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

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Using custom 14.4.1 livecd on no-hardrive laptop, how can I use the CDROM temporarily to copy files into the ramdisk for that session?

I made a custom LiveCD with the tools I needed for a no-harddrive laptop (getting to reuse some old chassis I have for basic network config tasks), using the uck. I can boot to the new liveCD no ...
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How to separate two user's home directory in to different partition

I have /home directory in the separate partition. But, I have two users in my system. I want to create a separate partition for one of these user. Like partition1 : /home partition2 : /home/user1 ...
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How to check which disk is mounted where? How to mount all spare disks?

Doing a df -h: alvas@mt:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 3.5T 2.7T 597G 83% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 63G ...
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Suddenly remote NFS folders will not auto-mount when booting up

I have a headless server running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS with all latest updates. It is sharing a number of folders using NFS. Contents of may /etc/exports file: # add folders we want to share ...
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cannot mount any type of external drive

i run Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit on a Lenovo y50 and i'm trying to figure out how come my laptop doesn't mount drives whenever i try to connect one. no error messages appear, just nothing happens. i've tried ...
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Revertably use computer's hard disk from portable system

Running Ubuntu from a portable medium (USB stick), I want to also be able to use the HDD of a computer, e.g. for swap and to temporarily save data. However, I want not to touch the HDD in a not ...
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User rights for non admin users on ext4 data partition

I'm trying to give every user writing permission to the data partition. However when I do so every user can delete each others folder although he has no rights to that folder. What I want is: 1) Every ...
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the disk drive for /etc/fstab: is not ready

When I boot my machine up, I get an error: The disk drive for /etc/fstab: is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, or Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery. This error ...
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Encrypted home not mounting after upgrade

I am using lubuntu 14.04 ( 64 bit) with encrypted home directory. I did an upgrade from command line using "sudo do-release-upgrade". After the upgrade I am unable to login to my home. The splash ...
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Backup and restore

I've followed the tutorial here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem/TAR Now to my issue. When i boot up my Ubuntu Server with a live cd to restore from my backupfile i stumble upon ...
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What is the Linux equivalent of C drive on SSD and D drive on HDD?

I am installing Ubuntu and used to Windows, so I will make the comparisons to it. I have a SSD and an HDD. In windows I would install the OS on the SSD (making it C drive) and put all my games and ...
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“mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)” slows boot down

So, my main problem is Xubuntu 15.04 takes longer to boot than it did before I upgraded from 14.10. It seems that the entry "mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)" is the offender. ...
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Boot linux on external hard disk - Send Grub Rescue

installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a external hard disk because in the internal hard disk I have Windows 10 and very low space. When I try to boot the external HD, sends the Grub Recovery. I saw few ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 not using swap

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell laptop. For some reason Ubuntu is not using swap. The swap partition is created: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * ...
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Not enough boot space to download Ubuntu 14.04.03

Hi this is slightly different to the other problems listed under this heading - brand new 1TB drive so no old kernals. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /cow ...
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Owner of mounted folder changes when it is actually mounted

I have a folder /media/user/drive_name that is set in fstab to automount an NTFS drive /dev/sdc2 /media/user/drive_name ntfs auto The problem is that when the drive is mounted, it and all of it's ...
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DVD Will not mount blanks

I'm having no success mounting blank DVDs to burn. When I run the disks utility it tells me that the DVD Drive is read-only. If anyone knows why this happens other than no file system to read. ...
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Drive not showing up

Every time I start my ubuntu and do a "ls" in "/media/my_username" directory my drive D: is not showing up,but after when I enter the D: using GUI and doing a ls it shows up,can any one help!
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How to prevent Ubuntu from mounting a partition it founds?

Adding a static fstab record for a particular partition effectively prevents automatic mounting logic to work with and it works great when I want the partition to actually be mounted (in a place I ...
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System can't write in the windows mounted location

I have a shared directory on a Windows server and mounted it on Ubuntu 14.04 server with this command, sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.137/data$ /mnt/data I mounted the directory using sudo as the ...
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how I can rearrange my partitions?

I need help with this problem! I would like to install windows and ubuntu in the same hard disk. My plan was to have Windows on a partition, install ubuntu on another partition, one for ubuntu files ...
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FSTab, manage 2 boot partitions 'priority'?

My FSTab /etc/fstaballows 2 boots partitions, one on the machine HDD (where there are swapand FS /), another on a USB pendrive. I duplicated the boot line in /etc/fstab and changed the UUID and ...
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Unable to load Windows(8.x) Partition in Ubuntu

I have a HP Laptop with Windows 8.1 installed and there seems to be some problem with the hard disk, due to which Windows never boots up. It just hangs at start up. I'm trying to recover some ...
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usb formatting error

i tried formating my usb using disks and say Error formatting volume Error creating file system: Command-line `mkfs.vfat -I -n "sara" "/dev/sdc"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: stdout: ...
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Cannot play (or rip) Audio CD (but DVD and Data play)

Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) I cannot play (or rip) Audio CDs. I can play and read DVDs and data CDs / DVDs. When I try to play an audio CD in VLC I get the following error: Your input can't be opened: ...
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Mount NAS drive OpenMediavaul

after a did a new installation on my notebook I forgot to take a backup of the fstab. I tried to mount doing the following steps: Installed common-nfs Created by mkdir /nfs so I do have /mnt/nfs on ...
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USB devices keep asking for password - polkit makes no difference

