May 1 2014

Unable to mount a disk in Linux – The disk contains an unclean file system

This morning I logged into my Linux Mint installation and could not access any of the disks that I could access before. The disks are shared between my Windows 8 and Linux Mint operating systems since I’m dual booting.

I received the below error:

Error mounting /dev/sdc1 (lots of detailed text) The disk contains and unclean file system (0,0). Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.

An explanation on how to solve this problem is detailed in the video below where I show you how to switch off the Windows 8 feature that is know to cause issues with Linux and Windows dual boot systems.

Remember to watch in 720p