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Thread: NTFS drive locked, hidden from ubuntu

  1. #1
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    Unhappy NTFS drive locked, hidden from ubuntu

    OK so I have three partitions, linux, windows xp, and my files on NTFS. Now, one day windows crashed, but it left the ntfs drive in use or locked or whatever. In ubuntu I neither see the windows nor the Files partitions, just the linux partition. Now, I tried reinstalling windows but its freezing during the setup; I need to try another installation CD. Even if I reinstall windows, I'm not sure I will be able to unlock the Files partition. I don't care for windows on that computer so just help me unlock this thing from linux - thank you!

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    Re: NTFS drive locked, hidden from ubuntu

    you can run a chkdsk on it
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ntfs-progs
    and then do
    Code:
    ntfsfix /dev/sd??
    where sd?? is the partition where windows is/was installed. Otherwise you can force-mount it, but try the above first.

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