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    Angry unable to update ubuntu and read or write in windows common drives

    hi all,
    i am facing a problem, i am unable to update my system.
    when i am using software update i'm getting an error message please check your internet connection
    but i am having a working connection

    and also i am unable to write files in my windows common drives
    please help

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    Re: unable to update ubuntu and read or write in windows common drives

    The second problem can be due to a variety of issues ...

    First -- hibernation. If you are hibernating Window and THEN, trying to write to any paritions that Windows uses, while Windows is hibernated, that will not work. Even if it does look like it works, it doesn't -- as when you boot back into MS Windows, the files you created will be gone.

    Second -- mounting. If you're mounting NTFS partitions from inside Ubuntu, anytime those filesystems get corrupted, after that, Ubuntu will only mount them read-only, preventing you from writing to them. The safe thing to do, since Linux has no real tools for doing this, is to boot into Windows and run CHKDSK on those partitions -- which you do from Computer, right-click that "drive", look at Properties, and select the option to scan the drive for errors.

    Third -- you should NOT write to your Windows OS partition from inside Ubuntu, even if you can. This risks corrupting Windows and rendering it unbootable. Writing to data partitions, is OK, but not to OS partitions.
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    Re: unable to update ubuntu and read or write in windows common drives

    the issue is there with data partition also.
    and i have not windows in between

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    Re: unable to update ubuntu and read or write in windows common drives

    You don't have to be in Windows "in between" ...

    You need to tell us whether or not you're hibernating windows.

    Also, what IS the issue? Your thread title says you can't read or write, but your text in the first post only says you can't write.

    Open a command window and enter "sudo fdisk -lu" (lowercase L, not a one). That will list out the partitions and filesystems on your drive.
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    Re: unable to update ubuntu and read or write in windows common drives

    phelps,
    thank you for responding
    the issue is only about writing
    and when i am using the command which you have given i am getting an error message as "sudo: fdisk -lu: command not found

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    Re: unable to update ubuntu and read or write in windows common drives

    sudo fdisk -lu
    result

    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x7ee618ea


    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2 206848 981161983 490477568 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3 981161984 1660159593 339498805 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda4 1660159998 1953523711 146681857 5 Extended
    Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary.
    /dev/sda5 1660160000 1937307647 138573824 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 1937309696 1953523711 8107008 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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    Re: unable to update ubuntu and read or write in windows common drives

    Did you do the CHKDSK I suggested on the Windows partitions? You need to do that to identify and fix any filesystem errors.

    How are you trying to mount the drives? Are you clicking on the filesystem icon?

    Are you trying to write to sda1? Or, are you trying to write to sda2?
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    Re: unable to update ubuntu and read or write in windows common drives

    i am mounting directly from the home window.
    explorer bar
    i couldn't try chkdsk in windows

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    Re: unable to update ubuntu and read or write in windows common drives

    thank you phelps
    i tried chkdsk and it worked
    but still unable to update ubuntu

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