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I am not able to mount my Windows 8 partition. Trying to do so leads to the message:
Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at /media/josh/Windows 8: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb2" "/media/josh/Windows 8"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount. Failed to mount '/dev/sdb2': Operation not permitted The NTFS partition is hibernated. Please resume and shutdown Windows properly, or mount the volume read-only with the 'ro' mount option, or mount the volume read-write with the 'remove_hiberfile' mount option. For example type on the command line: mount -t ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sdb2 /media/josh/Windows 8
I know that the issue has been discussed several times on this platform (the best thread would be this one: Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation).
The problem in my case it that turning off the Windows 8 fast startup option leads to simply nothing. I get this message if I shut down normally as well as if I restart Windows 8. Therefore I am unable to use (=read & write) my partition without deleting the hiberfile everytime.