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

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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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How To Mount RAID0 on Ubuntu (to recover data from Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook)

Recently I ran into booting issues with windows 7 on my Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook. Before bootup, the system indicated that one of the physical disks (the ultrabook has two 128 GB SSDs in preinstalled ...
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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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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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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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mtp usage: how to mount and transfer files to and from a Samsung: Galaxy model Android phone

how do I use mtpfs to read/write to a USB connected Android phone, connected as a mass storage device: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mkdir phone thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo mtpfs -o allow_other ...
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Mounting ZFS pool - almost there

I'm having a bit of trouble mounting an ZFS pool I've migrated from a FreeNas system to Ubuntu 14.04. So far I've managed to import the ZFS pool via the zpool import Storage command. I can list all ...
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a specific user can't mount usb sticks

I have the problem that a specific user can't use usb sticks any more. they are not mounted automatically any more. For some weird reason I changed the numeric userid and groupid of this user ...
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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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How to find the path of a freshly mounted USB Drive dynamically?

I want a side script or a settings change that fires a second or primary script that does the actual work. I do not need to do it just for my computer. So it should work on any Linux computer. I need ...
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USB to SATA cable adapter not recognizing hard drive

I have a hard drive with Linux Mint installed that I recently rescued from a dying computer and have been using a USB to SATA adapter that comes with an external power adapter to try to get some data ...
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How do disable the CD-ROM for all users?

I want to disable CDROM/CDRW/DVDROM/DVDRW for everyone in Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop 64-bit edition. I have tried following but not worked: Removed user from /etc/group, as following: cdrom:x:24: as ...
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Files not correctly copying

When trying to copy files from ubuntu to a partition on the hard drive or external hard drives the copy dialog finishes almost instantly. When the files are looked at via windows the files are empty. ...
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Mount directory when navigating to it

Is it possible to mount a drive when a user attempts to navigate to it? For instance, if I were to have /dev/sda8 mounted upon /mnt/shared/, could I only mount it when a process attempts to list the ...
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Mounting cifs network shares when logging into user account?

I have a couple of network shares mounted with cifs in fstab and it works fine when the network is up. However, this is a laptop and often my wi-fi connection isn't up when mounting is triggered by ...
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Shotwell cannot mount device Error 53

I would report this as a bug, but I'm in my 50s and reading the bug reporting requirements would make me a bug specialist and take me about a week to insure I was reporting it properly. I'm an end ...
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Unable to access or mount iPod touch [Ubuntu 14.04]

On attaching the iPod touch Ubuntu throws a message "Unable to mount [name]'s iPod touch" with a sub message: "Unable to connect." I have been unable to pinpoint any specific troubleshooting or ...
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Ownership on USB drive correct but read/write permisisons denied

I am really at a loss with this problem. I recently changed UID numbers of my users (username was kept) because I changed authentication to kerberos/ldap authentication. This works all fine, I have ...
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Unable to mount DVD - Ubuntu 14.04

I seldom use the DVD drive and this a 5 year old laptop. Today I load the DVD and it just keeps spinning but nothing mounts. After it spins and stops I checked: dmesg | grep sr0 [ 1.738204] ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 NFS v4 mount error incorrect mount option was specified

I am trying to mount a nfs folder over network from NFS Server to NFS Client. My NFS Server configuration looks like this /mount 192.168.145.128/255.255.255.0(rw,sync,no_subtree_check) ...
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installing a new hard drive on an existing Ubuntu machine

I have a desktop machine running Ubuntu for a few years. I needed more space for my files and for that purpose I purchased and installed a brand new HD in it. Everything is working great. The only ...
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After mounting the ntfs partition, all files are readonly

I made the following changes in /etc/fstab, after doing this i cant create any files in any of the partitions and the existing files are readonly. Pls help me out. This is my /etc/fstab # ...
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AUFS shared over SMB and NFS

I am using ubuntu server 12.04 as a file server with 3 disks, two contain files and one contains parity of the others, using snapraid. I have been able to share one disk as both SMB and NFS, but now I ...
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automount ntfs partition read-only if not cleanly unmounted

I have configured to automount my ntfs data partition on boot: # /media/Win8 was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=A47A42FF7A42CDAC /media/Win8 ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0 ...
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Cannot add ppa for gvfs-mtp

I am a total newbie concerning anything to do with Ubuntu/Linux. I am running 12.04 on VM Player. I am trying to connect my HTC One (Android 4.3) to Ubuntu, and looking online has told me to do: ...
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Can't mount HFS+ drive, bad superblock?

