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

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Cannot Mount User Data

There are a lot of posts close to this problem. I recently did a system recovery, followed by an upgrade. I chose not to overwrite my data, but I did not use the same user name, when I reinstalled. ...
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Can't mount external hard drive USB

It's NTFS. It's USB3. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried the following commands: sudo fdisk -l sudo fdisk -l sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt
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Where can you see /etc/fstab mount errors?

I have Windows and Ubuntu installed on the same computer (i.e. dual boot). Sometimes Ubuntu fails to boot and drops to emergency console as it can't mount a shared NTFS partition because I forgot to ...
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USB memory detected but not mounted

When i connect my Sony USB drive, System would detect it, but it wont mount it on desktop or anywhere that i could find it... lsusb: Bus 001 Device 004: ID 054c:0243 Sony Corp. MicroVault Flash Drive ...
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How can I mount my Ubuntu Aquaris E4.5 as writable?

My Ubuntu Touch installation on the Aquaris E4.5 is set in developer mode. When I run the command sudo mount -o remount,rw /, I am presented with the following message: mount: / not mounted or bad ...
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home partition mountpoint under /home . '/' thinks home is consuming it's size

I have two partitions '/' and the '/home' the '/' partition thinks home is consuming it's size. I want to put some files under home and I can't because it says the '/' doesn't have space. But I have ...
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Hardrive Permission

So I added a second drive for to use for back-ups. I changed the ownership, when I try to use the partition, it says that I do not have permission. Here is what mount is showing. /dev/sdb3 on /media/...
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Problems to connect to Samba share

After a quite fresh re-installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and after a while which I couldn't determine, I'm unable to save files on NAS mounted via Samba with the following message saves in my public ...
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not able to automatically mount HD

I'm facing a weird issue that's really driving me crazy :/ I use Samba to share some folders over my WiFi, however, whenever I reboot my machine the shared folders become un-shared. After doing some ...
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chown: cannot access '/var/lib/lightdm/.gvfs' permission denied

For I can't login to the desktop, I searched for a solution and find a way that reinstall lightdm, so I tried to reinstall lightdm, but returned a message: chown: cannot access '/var/lib/lightdm/....
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Add one more Ubuntu to dual-boot to make tri-boot

I already created the partition and this is how my disk partitions look: My disk partition screenshot /sda2/ is my Ubuntu1 /sda3/ is Ubuntu1 swap /sda4/ is Windows /sda5/ is my new partition where ...
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Create http Repo with server-CD

I am currently trying to use a mounted ubuntu server install cd in an apache2 share. Whatd I did is to mount the CD at /var/www/html/repo/ then within the preseed I add the corresponding line to use ...
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new NTFS partition wont mount via MATE

I have been having some trouble with Ubuntu Mate, not mounting NTFS partitions. This message stating the operation is pending appears, but the device never becomes usable. When I do sudo mount /dev/...
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USB is detected, but only if I don't close the screen

Sorry for the bad description, I wasn't sure how to put it, I'll do my best to explain this odd bug. So, if my computer is off and I turn it on, then plug my USB in, my computer auto-mounts it and ...
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Get errors before installing Ubuntu Server on VirtualBox

I have problems installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox: I get these messages: right after clicking the "install ubuntu", and the setup loads normally. When continuing the setup regularly, I have ...
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Unable to mount my external disk

I am unable to mount my external usb disk, here is my error message and please help me to solve this problem. Thanks. Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb1: Command-line `mount "/media/Anang"...
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NTFS drive not visible to windows anymore but on Ubuntu

I have a 4TB external drive which I was using with windows formatted with NTFS , For some file copying I plugged that drive into Ubuntu desktop and moved the files. Now when I am trying to connect the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, local network broken after some time

I have mount nfs drive to my vultr server (Ubuntu 14.04), nfs drive mount from private network. I write some data to nfs, after some time of work my private network broken. When i tried to ping other ...
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Unable to read data from external drive

After I've mounted external HDD drive few times I receive window with below message Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/rafal/TOSHIBA EXT: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,...
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One USB isn't detected in lsusb but another one is

I have two USB flash drives, a SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB 2.0 (8 GB) and a Silicon Power Blaze B05 USB 3.0 (16 GB), and whilst the former both shows up in lsusb and auto-mounts1, the latter does neither....
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HDD randomly unmounted - which log file & possible causes?

For some reason today an HDD in my server decided it no longer wanted to be mounted. There was no "trigger" that I'm aware of, possibly a bad sector being read but can't be sure. Some background info ...
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How can I set future permissions and user/group for files and folders inside a parent folder?

For days, I am have been scanning the internet trying to find an answer to my questions. I have come across a lot of different options, but none of them are working for me. My situation: I recently ...
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How to copy sd card data to pc? I want to copy sd card to pc running ubuntu 15.10

I want to backup all the data from phone's SD card to PC. While simply doing copy & paste it shows an error. My phone is Motorola g 2nd gen lollipop. The customer care is of no use as they only ...
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Mount partition that requires credentials automatically on startup

I have a dual boot of two 14.04 distros on my laptop, and because of limited hard drive space, I want one install to be able to automatically mount and have read/write rights on the main partition of ...
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Accidentally changed permissions of boot partition, how to revert?

