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

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Seagate External HDD not detected but power light blinks

I have problem with my Seagate Backplus External HDD 1 TB. Two years it worked fine but now it is not getting detected in Ubuntu (Windows as well). I tried using different ports and tried using other ...
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How to fix start up errors post upgrade to 15.04 Vivid Vervet from 14.10

My upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 Vivid went extremely well but upon reboot I got a new start up error. /sse/media not found, /ssf/media not found, and so on to /ssg, /ssh, /ssi and more. The machine ...
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Mount network folder with permission 777

I have a network folder and i need access the folder to work with rapidSVN (subversion). I created a mount with the command: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.15.100/Storage -o ...
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Samba mount through fstab but only with permissions for one user

I recently set up a server with samba file sharing. On the clients I would like to automount the server during boot using fstab. I read a few tutorials and ended up using this line in /etc/fstab ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS USB installation error (“mounting /dev/loop0 (…) failed: invalid argument”)

Im trying to isntall Ubuntu on my PC for gaming, so I dowanloaded Ubuntu 14.04.2 and created a live stick with LiLi. When I boot on the stick and click on install Ubuntu, I always get the following ...
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Mount or fixing failed grub/drive?

Sorry for the title being so vague. Leading up to the problem the workstation would continuously freeze. After a reboot the other day the following message displayed: "target filesystem doesn't have ...
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My IPod Touch 4G will not mount?

My 4G Ipod touch mounted perfectly fine before I factory reset it, and now my computer tells me that it was "Unable to Connect". It stills charges but I can't look at any of the files. IOS version ...
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Cannot remove safely usb external hard drive, it mounts again

I have an external usb hard drive, however when I try to safely remove it, the device turns off and then the device mounts itself again. I've tried to do sudo udisks --detach /dev/sdb However, the ...
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Ubuntu: Unable to mount SD card

I did go through other similar questions and realized that although the questions are the same but for the different reasons. Nothing so far I have tried based on online-help or suggestion helped me. ...
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Unable to mount hard disk partition in ubuntu 12.04

I accidentally unmounted my hard disk partition, and then clicked on "edit partition" to further break the partition. Now there's no option to mount and fdisk -l says: Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, ...
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Can't mount RAID5 Array - Ubuntu Server 14.04

My server froze last night so I had to do a cold reboot, upon logging in I couldn't see my RAID5 Array mounted, I checked in Disk Utility to start the array but recieved this error message. Error ...
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This location could not be displayed - You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of OFFICE14

I'm installing Office on a laptop without a CD/DVD drive, so I must copy the contens of the discs to a network share first. I put the Office 2010 CD into my Ubuntu computer to copy to a Windows share ...
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New Ububtu installation showing /dev/sda1 as mounted drive?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.2 afresh, and I think I might have made a mistake. When I made my backups, a part of that was /etc/fstab. When I restored all my data, I also restored that. Now, when I ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partition even though fast boot and hibernation is disabled in Windows

I have a really frustrating problem. It seems that even though I have hibernation and fast boot disabled in Windows, Ubuntu is still unable to mount my windows partition because it thinks Windows is ...
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Is my Ubuntu installation lost?

I used to have Ubunut 14.04.1 and Windows 8.1 with dual boot. I needed to reinstall windows 8.1, so I did. As you can imagine I lost GRUB. I found this page and followed the instructions... did not ...
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Mount as eCryptfs from folder inside eCryptfs-encrypted filesystem

I want to use eCryptfs to encrypt some of my synced files (which are synced to the Cloud and then synced to multiple computers running Ubuntu) and access them even when home folder encryption on ...
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LUKS encrypted FS can no longer be mounted after upgrading Kubuntu

everyone! I fresh installed Kubuntu 15.04 these days but before I copied my /home partition to a encrypted partition on my spare HD. The problem is that I can decrypt it but cannot mount the LVM no ...
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Unable to mount recently used hard drive in Ubuntu server after USB enclosing broke

I am trying to mount two internal hard disks in Ubuntu Server 14. First of all, I had a 4TB Seagate hard drive that I had used before. I was mounting in under /samba/allaccess for sharing. The 4TB ...
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Problem with EXT4 in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to create a file system EXT4 on flash drive, and I failed. The resulting file system was not mountable. Mount gave an error. In addition, I formatted the drive in other distribution in EXT4 ...
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can't mount ntfs flash drive to embedded device

mount: mounting /dev/sda1 on /mnt/usb failed: Invalid argument while attaching NTFS usb Drive to embedded device which is linux based. it is an POS device which we used for Swiping the ATM Card
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Ubuntu 14.04 “Unable to access” HDD

