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

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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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Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu [closed]

since I could not find how to post this as a blog/post/tutorial in AskUbuntu.. I decided on posting it here, were it is best exposed anyhow ... Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ...
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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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Map my second hard drive to be SDA1

I recently switched hard drive and had a fresh install (13.10). I copied across the settings from some programs, including banshee and Transmission. On the old install, my primary HDD was SDA and the ...
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how to umount /dev/sda1 or to change for another partition? [closed]

Is about this title. I need to change my partition to NTFS and i can't because my HDD is occupied with Ubuntu.
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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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change home mount point, where does original folder go?

On a completely fresh install of Ubuntu, I created only one root partition "/" on "DriveFOO" which holds all my system files, including my "/home" folder. Now, I wish to instead have my "/home" mount ...
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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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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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How to rename /dev/sdax(partitions) in Linux

I made a partition like /part on my machine with some important data... But I can't stand the name of it... I want a clear solution to resolve it and change the name of it to for example /test... ...
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Moving banshee to a new PC

I have searched and found a few answers on this topic but they do not answer my question: Moving Banshee music to another computer How do I backup my Banshee listening history? How do I export ...
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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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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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Mounting and accessing Western Digital's MyCloud NAS

I have bought a Western Digital Mycloud disk. I did succeed to mount it under Lubuntu 13.10 by means of the following command: sudo mount -o soft,intr,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 :/nfs ...
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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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Set network drive / share as home folder?

I've currently got ubuntu to mount my external hard drive on boot and use a folder on there as the home folder. I've just bought a raspberry pi to act as a file server, and I'll be connecting the ...
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Cannot mount iOmega 1TB HDD

HDD works flawlessly on my Windows 7. But when I connect it to this machine (Ubuntu 12.04) I get this error message; Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: only ...
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How to trigger a script when an external USB disk is mounted?

I need to automatically copy images off a camera when it is inserted into the USB port. I've written a script to do the copying, and I've found that, by creating a file ...
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My External Hard drive was not properly removed and now will not mount

I recently bought a computer for my Wife, windows (her choice not mine). Before we paid, I asked the salesman to check whether my hard drive would work with windows 7 (as sometimes windows can be ...
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Can't write file to server via either Samba or NFS

I have setup Ubuntu 12.0.4 Server 32-bit on a home PC and am trying to simply share a basic file directory on that server for read-write access from a Unbuntu 12.0.4 64-bit client (via NFS and Samba - ...
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installing ubuntu 13.10 latest problem

I have 4 partition drive c,drive d,drive U ,drive e in my hard drive then I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on drive e which is empty .during the installation I use something else option..I make drive U: ext4 ...
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mount windows disk after error mounting [duplicate]

I can't mount the windows disk. I am a new Linux user. Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/dimitris/CE061FB2061F9B13: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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backing up from Ubuntu computer to NAS

My setup is a Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 and a BuffaloTech NAS hard-wired to a Netgear 6300 router. The question is about automating the task of accessing the NAS from the laptop and ...
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Can No Longer Format Flash Drive [duplicate]

I have always been able to format my MP3 Player by right clicking on it. Presently when I right click on it, there is no such option. Only eject or safely remove is present. I tried other devices and ...
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Second hard drive seems to randomly freeze or unmount

I tracing down a problem with a second hard drive and am now stumped. My setup: Dell Inspiron 17R-5721, 8GB Ram, running Ubuntu 13.10, Primary drive is Kingston 120GB SSD, secondary drive is a ...
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cannot access to external usb HDD

I have an external hard drive but cannot access the information on it. I tried to access via Ubuntu and Windows, but both show the same message: device "0 megabytes". I tried to mount the device but ...
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How can I mount software raid drive mdX with fstab

I have raid5 configure with gpt partition to allow working with drive larger the 1.6 TB Ubuntu version is 12.04 and the md drive is 5TB. with: mount -t ext3 /dev/md129 /images mount works ...
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Accidentally extracted Ubuntu iso on hard drive and made hard drive bootable [closed]