I installed two new hard drives in my computer and needed to change their ownership to my user account to be able to copy files onto the partitions, as they only received root-permissions after ...
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Mount in fstab results in S to Skip during boot

I used fstab to point zoneminder directory to a directory that is maintained under a ZFS pool/dataset. It worked fine in terminal after issuing sudo mount-a but, when I rebooted I got the S to ...
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Changing target of Docker changes /media location

This is probably just a misunderstanding of how the file system in ubuntu 14.04 works. If I to an ls /media/guy -l then the output looks like: drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Apr 6 2015 ...
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SDA with ubuntu on changes name to SDB?

So after moving in with my girlfriend, I brought my server to our new apartment. After fixing most config files to fit the new subnet, i wanted to access my harddrives. I have a 120gb SSD for system ...
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How to mount lvm2 partition from Ubuntu 15.10 live CD

I was running Ubuntu 14.10/Windows8. One day my system stopped booting and stops at the grub prompt. I am not sure what caused the problem but I suspect running Bleachbit selecting all options and as ...
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Update to Ubuntu 15.10 : Usb pendrives not mounting, Display settings not saved. Policy kit asking password repeatedly

2 days before I upgraded by system from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10 and I hope I don't come to regret it. Hardware specs : Intel 2600k, Asrock Mobo, 16gb Dddr3 ram, Graphics card : Nvidia Gtx 560ti. ...
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USB 3 External Hard drive SMART fails

I am trying to use SMART to check an external hard drive, however when i try to use SMART (from Disk) the option is greyed out and i cannot use it, whether the HDD it is mounted or not. I have ...
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can't access the merged partitions from two hard discs created when the pc was running windows 7

previously my system was running windows 7 64 bit and then created a single drive by sharing two different hard drives. Now PC is running on Ubuntu. But can't mount that partition. help me
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grub-install: error: failed to get canonical path of `/mnt/efi/boot'

I was following this tutorial, http://www.upubuntu.com/2015/08/how-to-create-bootable-windows-10-usb.html but somehow it does not work for me.. here is what I have done. $ sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I remove a deleted partition from the Ubuntu bootloader?

I had 2 different partitions, one with Ubuntu 15 and my primary with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I deleted the Ubuntu 15 partition and merged it with the main partition. At boot up the bootloader still asks ...
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Mount folder home from old installation

How to mount folder /home/bor from old installation to new installation
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I can't get into my HDD, even after I got it unlocked after fresh install of Ubutnu 14.4

The following packages have unmet dependencies: fuse-exfat : Depends: fuse-utils (>= 2.7) but it is not installable E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. mike@mike-HP-...
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Directory showing with find but not with ls

I have a 2TB ntfs disk mounted. The fstab entry looks like this /dev/disk/by-uuid/7AD35DE723741E22 /home/herb/2TB ntfs defaults,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 2 I installed a service with a web front end on the ...
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Unable to read CD/DVD

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I am unable to read my CD/DVD drive. I tried sudo lshw -C disk and after a long wait I get this output [...] *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM writer product: DVDRAM ...
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Change Permissions of Softraid

I have installed a completely clean Ubuntu Server with a 25GB partition and an 900GB Softraid partition. The 900GB is called md0. This partition is mounted as /daten. Now I want to make this to a ...
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Zoneminder saves to duplicate locations in 14.04-64

I mounted an extra hard drive with an ext4 partition to be used as described in http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Using_a_dedicated_Hard_Drive. Note that I have to change ,x-gvfs-show to ...
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Mounting External Hard Drive on 15.10 Naming Issue

I upgraded to 15.10 using a bootable medium (USB bootable ISO). After upgrade, when I connect my external hard drive of 3 partitions, they all load up in nautilus nicely, however under a different ...
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'Blank CD' shows up in files, but external CD drive is unlisted following 'mount' command

I'm pretty new to Linux, so please pardon any misspeech or generally foolish comments. I have an HP Chromebook 14 and am running Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty via Crouton. I'm trying to burn a CD using K3b with ...
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How to mount/use logical drives created with device mapper?

Trying to split a physical volume (an SD card) into two equally sized logical volumes using 'device-mapper'. I'm new to Linux but have got as far as creating the two logical drives but I don't know ...
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USB disk does not mount: how do I check if it's broken?

I had a power failure while formatting a new usb disk and now the disk appears with lsusb and usb-devices. It also appears with dmesg, although with several errors: *~> dmesg [ 1454.904018] usb 1-...
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arc file extension backup image

I have an arc extension file (image.arc size 1.8 GB) which is a backup image. It was created by my previous staff. I don't what software he use to do the image. The question is : What software can I ...
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Tried to install Ubuntu on separate SSD but can no longer access my Windows OS

I have a 256 GB SSD and a 512 GB SSD in my desktop. I can no longer access my windows OS. I installed them on separate SSDs, but when I try to select the 500 GB drive it gives an: Error mounting /...
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Can't mount Nokia Lumia 735 on Ubuntu 15.04

Description: I connect my Nokia Lumia 735 (WP8.1) via USB to Ubuntu (last updates all in) - it "mounts" "LUMIA 735" but suddenly with the popup error "Impossibile montare "Lumia 735 (RM1038)" Errore ...
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Out of disk room? Strange partitions?

I'm having issues with a computer in my univ lab. It's not my personal machine and has been set up by past students, but I'm in charge of it currently. The computer repeatedly informs me that it's ...
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auto mount problem on 14.04

Usually when starting Ubuntu and nautilus on the left side is a section devices you could mount. However since some time Ubuntu didn't recognize my windows partitions on the same drive (or any other ...
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HDD.. I think I'm fsck'd

I am running a virtualization machine that has a few different drives. 2 are being problematic. both drives are having trouble together. both drives switched to ro opposed the norm rw. nothing ...