Ubuntu :: Created NTFS Partition - Cannot Boot From CD

Oct 12, 2010

I am new to ubuntu! I installed ubuntu and removed all partitions, now I have only one partition with 160 GB, Wanted to install again Xp but my laptop cant boot from CD/DVD, used GParted to create another partition and created one ntfs, but I have now one problem, ubuntu is not starting and I cant boot from CD. My laptop is Sony Vaio VGN-Fz18E .

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Ubuntu Installation :: Created Ntfs Partition, But Xp Won't Install?

Feb 1, 2011

I used gparted to create 60GB free space which I then formatted as ntfs. However,when I go to install XP I get the blue screen of death.I know the XP installation disc is OK.The ntfs partition (sda3) is after the ext4 partition (sda1) - could this be the source of the problem?

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Jan 11, 2010

I'm a newbie despite using Ubuntu most of the time for nearly 3 years. There are some files which are created automatically in one of my ntfs partition. The files are khq, khp, kht, an autorun inf file and others. They seem to have been created while I was using ubuntu and even though I delete them,they appear again later. I have googled and have found few information that the files are malware. I will like to know if there is a known issue and solution. This is the first time i'm posting a thread.I hope i have post it at the right place and if not,

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Jan 10, 2016

I have a Western Digital 3TB USB drive connected to a Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian Jessie. I created an 30GB ext4 system partition and a NTFS Data partition using the remainder of the drive. I formatted the NTFS partition as follows:

sudo mkfs.ntfs -Q -L Data /dev/sda2

The drive works fine on the Pi but when I connect it to a Windows 7 pc the pc doesn't recognise the format of the Data partition and can't access it.

On the Pi I ran:
$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda2

Disk /dev/sda2: 2.7 TiB, 2968557453312 bytes, 724745472 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

[Code] .....

Partition table entries are not in disk order.

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Oct 16, 2010

I'm dual booting windows vista and ubuntu hardy on a multi-partitioned Dell D630. I created a partition using mkfs -t ntfs. Linux has no trouble reading/writing to it, but every time I boot into windows, chkdsk tries to "fix" the partition, fails, and tells me that the partition is corrupted. Can anybody suggest a way to convince vista that the partition is indeed ok, or else another way to create the partition so that vista can recognize it?

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Aug 31, 2010

when I tried to install Fedora on my pc, I got this error message " Defined Root partition not created a / boot/efi partition. I am trying to install it on a seperate hd. My main one has windows xp pro, but I do not want to interfer with that at all?.

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Apr 19, 2010

Recently I reinstall Grub, but I have chosen on ntfs (windows 7 partition E: drive). After this I chosen /dev/sda which is correct boot partition.

Now Fedora 10 and Win 7 booth are working properly.

How can I get back my E: drive safely?

In Fedora 10 E: is not available, where as in Win7 it is available but asking for Format.

how to get back my E: partition which was chosen wrongly as boot partition.

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Oct 12, 2010

I was attempting to format a flash drive, and well, used the wrong sdX device. I've run DiskInternals Partition Recovery tool, and all my files are still there (you have to pay $139 to have it restore the files). Is there any way using tools in linux to restore the ntfs partition/files? It was a single disk with the partition taking the entire drive. I've tried mounting it with the -t option, but it says invalid ntfs signature. Man, two lessons the hard way, make sure you backup (duh) and be careful what you type as root.

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Jan 15, 2011

On my tri boot system I have a 750 GB HD that is formatted with NTFS, I would like to share it between windows and linux.How can I mount it at boot up so I can access it in Ubuntu? I want to be able to set it as the default rip drive for Kino and it won't let me!

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Apr 29, 2011

I want to automatic mount a ntfs partition after start. I work on fstab, everything seems to be ok, but now something strange is happening: sometimes after boot, when I use fdisk, I find all the partitions as sda, sometims they seems to appear as sdb. Of course, if in fstab I have written sda and they are sdb, they will not be aoutomount... I am using fedora 14 I was expecting that allways the partitions to be sda or sdb.

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Aug 26, 2009

i have windows xp with ntfs partitions on my laptop i want to install centos on it will i be able to dual boot centos with windows xp on the ntfs partition

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Debian :: Properly Mount Ntfs Partition At Boot Time?

Aug 8, 2011

in debian stable, what is the proper configuration to add in /etc/fstab in order to mount ntfs partitions automatically at boot time, for all users, and every user to have read, write and execute permissions ?

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Aug 6, 2011

This question made me wonder: "Can you run chkdsk using a Windows boot CD on a Linux NTFS partition?" Would it cause more problems, or fix them as in Windows?

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Jul 19, 2009

I have a dual boot system with XP and CentOS 5.3, I want to access the NTFS partitions of XP from CentOS but how?

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Feb 28, 2010

I have a dual boot system with Windows XP and Fedora12. Following is the partition structure of my harddisk.