My Macbook (Snow Leopard OS) was giving me the rainbow wheel of death so I tried booting into safe mode and repairing the disk, with no luck. So I decided to pull the drive out and plug it into my ...
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Unable to access External HDD in Ubuntu

I have bought a new laptop Lenevo G500 and installed Ubuntu 13.0, I have taken out my previous laptop's HDD and trying to access it by connecting to USB port, however it has detected only once and ...
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How can I prevent auto-mounting of a partition in fstab?

Previously, I prevented auto-mounting of a particular partition at boot by the following line in /etc/fstab UUID=<alphanumeric> /media/windowsHDD ntfs user,noauto 0 0 At some point in the ...
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AuFS read only branch as another read only branch

My goal is to use an AuFS read only branch as another read only branch: I've got a directory dir0, then I make : mount -t aufs -o br=dir2=rw:dir0=ro none dir1 This gives me - dir0 - dir1 #read ...
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Ubuntu doesn't mount iPod

I cannot access my iPod files even though the iPod is found by Ubuntu. Output of lsusb Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05ac:129e Apple, Inc. iPod Touch 4.Gen Output of dmesg [ 118.991968] usb 2-1.2: ...
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WD Elements external HDD doesn't mount

I'm attempting to mount a WD Elements 1 TB drive on Linux, however it does not work. The drive is only visible through gparted. When I reformat the drive while on Linux, partitions work no matter what ...
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Usb stick does not mount automatically

Currently, I can not use any usb stick or external hard disk in Ubuntu 12.04 via graphics user interface. While trying to mount them manually, I realized that they are actually mounted automatically ...
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RAID 5 won't mount

I have a qnap NAS which is running a version of ubuntu and I'm not getting any help from their forum so I thought I'd ask my question here. I "had" 3 2TB HD's in a raid 5 configuration. When I got ...
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unrecognized eSata

I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. I have a NAS at home that uses eSata, since 11.10 my eSata is not recognized anymore. I think I read all the post concerning the eSata mount in Ubuntu but with no luck. ...
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swapon: /dev/sdb1: swapon failed: Invalid argument

I am unable to mount a swap partition Terminal code: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 2048 7831551 3914752 82 Linux swap / Solaris ...
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Writing data to another hard drive when using Bittorrent Sync

I'm probably making a noob mistake, but i was basically trying to learn how to mount another hard drive for use with Bittorrent Sync. Here is what is DID Went into the terminal to create my folders ...
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How to mount a device in ttyUSB0?

I'm trying to mount a USB internet dongle (data card). The output of dmesg is: [20200.396232] option 2-1.2:1.1: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected [20200.396448] usb 2-1.2: GSM modem (1-port) ...
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USB Mount Autorun a script using udev

I've spent a lot more time than I was expecting and was hoping I could get some help debugging. My goal is to sync files between my documents and my usb drive as soon as it is mounted. I've ...
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Micro SD card write protected fat32?

I have tried this solution and it doesnt work. sudo fdisk -l output is Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = ...
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dvd mount error

I get this error, when trying to play a DVD. Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: mount point /media/cdrom/ does not exist Can anyone help? Thanks a lot
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SD card won't appear after upgrade to 13.10

My SD card won't mount when I put it into my lap top, everything was fine before the upgrade. The information about the SD card appears just fine when I type sudo fdisk l it just says that it ...
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arm-none-ebai-gcc does not work from mounted directory

I want to build project for ARM micro controller. For this purpose in folder with project was placed script, which download toolchain and build him. After run this script toolchain was placed in ...
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Mounting disk drives among different users

I had this idea about mounting disk drives among different users. I would create a folder called say /media/diskXYZ . Then I would make a softlink from /media/user1/diskXYZ to /media/diskXYZ , and ...
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Is there an fsck command for checking the entire HDD?

This is probably a duplicate, but then please just link the post that answer my question. Fsck seems to check partitions and file system, but is there a way to use a live CD, unmount (well, I guess ...
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How to mount an AES-encrypted .DMG file containing a FAT12 filesystem?

My question says it all: on Ubuntu, is there any way to mount a .dmg file (as produced by OS X's Disk Utility) that contains an AES-encrypted, FAT12 filesystem? I've seen sporadic advice about how to ...
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how to modify fstab for windows ntfs drive, and removing RAID

I am trying to automatically mount 2 drives that have been previously formatted in windows and have all my research (so I am trying to tread carefully), but running into some questions. The HD are ...
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multiple /home mountpoints

I have 5 hard drives 1.5TB and 4-750's. What I want to do is make the 4-750's into a raid10. I already have a /home mountpoint on the 1.5TB drive. I want to use the raid as DATA only no OS stuff at ...