_adjustment 12.09-rc2 and
    attitude_adjustment 12.09-rc2 and able to able access my router TL-WRT1043ND

    I guess that it is my age (59) but I a losing it on the configuration and explanation, first the first of all on many images that I have seen on the internet in the part Internet -> Swith VLAN witch is starting with PORT 1 -2-3-4-5-CPU however on my installed OpenWRT it starts with PORT 0-1-2-3-4-CPU so I guess something is already wrong on my side, having said this most images are related to HARDWARE VERSION 1.8

    My main goal is to get connect to UNIFI Malaysia (20MB connection) I know that Unifi provides an IPTV package but to honest I don’t need this IPTV connection at all.

    The bottom line, I like get connected to UNIFI with OPENWRT and I am really begging f someone can assist me in to get connect to Unifi. I know it is labor day (May 1) but will be great full if somebody can assist me.


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