I used UNetbootin to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu on my flash drive. I accidentally selected to extract the Ubuntu iso to my hard drive. UNetbootin asked if it should replace all the files, then I ...
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Mount samba share at login using startup script (not fstab)

Background I'm trying to automatically execute a command that mounts a password protected Samba share when my user logs in. The catch is, I share my laptop with another user, and I don't want the ...
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Can I change the file path of an external HD from media/<user> to media/? [duplicate]

(Edited this question: see below) Just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10. I store all of my documents and projects on an external hard drive, and the upgrade process has added an extra ...
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No Sound after mounting /home

There is no sound after mounting /home from another HDD (ntfs). The sound indicator is also vanished, so are the drivers (sytem settings -> sound) The sound indicator is only shown before log in. ...
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Using command line for operating on files and folders mounted on windows partition

I have a dual boot system with win8 and Ubuntu saucy. Can I use the command line to copy/move/edit/delete files and folders located on the windows partition? How do I set the path to that??
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Why does Matlab iso image get mounted as read-only?

I have been trying to install Matlab on Ubuntu. The issue starts even prior to the installation, as mounting the .iso file results in the following error: mount: block device ...
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Can't mount an ISO

Can't mount an ISO and the one time it did, it showed up empty. iso is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop1, missing codepage or ...
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Partition Not Mounting On Bootup

I have a home server with my movies and what not on it. When I boot the PC it tells me that (media/Media/ is the drive) /media/Media/ is not ready to mount or is not available (I don't know the exact ...
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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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Read-only file system error while creating a directory?

I have got one of our production ubuntu machine setup by PRODUCTION Unix team here in our company but somehow when I am doing like this - root@machineA:/test01# ls -lt ls: reading directory .: ...
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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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failed to install grub Ubuntu 12.0.4

During the Ubuntu 12.0.4 installation I have a failed to grub-install error. Attemp to boot from HDD failed. I'm read a numerous topics about grub installation failed error. I'm boot from Live CD and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 SD card is not detected

My SD card is not being detected at all no matter what I do. I am using Ubuntu 12.04, on: HP Pavilion G6 2552sa Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 64-bit The following commands were used ...
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Unmount gvfs samba share with open file

I have a samba share mounted. I'm trying to unmount it on the commandline. $ gvfs-mount -u smb://server/root/ Error unmounting mount: Filesystem is busy I ran lsof to find open files, but I can't ...
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Can't mount HDD /wrong fs type, bad superblock

I have browsed the many other questions related to my question, there seems to be many solutions for others, but not for me, when I try to mount my HDD using: sudo mount /dev/sdd ...
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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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Mount remote directory using SSH [duplicate]

How to mount a remote directory using ssh to be available same as if it is a local directory?
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Mounting an SFS partition drive

Simply put: I have a secondary harddrive formatted in SFS for some reason so Ubuntu 13.10 can't see it. It used to be my Windows backup which is why it always worked fine. Now I no longer have Windows ...
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Forgotten password ext. hdd

I found an old hard drive on which I once had some version of linux installed. Don't remember which. When I mount it I can mount a 255MB Filesystem folder but the rest of the drive is encrypted. I ...
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system freezes when connecting new external hard drive [closed]

I am logged in as root at the command line prompt. I have this new 4TB Western Digital My Book Studio USB2.0/3.0 external hard drive which I intend to use as backup storage. I tried plugging it in but ...
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Mount .ISO using the terminal

i've been trying to mount an .iso according to a guide i read here, but every time i run the command sudo mount -o loop /home/varbo/Downlaods/Windows 7 Ultimate SP1.iso /media/iso i get the same ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyring broken "signature not found in user keyring perhaps try the

So, for some reason i cant suddenly log into my main account, so i did alt+ctrl+f1 and saw the message "signature not found in user keyring perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'" I can ...