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You can access a Windows partition by mounting it to a mountpoint (empty folder).

  • Create a mountpoint for your datadrive. Example: mkdir /mnt/sdb1.
  • Find your datadisk with fdisk -l and mount it to the mount point. Example: mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1.
  • Alternatively create an entry in /etc/fstab. Example: /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 ntfs defaults 0 0

IMPORTANT

You have to disable the fast restart feature of Windows 8 to prevent data corruption:

Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Choose what the power button does > Change settings that are currently unavailable > Turn on fast startup (uncheck)

Alternatively disable hibernation. From an elevated command prompt: powercfg -h off

From: docs.fedoraproject.org

Using the fast restart feature of Windows 8 and rebooting into Fedora may lead to data loss. Files written to the Windows partition by Fedora may be deleted when rebooting into Windows 8. This may be avoided by disabling the fast restart feature in Windows 8.

You can access a Windows partition by mounting it to a mountpoint (empty folder).

  • Create a mountpoint for your datadrive. Example: mkdir /mnt/sdb1.
  • Find your datadisk with fdisk -l and mount it to the mount point. Example: mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1.
  • Alternatively create an entry in /etc/fstab. Example: /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 ntfs defaults 0 0

IMPORTANT

You have to disable the fast restart feature of MS Windows 8 or later to prevent data corruption:

Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Choose what the power button does > Change settings that are currently unavailable > Turn on fast startup (uncheck)

Alternatively disable hibernation. From an elevated command prompt: powercfg -h off

From: docs.fedoraproject.org

Using the fast restart feature of Windows 8 and rebooting into Fedora may lead to data loss. Files written to the Windows partition by Fedora may be deleted when rebooting into Windows 8. This may be avoided by disabling the fast restart feature in Windows 8.