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how access windows partition in fedora 20

asked 2014-01-13 06:27:54 -0500

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updated 2014-01-13 07:18:24 -0500

i installed windows 8 side fedora 20 without restarting windows

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It is easier if you can tell us how your disk is partitioned. Go to the terminal and please post the output of sudo fdisk -l

gustavokrm gravatar imagegustavokrm ( 2014-01-13 10:36:02 -0500 )edit

What is the partition's filesystem? I think that this could help us to figure out if it's a driver problem.

mayorga gravatar imagemayorga ( 2014-01-13 12:16:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-13 13:22:26 -0500

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updated 2015-09-04 01:37:03 -0500

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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


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


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.

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