Windows 8 filesystem

Asked by chris on 2012-09-06


i installed window 8 rtm. to avoid problems i disconnected all other harddisks while installation. after that i reconnected all harddisks. windows 8 runs properly.

after a day while using ubuntu i discovered that i cannot access any of the ntfs data partitions any more! i found out that microsoft developed its ntfs filesystem further and made a new compatible called refs. And obviously windows 8 changed all existing partitions into that(?) There is no mounting error message by ubuntu. Just nothing happens. I can't get my correct ubuntu version right now, but its kernel is 2.6.35-32.

my question is: how can i access my data partitions again?

thanks for any help!


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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

I suspect you may not be able to. ReFS is a new filing system and like NTFS is internals are a secret. Some cleaver people have managed to hack NTFS so we can see NTFS drives in Linux. It may happen in Linux eventually but I'm pretty sure nobody has hacked it yet.

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #2

I thought Microsoft were only going to use ReFS with Windows 8 Server Edition. Are you using Windows 8 server or desktop?

Can you please give the output of:

sudo fdisk -l; mount; cat /etc/lsb-release


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