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I might unfortunately decide to use Windows as the host operating system so that my non-Unixy colleagues would not be at a disadvantage - being able to leverage their existing knowledge - and to use the Windows application as needed without waiting for the Linux operations to cease. I would install Linux (RHEL probably, given the choices) in a virtual ...


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Further to Basile's answer, once you are able to successfully mount the ntfs partition you may need a driver such as ntfs-3g in order to be able to write/copy data from it.


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As I commented, the (NTFS) file system was dirty, as the error message was saying. So checking it (on Windows) with a chkdsk command (or the Windows equivalent of fsck) -to clean it- then rebooting Linux could be enough. If you absolutely need Windows with some data shared with Linux, you could consider using an Ext4 (or Ext3) file system (shared with ...


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The solution was to download VirtualBox and to use it to install and run CentOS 7 from within Windows 8.1. This is infinitely more convenient than the dual boot setup. I did have to go into the BIOS settings of the PC and enable "Virtualization Features" before the machine allowed CentOS 7 to install. There were problems involved in the dual boot ...


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Part 1 Download Refind, and see the question I asked recently dealing with some of the issues you'll face. Assuming you're using Windows 8.1, you'll want to use the Refind CD-R Image. Be sure to extract the ISO from the zip file, and mount it in Windows 8.1. Note: You need not burn the image as Windows 8.1 supports mounting ISO files now like Linux has ...



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