Ubuntu: Clean Installed Ubuntu 14.04 - Second HDD is Read Only - How to gain permissions?


I recently wiped Windows 10, and installed Ubuntu 14.04 directly on C drive.

I also have a secondary 2TB drive with only media, music, photos, movies. I am now unable to access the drive.

The drive appears as "/dev/sdb" under Disks


Error Mounting filesystem

"Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/roobs/2 Big Ass Bytes: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/roobs/2 Big Ass Bytes"' 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/sdb1': 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. (udisks-error-quark, 0)"\

However, if I go to "Disks" and I edit Partition 1 such as

Automatic Mount Options OFF and i add the line ",ro" at the end of


- To look like


- Then I am now able to access the drive and view my media. However, I do not have permissions to WRITE data?

How can I make this change, since I no longer have Windows available, I cannot go back into Windows file system and change the drive's permissions?


(I don't have reputation to comment so have to write in answer, sorry for that!!)

you may follow this link for help:http://itsfoss.com/solve-ntfs-mount-problem-ubuntu-windows-8-dual-boot/? I says about ntfsfix in ubuntu but have not tried it.

I too have dual boot:Windows 8.1 and Ununtu 15.10 and solved this problem by disabling the fast startup.

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