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

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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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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 make noatime mounts default?

I'm making an Ubuntu derivative, and I want to make noatime the default mount option for all filesystems (instead of relatime which is default in Ubuntu). There seems to be a boolean default_relatime ...
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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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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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debootstrap failing to mount /proc

I have researched this, and none of the answers (so far) on here, nor googling seem to match my problem. Here is the situation: I am running Xubuntu 12.04 as a base install, and am trying to set up ...
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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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How to mount a hard disk as read-only from the terminal

I have searched google, I've searched this website, I've searched using various terms, phrases, using quotes and without quotes and I cannot find the answer to this seemingly easy thing to do. How do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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Using the fsc mount option with nfsroot kernel parameter to allow FS-cache

I'm PXE-booting a Ubuntu 10.10 system, where I specify the kernel parameters as follows: append root=/dev/nfs initrd=ubuntu-boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic nfsroot=11.22.33.44:/data/nfsroot,fsc ...
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How to access MD RAID via Live CD?

We are currently trying to run access the data on a server running a HP Ml110 G5 SATA raid controller, using the latest Ubuntu Live CD. We need to delete a few files to let the server boot into ...
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14.04 Not Auto-Mounting External Drives Since Upgrading from 12.04

I've upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 via command-line when my system froze, had to do REISUB and dpkg --configure -a to recover from crash after rebooting. Now everything seems to work except ...
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Can't execute binaries in a mounted ext filesystem, why?

I recently moved some files from ntfs to ext4 in my external disk. I am not able to run executable files after I convert it to ext4. Below is the fstab entry I use to mount the ext4 partition. ...
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How to mount a Synology Diskstation NAS

I am a long time Windows person, with a little experience in Ubuntu. I am trying to set up Plex Media Server on a new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine. My video library is on a Synology Diskstation NAS named ...
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Unable to mount the CD/DVD image on VirtualBox

I'm trying to develop a website in Python, and have installed VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 13.04 host. The VirtualBox is running an Ubuntu 13.04 Django stack. I need to be able to edit the files within my ...