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

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Ubuntu upgrade 12.04 the disk drive for / is not ready or not present

When upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04, I get the message the disk drive for / is not ready or not present. I tried mount -n -o remount,rw /` and `dpkg --configure -a which gives me this error: ...
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cryptswap1 issue when booting 12.04

When I'm starting my laptop which is running 12.04, most times recently I get a message saying: its taking a while to mount dev/mapper/cryptswap1 If I want to wait or skip it. When I skip, ...
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command line mount helper for Ubuntu server?

Under Ubuntu there are several mount helpers to support easy mounting of encrypted (cryptsetup/luks) removable media such as USB drives. Under Gnome/Unity/XFCE a requester is opened, just enter the ...
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USB ports, DVD drive, SD slot not mounting

The other day my Ubuntu 12.04 system was working fine. I could put in a flash drive and move files back and forth. I put in a CD and Ubuntu prompted me what to do. After turning on my computer and ...
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Mounting iso images to play on wine

I would very much like to be able to mount iso images on my file system while getting wine to detect them as if they were real cd/dvd images inside the cd/dvd drive. As of this day I haven't been able ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 unity launcher: devices reappear after every unmount

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity and dual-boot with Windows, so I have several partitions that are usually not mounted in Ubuntu. In my launcher, I don't want any built-in devices and drives (other ...
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Making /media/mightyalex200/Data ( NTFS HDD) a RWX

I need to make /media/mightyalex200/Data accessible for me (or everybody) as RWX. The only problem is that the Data HDD is a NTFS drive and I have no idea how to use ntfs-3g. I'm also new to Ubuntu ...
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WinUSB fails to install windows 7 on USB

I get a error saying: Installation failed ! Exit code: 256 Log: Formating device... Mounting... mount: block device /home/jeffrey/Desktop/Win7_sp1_32-64_EN-faXcooL.iso is write-protected, mounting ...
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root file system mounts as read only after some time

My root (/) file system get remounted as read only after the system has been up for some time. This seems to vary from 3 hours to 48 hours. This system is running Ubuntu desktop 14.04. Its primary ...
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LUKS partition lost?

I'm starting to getting desperate about a partition encrypted with LUKS which is not recognized anymore. Here's what happend: Tried to resize partitions on sdb5 (lvm1 in crypt-container1). Made a ...
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14.04 USB keeps mounting itself

I'm trying to format my USB flash drive, but when I sudo umount /dev/sdb1 it doesn't work. So I tried to format it with Ubuntu disk utility app. When I tried to unmount it, it keeps mounting itself. ...
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Automatic Ubuntu server installation not working - error with booting from usb drive

I am working on automatic Ubuntu installation iso file. I followed the guide shown here: https://pricklytech.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/ubuntu-server-unattended-installation-custom-cd/ The iso file ...
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Mount network share by clicking on it in file manager (i.e. Nautilus)

I have a NAS SMB share that I want to mount. It's not always on, and I use the same computer at work so I don't want to mount it automatically. For now I mount and unmount it through terminal, but is ...
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Android device mounted as gphoto2 rather than mtp

I have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 fully updated (apt-get dist-upgrade). On one my android phone mounts in Nautilus automatically using an mtp:// location, which works fairly well. On the other ...
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How to use mv to move a file between two partitions

I have two partitions of an external drive mounted on computer A. A's "media" folder is then mounted using sshfs on computer B. On B I can move files between the two partitions in the file manager. I ...
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Kindle Paperwhite Ubuntu 14.04

I recently bought a Kindle Paperwhite. On initial connection with my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop, I had no issues. The Kindle was mounted, and I put some ebooks on the device using Calibre. However, now I ...
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Mount Ubuntu installation with broken MBR

I was installing Windows 7 next the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on one SSD disk. After the installation I was not able to boot Ubuntu. The Win broke my MBR. I did not notice there exists boot-repair and ...
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USB Toshiba (16Gb) not recognized

I have a 16Gb USB and when I connect it to my computer nothing happens. I tried to find my usb using fdisk -l but it doesn't appear I tried also blkid but it doesn't appear neither I've used also ...
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How do I move empty space on hard drive

I have a 500GB hard drive, internal, and it is split as follows: Partition Type Mount Point Size Used Flags 1. /dev/sda1 ntfs /media/BackupHD 433.55GiB 408.76 boot 2. ...
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Error in formatting corrupted Micro Sd Card

Initially this 4 gb microSD worked for a couple days inside a cellphone before it stopped functioning. I have used an adapter to plug it into my computer making sure that the write protected switch ...
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How do I get write access to my external hard drive?

I have recently formatted an external hard drive for use with Ubuntu 14.04 using GParted. I formatted the drive to Ext4, and everything seemed to work until I tried to copy files to the drive, at ...
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mkdir in Matlab on sshfs mounted network drive permission denied

I'm trying to make and remove some files and folders as part of a MatLab script I'm developing under Xubuntu 15.04. The script as well as the files and folders are on an sshfs mounted network drive. ...
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Hard Drives in Startech Enclosure Are Not Recognized

Issue 1 With Computer 1(Running Ubuntu 12.0.4)? I have 8 external hard drives of varying sizes from different manufactureres that are formatted as either ntfs/ext4. We purchased a Startech 8-bay ...
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Help connecting to Fiber HBA

We have a fiber channel set up, and I'd like to connect to it (I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 btw). I can see the wwpns that were delivered. But I don't quite know what to do from here. I can fdisk to the ...
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Configure automount vboxsf in 15.04

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 over VirtualBox 4.3.28. I have a shared folder using vboxsf. Until now, adding the mount -t vboxsf command in /etc/init.d/rc.local file, it was mounted automatically on ...
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A partition copied with cat can't be mounted

OK, I asked it in AskDifferent, but seems that apple folks don't get the idea that everything is file in unix. Well some days ago my mac got broken, I had an Ubuntu on it and booted through it, first ...
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How is mounting samba share in terminal different to mounting in Nautilus?

