Unknown Filesystem Type 'NTFS' on OL System (Doc ID 758460.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 13, 2013

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Linux Itanium
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Linux ItaniumLinux x86-64

Symptoms

You have an NTFS partition on a local disk.  You have checked the mount(8) online documentation and have found references to the NTFS file system, suggesting a command similar to this:

# /bin/mount -t ntfs <device> <mountpoint>


but you always receive an error message:

mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'


How can this be remedied?

Cause

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