Ubuntu – unable to mount windows partition

12.04dual-bootmountntfswindows 8

I can't mount the windows 8 partition. I have shut it down properly. When I try to open up in devices, it gives me the following error:

Unable to mount 413 GB Filesystem
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 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/F866CF6F66CF2CE6

When I try the suggested command, I get:

 $LogFile version 2.0 is not supported.  (This driver supports version 1.1 only.)

 $LogFile version 2.0 is not supported.  (This driver supports version 1.1 only.)
 Did not find any restart pages in $LogFile and it was not empty.
 The file system wasn't safely closed on Windows. Fixing.
 fuse: failed to access mountpoint /media/F866CF6F66CF2CE6: No such file or directory

Here is the output of blkid:

/dev/sda1: LABEL="Recovery" UUID="9AA42216A421F603" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda2: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="8E76CDA076CD8A03" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda3: UUID="F866CF6F66CF2CE6" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda5: UUID="a30b4dc5-5f9a-42fb-b0da-33d932472fa3" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda6: UUID="908d3819-a350-4a62-bd00-f7a2c3d494cb" TYPE="swap" 
/dev/sr0: LABEL="Tablet_CD" TYPE="iso9660" 
/dev/mmcblk0p1: LABEL="NIKON D90" UUID="6265-3236" TYPE="vfat" 

Best Answer

Here's what you should do:

Don't worry about that /media/F866CF6F66CF2CE6 mount point. Instead create a NEW ONE(see point 1)

  1. sudo mkdir /media/*your user name*/newmountpoint

  2. Now, write sudo mount -t "ntfs" -ro "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda3" "/media/*your user name*/newmountpoint"

  3. The important point here is that you mount it as -ro (read-only), and create a new mount point for mounting your Windows drive. No need to install any extra package to mount ntfs file systems and all.

It worked for me. Hope it works for you too.

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