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

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USB flash drives being mounted read-only in 13.10

Ever since installing 13.10 (x64) every time I insert a USB flash drive, it mounts as read-only. I tried using three different drives, and they all get mounted read-only. They were working fine on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Automount CD/DVD to /media

So.. a few months ago I upgraded my system from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS. Clean install, everything fresh. I haven't had to insert a disk until just now and I've come across a problem. Specifically, ...
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Is sharing a mounted USB drive on Samba without a password a security risk?

At my low level of expertise, the only way I can share a mounted external drive from Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows computers in my house is to use the Samba GUI to share it, then edit smb.conf to add "force ...
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“ALERT! /dev/mapper/server--vg-root does not exist. Dropping to shell!”

So I guess I messed up my Ubuntu Server just now. I installed a 500GB hard drive, formatted it with ext4 and then wanted to statically mount via editing /etc/fstab and the UUID. For some reason I ...
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Error mounting filesystem

when i was trying to mounting my windows hard disk i got this error and i duno how to fix it, what shd i do ? Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ubuntu/System: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Run script on mount

I have an encrypted HDD for which I would like to run a backup script when it is mounted. I found some information on how to achieve this with upstart, but since Ubuntu 15.04 uses systemd this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not recognise CD

~$ wodim --devices wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) : ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0 dev='/dev/sg1' rwrw-- : 'MATSHITA' 'DVD-RAM UJ8B1AS' ...
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Cannot remove hiberfile on ntfs partition

I've been looking at questions like Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation and How do I mount a hibernated NTFS partition? and they all say "Boot into windows" which I am unable ...
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Force format an external HDD

My Seagate 500 GB external HDD stopped working few days ago for unknown reasons. I don't really care about the data on it anymore. I just want it to work properly again but I cant format it in ...
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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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CIFS Automount not working - requires client password

I'm having a problem getting LinuxMachine2 to auto-mount (at boot) from LinuxMachine1. LinuxMachine1 has this entry in /etc/fstab : //10.100.100.100/homes /mnt/new_sftp cifs ...
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Problem mounting External Hard Disk

I have problem mounting my 1 TB external hard disk after formatting it(accidntally).It started after I copied my lost files using TestDisk.It mounts up in Windows 8.1 but not in Ubuntu 15.04.
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Mounting Drives as user at startup (FSTAB)

I am running Ubuntu and have been having some trouble mounting my 2nd internal HDD. It would mount with settings made by Disks program but would mount and be owned by root at startup even though I ...
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Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device)

I made an image of my entire disk with dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/external_media/sda.img Now the problem is I'd like to mount an ext4 filesystem that was on that disk but mount -t ext4 -o loop ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't login : read only file system

I tried to login to Ubuntu 12.04 but each time I get back to the login screen, I've tried (Ctrl+Alt+F1) to try console mode but after giving my login/password the message incorrect login appears, so I ...
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Recover bcache backing partition data

I had a bcache setup using a spinning disk and SDD. The SSD cache got busted. Now when I boot from a live CD, I can't mount the backing drive since mount doesn't recognize the bcache filesystem. Is ...
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Unable to mount drive with NTFS partitions anymore

I have gone through the the other questions about mounting NTFS partitioned drives, but I have found my issues to be of a different nature. I was very happy using this SATA drive with a PCI card in ...
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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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Can't mount NTFS partition

Well, I have Windows 8 running on another partition. I had Ubuntu 11.10 and was running perfectly, I could mount the windows partition. Now, it says that the partition is hibernated. But it is not. ...
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drive mounting problem

I am new in ubuntu, I installed ubuntu with windows 7. I had three partitions in which one which was Fat32, and i formatted it from windows 7 to ntfs. Now when I start ubuntu I get this error at start ...
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Mdadm array showing as UUID?

I have an ssd with ubuntu and then 4 hdds in a mdadm array. I had to reinstall ubuntu and now am seeing the array but only mounted as the UUID and the array appears as an external drive in ubuntu. ...
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Symbolic links lost after restart

I have been working on setting up some symbolic links so that I can easily access directories and files on another internal hard drive. When I create the links they work well, but every time that I ...
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// , Why does my .ecryptfs folder disappear?

