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

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Pen drive cannot be mounted

I get the following message when I insert my pen drive to USB port. I am unable to format it as well. (This pen drive earlier used as a bootable drive for Ubuntu 12.04) I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. ...
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How to mount a network drive?

I'm trying to set-up a home file server. I'm thinking about just setting it up as an FTP server, no particular reason other than I'm familiar with FTP and samba tends to be very frustrating. ...
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Why won't Kubuntu load my CD?

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and Kubuntu hasn't recognised my CD! Here are the results of a sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 ...
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How do I detect if an external drive is already mounted?

I have a script that backup up files to the external drive each night. The problem is that Nautilus auto mounts the external drive and when the script runs it fails to mount the external drive. The ...
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1.5 TB USB Drive failed to mount

Seagate 1.5Tb FreeAgent USB Hard Drive. Formatted FAT32. I figure it is 75% full. Used to work fine in XUBUNTU it shows up in Cairo Dock but when I click on it I get "failed to mount drive'. Nautilus ...
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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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Why do my cifs mounted drives become inaccessable after a few hours?

I mount several drives on my machine. //selah-think/UbuntuShare /home/selah/Shares/UbuntuShare cifs exec,credentials=/etc/cifspw,uid=1000,dir_mode=0755,file_mode=0644 0 0 ...
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How to check which filesystem current kernel supports?

I would like to know if it's possible to check which filesystems my kernel supports. (like btrfs, raiserfs, exfat, ...). Man mount shows many options, but it's not really possible to use all
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Can I use mount command to “increase” my internal hard disk capacity using a USB drive?

The internal hard disk of my home server is full and since it's not possible to upgrade it I got a USB disk. All my home XBMC and other download services are perfectly working and configured to ...
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My hard disk suddenly full

I am a Ubuntu beginner and I started to use Ubuntu 12.10 beta 2 last week. I found that my hard disk is full. It seems the disk does not mounted correctly. However, I have tried a lot of codes but ...
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Why can't I checkout with subversion 1.7 on a mounted cifs share?

I have mounted a share on my Ubuntu machine. I am unable to checkout a subversion working copy onto this share. When I try to do so, I get an error message: svn: E200033: database is locked, ...
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mount point /usr/share error

I had mounted a partition in /usr/share during installation of xubuntu.Then I used Gparted to format the partition. Then whenever I boot my PC a message is displayed "press s to skip d to manually ...
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unable to mount hard drives

I am currently trying to backup data from my computer's hard drive to an external one while live-booting to Ubuntu from a USB, and I've encountered a bit of a problem. You see, I cannot mount my hard ...
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unable to mount read-only DVD with photos

I have a working Samsung CD/DVD player with (SATA connection) and i'm running latest updated version of 12.04. Audio CDs and video DVDs appear in the devices sidebar, but I have a DVD from a ...
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startup problem : the disk drive /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present

During startup the message above pops up, it has something to do with mounting. However if I don't choose any of the options and just wait, ubuntu loads normally. I am using ubuntu as my only OS. ...
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Used mountmanager now Ubuntu hangs on boot

I was using MountManager in Ubuntu 12.04 to set user permissions in mounting hard drives. I set each partititon to be mountable by everyone instead of admin only. Then I clicked Apply in the file menu ...
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Auto mount & Permissions on a new hard drive

I have added a new SATA hard drive to my Ubuntu machine and I would like to auto mount and change the permissions on the drive so I can write to it. I have tried following one of the Ubuntu guides ...
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Can't mount my USB Drive

~> sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/Disk Did not find any restart pages in $LogFile and it was not empty. The file system wasn't safely closed on Windows. Fixing. I have a USB Hard Disk and Windows ...
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What happens to remounted data/directories

According to suggestions in this post I am trying to improve my system to run better with a Solid State Drive. But regarding to RAMdisks and /etc/fstab usage I have some understanding problems coming ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Unable to mount location

When I try to select my secondary HDD (internal HDD) I get this error message: Unable to mount location Error creating moint point: No such file or directory What kind of sorcery is this? This is ...
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Ubuntu upgrade 12.04 the disk drive for / is not ready or not present

When upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04, I get the message the disk drive for / is not ready or not present. I tried mount -n -o remount,rw /` and `dpkg --configure -a which gives me this error: ...
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umount: it seems [device] is mounted multiple times

i was finishing up a job with a compact flash when, trying to unmount it: #> umount /dev/sda2 umount: it seems /dev/sda2 is mounted multiple times Looking at what mount says: #> mount | ...
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Mounting HFS+ drive over network, write not required

I really need to figure out how to configure out how to get my linux box to mount a drive from my mac. They are permanently networked. My Mac is called fuzzy, and has been set up to allow the Movies ...
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Mount my own samba share?

I would like to access my local data, which is exported as a samba share, as if I am a samba client. Basically, how do I correctly mount my own samba share? The following mount (device) parameters: ...
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How to mount additional Windows partitions in a WUBI installed Ubuntu?

I am new to Ubuntu. I was using Windows Vista Ultimate before I came to Ubuntu. Can you give me a solution to discover all my files? I have two partition in Windows: C: and D:\. In D:\, I kept all ...
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How to auto mount partition on startup in Xubuntu?

