Re: how to mount a ntfs drive in ubuntu 8.04
Boot into windows and shut down properly. This kind of thing happens when you either hibernate Windows (which causes Windows to vomit the contents of its RAM all over your hard drive in the form of pagefiles), or Windows doesn't properly clean up its NTFS journal before shutting down.
In other words... Choice 1
If he forces the mount, couldn't that potentially corrupt the NTFS volume? I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that forcibly mounting an NTFS partition was a bad idea.
Those who don't understand UNIX are doomed to reimpliment it... poorly.