This is really not that difficult, but I thought I’d document it here for my own reference later on. First, download the kernel module RPM from the official linux-ntfs site. Install the RPM:
su rpm -ivh kernel-module-ntfs*
Then load the kernel module:
And that’s it. If you want to permanently mount an NTFS partition at a certain directory, add a line to /etc/fstab:
/dev/sda1 /home/username/mydir ntfs ro,umask=0222 0 0
It’s best to mount NTFS partitions as read-only, since NTFS support in Linux is still incomplete, and we don’t want to risk damaging the partition.