Ubuntu – I can’t access secondary hard drive


I have Ubuntu installed on a primary hard drive and Windows 8 on a secondary one.
When I try to access the secondary hard drive the following message appears:

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount.
Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': 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.

I'm new to Linux. How do I do that?

Best Answer

This is a "problem" with the new Windows 8 feature "Hybrid boot" or "fast startup". Due to make Windows startup very fast Microsoft integrated this feature to Windows 8 and by default Windows are not shutdown (as always) but hibernate.

This is not Ubuntu's problem. I mean if the system (with Windows) is hibernated of course cannot mount it , so you cannot have any access.

Look here on how To Turn "Fast Startup" On or Off in System Settings in Windows 8.

Probably this will solve your problem.

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