[Nottingham] Dual Boot - Windows updates and Linux boot failures

David Aldred davidaldred at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 09:33:54 UTC 2013

On 27 November 2013 09:28, David Bean <david at dbean.uklinux.net> wrote:

> Is Linux trying to mount the NTFS partition on boot? If it is try
> setting it to noauto or commenting out of fstab. I doubt that Windows
> needs to amend the MBR (and some older BIOS prevent this), but it could
> leave its NTFS partition in an inconsistent state such that the Linux
> NTFS driver can't open it reliably.
> Now that's an interesting thought!

I'll check (when I'm back at the machine); I don't honestly recall whether
the Windows partition is mounted at boot.  To be sure whether this is the
issue, though, we'll have to wait for the next batch of Windows updates
needing a reboot....

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