my Windows NTFS partition is always mounted read-only by default.
I have always had Windows 10 and a bunch of Linuxes installed, but I have never used Windows for a long time until a few months ago. I was using Linux Mint 18.3 KDE as my main OS at that time.
Using Windows made it apply the updates (even if I had disabled automatic updates, I don't know how this is possible). Fast boot has always been disabled, but I think that when updates are pending or left unfinished Windows leaves the partition in a “hybernated” state anyway.
So I made Windows finish all its updates, but Linux Mint kept on saying that the Windows partition could be mounted only as read-only.
Surprisingly, the problem disappeared when I had to use Boot-Repair to fix some problems with GRUB (I don't remember exactly, probably I had messed things up by installing another Linux distro).
But then the problem came back, maybe because I had used Windows again.
Now I have made a new Manjaro install. I made Windows do all its updates before installing, but Manjaro has always mounted Windows partition automatically as read-only. And Linux Mint KDE still refuses to mount Windows partition as read/write.
I have double-checked:
- there is no Windows update pending
- fast-boot is disabled
- ntfs-3g is installed
- there is no fstab entry for the Windows partition, so I think Manjaro is autonomously deciding to automount it as read-only
I could try using Boot-Repair again but I wouldn't like to loose the graceful Manjaro's GRUB menu.
Can anybody help me find out why this is happening?