the dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows is something with which many users we live together daily, Either out of necessity, because we do not dare to release something “safe” such as Windows or for many other reasons. In my particular case, my productivity OS is Ubuntu and I use Windows almost exclusively to play.
if the dual boot your computer is made up of Windows 8 and Linux, so you may have had a small problem when it comes to mount the partition where you’ve stored your most frequently used data, and you’ll probably see a message spitting out information like this:
Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/waqar/120ABDC90ABDAA5D: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda3" "/media/waqar/120ABDC90ABDAA5D"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).</pre> <pre><code>Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount. Failed to mount '/dev/sda3': 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.</code>
This error will only occur if the other operating system that has Ubuntu as a companion is Windows 8, solely and exclusively. On the other hand it has a very simple solution.
First we can ask ourselves the following: Why is this happening? It doesn’t have much mystery. Windows 8 has enabled one fast boot system, Which Linux in general and Ubuntu in particular does not support. The only option we have left is to go to Windows and turn off fast boot.
Once we are already in a Windows session, all we have to do is go to the control panel and look for the power options. Once we have opened them we must look for an option that allows us change behavior of the on and off buttons, and there go to what is highlighted here:
If we deactivate the option and save the changes we will be able to return to mount NTFS partitions in our dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu.
As you can see it has no complications and allows us to access all of our most commonly used data without problems. It’s a simple trick that solves the setbacks of the discs in a few minutes. If it has happened to you too and our solution serves you, do not hesitate to leave us an informative comment.