I was trying to make a live USB using 14.04 Ubuntu dual boot on a Chromebook. I used startup usb creator, but it wouldn't work, kept saying installation failed. It said I didn't have permission to ...
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boot folder on my USB pendrive

I copied my boot folder onto a USB pendrive. (My FS is LUKS encrypted, I put the keyfile on the dongle, I want the pendrive to be plugged if a user wants to use the machine) I did it: put whole ...
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Files are not shown on mounted partition that is booted from LiveCd

I need help. I have installed Arch after Ubuntu and Elementary OS, and after that my grub was messed up, and I was unable to boot again in Elementary OS. So I decided to backup my files from home ...
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Ubuntu rescue mode mount and backup files

I'm logged into the Ubuntu Recovery mode to backup my files. The output of sudo fdisk -l is The output of parted --list is The output of lsblk and mount | grep /dev/sd is Could you help me ...
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How to permanently mount password-protected samba share with workgroup

I can use the following command to log into a samba share on my network: smbclient -L //host.name.com -U myUser --workgroup=WORK where myUser is my username and WORK is the name of the workgroup. I ...
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Installation ubuntu 14.10 too much partition primary

I was downloaded the Ubuntu 15.04 iso from the oficial site. I was mounted this iso in Windows 8 and I was run wubi. This askme for a size and accept whit 18 GB. Then wubi was downloaded the Ubuntu ...
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GRUB version 2.02 doesn't show Windows boot manager after dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04

I had windows 8 , I dual booted windows with ubuntu 14.04 after a while. Now ubuntu is in partition 1 sda1 and you type this command in Terminal sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition ...
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Unable to access “windows” [duplicate]

today just when i started installing a new copy of windows 10 on my laptop i realised that i haven't retrieved the windows product key from the hard disk. because of my stupidity i quikly took of the ...
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I'm trying to mount a windows partition but it can't because it's hibernating [duplicate]

So I can't boot into windows, and something's wrong with it so i'm trying to fix it in ubuntu, but i can't do anything with the windows partition because it's unmounted, i can't mount it again either ...
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How do I set an SD card as main storage

Hey all I have a Chromebook running both Chrome OS and Crouton with KDE. I want to make the SD card the main storage of my comp. as the Chromebooks have very little SSD space.
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temporary private mounts

I'm testing shared mounts on ubuntu server 14.04, and I'm having some issues regarding mount propagations. #mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /mnt/tmp/ #mkdir /tmp/foo/ #mount -o bind /mnt/tmp/ /tmp/foo/ #mount ...
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error mounting external harddrive

I have a partitioned external harddrive, have been able to open it before after checking on here. Now it cannot and just shows Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/anna/Untitled: Command-line ...
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unable to mount ntfs partition created inside widows 10 [duplicate]

If i try to open any of partition, I get error message in a box. Error mounting /dev/sda8 at /media/viratraaz/Documents: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Problem mounting hfsplus on ubuntu

I'm trying to mount hfsplus formatted disk on ubuntu but so far without success. The disk could be read without problem but could not write. I've tried the command "sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw ...
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How to move /media to another disk device?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on a PC with one registered (admin) user called "john". When I run df, the results are: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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Can't Mount Blank DVD, Only Video DVD and music CD

I'm hoping someone can help me with this issue. I've tried many suggestions on here but nothing seems to be working. I think it has something to do with my partition. I was uninstalling an OS and ...
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Deny a user the right to use udisksctl

I'm using a system based on Ubuntu 14.04 There are multiple partitions on /dev/sda. /dev/sda1 is where the system resides, /dev/sda2, ..., /dev/sdaX are NTFS partitions. There are two users admin and ...
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Mount Android phone for another user

There are 2 Android phones connected to a particular machine, and they're mounted automatically in /run/user/<my_uid>/gvfs/. That's cool and all, but unfortunately I need them to be mounted ...
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Android phone MTP - create a mount point

I need to use dd command to create a image of the internal memory of my phone (Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo). To use dd I need to know the if source (e.g. /dev/sd1) but right now I just can access my ...
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Unable to open windows 8.1 partitions in Ubuntu 12 [duplicate]

This is the error coming. I have shut down windows properly and yet this error comes. Error mounting /dev/sda7 at /media/harshit/Movies and songs: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Mount raw disk image

I want to mount all partition of a dd image in actually partition to my Ubuntu I want to it like same as a actual disk /dev/sdx , /dev/sdx1 , /dev/sdx2 & etc. I try to mount image with: ...
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How to control the permissions of a mounted usb drive?

I have multiple USB drives, used for different purposes, and I've noticed they have different permissions when mounted, and, moreover, a chmod command has no effect. Why is this and is there a ...
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Is FSCK on boot disabled in 14.04.2?

I have a few different installations of 14.04 server, all 32 bit, mostly kept updated, so I feel confident to say that they're at 14.04.2. One server is on a clients site, and doesn't get updated as ...
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How to install Steam games to an external hard drive?

I have been trying for several days now to install Steam games to my 500gb external hard drive. I used this tutorial (taking ownership, fstab, etc) and annoyingly, it didn't work. I got this message ...