I’ve been sharing a storage disk between Windows and Ubuntu for the past while and randomly encounter the following issue sometimes when I boot up Ubuntu and try to mount my Windows storage drive.
Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/bladelores/01BC76G7Z2628FB0: Command-line `mount -t “ntfs” -o “uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177″ “/dev/sdb1″ “/media/bladelores/01BC76G7Z2628FB0″‘ exited with non-zero exit status 14: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount. Failed to mount ‘/dev/sdb1′: Operation not permitted The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume read-only with the ‘ro’ mount option.
This is caused by Windows 8 new ‘fast start-up’ feature.
How to disable Windows Fast Restarting
- In Windows launch Control Panel and search for “Power”.
- Click on “Change what the power buttons do”.
- Next click the “Change settings that are currently unavailable” action near the top of the power settings screen.
- Finally untick “Turn on fast start-up (recommended)”
Now you can restart Windows and you shouldn’t encounter the mounting issue in Ubuntu again.