Ubuntu: How do I mount a hibernated partition with Windows 8 in Ubuntu? [duplicate]


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I can't mount my other partition with Windows 8, I have Ubuntu 12.10 amd64:

Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ricardo/003E8A7D3E8A6C0A: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda1" "/media/ricardo/003E8A7D3E8A6C0A"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount.  Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Operation not permitted  The NTFS partition is hibernated. Please resume and shutdown Windows  properly, or mount the volume read-only with the 'ro' mount option, or  mount the volume read-write with the 'remove_hiberfile' mount option.    For example type on the command line:    mount -t ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sda1 /media/ricardo/003E8A7D3E8A6C0A  


You can not mount a hibernated partition (At least in a Read/Write state). The reason behind this is that if you happen to copy something from your Ubuntu system to the Window's hibernated system, it will be lost when you boot Windows.

This is actually a safety feature put by the mounting process in Ubuntu because many users complaint that when they copied something from Ubuntu to Windows, they lost the data. It later came to light, that the Windows system was hibernated, creating this problem because in hibernation, everything is frozen (The system is read only) and is not changed until you boot again from within Windows.

The recommendation as mentioned by the warning is to boot Windows 8 and shut the system correctly. not by hibernation, but by the shutdown option.

If you still want to mount the unit, it should be in a READ ONLY state. For this we could do the following:

sudo mount -o ro /dev/sda2 /mnt

Where ro is Read Only, /dev/sda2 is the partition you want to mount and /mnt is where you want to mount this partition.

Still I would go with going to Windows 8, shutting down the computer (No hibernation) and going back to Ubuntu and enjoy a warm and sweet moment with a Read/Write partition.

UPDATE: If your Windows 8 system always stays in a hibernated state, please read the section about TROUBLESHOOT in Installing Ubuntu Alongside a Pre-Installed Windows with UEFI . It covers the weird behavior "feature" Windows 8 offers to users automatically to make the system more confusing "better" for them.


Disclaimer: this must be run on your windows partition (inside CMD).
Shutdown Windows 8 with the following command:

shutdown /s /t 0  

It worked for me. The partition was not anymore at hibernate state. Quite simple.

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