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Thread: Partitioned drive: trouble between Ubuntu 8.04 & Windows XP

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    Question Partitioned drive: trouble between Ubuntu 8.04 & Windows XP

    partitioned laptop drive & did an alternate 8.04 install, all went well for a couple of days. Accessed a lot of files in "My Docs" in Windows XP partition, created shortcuts (launchers?) for them on Ubuntu desktop. Suddenly, booting up into Ubuntu, desktop shortcuts all "crossed out"; launchers on the task bar & wallpaper disappeared.

    Have been told it sounds like the Windows partition has been unmounted - Linux refuses to load NTFS partitions if they're "dirty" in case it damages them.

    How to fix this??

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    Re: Partitioned drive: trouble between Ubuntu 8.04 & Windows XP

    I guess you didn't have clean shutdown of Windows. And also this problem can occur if you have hibernated the windows.

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    Re: Partitioned drive: trouble between Ubuntu 8.04 & Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Photonaut View Post
    How to fix this??
    Boot into Windows and shutdown. Boot into Ubuntu and you should be good to go.

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    Re: Partitioned drive: trouble between Ubuntu 8.04 & Windows XP

    Have rebooted both XP & Ubuntu several times, no change at all in status.

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    Re: Partitioned drive: trouble between Ubuntu 8.04 & Windows XP

    Did you boot in to win xp, and boot out of it, then boot in to ubuntu and see if it will mount your ntfs partition?

    Some info on mounting ntfs partitions.

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/mountwindows

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