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Old 03-01-2016, 04:49 PM   #1
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Unclean file system (0,0) - can't install LinuxMint - ntfs in unsafe state


I tried to install Mint over an old Windows system but got the message above. Reading around the forum it seems that it is because Windows had not been shut down, it was merely hibernating. The answer would normally be to reopen Windows and shut it down but Windows has now been deleted in the attempted installation so I'm stuck. How can I get round this?
 
Old 03-01-2016, 04:51 PM   #2
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Where in the installation process are you getting the error? Before or after you set up the disk partitioning? If after, what partitioning option are you selecting?
You could always boot a live distro and use fdisk or gparted to wipe the disk, then try the installation again.
 
Old 03-01-2016, 05:10 PM   #3
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I tried to install Mint over an old Windows system but got the message above. Reading around the forum it seems that it is because Windows had not been shut down, it was merely hibernating. The answer would normally be to reopen Windows and shut it down but Windows has now been deleted in the attempted installation so I'm stuck. How can I get round this?
shit, there is something stupid you have to do with WINDOWs first to get it out of hibernating, a setting you have to change within WINDOWS I forget what it is but I remember it is really easy,

do yourself a favor,
google

how to get windows to NOT hibernate - and other key phrases such as that to find the answer you seek. then you should be ok.
 
Old 03-01-2016, 05:28 PM   #4
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suicidaleggroll's solution is best as OP is completely replacing the NTFS partition.

If you had a NTFS partition that was so flagged, but wanted access to that partition (for example, if it contained data files that you wanted to access from Linux), the top answer here is a good guide:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/14590...to-hibernation

The trick is to mount the NTFS partition using ntfs-3g's remove_hiberfile option.
 
Old 03-01-2016, 05:39 PM   #5
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The trick is to mount the NTFS partition using ntfs-3g's remove_hiberfile option.
being the second solutions suggestion turn off hibernation in windows, but you could just go in and hack it with a live usb too, if you're going to wipe it out, and install Linux over it, but that was not my fix.

I just had to go into the power settings in windows and reset it to a lesser setting to get it out of hybernation mode, so I could dule boot windows when I was doing that.

6 one way, a half a dozzen the other, but is that other way safer? I've never tried it.


if I was going to wipe out windows all together. operations still have to be preformed so , 6 one way and a half a dozzen the other...

but I have no idea what I am talking about whatsoever. I'm just a fuck up lol

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Old 03-01-2016, 05:52 PM   #6
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Thanks. The first error message comes as "The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SCSI1 (0,0,0), partition #1 (sda) at /boot/efi failed". Sometimes I can get beyond this message to the "Unclean file system (0,0) - can't install LinuxMint - ntfs in unsafe state"

I've tried using fdisk from the terminal after booting from my downloaded distro DVD but can't get it to work. Do I need to add any parameters to the command? Am I missing something?
 
Old 03-01-2016, 05:55 PM   #7
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Thanks. The first error message comes as "The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SCSI1 (0,0,0), partition #1 (sda) at /boot/efi failed". Sometimes I can get beyond this message to the "Unclean file system (0,0) - can't install LinuxMint - ntfs in unsafe state"

I've tried using fdisk from the terminal after booting from my downloaded distro DVD but can't get it to work. Do I need to add any parameters to the command? Am I missing something?
if you can still boot into windows then turn off hibernation in windows first, so it sets that hard drive back to a "normal" hard drive to get rid of that crap you're getting..
 
Old 03-01-2016, 06:06 PM   #8
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@BW-userx: OP said in his first post that Windows had been deleted. Although perhaps it is still there, and booting off a Windows installation disk or even Boot Repair Disk might do the trick.

@dafyddt: In what way did fdisk not work?
 
Old 03-01-2016, 06:23 PM   #9
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@dafyddt

oh you're so f**ed, screwed dude ....

Using Ubuntu To Delete hiberfil.sys From Unbootable Win 8.1

tells a story of a man that had a simular problem and what he did to get rid of said problem. I do suppose any live USB Linux with the proper tools will getter done...
good , no, best of luck dude!


your problem sounds like something I'd like to do just to figure out how to fix it.

when there is a will there is a way. don't give up on it. my option, you just need to get past that hibranation crap ... dang that is one challenging situation you've gotten yourselve into. Wish I was there....

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Old 03-01-2016, 06:31 PM   #10
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@dafyddt

Don't worry, all is well. What you need to do, as suicidaleggroll suggested, is download a copy of Gparted Live and burn it to a CD/DVD/USB stick. Then boot off that and repartition the whole disk (if that is what you want to do, at least nuke the Windows partition). Then, go through the Mint installation process again.
 
Old 03-01-2016, 06:43 PM   #11
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@dafyddt

Don't worry, all is well. What you need to do, as suicidaleggroll suggested, is download a copy of Gparted Live and burn it to a CD/DVD/USB stick. Then boot off that and repartition the whole disk (if that is what you want to do, at least nuke the Windows partition). Then, go through the Mint installation process again.
you mean to tell me that there is no live Linux out there that packs a gparted as part of its arsenal?

I know fatdog64 does ... if its a 64bit system OP has

dd it to a USB bam in like flint

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Old 03-01-2016, 07:24 PM   #12
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Mint and almost all the other Ubuntu derivatives have GParted on the install medium so just boot Mint and open a terminal and type: sudo gparted and it should open.
 
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@dafyddt

oh you're so f**ed, screwed dude ....

Using Ubuntu To Delete hiberfil.sys From Unbootable Win 8.1

tells a story of a man that had a simular problem and what he did to get rid of said problem. I do suppose any live USB Linux with the proper tools will getter done...
good , no, best of luck dude!


your problem sounds like something I'd like to do just to figure out how to fix it.

when there is a will there is a way. don't give up on it. my option, you just need to get past that hibranation crap ... dang that is one challenging situation you've gotten yourselve into. Wish I was there....
Seriously, you need to stop with this crap, you do it all the time. He is not screwed, he's about as far from screwed as possible. All he needs to do is boot almost ANY live distro and use fdisk or gparted to wipe the disk. It's about the easiest fix there is. Quit spreading FUD...
 
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:48 AM   #14
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you mean to tell me that there is no live Linux out there that packs a gparted as part of its arsenal?

I know fatdog64 does ... if its a 64bit system OP has

dd it to a USB bam in like flint
You are of course correct, BW-userx, but my first reaction was to assure OP that he was in no way "screwed" as you suggested, that the problem was easily remediable. I tend to keep my offline tools like GParted Live in a separate "toolbox", physically and in the way I operate, from my install iso's, and went with what I know best. Either way will work.
 
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Listen to the Suicidal man, he know his stuff. (I understand it can be little complicated for any newbie to distinguish good answer from the bad one, and valuable forum member from the, ehm, less valuable one. You'll learn in time.)

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@dafyddt

oh you're so f**ed, screwed dude ....

Using Ubuntu To Delete hiberfil.sys From Unbootable Win 8.1

tells a story of a man that had a simular problem and what he did to get rid of said problem. I do suppose any live USB Linux with the proper tools will getter done...
good , no, best of luck dude!


your problem sounds like something I'd like to do just to figure out how to fix it.

when there is a will there is a way. don't give up on it. my option, you just need to get past that hibranation crap ... dang that is one challenging situation you've gotten yourselve into. Wish I was there....
You know, running Void doesn't make you a respectable member of a Linux and LQ community. Not spreading BS like this one on the other hand...
 
  


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