I follow what you're doing (will have to check the man pages for the switches). /mnt/disk1 has been created but cannot mount the drive...get the following error (did a copy/paste from your code):
[root@************]# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/disk1
ntfs-3g: Failed to access volume '/dev/sda1': No such file or directory
ntfs-3g 2010.3.6 integrated FUSE 27 - Third Generation NTFS Driver
Configuration type 1, XATTRS are on, POSIX ACLS are off
Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Yura Pakhuchiy
Copyright (C) 2006-2009 Szabolcs Szakacsits
Copyright (C) 2007-2010 Jean-Pierre Andre
Copyright (C) 2009 Erik Larsson
Usage: ntfs-3g [-o option[,...]] <device|image_file> <mount_point>
Options: ro (read-only mount), remove_hiberfile, uid=, gid=,
umask=, fmask=, dmask=, streams_interface=.
Please see the details in the manual (type: man ntfs-3g).
Example: ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows
Ntfs-3g news, support and information: http://ntfs-3g.org
I see a hint on how to automatically mount my "Storage" drive (NTFS partition on my 1TB drive) that contains FC. Will attempt that and see how it goes as well....