Disk /dev/sda: 80.1 GB, 80060424192 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5e5e5e5e
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1912 15358108+ 7 HPFS/NTFS


I deleted the "/dev/sda8" through Windows Disk Management, and when i restarted the system. GRUB boot menu vanished and a GRUB console appeared. Then I booted my system using Fedora12 live USB and created a new partition at same place from where i deleted it, and then after restart my started working normally as it was before partition deletion.

But, I don't understand what actually happened. Can anyone tell me in detail what happened and why and what to do to avoid such things in future?

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Ubuntu :: Ext USB NTFS Disk Unable To Read Files Created Under 10.10

Feb 9, 2011

Using Ubuntu 10.10 (installed via mythbuntu) I'm unable to read or see files/directories created under Ubuntu. I think it started happening after a reboot to Windows. Some of the directories created under Ubuntu have disappeared completely and some of them produce the following error:
/media/storage/videos/Kids Videos$ ls
ls: cannot access Justin Bieber: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Octonauts: Input/output error
rest of directory is seen fine...

Same on some files:
ls -l
ls: cannot access Dirk Gently.mp4: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Dirk Gently.nfo: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Dirk Gently.srt: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Dirk Gently.tbn: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Human Planet: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Russell Howard's Good News: Input/output error
ls: cannot access The Planets: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Lost Land of the Tiger: Input/output error
total 300160 .....

Just to make it worse I copied more data onto the disk from windows so may have lost some it completely. It there anyway I can repair this? When trying to check under Windows it says it can't. Some of the missing files can be reloaded but others can't. Ran chkdsk /f under Windows XP. Some files have reappeared, but there has been a lot of unrecoverable files lost. Conclusion: Ubuntu 10.10 is badly broken for writing to NTFS. As I would like to share between Windows & Ubuntu using the external disk, I'm not sure what to do at this stage.

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May 26, 2011

I am doing major deployment of opensuse 313 pcs from windows to opensuse. I am having a problem that I have to keep 2 ntfs partitions intact will deleting the partition that has windows. Now everything goes well, opensuse installs but the problem is that I cannot give user full rights to ntfs folders. I have used graphical file permission methods n terminal chown n chmod methos but still permissions revert back to root.

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Software :: Changing An NTFS UUID - Restore An NTFS Partition From A Backup?

Dec 25, 2010

I am trying to restore an NTFS partition from a backup and I need the new drive to have the old (dead) drive's UUID (which I recorded).I really really really cannot use the option of changing fstab to mount using a new UUID, for this case I need the old UUID that existed on the other drive.Is there some ntfs equivalent of tune2fs that'll let me change the UUID on an ntfs partition?

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Jul 18, 2010

Just installed 11.3 on my computer, however when I connect an external NTFS harddisk I receive an error message. When I open dolphin to connect to an internal NTFS partition I receive the message:

org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.PermissionDeniedByPolicy: org. freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed auth_admin_keep_always <--

Anyone having an idea how I can fix this?

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Ubuntu :: Ext4 Partition Recognized As Part Of Original NTFS Partition In Fdisk

Jul 18, 2011

I just installed ubuntu via the windows executable and I couldn't mount my NTFS partition. I found this a little odd and I checked fdisk and it seems to think I don't have an ext4 partition as my entire internal HD is displayed as NTFS.

Here's the fdisk output:

When i try to mount the NTFS partition /dev/sda2 i get the following output:

I can't make heads or tails out of this. Anyone know what's going on here?

Windows recognizes that 30GB were taken from the NTFS partition for my linux install. It reads the max partition size as 465GB. fstab reports the NTFS partition size as 488GB.

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Mar 27, 2010

I want to change my sda2 partition to ntfs type. i have installed GParted but it is returning a strange type of error. Here is the error dump file...


WARNING: the kernel failed to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Device or resource busy). As a result, it may not reflect all of your changes until after reboot. WARNING: the kernel failed to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Device or resource busy). As a result, it may not reflect all of your changes until after reboot.

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Ubuntu :: Ubuntu 9.10 + NTFS-Config And Files Missing From NTFS Partition?

Apr 22, 2010

First off let me say that I love working with Ubuntu. It's a great OS to learn Linux on. Now on to my problem. I have a laptop that dual boots. Ubuntu 9.10 x64 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Been working just fine. I was using NTFS-Config to auto mount the Win7 partition during startup of Ubuntu. It has been running fine. I am able to move files between the linux partition and the NTFS partition with no problem. Now I've come across a problem. I big problem. Just this week I installed VirtualBox onto Ubuntu. I started creating virtual machines. 6 in all (3 Win 2k3, 1 2k8 and 1 Win7). I was saving the virtual machines to the NTFS drive as this was by far my largest drive. I used a directory titled "virtualbox" under the c:/users/public directory. This setup was working great. Was able to get my vm's patched and up to date. Created several snapshots. Basically I was a happy camper.

