Questions about mounting filesystems. (Examples include a CD, a DVD, an external hard drive and a USB thumbdrive.)

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Unable to access/error mounting external hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and have not previously had any issues using my external hard drive. The hard drive has two partitions - partition one is Linux, Ext3 (version 1.0) and partition ...
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Can detect external hard drive

I have a 14.04 laptop and it does not recognize external hard drivers. I have tried with two external hard drives, one USB and the other eSATA and when I plug them in it seems that the system does ...
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format damaged HD

I have an WD MyPassport external HD that won't even mount anymore. I have tried several things (most of which suggestions from this forum), such as using testdisk, mkfs.ext4, mkfs.ext3, mkfs.ntfs and ...
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Android device no longer available

I have an android S4 mini. I used to be able to see the files and folders on it, whenever I connected it to my (ubuntu) laptop. It showed me 2 directories (phone and card). When I connect it now, I ...
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Mounting existing /home on a separate hard drive and share it with another distro [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on 1TB hard drive and would like to add a second 1TB hard drive to my PC. The latter is where /home would be mounted and the existing hard drive will be used to both run Ubuntu and ...
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Hopeless with mounting windows harddisk on ubuntu

I had windows 8 in this laptop and I mistakenly wiped it all clean when installing linux in it. I pulled out the harddisk here and tried it out on windows 8, the file explorer didn't show it. But I ...
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When mounting, what does -t mean?

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine (VMWare) running on a windows machine. To gain access to a shared folder I run.... sudo mount -t vboxname sharedfolder /location/of/share What does the -t do in ...
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I was snooping around my computer, and found this. Is it normal? (MabookPro, mid 2012, ubuntu 14.04.2

The /dev/sda4 partition has my OSX boot, and I don't wanna lose that. Is it okay if it isn't mounted? And are all these other partitions normal? I only partitioned once when installing Ubuntu. ...
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Problem with referencing a drive with spaces in its label

the problem... My external HDD on a USB port is listed as device /dev/sdc with partition 1 of that drive /dev/sdc1 mounted on /media/mark/Seagate Expansion Drive. The problem is the spaces, I can't ...
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Can't access hdd Raspberry pi samba share

I got a raspberry pi 2 and an old hdd, so i wanted to create a samba share for this old hdd. I mounted my hdd with ntfs-3g to /media/usb which works fine. I added this to my smb.conf file: [smb] ...
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Locked out of Ubuntu 14.04 account after moving /home to a different partition

I moved all my data in /home to a different partition and deleted (foolishly) all my old /home data. I forgot to tell /etc/fstab to load the new partition as /home. After restarting I can't get past ...
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Why are my ubuntu partitions mounted somewhere else?

If you refer to my other posts, I am trying to use g++ and in order to compile a .cpp file I'll have to refer to it with the drive name: g++ /media/drivename/filename.cpp The problem is with the ...
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Ubuntu won't mount hard disk with windows on it (cant format, read why)

I accidently lost all the data on my laptop's hard disk while installing ubuntu. Long story short, I removed the hard disk from the laptop and plugged it in a desktop computer then from where I used ...
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Apparmor problems

I followed this persons solved question here on how to mount Apparmor: https://forum.backbox.org/general-support/apparmor-is-not-working/. After I did however, I came up with this black screen with ...
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How to restrict users from deleting folders from cifs mounted share which is NTFS partition on `Zentyal 2.2.2.`

How to restrict users from deleting folders from cifs mounted share using 'Ubuntu 14.04 LTSfor mounting the cifs volume which is NTFS partition onZentyal 2.2.2.` Mounting command given in ...
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Solved - Massive filesystem corruption after latest update on LUKS encrypted drive

I booted my machine this morning and was greeted by a busybox shell. I booted from a live USB, mounted the drive with cryptsetup, but when I try to open it it says my ubunutu--root-vg has an ...
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ecryptfs ecryptfs-add-passphrase and mount issues

I'm using ecryptfs for a folder not within my home directory. The authentication is passphrase only. If I mount the folder with the ecryptfs mount-helper all is working fine. If I then unmount the ...
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Mounting a drive

I am a new user of Ubuntu. But i am facing a problem now. Just before starting it says that a drive has not been mount yet. It says: Wait for continue or click 's' to skip or click 'm' to ...
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df lists recently unmounted/remounted directories twice

I just replaced replaced directory /mnt which was mounted on /dev/vdb with /dev/vdc (which was previously mounted at /pvol). When I run df now, I see each drive at its old and current location: ...
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How to read/rip audio tracks from a malformed CD?

On Ubuntu 10.04, Linux 2.6.32-70-generic #137-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 GNU/Linux I successfully read and write CDs (DVD drive), including playing and ripping audio CDs. However some audio CDs don't play and ...
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Are these fstab crypttab enties necessary?

I am using a LUKS setup. I have these entries like ubuntu--vg-root and ubuntu--vg-swap_1. What are these doing exactly? Can I remove them safely? What is the minimal setup that will get me booted? ...
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Why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before making a liveUSB?

I am not able to figure out why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before we can make a liveUSB. I have seen that when I use a dd command to make a liveUSB with a ...
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Mounting android device

How can I mount samsung android device to my ubuntu laptop. I am using samsung GT-S7392 Ubuntu LTS 14.04 I have already MTP fs Please help
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How can I mount a SMB share exactly like Nautilus does it?