// , sudo ecryptfs-recover-private and rsync -aP both recognize the presence of my /home/.ecryptfs/nathanusername/.Private directory, and operate on that directory. rsync recognizes it as shown in ...
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Can't Mount Tablet

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 that I have plugged into my Ubuntu 14 machine, and Ubuntu won't detect it. I can't see it using the disks utility, gparted, or using the command below. Note, these 2 ...
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Can't mount Windows drive [duplicate]

Can't mount Windows drives, I see this error: Whenever I try to click Data or OS label.
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remounting old swap partition not worked in ubuntu

I tried to mount already available swap partition using this method ~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda7 817111040 821108735 1998848 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda8 821110784 ...
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HDD exfat partition will not mount

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with windows 7 (on separate SSDs) and just stored all of my music on my 1.5 TB HDD (which is formatted as an exfat partition). Everything was working fine for a ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 lts won't boot after system crash + corrupt file system

Late the other night, Ubuntu crashed suddenly (wasn't doing anything unusual - just using firefox and audacity). I didn't catch the error message, and didn't think much of it - just went and rebooted ...
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Still cannot mount android phone to Ubuntu 14.04

I'm sounding like a broken record! I have been trying to mount my Galaxy S3 to 14.04 for months now. I followed suggestions from community members, all to no avail. Now I have a new phone - Galaxy S5. ...
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“Unknown filesystem unionfs” although all packages and modules are installed

I'm trying to mount a unionfs file system in fstab (as one of the steps in this guide), with the following line: unionfs /usr unionfs nodev,noatime,dirs=/.filesystems/usr/overlay=ro:/usr=rw 0 0 ...
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Partition disappears after modifying fstab

So, I'm trying to auto-mount a Windows partition at startup. This is the line that I added in the fstab file: UUID=4462435862434E3C /boot ntfs defaults,user 0 2 I read this tutorial ...
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Mount Wester Digital disk from NAS

I had a WD Nas with a single disk (WD 1000G032). The cabinet broke, so now I have it hooked up with my computer and is trying to mount it in Ubuntu. I know the disk works and it shows up when I do ...
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Mount external hard drive with LUKS Encryption + LVM

I recently switched to a bigger Hard Drive by running dd if=/dev/old of=/dev/new However now I am trying to get some files that changed after copying, so I connected the old Hard Drive over USB. The ...
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Ipod Classic with Rockbox not Recognised Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Rockbox on my ipod under Windows a while ago. I just tried to mount it under Ubuntu 14.04, but the device is not being recognised. It is however charging. Note that it does charge and ...
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Unknown problem with mounting the external hard disk

I recently formatted my hard disk accidentally and then got some of my data back with TestDisk through copying. I didnt wanted all the stuff in it.But after doing that I could not open my external in ...
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General error mounting filesystems after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

I updated My server from ubuntu 10.04 LT to 12.04 LT and I had couple of errors but it was completed without asking me to reboot. when I rebooted I had the following error: General error mounting ...
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I can't mount my HDD on Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

Since I reinstaled my Linux partition with Ubuntu 15.04 I can't use my other HDDs, it gives me an error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/xavi/NUCLEO: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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I am unable to access my WD external hard drive

I am unable to access my WD external hard drive just after using 2/3 times. it's not working in both Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows. It's showing the following message. Please help me to access my hard ...
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I cannot get in my drives

I have Windows 8.1 running on my laptop and installed ubuntu on it 3 days before - now when i shut down windows and switch to ubuntu cannot open my drives . it says windows still using my drives so it ...
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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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Just deleted windows and not able to access storage getting this error message: [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at /media/electricboogaloo/STORAGE: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sdb2" "/media/electricboogaloo/STORAGE"' exited ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize usb?

I'm completely new to Ubuntu. I've been reading here questions and answers about my problem, but many different commands I've found here and been typing in terminal don't work. So, can you please help ...
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14.04 CIFS mounting windows 8 share 'input output' error

I have tried hundreds of combinations of the following. mount -t cifs //alpha/raid_1 /media/alpha/raid_1 -v -o ...
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How to mount a Mac OS X 10.10 shared volume with Ubuntu Server 14.04

I'm attempting to mount a Mac OS X 10.10 shared volume via Ubuntu Server 14.04.1. I've set this up successfully between two Macs but I'm having a problem Ubuntu to Mac. I've setup the shared volume ...
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Using files from several OS

I have two operating systems (Windows and Ubuntu) on the same HDD on my laptop. I would like to use some of files (videos, music, doc) in both OS. What is the best way to organize this from ...
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Pendrive is not being detected after formatting with dd command

I cleaned my pendrive using the command: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb However, before proceeding further the power went off and the machine rebooted. After reboot I found that the system is not ...
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usb not showing up or anything no fix helped

The usb only showing up in lsusb and the disk utitily. fdisk,testdisk and gparted wont show it. I cant mount the usb anything, does anybody know a fix for it ?
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Why udisks is not in the system

In Ubuntu manual regarding AutomaticallyMountPartitions is described that Nautilus is using udisks to mount partitions. But when I type udisks in terminal system tells that I need to install it. So, ...