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Hi I'm using RHEL 6 an WIN 7. I have a flash drive of 16GB. To copy the files which are above 4GB size I changed it to NTFS(FAT32 is allowing only file size below 4GB). But now I am not able to use in my Linux machine. Can I mount it with out loosing data on it.

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You have to install ntfs-3g as said by @lgnacio.

# rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm

And installing the epel repo. You can install ntfs-3g as

#yum install ntfs-3g

And mount the ntfs drive as .

#mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/<your partition> /mnt/<mount point>
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You need to install ntfs-3g from EPEL first.

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The kernel actually supports NTFS too, but only in read-only mode. ntfs-3g supports read/write too. It may be worth pointing out that it might be a little slow (because it's fuse based), but on a USB flash drive you'll never notice. – Kristof Provost Apr 5 '12 at 8:13
ntfs.ko isn't built on a EL kernel. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 5 '12 at 12:00

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