Is there any way to always mount with -o force?

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Tue May 20 04:31:35 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-05-20 at 01:40 +0200, Rustam Ershtukaev wrote:
> No, i'm not stopping it, i just plug it out. 

This is very very wrong. There is a reason why Ubuntu doesn't let you
mount it.

> And indeed this is the
> cause, but when doing the same with ubuntu i can mount it afterward
> with no prob without using -o force.

I would not be surprised if Windows's own handling of NTFS is more
sophisticated than Ubuntu's. It's their own FS after all. And Ubuntu
certainly pops up a message that tells you that unplugging without
unmount is wrong, when you try it. There is a reason for that, too.

The solution to your problem is to properly unmount the drive in Windows
(click the icon in the notification area of Windows's taskbar)

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