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

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Read-only SD cards

I've got an IcyBox USB hub/card reader combo in my computer, running Ubuntu 12.10. It's got an issue with SD cards. It always mounts them read-only, regardless of the write-lock switch. This is ...
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unhandeled lockdown error(-15) when I try to connect my iphone 4s

Could anyone please help me ?? when I try to connect my iphone 4s I get this message :unhandeled lockdown error(-15) . It worked just fine so far and I have no idea how to fix it .
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How can I store /var on a separate partition?

I'd like to store /var on a separate partition from /. What is the correct way to set this up?
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How to re-mount a different partition as /home?

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04, I installed it on a single 16GB partition which includes /, /boot, /home etc. I have another partition on the system (ext3). It is easily accessible from the GNOME ...
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How to connect Nokia Lumia 520 to Ubuntu 12.04

I have done the following steps: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update and updated some packages from update manager. After doing above steps I am able to see lumia ...
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Error mounting NTFS partition after hybrid shutdown with Windows 8 [duplicate]

I've got this error and I can't access my files located in a different partition when I'm using Ubuntu, but when I'm using Windows 8 my files are accessible. I'm using Ubuntu as my main OS. I tried ...
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/var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs eats up 68% of my disk space

On a device with 2GB storage every MB is counted. I wonder what is this /var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs doing on my system and is there a way to avoid its existence. Note this mount point eats up 1.2 ...
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Unable to mount wd my passport 1 TB hard disk on ubuntu 12.10

I m using WD my passport hard drive in windows 7 . It is password protected which i am able to open in any windows OS but i am unable to unlock and mount the HDD in ubuntu 12.10. How can i access my ...
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How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?

I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04 (it's on the other side of the world and I haven't built up the wherewithal to upgrade it remotely yet) and I have been told that there is a CD in one of it's two ...
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Disable removable device notification for hard drives

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with two hard drives. The second drive is set to mount to /home/myuser/DATA and it mounts OK. However gnome shows a 'Removable Devices' item in notification area which lists my ...
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Technical differences between ways in which UNIX and Windows “mount” devices

Question from which this arose is here: What does it mean to mount something? Since asking about which is "better" or which "worse" can lead to subjective and argumentative answers, I'd like to know ...
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How to permanently mount a remote share?

I've got an NAS file server on my local network, in my windows days I just mapped a drive to it and it was just there all the time. I'm having trouble doing the same in Ubuntu. I had done this ...
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mount error during boot up

I get the following error during boot up. But this error doesn't get written to boot.log, as it happens in early boot stages. mount: mounts none on /dev/pts failed: Device or resource busy I found ...
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Mount a partition on login?

I have a partition to hold my media files and photos. But it does not mount automatically. So for when I open shotwell it lists all my photos as "Missing" until I open the partition in Nautilus and ...
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sh: 0: getcwd() failed: No such file or directory

I am trying to compile ARM code in Ubuntu 12.04. Everything is working fine when I put my code in local directory. But when I put the code in cited mount directory this error happens: sh: 0: ...
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Mount - Unable to find suitable address [closed]

I am trying to mount my Windows share through my Ubuntu box (no xwindow), but I continue to get Unable to find suitable address I have tried using the raw IP address, I have checked the ...
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How to customize/label the hard drive icons in the launcher

Is there any way to change the hard drive icons in the launcher since I have 4 total hard drives and they all look the same. I was wondering maybe to add the LABEL of the hard drive (If exists) to the ...
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How can I create a filesystem “view” of a folder that excludes certain files?

I want to have a path in the filesystem that shows the entire contents of some other path, excluding a few certain files of my choosing. For example, if the following already exists, original-path ...
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sshfs is not mounting automatically at boot, despite /etc/fstab configuration

Setting up some Ubuntu (13.04) workstation, I am trying to have a remote filesystem mounted (over ssh). The current config I created user someuser and added it to the fuse group My fstab entry ...
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How can I mount an AFS filesystem?

My current method is to mount the filesystem via SSH using Nautilus's graphical interface, but I would much prefer to be able to use some tool that mounts the AFS filesystem and gives me access to ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from being automounted?

I'm trying to stop my Ubuntu desktop from automatically mounting my iPhone when I connect it/plug it in. This causes my Vmware workstation to not mount the iphone for syncing. I have used ...
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How to mount a digital camera for the right applications?

Whenever I plug by digital camera in, a nice media-icon pops up. Great! ! When I right click on this icon, I can only open Rhythmbox or VLC-media-player. Both applications are rather senseless to be ...
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How to mount an old /home directory after OS clean re-install?

Before re-installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I unmounted the /home directory. After a clean re-install, I recreated some of the users and installed the ubuntu-desktop package, then re-mounted the old /home ...
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Something went wrong with my external HD (Ubuntu can't mount it)

Here is my output from the fdisk command: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = ...
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How to stop disks from being automagically mounted on boot?

I have a btrfs filesystem RAIDed across several disks. The machine is connected via USB to an external hard-drive bay where three disks live. In my fstab I have a mount entry for one of the disks ...
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Access denied error while mounting a shared folder?

