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NTFS mounting error in Linux - Windows dual boot system

NTFS mounting error found in Linux Windows dual boot system

Windows 8 has a special option so that you can boot to windows faster. It stores some files (hibernates) in your system. Sometimes Linux can’t mount your local disks because of those files and it will give you this kinda error:

Unable to mount location
Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/pieter/DATA: Command-line `mount -t “ntfs” -o “uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177″ “/dev/sda2″ “/media/pieter/DATA”‘ exited with non-zero exit status 14: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).
Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.
Failed to mount ‘/dev/sda2′: 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.


I had to ditch my first Peppermint OS installation due to this freaking error. What worked for me was to disable the “fast start” option in windows 8. 

Just follow next steps:

1. Open Control Panel and choose Power Options.
2. Click on “Choose what the power buttons do”.
3. Click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
4. Uncheck “Turn on fast startup (recommended)”.


And now you are good to go with any Linux installation with your funky Windows 8 OS.