So I have a fair few CentOS installs running on different servers, today I discovered that a LiveCD install for CentOS 6 didn’t install the required packages for access to the local NTFS partition.
After a bit of research and digging around I found that the package needed isn’t actually available from the standard repos, instead you need to install the RPM Forge repo. If you visit here you can select the version of CentOS that applies to you to install the required repo. Once installed all you need to do is type the following with root or sudo access;
yum install fuse-ntfs-3g
After its completed you will be able to mount and access NTFS volumes.