I have three external hard drives, one 1TB and two 3TB drives, all formatted as exFAT. They all used to work fine; two still do. But now, when I click on one of the 3TB drives in Nautilus, I get an ...
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WD Elements External HDD stopped mounting after a few mounts on Ubuntu 14.04

I have an external WD elements HDD, 1 TB, which used to work fine on windows for over 3 years. After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my machine, I was still able to use my external HDD and it worked fine. ...
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Image file won't mount

I have tried tackling this over the past thee weeks. I have looked at too many examples and not one answers my question and those that have tried, despite reporting back the error, I get no further ...
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Problems with Windows Domain shares?

I have a problem with my Windows Domain share. I can't connect to it. Here is my fstab file: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique ...
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Ubuntu LVM during installation

trying to understand Ubuntu LVM during installation. I want to use logical volumes for all my disk partitions except "/boot". Ubuntu appears to "allow" this during installation when I choose "Manual" ...
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How to give the CIFS Server control over rights of files? - fstab mount nas rw only r

Hy, I use Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. i defined the mount in etc/fstab. I configured my NAS (Synology) to give the user "admin" all rights - rw files. When I mount the share via fstab I get all kind of ...
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Ubuntu doesnt mount anymore an mp3 usb player

I have an arena oregon mp180 and in the past it was used to be seen like a normal USB stick. Today, after a couple years, I am trying it again, but Ubuntu doesn't mount it any more like it used to ...
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Unable to mount the FreeAgent GoFlex device

$ mount /root/Desktop/image.dd /root/mnt/recover -t ntfs Failed to read last sector (625137344): Invalid argument HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet, or it was not setup ...
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Unable to share write property to a volume drive

I am trying to share a folder which is presented in a volume. I mounted the volume at startup. So not the path of my volume is /mnt/shared-volume/www I want to share this www folder in to my local ...
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Swap partition goes inactive after every start

My fstab looks like # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name ...
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mount/fix pendrive

I have been trying to fix this 4Gb pendrive that I can't get to mount. I've checked many applications and the drive is good, also checked different Operating Systems and it came back the drive is ...
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Ubuntu - Vista (32 Bit) — Share Windows Hard Drive / Partition for All Users

I'm dual-booting Windows Vista (32 bit) with Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit). The C drive normally accessed in Vista was automatically mounted for me when Ubuntu was first installed and can be accessed ...
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Mount recovered Partiion by Test Disk

I followed all the instruction in the below link and was able to recover the lost windows partitions in the Windows when I installed Ubuntu. Note, I used a live CD to run the process outlined in the ...
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Xubuntu Unmounting Home directory automatically (BUG?)

I have XFCE and I recently was trying to install BitShares which required a lot of sudo commands, I might have accidentally created a folder in the root folder, not sure if that's the reason why I ...
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LUKS encrypted file & access permissions

I have a storage file accessed over Internet, mounted like a normal loop though sshfs. On the computer the file was created (MAC with Virtualbox w/ Trusty) I can access it and its content w/o any ...
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How to convert a file to a block device?

When I backup a partition with: dd if=/dev/sda2 of=~/sda2 bs=512 I can still mount it using mount ~/sda2 /mnt But what if I backup the whole disk? dd if=/dev/sda of=~/sda bs=512 I can't just ...
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Cannot mount share for specific user

I try to mount a Synology share with sudo mount -t cifs -o username=X,password=X,uid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 //192.168.0.119/data /media/data but the user with id 1000 is not able to ...
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How to enable folder creation on samba-connected external USB HDD

I have an external USB drive connected to my router. The router offers a samba service with the following details: Status: Mounted File System: FAT32 Path: /mnt/usb1_1 Host Name: smbshare WorkGroup: ...
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Is there a way to mount a windows share as a Symbolic link using Ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to mount a windows share as symbolic link so that a mounted drive does not appear on the sidebar under network using Ubuntu 14.04.
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files & directories are not share on server with 777 permission using sshfs

I am successfully mount the remote directories on my local directories, I have to created folder and files with 777 permission so others can able to access this files so that's why I used umask=000 ...
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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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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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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 a cifs mounted share using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for mounting a cifs volume which is an NTFS partition on Zentyal 2.2.2. Mounting command given in ...
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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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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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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 ...