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

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X11 cannot write .ICEauthority file on a vmhgfs partition

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.4 in a virtual machine using VMWare Fusion. I changed my home folder so that it is shared with the host OS. I.e. /home/<user> is now mounted automatically at boot time ...
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Issues with floppy drive

I am having issues currently with my floppy drive. I am able to see it in the devices list, but I cannot get it to mount. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I get a timeout error when using the udisks --mount ...
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Not seeing some directories in windows partition

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 in dual boot with Windows 7 in a Lenovo G480 laptop. I'm having the following issue: I can't see (literally) a couple of directories which are in the Win partition. To be ...
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How to add a mounted iso to software packages?

With aptoncd I created an ISO file, then mounted that file with mount -o loop to /media/MyDir. I can now see its content and browse through its content. The full command is as below: sudo mount ...
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Log in through windows network and mount home via samba

I'm a teacher in high school and I would like my pupils use Linux instead of the old and broken Windows. Here is the description of the current network: the pupils log on Windows session through a ...
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Auto-mount usb drive on chromebook to use with dropbox

I have replaced Chrome OS on my Acer C720 with Ubuntu 14.04, so far I'm quite happy besides the limited local storage capasity. To remedy this I have bought a 32 GB USB Drive (SanDisk Cruzer Fit) and ...
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Trying to create UDEV rule to mount removable drive exfat partition

So I am trying to create a udev rule to automatically mount a drives exfat partition to /media/offsite. My goal is to automatically mount a drive to /media/offsite and then kick off a .sh script to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Virtualbox Guest USB Drive Mounting Works For Some Devices but Not Others

I have a VirtualBox ubuntu guest running on a osx host. I've searched the web and implemented the solution for similar problems, but nothing has helped me resolve my issue. When I connect my phone, ...
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Mounted network share does not list all subfolders

I am running Ubuntu Server CLI i386 version and have mounted several network shares by editing the /etc/fstab file and then issuing a mount -a command. All 4 of these shares work, except I am having a ...
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Mounting and reformatting an hpfs flash drive

A while back I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 iso and used Linux Mint to make an install disc. Ubuntu 14 came out, though, and I want to create multiple OS installers on that flash drive. In Windows, ...
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How to share external hard drives with multipe users

I'm used to having multiple hard drives connected to my machine and multiple user accounts that could all access the drives without any special permissions or set up. Since the upgrade from 12.04 to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade: Filesystem check or mount failed

I had a power failure while upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 and and ended up with a couple of problems. First I ended up the "system is running in low-graphics mode" error described here and managed to ...
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Trying to move usr and home to usb drive

I'm running Ubuntu through crouton on a Chromebook 14 and since the system only has 18GB of space I want to put /home and /usr on a 32GB flash drive that I will have attached to the system. I have ...
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All the files created have executable permission after doing some alterations to fstab

I made the following changes in /etc/fstab, after doing this any file i create in any of the partitions has executable permission. Pls help me out. This is my /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file ...
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Wubi-installed ubuntu won't allow me to execute executable files

I'm trying to run executable files on Ubuntu, but it's not working, although the exact same executable file works fine on others' machines, which are also running Ubuntu 12.04 like me. Based on this, ...
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Problem with disk unmounting on sleep and mounting on wake

I use a HTPC with XBMC on Lubuntu 13.10 (32 bits) to watch My DVDrips from an external USB HHD, the problem comes when I put the computer to sleep from between XBMC and then I wake up the system then ...
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log files prevent clean root umount

My root fs is always dirty after shutdown. To see why, I added a couple of lines into /etc/init.d/umountroot: /usr/bin/lsof / | /usr/bin/awk '$4 ~ /[0-9].*w/' ... mount -o remount,ro ... /bin/bash ...
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cannot mount NAS server

I have read the threads related to this issue but all of them start from ahead of where I am. My NAS is connected to the routeur its IP address is 192.168.1.41, port 3620 I can copy files back and ...
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Can't access logical partition immediately

Bit of a newbie question: I have a logical partition called "Workspace" (I am only running one hard drive). The logical partition contains media files for use from multiple operating systems (dual ...
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13.10 - Samba mount error: Could not resolve address

Basically, in Ubuntu 13.10 I can't mount a shared folder via the terminal nor fstabs, yet can access the shared folder via Nautilus and smbclient I recently upgraded from Linux Mint 15 to Ubuntu ...
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cannot mount a hard drive

I have a second hard drive that has a partition for /home mounted on the first drive. yesterday, the booting failed because /home cannot be found. I run 'blkid' and see its uuid is gone. but when I ...
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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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Why does 'Disks' Utility mounting does not work?

Ubuntu, for some reason does not allow mounting drives through the 'Disks' utility. I went to More Actions -> Edit Mount Options -> Mount At Startup and pushed the check button, restarted the ...
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All created files on a NTFS partition with User Mapping defaults to root owner

I've just migrated to Ubuntu from another distribution, and where previously my NTFS partitions worked with the addition of a User Mapping file, now all the newly created files will have the owner set ...
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SD card reader not working in multi card reader

I've got a multicard reader in my machine. It lists itself as Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0151 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device (Multicard Reader) It mounts CF cards just fine, ...
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smbmount with two NICs

My office desktop has to access to two different LANs. One LAN is connecting to the Lab servers and the other is to connecting to the IT department LAN where I have a network drive there. I have setup ...
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Planning Storage

I've just bought a new laptop (ASUS SS551LB) and decided to install an Ubuntu on it (for the first time after many years with Windows). I have two storage devices: SSD of 24GB, and a regular disk with ...
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My portable HDD cannot be mounted into filesystem — can't read superblock

I have a Seagate portable hdd 1 TB formatted fat32. Now I had no problems at the very beginning, but now I am getting the following error: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/zorobabel/EFI: ...
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Is mounting Box with FTP a workable solution?