Last night I booted into Windows 7. OS started fine. I was just surfing the web. After that I rebooted the system and entered Ubuntu and started Virtualbox. I tried to start a vm and it complained that the virtual harddrive was missing. I checked to make sure that the path was correct for the virtual drive and discovered that the entire virtualbox directory that I created on the NTFS partion was gone!!! Everything else was in place and intact including music and large video files that I had downloaded to the Ubuntu partion and moved the the NTFS partion.

I save these virtual machines???? Should I abandon using NTFS-Config. This is somewhat critical since I had took sometime to create this test lab and to have it disappear from simply booting into Windows 7 is crazy.

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Ubuntu :: How To Use Created Partition

Dec 9, 2010

I was able to create a new partition in my terminal using fdisk.

So basically this is just an additional partition in my currently installed linux (ubuntu). Now my problem is, how can I use that partition or how can I save files or install applications on it?

I tried creating a File system mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1, and I also mounted it, but when I copy files on the directory where I mounted it, it says "Permission Denied". I dont know if Im doing it correctly though.

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Debian Installation :: Critical Bug Of "mount -t Ntfs" Cause NTFS Partition Broken

May 2, 2010

About dual boot system with winxp and lenny.

Storage information:
1st primary:SG 160G ATA 100
1st secondary:WD 160 ATA 133
SATA:WD 1000
2nd primary:DVD
2nd secondary:DVD±RW

Winxp in 1st primary.I did a fresh install of lenny on 1st secondary.

info about lenny setup:
1.Partition list:/boot,/,/home,swap
2.Every partition is XFS except swap.

At the end of installion,lenny installed grub on (hd0) that is 1st primary.

Everything seems OK.Lenny runs OK.

But when I switch back to windows xp,the diskmgmt can not detect hdd's info and the system meets a problem of shutting down.

After many times of trying.
I solved the problem by the following way.
1.Boot with windows xp's install CD and use fixmbr on (hd0).
2.Boot with lenny's install DVD , do a grub>root (1,0)>setup (hd1)
After that,edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and change (hd0,0) to (hd1,0) and also (hd1,0) to (hd0,0).
3.Reboot and Press F8 for a boot menu then I can select which disk to boot.
windows boot from 1st primary's mbr,lenny boot from lenny's grub.

The problem is caused by a bug between GRUB and windows' mbr and maybe more about GRUB and XFS.

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Dec 9, 2010

Im a new user of Linux, for my present activity, I was able to create a new partition in my terminal using fdisk.So basically this is just an additional partition in my currently installed linux (ubuntu). Now my problm is, how can I use that partition or how can I save files or install applications on it? I tried creating a File system mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1, and I also mounted it,but when I copy files on the directory where I mounted it, it says "Permission Denied". I dont know if Im doing it correctly though

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Mar 4, 2010

I just finished installing Karmic Koala on my computer a little while ago... and I chose to partition the drive manually. My computer has 2 hard drives:

Here's the HDD which boots first and has Grub and Ubuntu on it:


And my second HDD which has Windows and a backup partition called "datas":


And here's a copy of my /etc/fstab file:


# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' 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).


The ext3 partition on the 250GB drive called "datas" is an old partition that I created while I was still using Intrepid... and it works just fine. However the partition called "archives", which I created during the installation of Karmic, doesn't seem to work properly. For some reason I can't write any files or folders on it. Why is that?

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Oct 17, 2010

I'm having problems trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 onto a partition that I have created. I boot from disc, select that I want to instal it to a partition and when I get to the list of available partitions, it is not listed.

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Mar 9, 2010

Alright, so, I booted using linux live, and was poking around Gparted, and was going to test some things on my extra hdd (80gb, IDE) -I thought that extra hard drive was selected, what I clicked Create Partition Table. Apparently, it was my primary hdd, (250gb Sata, Windows Vista x64) that was selected. I think I may have tried to cancel it after a few seconds, realizing what was happening, but yeah, it now shows the entire hdd as unallocated space. I immediately shut down the computer, pulled out linux live and tried to boot to windows, but I immediately got an error saying the disk couldn't boot, asking for a system disk.

There was a thread with a guy who had a similar thing happen to him, but the thread dropped off... [URL]
sudo ./testdisk_static
Opened testdisk for me, but now that testdisk is open, I'm not really sure what I need to do. I'm guessing that the boot sector on that hdd is gone. Are my files gone forever? There are some files that I don't have backed up on there, that I'm hoping are not gone. I would love it even more if I could somehow just repair that boot sector, and not have to reinstall everything on my machine.

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Mar 19, 2010

my friend was installing ubuntu when he while editing the table from the installation menu, chose to shrink the partition and use it as swap, he didn't realize he was using the actual partition not the 1 to be created as swap.so he ended up with 160 GB swap and 15 GB NTFS partitions.will deleting the partitions and recreating the NTFS partition again restore his data?

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Nov 19, 2010

I had a 40G vfat drive from WIN98 and I used parted to remove the partition, then create a new partition with an ext2 filetype When in parted, and do print...


(parted) p
Disk /dev/sdd: 40.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B


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