Please help me before I get mad,
First day with Linux Mint.
Objective: Make a 3Tb Hdd Read and Write, Right now I can use it only to Read.
Finally Installed Linux after some bumps (bad ISO).
I have 2 HDDs, the SSD with Linux and a 3Tb HDD
Right now the 3T has 4 partitions, one for windows, 3 for personal use with lots of personal stuff I can't lose.
I've been looking for videos, tutorials and the maximum I got was to had one partition mounted as a folder
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=f0a65631-ccec-4aec-bbf5-393f83e230db / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/swapfile none swap sw 0 0
UUID=F8F07052F07018D8 /mnt/3T_Rodrigo ntfs-3g rw,auto,users,uid=1000,gid=100,dmask=027,fmask=137,utf8 0 0

What am I missing?
PS.: Next: Make fingerprint work in Linux

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    I do remember I wrote a blog post. Search for linuxforgeeks . I don't remember the platform - blogspot or WordPress
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    This can sound as a stupid question but i have to ask.

    Did you sudo apt install ntfs-3g?
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    Run fsck on all the partitions of it.
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    @shelladdicted yes. And I can access the partitions, open files, copy files... I just can't write anything and each partition is in the devices tab (don't know if that's where the 2nd hdd should show)
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    @PrivateGER whenever I do fsck is says it can damage the partition if I press yes... No never said yes yet
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    @GyroGearloose Unmount it beforehand.
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    @GyroGearloose boot windows, reboot, boot linux, now you have read/write.
    Turns out, if you have Fast Boot enabled in the bios, Windows keeps some stuff cached to boot faster next time which prevents linux from safely mounting that partition.

    Either do a reboot when you want to switch from windows to linux, or disable fast boot in the bios.
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    @endor Disabled Fast boot didn't work

    Tried to unmount, it Just mounts the partitions again.

    Fuck Man
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    @GyroGearloose :/ did you do at least one reboot of windows too?
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    @endor What windows?


    I could go for dual-boot, but I know I would stick to windows.

    PS.: Having some issues in Linux I wouldn't have in Windows, like, it can't handle flash as well.

    Now I only have Mint, Basically, I don't feel the difference for day to day use, so that's good. But I still have the fingerprint part to configure and be able to write to my 2nd disk.

    I don't know why doesn't Linux handle NTFS disks properly... come one, were not in the 2000s...

    Changed to hardware and Arduino for not, to have something to do except computer related stuff :p Need other distractions
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    @GyroGearloose You can blame Windows for the second disk not working. It is because of the hibernation feature.

    Try using ntfsfix /dev/sdaX
    Replace X with the appropriate partition.
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    @GyroGearloose oooh I see, so I guess you don't have a direct way to reset the hibernation again... dunno, maybe PrivateGER's solution can do that?
    Otherwise, you may want to try booting windows just that once (live usb even?) and untangle the mess
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    Nope... Still can't write to any of the 3 partitions
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    Mounting volume... The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).

    Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.


    Attempting to correct errors...

    Processing $MFT and $MFTMirr...

    Reading $MFT... OK

    Reading $MFTMirr... OK

    Comparing $MFTMirr to $MFT... OK

    Processing of $MFT and $MFTMirr completed successfully.

    Setting required flags on partition... OK

    Going to empty the journal ($LogFile)... OK

    Checking the alternate boot sector... OK

    NTFS volume version is 3.1.

    NTFS partition /dev/sdb4 was processed successfully.

    Yep, They all failed, and it seems to have something to have with Windows...

    I already know the final solution, have 3 partitions, one it's only for Windows games, I format that one (ext4 maby? fat32? ) copy everything I want there and then format then format the others...

    But like I said, last resourt
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