Comment 9 for bug 1042159

Jean-Pierre (jean-pierre-andre) wrote :

Some versions of ntfs-3g refusing to mount Windows8 system partitions is just the tip of an iceberg. The very question is "when is it safe to mount a Windows8 partition without incurring loss of data ?". No version of ntfs-3g can have the correct algorithm until the algorithm is known. Apparently even mounting a non-system partition from a fixed disk where there is a Windows8 hibernated system partition is dangerous.

For the time being, please consider a Windows8 system in which hibernation and quick start are disabled (by issuing "powercfg -h off" as mentioned above) as the only safe circumstance in which any Windows8 partition on internal disk can be safely mounted by ntfs-3g (or by any Windows version prior to Windows 8).