I have a server operating a samba share that I can happily navigate by browsing the network, finding the server and share. When I open the share I'm asked to log in. I use my username and password and ...
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confused with autofs example

I am exploring the autofs with ubuntu, and I got it working, but something doesn't quite make sense to me. this is what I got: $ pwd /nfs/nfs/mnt/nfs_export $ ls kvm_the_1st.img lost+found ...
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Systemd non-determinism early on in boot from squashfs

Short version When booting exactly the same system repeatedly, sometimes the boot messages start with [ ...] systemd[1]: Set hostname to <liab>. [ ...] systemd[1]: Mounted /. [ ...] ...
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Ubuntu can not connect to freenas share

I have a FreeNas server that has been running fine for some time. I am able to log into my FreeNas's CIFS share from a windows computer, and I am able to log on to CIFS shares from other Windows ...
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Can you set fstab to unmount then remount upon login

I have an external hard drive which only links up to my pc after it processes whats in fstab, would it be possible to make fstab unmount and then mount after I login so I dont have to go through the ...
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Failure to Mount HDD after computer froze transfering files

Originally I had to use GPartedPariationEditor(and possibly some other steps) to even get my HDD to mount on Ubuntu. My HDD has been working fine but when I was doing a large transfer of files to ...
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AutoFS with NTFS not mounting

I've dabbled a bit into getting rid of udev for mounting ntfs usb-sticks at boot time and when hotplugging because it seems to have troubles with fuseblk when using systemd. Since usbdisk is not a ...
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Ubuntu USB install hangs at purple loading screen on HP Pavillion x360

I've been trying to install the latest 15.04 Ubuntu on my laptop through a usb installation, but whenever I try the "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" prompts, the screen hangs at a loading screen ...
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Cannot mount large .img disk image files

Normally, when I open a .img disk image (with Disk Image Mounter, which right-click menu tells me), I can mount it and browse the disk image. However, with large disk images (over a gigabyte, this has ...
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Cannot mount partition

I am unable to mount my two of the partitions (NTFS) currently. When I double click on it from the file manager, a pop up window says unable to access {disk lable}. Not authorized to perform ...
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Running tata photon max on Ubuntu 14.04

I am not able to install tata photon max on my ubuntu machine. My ubuntu is not able to auto mount the device so i first mount it manually by using this command mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr1 /media/photon ...
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Sometimes ubuntu ask me my password to mount and shutdown my computer

Sometimes Ubuntu ask me my password to mount my partitions (and I haven't set this feature) and whenIi want turn off my computer. I guess is related with a partition using GParted ( I do this to ...
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Mount Nas to Ubuntu Server and samba?

I want to mount my NAS drive into my Ubuntu Server so I can reach it from my Windows desktop. So far so good. This is my Ubuntu server's /etc/fstab: //192.168.0.2/Public /DataShare/Aurora-NAS cifs ...
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KDE asking for password to mount external hd

Any ideas as to why kde asks for root password when mounting an external hd (using the gui)? It did not use to do that. Has something changed in the way thing used to work?
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Unable to mount 2 4TB external seagate hdd but can mount either one by itself

I'm not sure if this is a bug or what. It certainly is preventing me from getting any useful work done. I looked through previous posts but can't find anything that seems to apply so my apologies if ...
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Connecting to windows 7, mount.cifs error(115)

I'm trying to share a "Share" folder located in my Ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop with my Windows 7 computer through my local wireless using: sudo mount.cifs //WindowsPCname/Users ...
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how to go back from mount -rw -0 remount / to read only system?

I lost my password so, followed the steps written here to change my password. After changing the password, i am trying to reboot my system by writing reboot but it is giving me an error shutdown: ...
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Ubuntu Virtual Machine cant' mount directories /dev /sys /proc

I am running this Ubuntu Virtual machine on CentOS5- Virtual Host Manager. The Virtual machine can't boot because it can't mount /dev,/sys,/proc. Killed: mount: mounting /dev on root/dev failed: no ...
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Can't mount Windows 8.1 storage drive. Partition type is random hex

I had windows 8.1 installed on a SSD drive, and I had a separate 2TB internal HDD where I stored all of my documents. The windows 8.1 installation died on me and refused to boot, so I decided to try ...
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aufs mount fails on root partition in ubuntu

I have been trying to execute the following command in teminal on ubuntu. sudo mount -t aufs -o br:/tmp/update/copy=rw:/=ro none / copy folder contains file x but after after mount i donot see the ...
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Prevent sharing of unmounted drives

I have a file server set up to share an external drive over samba and netatalk (AFP). I have an fstab entry to automatically mount the drive at /mnt/external, which then gets shared automatically by ...
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Change permissions inside USB drive to execute shell script

I have read multiple other answers on here to no avail. Clearly chmod and chown are not applicable here. Here's the problem: I have a USB drive for school in which I have a folder for my programming ...