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

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Making multiple pendrives bootable, using command-line

How can I create multiple bootable pen-drives at the same time using Command-Line? For information, the normal flow of making a bootable pendrive using terminal is as follows: 1: Check the pen drive ...
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SD card is recognized but won't mount “can't read superblock”

When attempting to look at the files on my SD card I get the following message. ## Unable to access “16 GB Volume” ## Error mounting /dev/mmcblk0p1 at /media/automat0n/6366-3430: Command-line `mount -...
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“No object for D-Bus interface” when mounting with Nautilus

I have an internal HDD that gives this error when I try to mount either of its two partitions in Nautilus, while my main HDD works fine. When I use Disks to mount it works but unmounting in Nautilus ...
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How to mount Google Drive, without grive?

Since grive no longer works with new Google API, how do I mount Google Drive?
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Remounting SMB shares when changing between wifi/wired networks

I've been battling with this for a while with mixed results. I frequently move my laptop between it's dock (wired) and my couch (wireless). Anytime I switch networks, I have to manually run "sudo ...
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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 can i mount hard disk partition without deleting files? [duplicate]

I got this error, when I tried to open my partition ... Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/gr3ch/28DA3B12DA3ADC2E: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/...
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How to fix this error while mounting drives? [duplicate]

I am unable to browse any folders on my computer. Please help me solve this problem. I get the following error when trying to browse my ntfs drive: Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/bappi/...
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Ubuntu 15.04 no longer mounts samba share on boot

I recently upgraded to ubuntu server 15.04 from 14.04. I have this line in my /etc/fstab: #Samba //192.168.1.101/mediaserver2/ /mnt/mediaserver/ cifs user=*****,password=*********,iocharset=utf8,...
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Is it OK to mount a partition to /home/

My office system's HDD capacity was 500 GB, but the usable space was only around 100 GB. When I analysed disk I found that some of the space was used by boot and swap and the rest was used by an empty ...
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Suddenly can't run sudo

I didn't do anything on the computer except Internet for a few days and suddenly when I tried to do: $ sudo apt-get update I got: sudo: effective uid is not 0, is /usr/bin/sudo on a file system ...
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Ubuntu partitioning advice

I am searching for a best practice for my use case. I have setup a vServer with following partitions: /dev/vda1 2048 1953791 975872 82 Linux Swap / Solaris /dev/vda2 * ...
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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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Unable to mount secondary BTRFS filesystem to specific subvolume

So I'm trying to wrap my head around BTRFS and set up my fileserver using BTRFS filesystems. Here is my setup: /dev/sda1 : BTRFS filesystem, contains @, @home subvolumes mounted to / and /home. /...
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rsync back up of entire root system not working using --exclude?

I am trying to do a system back up of my entire OS I am using these command and both are not excluding the files I want sudo rsync -avz --exclude="/tmp" --exclude="/sys" --exclude="/lost+found" --...
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FS mounted as RO on boot after upgrade to 15.04

Just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04. Couldn't get the system to boot ok. I could boot using (upstart) option - not using default systemd. When in default mode the lightdm terminal was stuck before login ...
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CD-ROM issues in Kubuntu 15.04

I recently upgraded from Kubuntu 14.10 to 15.04. Since then, I cannot use my CD drive. If I insert a CD, it doesn't appear on my devices list. If I try mounting it, I get the following error: % sudo ...
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VBox - shared folder stopped working

On my Win7 host I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04 guest running. I installed the guest additions and successfully mounted the shared folder. I also configured ubuntu to auto mount the shared folder on ...
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automatically unmount sshfs network drives before VPN disconnects on suspend

Reasonably new linux user here. For my work, I regularly mount two network drives via sshfs in Xubuntu 15.05. Now I've written a little bash script to mount/unmount both drives & create a symlink ...
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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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Installing MATLAB error: can't find glnx86 folder [duplicate]

I am attempting to install MATLAB on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am following this guide. I downloaded the MATLAB 2015a ISO file. I then typed these commands into the terminal: $ sudo mkdir /usr/local/...
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How do I find the location of a mounted folder?

I am attempting (and failing) to install MATLAB on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The guide given here is clear except that I cannot find the location of the mounted folder. I downloaded an iso file from the web ...
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WinUSB Installation Error

I'm trying to create a bootable windows USB stick, but when I get to the installation process, it gives me this error: > Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 Log: Formating device... Mounting... ...
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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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Modify size .ext4 file

I'm currently trying to modify the partition table for an embedded platform. One of the files flashed towards the platform is an .ext4 file. I can mount the file, but I can't increase it's size. ...
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Location of “Connect to Server” mount in a guest session

The question where to find the mount point when connecting to a server through Files has been asked and answered before [1]. However, when logged into a guest session, none of the suggested paths ...
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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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How can I mount an external drive with the permission to execute programs from it?

