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

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AUFS shared over SMB and NFS

I am using ubuntu server 12.04 as a file server with 3 disks, two contain files and one contains parity of the others, using snapraid. I have been able to share one disk as both SMB and NFS, but now I ...
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Mount disks at startup

I want to mount my drive just after I login. I followed an answer on stackoverflow. It asks to create a script in /etc/profile.d directory. I am pasting content of the file here #!/bin/bash /usr/bin/...
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unable to mount hdd from terminal

I currently have two hard drives installed on my computer: $ sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda 465.8G ├─sda1 ext4 10....
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remounting read-only GPT filesystem as writable

I'm trying to read from a rescued macbook harddrive - here's the info from fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sdc: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors ...
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How can I hide encrypted volumes from Unity users?

Basically I want to make sure that users cannot mount or attempt to decrypt and mount local volumes. I figured for unencrypted volumes it is sufficient to create a noauto fstab entry that points to a ...
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Can an infected DVD+RW affect a Linux PC?

Yesterday I started my laptop (using a sudoer user because I wanted to install one program) with an infected DVD + RW inside my laptop (it was recorded using aother computer that is infected and I ...
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How do I change the default overflow size in Ubuntu

Google is failing me, It appears in some systems it's located in a (script)file called mountoverflowtmp under /etc/init.d/ However it doesn't appear to be there in Ubuntu, and I'm not having any ...
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I think about adding a second hard drive to my laptop

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop and I want to replace the DVD drive with a 16GB SSD drive. Now I have just 2 partitions on my hard drive ( / and /home), after adding the SSD drive I want to use it ...
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Mounting cifs drive gives: mount error(22): Invalid argument

I'm trying to run: sudo mount -t cifs //user.my-backup.com /mnt/wal_drive -o iocharset=utf8,rw,credentials=/etc/backupcredentials.txt,uid=postgres,gid=postgres,file_mode=0660,dir_mode=0770 However ...
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cannot mount a hard drive

I have a second hard drive that has a partition for /home mounted on the first drive. yesterday, the booting failed because /home cannot be found. I run 'blkid' and see its uuid is gone. but when I ...
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How do i mount my internal hard disk when in “Try Ubuntu” mode?

I am running the "Try Ubuntu" mode and I want to clear some of the data on the hard drive to install Ubuntu, but I cant access the hard drive at all, the hard drive works though. I am new to Linux and ...
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Where does a Ubuntu system store the username and password for a mounted system?

I have mounted a windows system from a folder. First I pressed ctrl + l. Then on top in location by samba protocol I connected to the remote system. I provide the remote system username and password ...
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Can no longer mount Guest Additions CD in Ubuntu VirtualBox guest

I've been using VirtualBox for weeks for school. Tonight, out of the blue, my virtual guest locks up and when I reset, there are so many issues. I first had an issue with my screen no longer resizing ...
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how to mount file type

I have recently imaged some floppy disks to img files. the disks had some bad blocks. So I am trying to figure out the File system type, so that i can mount, and repair the files. I tried $ sudo ...
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Data Recovery Problem

I'm new at Linux, so I promise no matter how simple the answer is, it will all be news to me. I've found a lot of questions online similar to mine, but I'm not having much luck with results. This ...
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How to unmount when umount hangs due to disconnected disk?

I have an external disk connected via USB that was accidentally disconnected uncleanly. Now lsing the directory in which it was mounted gives Input/output error. umounting the directory simply hangs. ...
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umount dev/sda1 to mount dev/sda1 or change partition to ntfs

well I installed Ubuntu but I can't play many games I would like too and I can't change to NTFS with Gparted because i'm using /dev/sda1 and I would like to know if its possible to change with ...
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automount ntfs partition read-only if not cleanly unmounted

I have configured to automount my ntfs data partition on boot: # /media/Win8 was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=A47A42FF7A42CDAC /media/Win8 ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0 ...
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Cannot add ppa for gvfs-mtp

I am a total newbie concerning anything to do with Ubuntu/Linux. I am running 12.04 on VM Player. I am trying to connect my HTC One (Android 4.3) to Ubuntu, and looking online has told me to do: ...
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Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu

since I could not find how to post this as a blog/post/tutorial in AskUbuntu.. I decided on posting it here, were it is best exposed anyhow ... Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ...
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Can't mount HFS+ drive, bad superblock?

My Macbook (Snow Leopard OS) was giving me the rainbow wheel of death so I tried booting into safe mode and repairing the disk, with no luck. So I decided to pull the drive out and plug it into my ...
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Map my second hard drive to be SDA1

I recently switched hard drive and had a fresh install (13.10). I copied across the settings from some programs, including banshee and Transmission. On the old install, my primary HDD was SDA and the ...
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how to umount /dev/sda1 or to change for another partition? [closed]

Is about this title. I need to change my partition to NTFS and i can't because my HDD is occupied with Ubuntu.
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Unable to access External HDD in Ubuntu

I have bought a new laptop Lenevo G500 and installed Ubuntu 13.0, I have taken out my previous laptop's HDD and trying to access it by connecting to USB port, however it has detected only once and ...
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change home mount point, where does original folder go?

On a completely fresh install of Ubuntu, I created only one root partition "/" on "DriveFOO" which holds all my system files, including my "/home" folder. Now, I wish to instead have my "/home" mount ...
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Why does 'Disks' Utility mounting does not work?

