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Until recently both my Windows Partition (C:) and my Data Partition (E:) would mount as read/write. Now both seem to only mount as read-only.

GParted Resize (Error)

ntfsresize v2.0.0 (libntfs 10:0:0)
Device name : /dev/sda4
NTFS volume version: 3.1
Cluster size : 4096 bytes
Current volume size: 86207623680 bytes (86208 MB)
Current device size: 86207627264 bytes (86208 MB)
New volume size : 78662066688 bytes (78663 MB)
Checking filesystem consistency ...
Accounting clusters ...
Space in use : 62126 MB (72.1%)
Collecting resizing constraints ...
Needed relocations : 1606868 (6582 MB)
Schedule chkdsk for NTFS consistency check at Windows boot time ...
Resetting $LogFile ... (this might take a while)
Relocating needed data ...
ERROR: Extended record needed (1032 > 1024), not yet supported!
Please try to free less space.

chkdsk Output:

Checking file system on E:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Data.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.                         
  99482 file records processed.
  495 large file records processed.                     
  0 bad file records processed.                         
  0 EA records processed.                               
  0 reparse records processed.                          
  104412 index entries processed.                       
  0 unindexed files processed.                          
  99482 security descriptors processed.                 
  2466 data files processed.                            

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
  4479208 USN bytes processed.                                     
Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

84187132 KB total disk space.
  60479688 KB in 69969 files.
     15520 KB in 2467 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    174336 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  23517588 KB available on disk.
      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  21046783 total allocation units on disk.
   5879397 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
9a 84 01 00 00 1b 01 00 fc 1a 01 00 00 00 00 00  ................
01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ................
42 00 00 00 52 73 5c 77 b0 e7 1d 00 b0 df 1d 00  B...Rs\w........

fstab

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=8213cc89-2438-41b9-899f-13b4c5b299af /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=45873767-d9ae-4f0c-baab-ffc2726ac24e none            swap    sw              0       0

Checked the drive in GParted, GSmartControl and with ntfsfix, all completed successfully, no change.

Partitions

dev/sda1 NTFS WinRE
dev/sda2 NTFS Windows C:
dev/sda3 Extended
dev/sda4 NTFS Data E:
dev/sda5 EXT4 Ubuntu
dev/sda6 linux-swap

I am looking for an explanation of:

Internal Info:
9a 84 01 00 00 1b 01 00 fc 1a 01 00 00 00 00 00  ................
01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ................
42 00 00 00 52 73 5c 77 b0 e7 1d 00 b0 df 1d 00  B...Rs\w........

and

Resetting $LogFile ... (this might take a while)
Relocating needed data ...
ERROR: Extended record needed (1032 > 1024), not yet supported!
Please try to free less space.
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Can you write data to the partition? If not then read my answer below. And are you trying to resize, and not able to, thus the assumption its read-only? or are you actually trying to write data to the drive? –  Thomas W. Oct 21 '11 at 16:36

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The system might not have the files for writing to NTFS partitions installed.

Try this in terminal: sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g and install both ntfs-3g and all its dependencies.

Then reboot your system, and attempt to open the NTFS drive for write access. You should now be able to write to the NTFS drive.

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Running that command results in the system prompting me to remove ntfsprogs, which i looked up, and doesn't seem to list anything about writing to ntfs generally, so i removed it. This seems to have fixed it, i think i installed ntfsprogs when looking to run a disk check under ubuntu due to bad sectors (10 of them). Thanks! –  Lewis Goddard Oct 21 '11 at 16:39
    
Yep. Your question was a bit misleading though, because of the data you attached. That data that is attached generally doesn't explain why you can't write to the drive - rather we see that you're trying to resize the drive in that data. –  Thomas W. Oct 21 '11 at 18:14
    
Removing the ntfsprogs when installing ntfs-3g solved the read only problem. –  Luis Alvarado Dec 13 '11 at 3:25
    
Got NTFS file creation working for me, cheers. –  Gerry Jul 24 '12 at 15:56

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