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How to read a partition

asked 2016-03-17 06:14:34 -0500

giorgioo gravatar image

Hello all, im using Fedora 23 and I have a problem. I want to read some files from a partition recovery of Windows but I dont know how to. I used the command

fdisk -l

but when I try to mount the partition

/dev/sda6 947120128 976762879 29642752 14,1G Microsoft basic data

using this commands

mkdir disco

sudo mount /dev/sda6 disco/

it says this

The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount. Failed to mount '/dev/sda6': Operazione non permessa 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.

Can anyone help me? Thanks

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This is a common problem, see and google search. Boot windows, repair the partition, then disable hibernation and fast boot in windows. I would NOT advise you try to fix this with linux tools. See also or similar

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2016-03-17 06:44:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-03-17 09:00:48 -0500

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updated 2016-03-17 09:04:03 -0500

Thanks for the answer but I already unistalled windows from my computer.

Solved using the command

mount -o -ro /dev/sda6 disco/

Thanks however!

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Glad you got it "working" but if you are not using windows ... The ntfs partition can fail without further warning, so back up your data and use a linux native file system.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2016-03-17 11:55:02 -0500 )edit

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