Can't write or move files on shared disks (dual boot) in Fedora 27?

asked 2017-12-17 22:36:55 -0500

jatinverma95 gravatar image

updated 2017-12-22 00:15:21 -0500

Hi, I am new to Fedora. So i have a dual booted system (windows 10+ fedora 27), my system was running fine until recently i don't know what happened my LibreOffice stopped opening files on my shared NTFS partitions. Showed me this: General input/output error while accessing /run/media/jatinverma95/New Volume/webDocs.docx I googled ways for the solution but i wasn't able to resolve it, at the end, i installed another editor to open my doc files on shared partitions. Then i also noticed that i am also not able to write or edit or move any file on my shared NTFS partitions of windows, i just can open them directly via files explorer then i again googled solutions, i tried mounting them via terminal and not directly. But my (fdisk -l) command does not show me the windows partitions, result of (fdisk -l) :

[jatinverma95@jatinverma95 ~]$ fdisk -l fdisk: cannot open /dev/sda: Permission denied
fdisk: cannot open /dev/mapper/fedorajatinverma95-root: Permission denied
fdisk: cannot open /dev/mapper/fedora
jatinverma95-swap: Permission denied
fdisk: cannot open /dev/mapper/fedora_jatinverma95-home: Permission denied

There is not any shared partitions showing up as in the solutions(like /dev/sda1 etc). What should i do? Why is this happening? What are the solutions to correct it? Why am i not able to write or move any file on shared NTFS windows partition in Fedora which i was able to previously? What is the solution?

UPDATE: Found the problem, tried mounting the drives after : sudo fdisk -l (Thanks to @fcomida). After trying to mount the file it showed me the error that window is not properly shut down or either fast reboot is enabled. Then i go back to my windows system and i found that fast boot was enabled, even when i had disabled it, but somehow it got enabled maybe due to the latest windows update. SO i disabled it and SOLVED. Thank you.

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Post your /etc/fstab . You must probably add an option for granting regular users r/w permission. By default only root can do it. fdisk must be run as root too.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-12-18 02:56:41 -0500 )edit

It would be useful to have the output from the mount and dmesg commands. This sounds like a device problem but to know for sure, dmesg needs to be posted somewhere like and then post the URL here.

cmurf gravatar imagecmurf ( 2017-12-18 12:29:48 -0500 )edit

@fcomida This is my link to /etc/fstab output : Thanks.

jatinverma95 gravatar imagejatinverma95 ( 2017-12-21 12:14:12 -0500 )edit
jatinverma95 gravatar imagejatinverma95 ( 2017-12-21 12:17:00 -0500 )edit