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

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How to make the LED in USB stick blink only when accessed? [closed]

In Ubuntu with GUI I plug the flash drive into usb port, and is automatically mounted, the LED turns on and off the thumb drive that is to be checked. In ubuntu server (text mode, without GUI) I ...
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I am getting an error while mounting my NTFS drives?

friends please help me with this error when i try to mount the ntfs drive i getting an error like for to mount the ntfs partitions i have to use the STORAGE DEVICE MANAGER every time any help to ...
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Difficulty trying to mount an ISO file “mount: you must specify the filesystem type”

I have an .iso file which I would like to mount. I have made a folder in /mnt/iso as a mount point. Now I try: sudo mount -o loop filename.iso /mnt/iso and the reply is: mount: you must specify ...
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How do I diagnose a Mount error message during boot?

I get an error that the system has a problem mounting / and do I want to Skip, Ignore, etc. I choose Ignore and usually everything is OK. I'm new to LINUX and Ubuntu. This machine will eventually ...
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my LaCie 500 Gb not mounted on 11.10

My external USB drive was recognized with 10.x versions of Ubuntu but since 11.x I am getting stuck, I had tried everything I read in forums but still the same error: 4956.401052] usb 2-1.4: new ...
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Iomega 335 GB USB Drive not being recognized

I have a 335G Iomega USB hard drive Model MDHDU that my Ubuntu laptop does not recognize. It works well on Win7 & is NTFS formatted. Any ideas on how to get Ubuntu to recognize it?
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How do I mount a Motorola Droid Bionic?

I have 11.10 running on a virtual machine on my MacBook Pro. I tried to connect my Motorola Droid Bionic via USB, but Ubuntu is not finding it (or I cannot find the mounted device). I am new to ...
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Why “df -h ” does not show the root mount, but multiple repetitive entries?

The system is Ubuntu 10.04 running on a OpenVZ VPS Here is the output: root@s01:~# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on varrun 256M 20K 256M 1% /var/run ...
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Why aren't my files getting preserved across reboots?

I've managed to get a Wubi installation onto my USB flash drive, which works on both VirtualBox and on a native computer. (The data is on the root.disk file.) It works completely fine, except for one ...
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Mounting windows share with non-root users? [closed]

I'm having some trouble mounting shares on 11.10. I've installed pyNeighborhood through which I can mount windows shares as root. I want to be able to mount them as non-root so that I can write to the ...
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Creating a mount point if it does not exist

When using the mount utility, if you specify a directory that does not exist, that is considered an error. Is there any option I can use so that mount points get automatically created if they don't ...
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Can I set a time-out for auto-mounted shares that are unavailable?

I am using autofs to mount an NFS remote share at boot so it's mounted when I'm logged in. If the remote share is down, I can't login to Ubuntu, it hangs after entering my password. Any way to set a ...
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Can't see ipod, even in lsusb output

Just installed 11.10 64-bit Hooked up ipod touch 2nd gen, and nothing. OS doesn't attempt to mount it, and opening a terminal and running lsusb results in it listing every device connected to my USB ...
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Unable to mount iPhone unhandled lockdown error

I get this error when plugging in my iPhone 3GS. What does it mean?
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Nautilus keeps remounting after I “Safely Remove Drive” [closed]

Why does Nautilus automatically remount a USB Drive when I clicked "Safely Remove Drive"? It powers it down nice, then just when I'm about to unplug it, it reactivates it and remounts it! OOPS! Now I ...
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How can I stop Gnome Shell's drive pop up notifications?

I have an NFS drive mapped in Ubuntu 11.10 using autofs which automatically mounts a drive on every boot. But if I use the Gnome Shell interface, a pop up notification keeps popping up from the ...
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GoFlex Home drive visible but won't mount

How do I get the "GoFlex Home" network drive to mount in ubuntu 10.4?
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Mounting external hard drive in 11.10

I'm trying to mount an external Hitachi hard drive. Supposedly it's USB 3.0 and backwards compatible with 2.0. I can see it with lsusb (it's "SimpleTech"): Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux ...
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NTFS exec mount rights [closed]

I have a problem: To let binaries run right from my NTFS flashdrive, I have to umount it and then manually mount (namely, $ mount -t auto /dev/sdb1 /media/Flash works well). I don't want to hardcode ...
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“disk drive for /dev/shm is not ready yet” at boot

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 i386 on a laptop. I recently upgraded linux generic kernel to 3.0.0-14 with a PPA (eugensan/boiler): I actually was looking to install just one piece of software ("unison"), ...
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How do I create a file and mount it as a filesystem?

How do I create a file of size 10M, format it with ext3 filesystem and then mount it in /media/fuse? I tried with mkfs -t ext3 file then to mount it mount -t ext3 file /media/fuse It didn't ...
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How do I mount, edit and repack an .img file? [duplicate]

I have downloaded a .img file to use on my Android device. I have to edit a file in the image in order to use it. How can I mount the file so I can edit the text file and then re-pack the .img?
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Static CD/DVD ROM Drive Location

I have read several questions relating to getting WINE to recognise the CD-ROM drive with no success. I have installed a Windows game and when I go to play it, I get a "Please insert disk into CD-ROM ...
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Error trying to mount FreeBSD/UFS partition from FreeNAS

I get this strange error trying to mount UFS partition. sudo mount -r -t ufs -o ufstype=ufs2 /dev/sdb2 /home/tim/ufs_mount mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2, ...
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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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$local_fs not including all drives

This is a refinement of a question I asked yesterday, the product of deeper research I have done since. The script that starts CrashPlan has, as it should, a hard dependency on $local_fs in its LSB ...
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What's the easiest way to mount Windows share as a local folder in home directory?

