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

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mounting galaxy s4 ubuntu 14.04

The problem is as simple as the title, I can't mount my rooted galaxy s4 phone(newest update 4.4.2) on my laptop(running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). The error message is a consistent: Unable to open MTP ...
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Can not mount virtualbox folder in fstab

I've just upgraded my VM from Ubuntu server 12.04 to 14.04. I used to mount my data folder through fstab as follows: datafolder /mnt/DataFolder vboxsf uid=106,gid=113, dir_mode=0770 0 0 I had ...
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Can't read any CD or DVD in Ubuntu Gnome?

I can't mount any CD or DVD on Ubuntu Gnome. I tried to run: sudo mount -a but it wasn't successfully. Here is output after sudo lshw -C disk: *-disk description: ATA ...
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bindfs in fstab

I am struggling to get this to work properly. This works in terminal sudo bindfs -u dave /media/dave/Documentary2Lin/RAIDMain/Documentary2 ~/shares/Documentary2 How do I get this to work in fstab? ...
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Temporary Mount 2nd Windows data Drive

I have a Windows 7 system which has just had a Motherboard Failure. The System had 4 Hard drives. 1 With OS, the Others with only DATA. I want to temporarily mount the data drives so that I can copy ...
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Failed upgrade to 14.04 - /tmp not mounted properly and UUIDS missing from /etc/fstab

I have an old PC with dual boot to Windows Vista (Windows fails to boot though because of an unrepaired avgidshx.sys issue, another story), and on this PC I attempted an upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to ...
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ZFS on Linux: Setting up NFS on Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded my headless server from 13.10 to 14.04, but borked the upgrade (and stupidly didn't have a backup image - lesson learnt). Hence, I'm reinstalling everything from scratch. I have a working ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 NFS mounted shares keep losing permissions

I have a Synology NAS box on which I keep my videos. This folder is shared out using NFS. One machine of mine, running Ubuntu 13.10 has been having problems accessing this shared folder. None of ...
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Error mounting SD card when returning from suspend

I have a 128 GB SD card that I use for permanent storage in my Lenovo Thinkpad X1. I've mounted it in /etc/fstab with this line: UUID=37733366-e936-41df-983a-f084352b3a5b /home/kristian/sd128gb ...
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Is there a way to force format write protected pendrive

My USB is a Sandisk Cruzer 8 GB drive with USB 2.0. It says it's write protected when I try to format it. Is there a way to force format it ? I try'd some of this ways : varun@varun-pc ~ $ sudo ...
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How can I get all USB storage device to mount as read-only or offer no mount options at all?

These are the two parts of my query: Is there a way to mount all USB storage/flash/removable storage devices as read-only i.e. set the default mount policy to read-only? Back in Windows OS, I could ...
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Can't mount cd/dvd r/w drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I'm having some troubles mounting my drive or getting it to detect media. When I do this: dmesg | grep "sr0" I get : [ 2.096797] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer ...
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Best way to automagically mount and share USB drives in Ubuntu Server 12.04

I'd like to find a way to automatically mount any external usb drive connected to my server, and then to automatically share it via samba. The main thing that confuses me is how to handle unmounting ...
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Disk mounted shows wrong size in df, and appears empty

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS This is my fstab UUID=dcd55b7f-3157-4e75-9372-bcab5b0ac7cf / ext4 defaults,discard 0 0 /dev/sdc1 /mnt/DATA auto defaults 0 0 The problem is on ...
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How to change the timeout of directories mounted with ecryptfs-mount-private

When I mount my encrypted .Private data, I can access (rw) my data fine. After a while the mount seems to be unmounted automatically. Is there a default timeout? If so, how can I change it? The ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 mounts iPhone disk spaces and after a while unmounts them

iPhone 4, iOS 6.1.3, Ubuntu 13.04 On 12.10 and before, I could mount my iPhone without problems. Ubuntu mounted automagically two "shares", "iPhone" and "Documents on iPhone", and you can access your ...
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How to mount an external hard drive as root?

I recently changed my external hard drive so that it can be read/edited by all, not just myself. In doing so I think I made it so only the root user can mount it. When I tried to mount it today I got ...
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Should media files (HTPC) using NFS mount using fstab/static or autofs?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with XBMC and am streaming media files from my fileserver (mounted using NFS). Right now I have fstab configured to mount my NFS share like this: 192.168.0.99:/tank/media ...
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Can't mount 2nd HD SFS

I'm trying to mount a 1TB Western digital hd that was appearing fine yesterday before I reinstalled ubuntu 12.04. I used to have a dual boot windows 7/ubuntu 12.04, and my 1TB drive would show up ...
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Disable automount in Nautilus to avoid mount-devices being listed twice in Nautilus

I have added my mount devices in /etc/fstab and they get correctly mounted (2nd partition with ntfs and nas-share with nfs). I have also disabled automount in Nautilus preferences by using ...
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Problem mounting internal floppy drive

This is the error I received when I tried mounting internal floppy drive: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/fd0: Command-line `mount "/media/floppy0"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: ...
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Why are mounted iso's not browseable via an NFS share/mount?

Try it out please: download an iso and place it in /data/iso eg: [root@geppetto ~]# ls -al /data/iso total 708620 drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Oct 17 14:40 . drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root 4096 ...
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mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Samsung NC10 laptop with 2 GB RAM using WUBI. When I try to install something or to do something with files, the mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU. Also I have an issue that ...
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NFS /exports/media won't automount during boot

I'm using Webmin 1.580 with Ubuntu 12.04 and created an NFS export (export/media) which works perfectly fine after manually enabling the export, but when I reboot the system it tells me that it is ...
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How can I prevent a mount from being displayed as a removable media?

