Re: A clean ubuntu installation without access to the windows partition
First of all, they do NOT share the same filesystem. Windows uses NTFS; Ubuntu uses Ext4. Windows can't even READ Ext4.
Originally Posted by Turtlesarequitenice
Second, they are completely independent operating systems. You boot into one or the other, not both.
What Ubuntu DOES do is allow you to "mount" the windows filesystem in read/write mode by default; meaning, that any changes can then be made to it.
As folks have mentioned, the only way to keep someone in Ubuntu from accessing the Windows filesystem is to encrypt the partition -- but be aware, if the boot loader files are on that partition, encrypting it will prevent Windows from booting. You would have to move the Windows boot loader files to their OWN partition, one that you would NOT encrypt.
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