I have an...interesting problem. You see, I have a SMB share on a network that I would like to mount locally. When I use Nautilus to mount it, everything works perfectly. However, I need to ...
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Use fdisk -s, can not boot up

First I want to resize partition of my Ubuntu 13.0X, I run three commands: fdisk -l fdisk -s /dev/sda1 reboot -r Then I realize I should copy some important files in system in case losing. But ...
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Can't read superblock : mount reiserfs .dsk image failed

I have a failed 160 GB Western Digital Netcenter NAS disk and its image after failing in .DSK format. When I connect the disk to my ubuntu machine and typed: # losetup -o 512006144 /dev/loop1 ...
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I get a “serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting

Same problem with me but when i go on ignore os is booting fine. but still that error is comming on my display when i reboot
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Link to NTFS partition broken after reboot [duplicate]

I've created a link to a folder located on a NTFS partition, in the same HDD where Ubuntu is installed. After rebooting, the link says it's broken (the link shows a lock icon to the lower right and ...
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Mount Ubuntu server directory onto local Ubuntu machine, access via terminal

I'm working locally on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine and I often need to access an Ubuntu 12.04 server. I would like to mount my home drive on the server as a directory on my local machine. It is ...
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Partition problems

I had a problem with a corrupt grub config. I recovered it with Rescatux and was able to boot up. It appears thought that I am mounting the wrong partition because I can't find my old programs. Here ...
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Mounting CD drive

I'm attempting to mount my CD drive so that I can use, and I'm confused on all the necessary steps I need to take to get it working smoothly. I attempted a long time ago and gave up and I don't ...
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I've lost windows shared folder in virtual ubuntu 12.04lts build VMware after latest update

In VMware I have used the wizard to make folders in my windows host shared with the VM ensuring the "always enabled" selection. I can run vmware-hgfsclient and see the available folders. But the ...
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How to hide the CIFS volume mounted from NTFS file system hosted on Zentyal 2.2.2

How to hide the CIFS Volume mounted from Zentyal 2.2.2. which is having the NTFS Partition Mount command given in /etc/fstab on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS //192.168.0.203/tallylinux /media/Tally11 cifs ...
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Stale file handle

i added new structure member for creator in ext2 inode structure at ext2.h, currently i downloaded linux-3.18.7 and modified and i enable the ext2_fs option in.config file, after compilation i entered ...
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Changes to fstab overwritten after reboot. Ubuntu Touch 15.04 (r1) on a Nexus 7 (2013) [closed]

I installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7. After the initial install the / partition is read only, so I do sudo mount -o remount,rw / I then update /etc/fstab with rw instead of ro for the / ...
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Not reading partition

I just installed Ubuntu 14.02, I have a 1 TB HDD, the one partition was used for windows the other for personal files. I formatted the windows partition and did a fresh Ubuntu install, but I cannot ...
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Can I Mount ENCFS container from Ubuntu live usb?

I'm having bootup problems with my Linux Mint installation. I'm using an Ubuntu live usb to back up my stuff. I want to mount my ENCFS container to back up the files, but I can't figure out how to do ...
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Dual boot: Can not mount window drive from Ubuntu system

I have recently installed ubuntu on my window-8.1 laptop. Usually on other dual boot system I can access the window side of hard-drive from ubuntu itself. But, on my current system when I try Unable ...
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While mounting my USB, it showed 'Error mounting: mount: /dev/sdb1: can't read superblock' . [closed]

And Windows was unable to detect that USB. Does my pendrive have any problem?
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USB file transfer on Nexus 7 with lollipop

When I connect my Nexus 7 to my PC with Ubuntu or Xubuntu via USB cable the device does not get mounted. My Nexus 5 configured in the same way as my Nexus 7 works with no problems. My Nexus 7 works ...
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ubuntu 14.04.1 mounts /dev/sda1 and asks to unmount while partitioning

We have been making custom made initrd.gz generated through debian-installer for 10.04 and 12.04 ubuntu. We have been partitioning the disk and have made it automated completely and ask user to ...
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Explanation of entries in dmesg log in Ubuntu Server 14.04

A few days ago I did a clean install of Ubuntu Server 14.04. Everything is working fine, but when my system boots I get these entries in dmesg log: [ 3.106082] EXT4-fs (dm-0): mounted filesystem ...
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Problem in partition mounting NTFS [duplicate]

where i click in open storage hd Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/.../HD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdc1" ...
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Hide Windows 7 partition from Ubuntu 14.04.02 [duplicate]

I want to hide all my Windows 7 partitions from Ubuntu because of: privacy prevent Windows 7 virus spreading to Ubuntu some details about my Ubuntu Windows 7 drives: dev/sda1 win7 system mounted ...
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Protocol error when mounting in virtual machine

When running the following command in an Ubuntu 14.04 VM in a 14.04 host, I get a mount: protocol error mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 updatable /opt/apps/directory/updatable Guest additions ...
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Unable to boot to encrypted root partition after Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade

I am running a Lenovo T440p with a clean install of Ubuntu. No dual booting. Over the weekend I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. There were some package install errors that led to Ubuntu being ...
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Ubuntu server 14.0 iscsi drive not mounting

I am new to Ubuntu and I am having a problem mounting an ISCSI drive on boot. When I watch the services start up, I see FAIL for mounting network filesystem. When the server finishes booting, the ...
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Create correctly and mount custom drive image

What i'm trying to accomplish is to create a custom usb drive image from scratches and to mount its filesystem locally, using an old image taken from a usb drive i own as a model. What i did at first ...
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How can I stop Nautilus hanging on symlinks to autofs mount points

I have a Samba share that is mounted as a CIFS mount via autofs. I would like to have users be able to easily access this mount point from their home directories/desktop. If I create a symlink to the ...
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Mounting an encrypted server

Everything I've found on this is either how to encrypt a mounted drive, or not to do with servers. I have an ubuntu 14.04 server which I am trying to mount as a network share onto my 14.04 desktop so ...