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

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How can I mount my Dropbox folder as the Documents folder on my encrypted home folder after startup?

What I am trying to do is bind: /home/username/Dropbox/Documents to /home/username/Documents on startup. On another computer running Ubuntu 12.04 I did this by placing the following line in ...
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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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I can't access my device partitions?

I can't access my files in other partitions even if I mounted them by mount /dev/sda12? How can I solve this problem? on Using cat /etc/fstab /etc/mtab I got the following output. /etc/fstab: ...
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shotwell bugs with a canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Well, I have a canon PowerShot A3100 IS, and I have some problems while importing videos. When I try to copy them, it simply doesn't work, and when I try to import them, it starts buging, and the ...
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How do I burn the Ubuntu ISO on Mac OS X Lion?

I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop iso and I'm trying to burn it to a disc to install onto a Windows Vista Laptop but it keeps giving me an error saying that It couldn't be burned properly because ...
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Cannot mount SD-card after unmounting it

I have a SD-card reader on my laptop and I am currently working on my phone. So I need to transfer several times from / to my SD card. The problem is that, when I insert my SD-card in the reader, it ...
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Is it possible to convert a non partitioned drive to an MBR partition with out losing data? (Ubuntu 12.04)

I tried gparted, but it doesn't like seeing an ext4 file system without the partition type being specified (I suspect). So it won't let me resize or anything since there is no partition. It is ...
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How can I find out the file path for my laptop's dvd drive

Normally I insert a DVD in the drive and I get a prompt that leads me to the movie player app and all is well. How can I find the drive file in the event the prompt doesn't show up or something goes ...
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Unable to mount an LVM Hard-drive after upgrade

I imagine this is a basic gotcha ... but I can't see it. I have a system with 2(physical) harddrives. The boot system (/dev/sda) was running 10.04 & the second drive (/dev/sdb) was just a mounted ...
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How can I remove unmounted SD Card icons from my desktop?

I have been using some audio utilities in Ubuntu 11.10 to tweak .mp3 files on my phone (Motorola Photon 4G). I connect via USB... both my phone and the internal SD card are mounted as two separate ...
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How to mount ext4 partition?

How do I mount an ext4 partition as my user account so I wouldn't require root access to r/w on it? I used -o uid=flint,gid=flint on the mount command but I keep getting mount: wrong fs type, bad ...
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All partitions disappeared after a power outage

After a power outage, my partitions won't appear anymore on my Ubuntu 12.04 but everything is fine on Windows. All are NTFS partitions on 2 different hard drives and I can see them typing sudo fdisk ...
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Two of my partitions disappeared. I can t access these partitions from Nautilus

However GParted detects them. The filesystems were ext4 and NTFS (old Windows partition). They used to be mounted at /media/part1 for the ext4 and /media/ntfs. Last night after reading through the ...
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Mount a Device Read Only using Udisk w/ Python

So I am writing a python script that is attempting to use UDisk to mount and unmount devices. I'm using something like this: disk_dev_func = dbus.Interface(self.device_obj, ...
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How to hide mounted partitions and devices from Unity Launcher via Command Line?

I've checked and read similar questions, but most of the answers requires installing either dconf-tools, CCSM or MyUnity. In Ubuntu 12.04, is there a way to hide mounted partitions or devices from ...
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Launcher shows drives even when they aren't mounted

This has only happened in the last couple of days (after updates), but now my sidebar shows my two external hard disks even when they aren't mounted (or even connected for that matter). When they are ...
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How to set permissions so that I can read and write to another partition?

I m using Ubuntu 12.04 and i have to partitions part1 and part2, both are ext4. I want to transfer media files to and from them freely through programs.
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Authentication required to Mount a Device

Today I came across a very strange message when today i double click the drive WHICH HAS NTFS FORMAT it give me this message THAT AUTHENTICATION IS REQUIRED TO MOUNT A DEVICE I know with root user ...
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How do I recover a BTRFS partition that will not mount?

The installation for 12.04 kept failing, and the solution was to have the installer ignore the btrfs partition that I have previously been using for /home. Now that it's installed, I've been trying ...
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Proper fstab entry to mount a samba share on boot?

I am a little confused on the proper fstab entry for a samba share in Ubuntu 12.04 I can get the drive to mount manually by using: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.2.2/raid_drive /mnt/homeserver -o ...
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How To Mount or Bind A Samba Share (Specified By An IP Address) On A Directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Correct way of mounting a Windows share From my Ubuntu computer, I can access a network share in Nautilus using the IP address prefixed with "smb://". For example, ...
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Nautilus uses different permissions for mounted drives

I've written two bash scripts to give read-only or read/write access to my NTFS partition: read-only access: sudo umount /media/Data_Drive/ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o ...
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Why is my external USB hard drive sometimes completely inaccessible?

I have an external USB hard drive, consisting of an 1 TB SATA drive in a Rosewill RX35-AT-SU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver USB 2.0 External Enclosure, plugged into my SONY VAIO VGN-NS310F laptop. It is ...
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Why do I get this error when I mount a machine using SSHFS?

I thought I asked about this before, but I can't find it. I have a computer called "Mythbuntu" that is on my LAN. When I first boot the computer I work from, I see an entry for "Mythbuntu" in my ...
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How do I mount a “DiskSecure Multiboot” partition?

