Ubuntu – Cannot mount Windows 8 partition disk on Ubuntu 12.10


I cannot mount Windows 8 partition disk on Ubuntu 12.10.

My Windows 8 is installed on "C" partition, and I have another "D" partition.

I can easily mount "D" partition, see files and make changes on them.
Actually I also have a problem with this: when I copy a file from ubuntu to "D", I cannot see this file on Windows 8.

My main problem is when I try to mount "C" partition I get this:

Unable to mount 121 GB Volume
Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/furkan/06DEC78FDEC77589: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda3" "/media/furkan/06DEC78FDEC77589"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount.
Failed to mount '/dev/sda3': Operation not permitted
The NTFS partition is hibernated. Please resume and shutdown Windows
properly, or mount the volume read-only with the 'ro' mount option, or
mount the volume read-write with the 'remove_hiberfile' mount option.
For example type on the command line:

        mount -t ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sda3 /media/furkan/06DEC78FDEC77589

Best Answer

Windows 8 uses hybrid shutdown by default. It means that it will just close most applications and hibernate to start faster next time. And hibernated Windows partitions can't be mounted.

There are few solutions:

  • disable hybrid shutdown completely
  • shutdown Windows from command line (or simply by typing on the Start screen, or with a shortcut to this command): shutdown /s /t 0
  • reboot to Ubuntu - reboot is always using complete shutdown
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