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How to mount windows 8 partitions

Postby godsotherhand on Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:44 pm

Could any1 help me to access my windows 8 partition?

You cant shutdown, it enters a modified form of hybernation (for faster start-up). Thus, Mint doesnt let me mount the partition, telling me to mount it with a certain mount option (cant remember it atm).

I did that, and it gave me no errors (in the terminal). However, the partition is now gone from my file manager, so i cant access it. Any1 help me access it?
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Re: How to mount windows 8 partitions

Postby karlchen on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:02 pm

Hello, godsotherhand.

Solve the primary problem: Instruct Windows 8 to shutdown and poweroff. On Windows 7 you can change a setting hidden somewhere in the energy options and instruct Windows that the default shutdown action really is shutdown completely and power off. I'd be amazed if this option had disappeared from Windows 8.

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Re: How to mount windows 8 partitions

Postby godsotherhand on Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:45 am

I do not want to do this. The speed you gain is amazing (LMDE with LXDE boots in twice the time).

Anyway to open the partition (i only need read-only) as it is now?
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Re: How to mount windows 8 partitions

Postby godsotherhand on Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:29 am

Anyone?
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Re: How to mount windows 8 partitions

Postby titetanium on Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:41 am

KarlChen gave u the right idea. You need to shut down windows 8 normally, otherwise you may wreck your windows 8 installation if you attempt to mount and write to it in it's hibernated state. It needs to be shutdown completely in order to mount it cleanly to reduce that possibility. If you don't want to do that, we can't really help you, as we don't want to encourage you to destroy your windows installation. I hope you understand.
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Re: How to mount windows 8 partitions

Postby godsotherhand on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:17 am

Well i dont want to write, i need to mount it at read only.. Also, it's not that hard to reinstall windows :P
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