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Mounting issue switching from Win8 to Fedora

asked 2015-08-25 19:56:40 -0500

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updated 2015-08-27 22:29:34 -0500

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Im having a mounting issue in fedora. Currently I am switching from Win8 to fedora. Im using fedora on a live disk to remove the files from my hard drive to put them on an external ( windows 8 has completly screwed it self up during updates and now wont boot.) When I try to access my Hard drive through fedora i get the error message:

Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /run/media/liveuser/DATA: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sda6" "/run/media/liveuser/DATA"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount. Failed to mount '/dev/sda6': Operation not permitted The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume read-only with the 'ro' mount option.

Can anyone help id really rather not loose all my data. I am a complete newb so pretend like your explaining it to your mother...

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Comments will help in the future. read only is your best bet now, though.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-08-27 00:55:49 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-08-25 20:23:35 -0500

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Without access to Windows, your best bet is to mount with -o ro (read-only); eg,

 mkdir /mnt/win
 mount /dev/sda6 -o ro /mnt/win8
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Would mounting as read only allow me to copy info from the drive?

SweaterNinja gravatar imageSweaterNinja ( 2015-08-25 20:57:17 -0500 )edit

It might, considering that the error message suggests exactly that. What it really needs is to be booted into Windows so that you can run scandisk on it, but from what you wrote, that's not possible right now.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-08-25 21:11:31 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-08-25 22:27:52 -0500

geforce gravatar image

Have you tried?

ntfsfix /dev/sda6
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hard drives are fried. thanks for the help

SweaterNinja gravatar imageSweaterNinja ( 2015-08-26 15:54:20 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-08-27 14:20:20 -0500

Navalona gravatar image

The definitive solution for this problem is to disable fast start up from windows 8.x/10

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