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Old 04-10-2019, 06:18 AM   #46
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No Linux is on the same harddrive as windows10 but it has its own ext4 partition.
@Tim - I think there is a mistake in parsing that sentence...

I read it as
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No - Linux is on the same harddrive as windows10, but [Linux] has its own ext4 partition.
 
Old 04-10-2019, 07:23 AM   #47
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@Tim - I think there is a mistake in parsing that sentence...

I read it as
Ah, You are correct. I missunderstood the OP. But, Windows on an ext4 sounds wrong which is what I thought it said, lol.
I'll try and be more careful.

Thanks and all the best

Tim

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Old 04-10-2019, 08:17 AM   #48
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I meant, windows10 is on sda1 and mint is on sda2, but sda1 is ntfs and sda2 is ext4 . . .

And, my "linux" question, would it be harmful to use ntfsfix every boot? Or is there a more solid/better way to keep the ntfs partitions read write accessible after a boot into windows10 and back to mint?

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Old 04-10-2019, 10:20 AM   #49
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Provided you shut Windows down properly, NTFS should not need "fixing".
Note that putting Windows into some kind of hibernate mode (so that a reboot looks surprisingly fast) does not count as a proper shutdown.

If you access the NTFS partition in Mint, then provided it is properly unmounted before/during Linux shutdown, then again NTFS should not need "fixing".

The fixing of filesystems is caused by them marked as "outstanding data may not have been written".
If you use ntsfix on every boot, then this can could indicate loss of data.
 
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I meant, windows10 is on sda1 and mint is on sda2, but sda1 is ntfs and sda2 is ext4 . . .

And, my "linux" question, would it be harmful to use ntfsfix every boot? Or is there a more solid/better way to keep the ntfs partitions read write accessible after a boot into windows10 and back to mint?
I think this is a problem with windows. When you shut down/restart windows it won't save everything, so the filesystem on the disk may be "dirty". In this case linux cannot really read it. When you reboot your windows (and choose linux on grub) the filesystem will be correctly saved and you can use it without problem on linux.
Is this your case?
Anyway running ntfsfix is not the best idea, you ought to use windows to fix ntfs (if you have already installed it).
 
Old 04-15-2019, 09:34 AM   #51
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I found the cause. It is indeed windows10 it had to do with the fast boot option in windows10. As soon i disabled it, everything was alright, the read write privileges stayed on all the ntfs partitions without having to use the ntfsfix. Perhaps some one else with the same problem could read this and it would be fixed :-)
 
Old 04-15-2019, 10:03 AM   #52
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I knew that...
I called it "soft boot" - just another of Microsoft's cheating ways to fool people into thinking Windows doesn't take hours to boot.

That was back in the days when people insisted on really fast boot times for absolutely no real reason.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 11:28 AM   #53
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I knew that...
I called it "soft boot" - just another of Microsoft's cheating ways to fool people into thinking Windows doesn't take hours to boot.

That was back in the days when people insisted on really fast boot times for absolutely no real reason.
Hi Jeremy. What exactly is 'soft boot'? How's it done?
 
Old 04-15-2019, 01:10 PM   #54
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A soft boot:-
On Windows shutdown, it pages itself out to disk & switches off, so that
when you want to switch it back on it just pages itself back in to memory.
[ I expect its much more complicated than that, but that's roughly the effect. ]

It isn't actually what most people would call booting.

The salesmen like to call this "fast boot".
It's used by Microsoft.
 
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A soft boot:-
On Windows shutdown, it pages itself out to disk & switches off, so that
when you want to switch it back on it just pages itself back in to memory.
[ I expect its much more complicated than that, but that's roughly the effect. ]

It isn't actually what most people would call booting.

The salesmen like to call this "fast boot".
It's used by Microsoft.
Thank you, that sounds a lot like hibernation.
 
  


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