I want to auto mount all my partitions on startup. This is how my /etc/fstab file looks like: proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 #Entry for /dev/sda1 : ...
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Mounting ddrescue image after recovery (in over my head)

I'm having problems mounting the recovery image. I've tried to mount the image multiple ways. quark@DS9 ~ $ sudo mount -t ext4 /media/jump1/1recover/sdb1.img /mnt mount: wrong fs type, bad option, ...
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Mounting Samba share whenever it's available, unmounting when it's not

I am trying setup permanent samba share mounts. That's not too hard using these instructions. But, I want them to Automatically remount whenever I join the network where these shares are available. ...
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Mount drive on remote machine

My current set up is: I have my main machine (Darkseid) upstairs which has a drive with all my films on it, which I don't keep mounted. Downstairs, next to the tv, I have a htpc (Archangel) which ...
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How do I mount my NTFS hard drive partition?

My computer's internal hard drive has an intermediate partition called 'Storage' which can be accessed from either Windows or Ubuntu. It is an NTFS partition but when I try to mount it in Ubuntu as ...
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Damaged external NTFS hard disk [closed]

A few days ago, I used my external hard disk (a 2TB Seagate) in order to transfer some files on Windows Vista. During that, I noticed some malfunctions on my system (it was running too slow, Windows ...
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How to hide bind mounts in nautilus?

Summary: How do I remove folders mounted via bind or bindfs in /etc/fstab from appearing as devices in nautilus left column, the "places" view? detailed: Hello, I mount various directories from my ...
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I want to be asked for password for mounting drives

In earlier Ubuntu releases (As far as I remember Natty had it) we were asked for password while trying to mount the drive using Nautilus. But in Ubuntu 12.04 (also in 11.10) it is removed. But I want ...
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Apostrophe in fstab [closed]

Can's get a window's directory to mount due to an apostrophe. The relevant bit of fstab: # Auto-mount windows drive UUID=0C1C51021C50E86A /media/windows ntfs defaults 0 0 # Auto-mount the Music ...
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Upgrade to Precise leaving system unbootable

I've upgraded our server's system from Lucid to Precise and as far as I can tell, it left the system in an un-bootable state. I've read many responses in different threads but my problem has a twist. ...
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Can't use HG through a mounted directory

I have a repository on my development server whose directory I have mounted using sshfs. I've synced up my uid/guid and seem to be able to execute/edit files as usual on said directory, as if I had ...
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Error in mounting HDD

I am getting the following error whenever I mount my external HDD. It was working before and then I opted for safely removing the drive. Now its giving me following error Error mounting: mount exited ...
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Disable auto-opening nautilus window after auto-mount

Every time I plug a USB stick in, nautilus opens a new window with the contents of the drive. I would like to disable this auto-opening of the nautilus window, but I would like the actual auto-mount ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Automounting ntfs partition

Ive looked everywhere to fix this problem but I cant seem to figure out why its doing this. I have the following /etc/fstab entry to mount a ntfs partition using ntfs-3g. UUID=01CD842715EC2180 ...
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Explain this terminal command please

Can someone please explain the following terminal command in Ubuntu:- mount -o rw, remount
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cryptswap1 issue when booting 12.04

When I'm starting my laptop which is running 12.04, most times recently I get a message saying: its taking a while to mount dev/mapper/cryptswap1 If I want to wait or skip it. When I skip, ...
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How to mount a drive for other user than root?

I've attached a SSD disk though USB. Then: sudo su - mkdir /mnt/hx chown ondra /mnt/hx mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/hx # It's FAT32 now, but was the same with EXT4 The last command changes dir owner ...
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Why is my hard drive mounted on /boot?

I was doing an update and it said that the drive was full. Here is df -h: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on 78G 2.7G 72G 4% / none ...
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Mount point space is not the same as the HDD

I'm new to linux and I have question about mount point I have two HDD in my system, one 500GB and one 1TB The 500 is used for OS and swap, the 1TB is for storage only the 500GB is name sda1 and 1TB ...
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Windows 8 partition mounting [duplicate]

How can I browse windows 8 system files with Ubuntu? Whenever I try to access it it says error 14 and does not let me browse the files like in windows 7.
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How to access hard drive files from liveCD?

I don't know what files or file types are there on the hard drive nor do I know the file system in which the hard disk is written on. I am not able to view it in the home folder after booting from the ...
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get device with mount point

there's a way to get the device name (/dev/sdx) with the mounted folder? i mean, get the assosiated device in a mount point using the mounted folder as the reference, or make a python dictionary with ...
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How to mount a hidden NTFS WinRE which are on an external HDD

A friend have given me her external hard drive which contains a backup of his Windows data. The disk has two NTFS partitions, once of them tagged as WinRe. When I do fdisk -lu I get Disk ...
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Backing up bind mounted folders

My layout is as follows. LVM Setup: /dev/VG/Documents, /dev/VG/Music, /dev/VG/Pictures, /dev/VG/Music, /dev/VG/Documents, etc.... Each of the LVMs is bind mounted to the corresponding folder name in ...
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Problems with mounting .ISO files

I'm using Precise, with GNOME. I've attempted to install some retro, multi-cd games (KOTOR1) via .ISO images and WINE, but I can't get the ISO's to mount correctly. First I tried GMountISO, which ...