When a user session starts, I bind some /mnt/nfs_share into /home/username/afolder using mount --bind. Then Nautilus displays the mounted folder as a separate volume and the removable media applet is ...
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NTFS volume recognised as “Unallocated Space” but works with Windows

Moving to Ubuntu, I have a drive with windows on a drive with Ubuntu on and 4 other ntfs drives 3 of which appear fine in both systems 1 however works fine on windows (single ntfs volume) but in ...
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HDD exfat partition will not mount

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with windows 7 (on separate SSDs) and just stored all of my music on my 1.5 TB HDD (which is formatted as an exfat partition). Everything was working fine for a ...
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Still cannot mount android phone to Ubuntu 14.04

I'm sounding like a broken record! I have been trying to mount my Galaxy S3 to 14.04 for months now. I followed suggestions from community members, all to no avail. Now I have a new phone - Galaxy S5. ...
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Default HDD partitions on Dell Inspiron 3551 laptop

I got a brand new dell inspiron 15 3551 with ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. 3,7GB RAM, Intel Celeron CPU N2840 2´16 GHz x2, Graf. Intel Bay Trail, HDD 500GB. It comes with the following disc partitions; ...
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Mount USB to the same directory Ubuntu

I have a USB key which is mounted to a directory that I have created. For this I have edited fstab file in Ubuntu The problem is that if I disconnect this key(which was in /dev/sdb) and connect ...
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Mounting a camera as mass storage automatically

When I connect the camera via the USB cable, its is detected by lsusb but it's not mounted. I followed the answer to this question: Nikon P7100 doesn't connect as a mass storage device Now it ...
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Unable to mount “lubuntu-15.04-desktop-i386.iso” on OSX Snow Leopard

I am trying to create an installer DVD from the above .iso image and am unable to do so. When attempting to use Disc Utility to mount the image I am alerted, "Unable to burn ...
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Unable to mount internal hard drive on startup. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently replaced a secondary internal hard drive that died. The new one worked for several days and then suddenly I got an 'unable to mount hard drive' message when booting up. I wasn't able to ...
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Intel RST Raid 0 ntfs mount from damaged disk

a friend of mine had an RAID 0 Array of two 500GB HDDs (Windows - NTFS - Dell preinstalled) and one seems to have an bad sector. So i started the PC from Ubuntu Live Disk (15.04) and tried to assemble ...
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How can I ensure that my sshfs mounted drives stay connected as much as possible?

I have been trying to get this to work forever and ever and it's just past my ability now. I have read just about everything I can on this...and yet I can't resolve the issue. Here's the short story. ...
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Stop auto-powering-on my USB drive after I power it off

My USB 3.0 drives turn on after I turn them off in the Disks utility. I've disabled auto-mounting via org.gnome.desktop.media-handling.automount. This worked as expected but doesn't help with my ...
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WinUSB Installation Error

I'm trying to create a bootable windows USB stick, but when I get to the installation process, it gives me this error: > Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 Log: Formating device... Mounting... ...
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partition not recognized drive wont mount

I have a wicked virus on my windows drive that can't be located for some reason. Virus scans always lock up the PC which always ends in a crash. I installed Ubuntu on my external drive to operate the ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with an already existing encrypted home

The issue is to upgrade a Ubuntu system mounted with an encrypted home (on a seperated partition) which then cannot be decrypted/mounted with the exact same passphrase on a new fresh installed Ubuntu. ...
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Unable to get to the home screen or login

Initially I started to upgrade my ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. I failed for some reason. Error: filesystem check or mount failed Commands I ran: mount -o remount,rw / dpkg --configure -a Then I ...
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Recover Flash Drive Files

I need to recover files off my 16gb Lexar flash drive. The pcb does not appear damaged in any way so I'm hoping recovery can be done. When I plug the usb into a Windows machine, it recognizes it as ...
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Trouble finding how to identify my dvd drive to mount it

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. From what I can see maybe I don't actually have to mount the dvd drive, though for certain I have to keep telling VLC the dvd isn't where it thinks it is. I guess my ...
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Enabling shared folders with open-vm-tools

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VMware Player on Windows 7. I have installed open-vm-tools instead of VMware Tools because VMware's software was unable to compile the kernel module required for file ...
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Way to copy/recover data much larger than any storage medium I have?

I have a 3 TB LDM Windows partition that was from a Windows 8 install that hibernated and I have since lost the hiberfil.sys or ability to boot into that install (through my own stupid actions, but ...
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Mounting Android and copying files over MTP truncates files by 32 bytes

Nexus 5 with stock Android 4.4.4 Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS If I plug my phone into my computer, it's automatically detected and mounted. Using nautilus I can navigate to my DCIM/Camera folder and ...
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Mounting USB Device in same location

I am using an USB Device as a replacement for a floppy disk. I am only using one USB device at a time. How can I make Ubuntu to mount ANY USB device into a fixed folder, eg. /media/USERNAME/USB? ...
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External HD keeps disconnecting, And wont auto mount

So i've read through other questions but cant find a solution.. I have an externel drive in /dev/sdg and it continually disconnects.. I edited /etc/fstab so that it would auto mount but every time ...
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What does a “Resource temporarily unavailable” error mounting a filesystem mean?

What does this error mean, and how can I solve it? Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/pzj/B8082EA0082E5D9E: Command-line mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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smb mount via fstab mount error 5

Something weird happened in the last weeks don't know why, before it worked perfectly so here's my problem: I am mounting my NAS via fstab and a script which looks like this, taken from fstab: ...
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Safely Remove on External portable drive “Keeps remounting drive”

i have a problem trying to safely remove an external portable drive in Ubuntu 14.04 because when i tried to safely remove the drive it closes for a while but then just keeps coming back(mounts itself ...