For a hard drive that has 4 or 5 partitions, I was able to mount one of them using Ubuntu LiveCD: sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt but is there a way to mount to the other partitions? (if using sudo ...
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Can't find my DVD drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I am completely new to Linux, due to some problems in my Windows I decided to give Linux a try. I am quite liking it accept for some minor issues. The biggest of them is that I cannot find my DVD ...
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Why does Wubi fail to boot after removing the NTFS package?

First of all, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from WinXP and booted onto it. I didn't find my NTFS (later I discovered that it was mounted to /host) and did 'apt-get install ntfs-3g ntfs-config'. This turned ...
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Why does Ubuntu or Linux for that matter mount hard disk partitions when they are opened? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove mounted drives from the unity launcher? I love Linux because I get to learn things about my PC. One thing that keeps nagging me is this. I have two ...
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How can I access an external hard drive through Ubuntu Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mounting an external USB drive via VirtualBox? I have a Western Digital external HD of around 2TB; Windows 7 for some reason no longer allows me to open it: when I plug ...
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Mounting an external USB drive via VirtualBox?

I have an external hard drive that Windows can't open (gives an error message saying the file system is unrecognized and wants me to reformat), so I am trying to see if Ubuntu, which I am running as a ...
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How to connect Samsung Tab 2 10.1 to Ubuntu 12.04?

I have this Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet and when connecting it to my system through USB I get this error message: Unable to mount GT-P5113 Error initializing camera: -53: Could not claim the USB ...
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Why can't I mount the Ubuntu 12.04 installer ISOs in Mac OS X?

Over the past few days, I have downloaded both the 32 and 64 bit version of server and desktop to install on an Intel based PC. It is normal from within OS X to double click on an ISO and it will ...
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Permission issues with mounted new hard drive on Ubuntu machine

I recently purchased a new hard drive, for the sole purpose of storing a database. I am running Ubuntu 10.0.4. Since I had not done this sort of thing before, I decided to use the GUI (Disk Utility) ...
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How to mount drive without partition table?

I have an Ubuntu 10.4 slice on RackspaceCloud that is no longer responding after trying to upgrade to 11.10. I used their "Rescue Mode" to boot another slice with access to my old server, which gives ...
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Questions on Loop Devices and Mounting a Disk Image

The commands are from here: Mount disk (device) image About the first command' I need to "Calculate the offset from the start of the image to the partition start", but don't know what the numbers ...
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Problem mounting external USB drive in Ubuntu 12.04

This question started as Changing file permissions on USB external hard drive but as I can find a solution I ask again. The problem comes when I move a USB drive I have been using in Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Can't mount or unmount virtual discs- gives option for “force unmounting”

I've installed Ubuntu (64-bit version) on a vm through VirtualBox on a Windows 7 64-bit host, but I fear that I've done something wrong. First, when I restart my computer, it just goes straight to ...
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run script as root without password [closed]

I want to run a script without prompt for password. I edited /etc/sudoers file and I wrote several lines behind last one. This is my file: # Defaults env_reset # Host alias specification # User ...
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How to make nautilus to mount at `/drivename` instead of `/media/drivename`?

I want to mount my other drives (mostly ntfs and fat) on /drivename by clicking on the drive icon in the nautilus side pane, where "drivename" refers to the label of the drive. By default nautilus ...
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Any easy way to have ubuntu remount all currently mounted devices on reboot?

Any easy way to have ubuntu remount all currently mounted devices on reboot? I know that I can add the entries to fstab, but I would prefer a method that would just "remember" what I currently have ...
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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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How to login after cleaning /etc/fstab?

I cleaned /etc/fstab so I could fix my booting error of mounting drive, and I can not log into my main account. Although I can log in as "guest". Also I have a backup of fstab in my home directory, ...
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NFS won't mount on boot

I am having trouble getting my nfs to mount on boot. I am running Lubuntu 12.04 and mounting from a NAS (Synology-if it matters). I should add that am very new to using Lubuntu or any Linux ...
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Configure mounting timeout at boot

On remotely rebooting a 12.04 machine I found it hanging at the "unable to mount soandso: Skip, Manual Abort? " (That's pretty much how I remember the message) The machine was basically stopped there ...
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How do I mount my external USB drive from the LiveCD so I can get files off of my laptop?

my laptop running ubuntu 11.10 was updated to 12.04 but failed halfway through update. i had no option but to turn the laptop off as it had frozen and back on again to find the laptop non functioning. ...
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How to connect MTP devices via USB?

How does one connect an MTP device to Ubuntu via USB? Many popular devices, such as all Android 4.0 phone, have only MTP or PTP as a connection option, no USB mass storage anymore. Considering the ...
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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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Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation

Whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows partition, and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. When I try to enter my Windows partition through Nautilus I ...
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Lubuntu Panel Applet or Indicator to display Mounted Volumes

I'm a satisfied Lubuntu user but I cannot find an applet or indicator that displays the mounted volumes (and eventually allows to unmount them). So far the only way to know what is currently mounted ...
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Fake program runtime environment

Is it possible to run a program in a fake environment? I have a tool that requires a certain folder to be in /mnt/cdrom. I have the all the files from that cdrom stored in another folder, say ...