I am a linux newbie and I have a very basic question. I have three machines - machineA 10.108.24.132 machineB 10.108.24.133 machineC 10.108.24.134 and all those machines have Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Mounting filesystem with special user id set

I want to mount the device /dev/sda3 to the directory /foo/bar/baz. After mounting the directory should have the uid of user johndoe. So I did: sudo -u johndoe mkdir /foo/bar/baz stat -c %U ...
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Why do I get “wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock” error?

When mounting an NFS directory by doing: sudo mount 192.168.1.5:/home/shared /mnt/common I get the following error: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on 192.168.1.5:/home/shared, ...
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How to mount a yaffs2 filesystem

I have a .img file that uses the yaffs2 filesystem (an Android partition image) that I want to mount. I can't seem to do it with the mount command. How can I do this? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. Also, I ...
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where camera are mounted?

I have a canon PowerShot A3100 IS camera, and, as written in the title, I wanted to know where does the automount mount it when I connect it. Does anyone know ? thank you,
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Does a mountpoint have to be an empty directory?

Or does it overwrite the existing data in the mountpoint? Or is it just un-accessible?
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Don't automatically open the folder of mounted devices [duplicate]

I usually charge my phone through a USB connection. Due to Ubuntu 13.04 detecting and mounting it, Nautlius automatically opens the mounted folder. Can I stop Nautlius from automatically opening the ...
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CIFS shares not mounting after modifying /etc/fstab

I've been able to mount my nas shares by first making directories in the /media folder, then : sudo gedit /etc/fstab to include the following line for each share I want to auto-mount; ...
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How to map a network drive?

I am unable to map a Windows network drive in Ubuntu. I have entered the following command in the terminal: karthick@karthick:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=raghu //172.29.32.184 /media/Data/ ...
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Problems mounting an SMB share in my fstab

I have a valid, reachable SMB share on my Windows box, which I can mount with sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.9/C /mnt/WinC -o username=foo,password=bar but isn't mountable from my fstab. The ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 can't mount hard drive that is on my router

So I am working currently with my Ubuntu server which I have it on my laptop at the moment so I can test out how to work with the server OS. I have it up and running with samba, openSSH, webmin, and ...
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How do I access an external drive mounted on a machine on my own network?

I've got one desktop computer Ubuntu 11.04 with an external USB drive mounted on it on the home WRT54L Linux network (192.168.0.2), and when I arrive at home with my laptop, I want to be able to mount ...
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Moving /home to an existing directory

Although I've found numerous guides and questions already I still don’t seem to be able to get this to work. Situation: I’m trying to move the home folders of 2 users to an already mounted disk. The ...
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Ubuntu doesn't “see” external USB Hard Disk

It's NTFS. It's USB2. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. It works perfectly fine on Windows (which excludes cable and hardware problems). I have two Ubuntu computers and it's not detected on either. It's about ...
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Unable to mount CIFS share from /etc/fstab

I have a line in my /etc/fstab for ages that stopped working since 13.04: //192.168.100.2/share /mnt/popcorn cifs username=MyUserName,password=MyPassword,user,gid=sambashare,file_mode=0664 0 ...
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Mount /tmp and /home to separate hard drive

is it possible to mount the root file system '/' on one hard drive (where folders like /usr, /boot, etc will be stored) and mount /tmp and /home to another hard drive on the same partition? Something ...
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Ubuntu: How to mount zfs snapshot?

I'm trying to mount zfs snapshot. It should to be so easy...but I can't do that. I'm using Ubuntu Server 11.10 Oneric, kernel 3.0.0-15-server. Installed ZFS from ppa also I'm using ...
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Mount UFS filesystem

How do I mount a partition with UFS filesystem (FreeNAS) in Ubuntu 11.10? I'm a total Ubuntu newbie and just switched from FreeNAS. There should be ll the info I need I guess, but if anyone would ...
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Why am I asked for my password when I want to mount a drive

I am asked for my password (sudo, I guess) whenever I want to mount an internal drive/partition. Why is that? Also, its named like /media/7013bc1d-b3a2-4df6-8c85-828ced85ef0e How can I get ...
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Mount directory for non-admin users on a dual boot setup

I have a dual boot PC (Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome, windows Vista) and admin uses all drives, including the C drive of windows. I would like to allow standard-privileged users to be able to read (not ...
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Mount an ISO image in Wine?

I need to install some program in wine, which require to access a mounted ISO image. Whenever I mount an ISO image in Nautilus, in which drive it mounted in Wine? For some programs which can find the ...
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What is the default behaviour of atime?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 installation. The /home directory is on a partition which uses the ext4 filesystem. I haven't changed the default configuration so the filesystem is mounted at boot time with ...
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Mounted drives appearing twice in lists

I have mounted a couple of network shares with my etc/fstab file - it works great, just like it's supposed to, but unfortunately every mounted drive keeps appearing twice! When clicking one of the ...
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unable to mount hdd

I'm unable to restart Windows, it throws up an error. So I got to use Ubuntu and yet I am unable to mount the volume. It throws up the following error: Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/ubuntu/OS: ...
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Issue Mounting NAS

I am trying to mount a NAS on one of my servers: htadmin@testing:~$ showmount -e 10.0.0.210 Export list for 10.0.0.210: /humanresources /Web /Usb ...