Via Gnome Nautilus I can easily mount Samba shares from my Ubuntu Server. However, these "mounts" are kinda of fake. Many applications I run do not recognize that Gnome has mounted these server ...
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Process that needs a volume starting before volume mounts

The destination for incoming CrashPlan backups on my server (11.04) is /media/SeagateBig (SeagateBig is the volume name of my 2TB USB drive). When the server boots, two things happen: 1) ...
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Mounting Wubi part from another Linux installation

hope someone can help. I need to access 11.04 ubuntu files residing on a second hard drive (dual boot XP/Ubuntu) from a 10.04 hard drive installation. The 11.04 system co-exists with XP on the second ...
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Can't see Windows partition in Nautilus

I am on Ubuntu 11.10, installed with Wubi. I used to be able to access my Windows partion from the list of devices in Nautilus, but I no longer see it. What might b.e wrong? Running sudo blkid gives ...
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Repairing the FSTAB

I recently changed my /home to another partition and after it caused problems (I had it formatted as NTFS) I wish to change it back to it's original location. I changed the FSTAB listing for /home to ...
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How to mount a blu-ray drive?

Maybe it is for the best to close this question. This has nothing to do with a bluray drive in general anymore. Probably a hardware defect. I will try to test it with a windows system and different ...
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How do I get a Canon MG, MP and MX series USB printer working?

Printer MP6150 driver installed itself upon plugging in the printer. Printer is recognized (lsusb shows it) but does not mount. If the printer is recognized, the driver must be working (or?), but ...
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Permission denied on SSHFS automount

I am trying to set up an SSHFS connection between two Ubuntu machines, using /etc/fstab so that they automount from the beginning. I have created an .ssh directory in my home dir on both machines, I ...
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Setup for mounting kerberized nfs home directory - gssd not finding valid kerberos ticket

Our home directories are exported via kerberized nfs, so the user needs a valid kerberos ticket to be able to mount its home. This setup works fine with our existing clients & server. Now we want ...
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How to mount different NFS volumes depending on the connected network? [closed]

Scenario: I use the same notebook at work and at home: At work I have 13 NFS mappings split over two different IPs. At home I have one mapping on a third IP. Problem: When I get home and turn on ...
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how to share my whole tree (host: Windows 7) with my virtual machine (guest: Kubuntu 11.10)?

I am running VMWare workstation. I would like to share my whole tree with my Guest OS. Currently I am sharing a directory using the line below .host:/ /home/username/Documents vmhgfs ...
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A way for an Upstart event to be sent whenever ecryptfs homedir mounted/unmounted?

I have an encrypted homedir (ecryptfs) and I'm wanting to run a private mysql daemon with the database files in my homedir. The daemon should be started whenever the homedir is mounted, and stopped ...
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How can I mount a Synology DS212? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 and want to mount a Synology DS212. I can see the disk station in the file browser (before mounting with nfs) but can not open it. I've tried to mount it with nfs but no ...
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My new hard drive won't automount on boot

I installed a new hard drive right before installing the new Ubuntu 11.10 by reformatting, not upgrading. I was able to mount my drive, and partition it. It's a 1TB, and I was able to transfer all of ...
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Partition mount error on boot

I wanted to mount a partition automatically on boot, so I used storage device manager, as recommended on ubuntu help. The problem is I named it with my name instead of leaving it default. So, instead ...
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Unable to Mount an external hard drive (NTFS)

Ubuntu 11.10. When I plug my external Drive Western Digital MyPassport (500Go NTFS) I named WD. I get the following error: Unable to mount WD Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper ...
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“Documents on XXXX's iPhone ” folder opens up when I plug in my iPhone

Everytime I plug my iPhone into my computer (Ubuntu 11.10) a folder pops up titled "Documens on Jamie's iPhone." How do I stop this? Initially it asked me what I wanted to do,but I must have hit ...
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What to do with my “unmounted drive”? [closed]

I just recently followed the tutorials on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download for installing the ubuntu server onto my 1TB Seagate External. I was planning on using this to install it on my ...
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How to chroot into persistent installation?

To chroot into 'normal' installation requires just mount of common /, /proc, /sys and /dev to do normal administration tasks. But how to proceed with so called 'persistent' installation (see here)? ...
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Can't mount SD card, - /dev/sdc is ok, but can't seed /dev/sdc1 [closed]

Few weeks ago I mentioned that Sdcard can't be mounted under ubuntu 11.04 on eeeepc 901. I can see /dev/sdc and /dev/sdd, but no partitions on them /dev/sda and /dev/sdb are system disks, sdc was ...
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Disk won't wake up (?) after hibernate [closed]

I have a hard disk mounted using fstab like so: /dev/sdd1 /media/DATA_TWO ext4 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 2 Occasionally after resuming from hibernate, the /media/DATA_TWO folder appears empty and I ...
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How do I mount the documents folder on a different partition?

I'm new to unity and trying to harmonize my dual boot between windows and ubuntu by setting the documents, pictures, videos, etc folders onto a storage partition, instead of in the home folder. I ...
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Is there a command to “manually automount” an attached disk?

I have an extra hard drive which I use for backups. The label on its one and only partition is "backup". When I open nautilus and click on "backup" it mounds the drive in "/media/backup", and then ...
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NFS Mount fails on startup

I have multiple Ubuntu servers, recently I've installed a few 11.04 servers (and 1 desktop) and I've just found that upon rebooting the nfs mounts will not mount. I've tried upgrading nfs-common to ...