Mistakes you shouldn't make

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Mistakes you shouldn't make

Post#1 by tome » 19 Jun 2014, 15:51

Windows hibernation and fast restarting
On computers which can be dual-booted into Windows or Linux, Windows has to be fully shut down before booting into Linux, otherwise the NTFS file systems on internal disks may be left in an inconsistent state and changes made by Linux may be ignored by Windows.
So, Windows may not be left in hibernation when starting Linux, in order to avoid inconsistencies. Moreover, the fast restart feature available on recent Windows systems has to be disabled.
Eventually mount NTFS partition with 'remove_hiberfile' option but you lost your saved session.
The same is valid for multiple Linux independent instances but harder to do.

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Re: Mistakes you shouldn't make

Post#2 by Ed_P » 19 Jun 2014, 16:29

I must admit, I have no idea how one would reboot if Windows was in Hibernate mode. Turn it off then back on? And wouldn't the results be the same rebooting then back into Windows?
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Re: Mistakes you shouldn't make

Post#3 by tome » 20 Jun 2014, 17:32

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Rebooting from Mibernate Mode -> Boot Loader
1. -> if chosen Windows - resuming
2. -> if chosen another OS - booting this OS

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Re: Mistakes you shouldn't make

Post#4 by brokenman » 20 Jun 2014, 20:27

Thanks Tome
otherwise the NTFS file systems on internal disks may be left in an inconsistent state and changes made by Linux may be ignored by Windows.
I've experienced this a few times. Very annoying.

I think windows 8.1 hibernates instead of shutting down completely when it has updates pending. I am not certain, but a few times I have been unable to mount my windows volume in the standard manner receiving a message that windows was hibernated. I never hibernate windows.

Is this remove_hiberfile option to be passed to ntfs-3g?
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Re: Mistakes you shouldn't make

Post#5 by tome » 21 Jun 2014, 20:46

Is this remove_hiberfile option to be passed to ntfs-3g?
Yes. Quoted text comes from ntfs-3g manual page, http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-manual/, http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-faq/

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