Ubuntu, for some reason does not allow mounting drives through the 'Disks' utility. I went to More Actions -> Edit Mount Options -> Mount At Startup and pushed the check button, restarted the computer,...
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How can I prevent auto-mounting of a partition in fstab?

Previously, I prevented auto-mounting of a particular partition at boot by the following line in /etc/fstab UUID=<alphanumeric> /media/windowsHDD ntfs user,noauto 0 0 At some point in the ...
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How to rename /dev/sdax(partitions) in Linux

I made a partition like /part on my machine with some important data... But I can't stand the name of it... I want a clear solution to resolve it and change the name of it to for example /test... ...
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Moving banshee to a new PC

I have searched and found a few answers on this topic but they do not answer my question: Moving Banshee music to another computer How do I backup my Banshee listening history? How do I export ...
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All created files on a NTFS partition with User Mapping defaults to root owner

I've just migrated to Ubuntu from another distribution, and where previously my NTFS partitions worked with the addition of a User Mapping file, now all the newly created files will have the owner set ...
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AuFS read only branch as another read only branch

My goal is to use an AuFS read only branch as another read only branch: I've got a directory dir0, then I make : mount -t aufs -o br=dir2=rw:dir0=ro none dir1 This gives me - dir0 - dir1 #read ...
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Mounting and accessing Western Digital's MyCloud NAS

I have bought a Western Digital Mycloud disk. I did succeed to mount it under Lubuntu 13.10 by means of the following command: sudo mount -o soft,intr,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 <IP address>:/nfs /...
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SD card reader not working in multi card reader

I've got a multicard reader in my machine. It lists itself as Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0151 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device (Multicard Reader) It mounts CF cards just fine, ...
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Set network drive / share as home folder?

I've currently got ubuntu to mount my external hard drive on boot and use a folder on there as the home folder. I've just bought a raspberry pi to act as a file server, and I'll be connecting the ...
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Cannot mount iOmega 1TB HDD

HDD works flawlessly on my Windows 7. But when I connect it to this machine (Ubuntu 12.04) I get this error message; Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: only ...
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How to trigger a script when an external USB disk is mounted?

I need to automatically copy images off a camera when it is inserted into the USB port. I've written a script to do the copying, and I've found that, by creating a file /etc/udev/rules.d/95-my-own....
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My External Hard drive was not properly removed and now will not mount

I recently bought a computer for my Wife, windows (her choice not mine). Before we paid, I asked the salesman to check whether my hard drive would work with windows 7 (as sometimes windows can be iffy)...
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Can't write file to server via either Samba or NFS

I have setup Ubuntu 12.0.4 Server 32-bit on a home PC and am trying to simply share a basic file directory on that server for read-write access from a Unbuntu 12.0.4 64-bit client (via NFS and Samba - ...
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installing ubuntu 13.10 latest problem

I have 4 partition drive c,drive d,drive U ,drive e in my hard drive then I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on drive e which is empty .during the installation I use something else option..I make drive U: ext4 ...
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mount windows disk after error mounting [duplicate]

I can't mount the windows disk. I am a new Linux user. Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/dimitris/CE061FB2061F9B13: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,...
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backing up from Ubuntu computer to NAS

My setup is a Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 and a BuffaloTech NAS hard-wired to a Netgear 6300 router. The question is about automating the task of accessing the NAS from the laptop and ...
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Can No Longer Format Flash Drive [duplicate]

I have always been able to format my MP3 Player by right clicking on it. Presently when I right click on it, there is no such option. Only eject or safely remove is present. I tried other devices and ...
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Second hard drive seems to randomly freeze or unmount

I tracing down a problem with a second hard drive and am now stumped. My setup: Dell Inspiron 17R-5721, 8GB Ram, running Ubuntu 13.10, Primary drive is Kingston 120GB SSD, secondary drive is a ...
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cannot access to external usb HDD

I have an external hard drive but cannot access the information on it. I tried to access via Ubuntu and Windows, but both show the same message: device "0 megabytes". I tried to mount the device but ...
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How can I mount software raid drive mdX with fstab

I have raid5 configure with gpt partition to allow working with drive larger the 1.6 TB Ubuntu version is 12.04 and the md drive is 5TB. with: mount -t ext3 /dev/md129 /images mount works fine....
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Mount samba share at login using startup script (not fstab)

Background I'm trying to automatically execute a command that mounts a password protected Samba share when my user logs in. The catch is, I share my laptop with another user, and I don't want the ...
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No Sound after mounting /home

There is no sound after mounting /home from another HDD (ntfs). The sound indicator is also vanished, so are the drivers (sytem settings -> sound) The sound indicator is only shown before log in. ...
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Using command line for operating on files and folders mounted on windows partition

I have a dual boot system with win8 and Ubuntu saucy. Can I use the command line to copy/move/edit/delete files and folders located on the windows partition? How do I set the path to that??
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Why does Matlab iso image get mounted as read-only?

I have been trying to install Matlab on Ubuntu. The issue starts even prior to the installation, as mounting the .iso file results in the following error: mount: block device /home/marta/Downloads/...
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Can't mount an ISO

Can't mount an ISO and the one time it did, it showed up empty. iso is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop1, missing codepage or ...