I wanna mount my USB HDD formated as EXT4 to let say /home/user/exe where there will be executable files. when I mounted my HDD there it mounts fine but I can't run any executable file from there I ...
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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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How to get data off a Windows partition when “primary GPT table is corrupt, but the backup appears OK”

Was running Windows 8.1 on my Asus Laptop (U37VC). Blue screen; error 0xc000000e. Figure I've screwed up the boot somehow (some hard reboots lately after annoying lags). After disabling the boot ...
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Prevent usb HDD Sleep mode?

I'm having a problem with my computer running Ubuntu server 12.04, I have an external USB HDD plugged in for samba file sharing but after a few hours not using samba the USB HDD goes to sleep. When I ...
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mount partition on ubuntu startup in similar way when clicks on partiton

I want to mount /dev/sda8 partition on startup. For that I created a folder in /mnt/mount_folder. And edited the /etc/fstab file with following entry /dev/sda8 /mnt/mount_folder ext3 defaults 0 ...
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Import Firefox bookmarks from windows 7 (unbootable) to ubuntu using ubuntu

I have already googled the question and got an incredible answer but I have a problem with replicating it. My windows directory is on the partition called 'OS' and my username is Siba while the ...
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partition not recognized drive wont mount

I have a wicked virus on my windows drive that can't be located for some reason. Virus scans always lock up the PC which always ends in a crash. I installed Ubuntu on my external drive to operate the ...
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Unable to unmount mounted device, not found in mtab

I have a usb drive (/dev/sdb) which is mounted in my system: $ mount ... /dev/sdb1 on /media/jviotti/CD8B-7D3E type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,...
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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 to automount a share on every user on the computer? [duplicate]

I want to automount a share from a Ubuntu file-server on my Ubuntu client. I managed to actually mount it with with the following line in /etc/fstab : //192.168.1.64/myProj3kt/myProj3kt /home/...
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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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Mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be started

I am dualbooting ubuntu and Windows 7. Installation went well, but when I try to boot ubuntu, the laptop goes black for ever, when I try to wake it up, the file mounting problem appears, asking me to ...
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Can you help me mount a new home directory or similar?

I have a virtualbox with host windows 8 and guest ubuntu 14. Now my disk space is running out and I'm reluctant to doing the complicated partition resizing which doesn't seem completely safe. I've ...
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Trouble Accessing Mac OS X Partition from Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 1 TB hard drive in a Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) partitioned with 900 GB for Mac OS X and 100 GB for Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to be able to read the files off the HFS+ partition with OS X ...
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SD Card reader stopped working: cannot even mount it

On my HP 625 Laptop running Ubuntu 14.10 with kernel 3.16.0-28, the SD card reader stopped working after some time. The last actions related to this device were installing exfat-fuse and exfat-utils ...
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'Safely Remove' mounts the Seagate Backup plus drive again and again

I had upgraded my ubuntu to 15.04 recently and while using my Seagate external hard disk, I found there is no Unmount option but a new Safely Remove option is provided. And it is not working properly ...
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Unable to access my hard disk partition 1 and 2 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 15.04, but only formatted the "c" drive — now I can't access my other ntfs partitions... Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/malith/304E59964E5955A6: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -...
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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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I don't have permission to access the subdirectories of a mounted share I created

After I mounted a domain share I tried to find duplicates with fdupes, but then I found out that I don't have permissions to the subdirectories of the share. This is how I mounted the share: First I ...
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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 /. [ ...] systemd[...
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Steam Library must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions 1

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04(Dual Boot with Win 8.1) lts with about 12-13gb disk space. I installed Steam and tried to install DOTA 2 which requires about 10gb of space ,but I have only 6 gb left. I ...
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Disable usb automount for all users

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with LTSP. I am using usbmount to mount usb thumbdrives outside of the desktop which works great. The problem is that when a user is logged into the desktop and connects a ...
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Unable to mount NTFS volume in nautilus, windows 8 full shutdown enabled

In Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, I cannot mount my NTFS drive. I have turned off fast startup/shutdown in windows, only to be faced with this error regardless of what I do - Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at /...