I have been searching high and low for a solution to be able to mount Box as a drive with Ubuntu 13.10. As you all know, there is no Linux sync tool except the very limited one at github here, which ...
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Mounting Points and File Permissions

I have a system with dual boot - Ubuntu 12.04 ans openSUSE 12.3 I logged into Ubuntu and i am able to mount openSUSE partition without any issues by entering fstab UUID command with default options. ...
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Cannot mount FAT32 system as 777

I am trying to mount an external HDD (fat32) with 777 permissions as I wish to share it via nfs on my local network. I am mounting using the following command (and I have tried several variations): ...
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Mount error “exit code 12” on 1 TB USB hard drive

I'm a Linux noob, just now migrating from Windows. This is my first question to the community, and I hope I get the forms right. I've looked around at the other similar questions here, but none seem ...
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my external HDD has stopped working Need help to backup the files

I have got a 320gb external hdd (seagate) and few days ago it stopped working.. when connect to a PC i can see the hdd is connect but can not view the files inside it... when used in windows 7 OS the ...
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I messed up my hard drive during a Plex Media Server tutorial. How can I fix this?

I'm freaking out! I was trying to make my drives accessible through Plex Media Server... I was following the commands on this page LINK, but I didn't notice/understand that the tutorial was for a ...
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Size limit when mounting CIFS share

Is there a limit to the size of the CIFS share you can mount? I have a users who was previously able to mount one of our cifs shares, but once I extended the size of the share from 6TB to 8TB, he ...
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Chrooting to a mounted USB Stick using SFTP

I would like to use SFTP over OpenSSH as a small FTP server. However I would like to use a mounted hard drive or USB stick as the chrooted directory for the user. As far as I see, chrooting is ...
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shrink the disk(vdb) then mount it root

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/vda1 5.0G 796M 3.9G 17% / none 2.0G 176K 2.0G 1% /dev none 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% ...
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(re) mount usb device

I just can't seem to figure out the exact mount-command to re-mount my phone. It used to automatically appear, but for some reason in stopped. I need help to get the mount-statement right. The device ...
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User permissions messed up after updating to 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 is not working properly since I upgraded from 13.04 - seems to be a problem with my user permissions: The GUI shut down and reboot buttons do not work (no response when clicking on ...
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Unable to Mount External HDD

I was copying data from PC to my Lacie external 500 GB HDD. And Simultaneously I was accessing files on my PC and on that external HDD. but after some time File System stopped responding and showed ...
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How is my Windows share not accessible after some time after being mounted at boot time?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have set up a Windows share to be mounted at boot time in /etc/fstab as follows: //192.168.x.x/Google\040Drive /home/myname/Google\040Drive cifs ...
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Mount VMware Shared Folder to Ubuntu 12.04.3

I tried to create a shared folder to my Ubuntu 12.04.3 VM using VMware 5 from my Mac but I don't see the folder anywhere. I've tried to use some commands as suggested here and here, but nothing is ...
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USB Flash Drive, Unable to mount

Once my flash drive was infected by some virus that produced the shortcuts for directories. After this infection the device could not be connected to any system and OS. I tried it on Ubuntu and found ...
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Please help to fix error while mounting static

This is my original /etc/fstab This is UUID **This is my /mnt/ I've edited /etc/fstab as below I believe, I've edited /etc/fstab file as instructed here, but after restarting the system, I ...
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Make ubutu recognize devices automatically without user interaction all the time

my wife and I would like to know if there is a script or a command or a driver or an app (or combination) that makes ubuntu Behave/emulate Windows UPnP; specifically, we would like all our devices to: ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from USB 2.0 on OS X

I'm running OSX 10.7.5 on a Mac Mini 2012. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu, but keep running into issue, after issue. This is what I have done: Got an extra external hard drive an formatted to MSDOS with ...
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Can't mount ISO disk file

I am kinda newbie in this so I need any help possible I try to rescue data from a failing 500GB HDD so I used safecopy command to create an ISO file safecopy --stage1 /dev/sdb1 ...
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can't mount cd/dvd drive in 13.04

I'm currently going out of my mind! Is there somebody, please, to help to find my way out of this misery? I can't mount CD/DVD drive in 13.04. If you don't help I'll be forced to go back to... it is ...
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Input/output error when mounting an NTFS partition

When I try to mount my laptop's hard drive from a live CD, this error message appears: Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/ubuntu/ACER: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Can you 'mount' an Ubuntu Touch (nexus 4/7) device as a disk?

Is it possible to mount a Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 which is running the latest Ubuntu Touch dev preview as a disk via USB with MTP or similar? I can adb and/or ssh into these devices, no problem, but I ...