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

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Automatically Mounting internal HDD on 12.04

I am wondering if all I need to do is add the disks to the fstab (Ubuntu 12.04LTS desktop) They are both 1 TB internal hard drives This site has my text going bold like crazy \ formatting using ...
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How do I remount a filesystem as read/write?

I'm trying to mount an hfsplus filesystem in a Xubuntu 12.04 VM (kernel version 3.2.0-23-generic) but when I type mount -o remount, rw /dev/sdb3 in command line it returns not mounted or bad option. ...
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cryptsetup partitions not detected at boot

I installed a fresh 12.04 and tried to mimic what I had for 10.04. swap should be encrypted with a urandom key and there's another partition that will contain home and other directories. # cat ...
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How Do I Hide an LVM Physical Volume from the Devices Section on the Nautilus Side Pane?

I installed 12.04 on my netbook with the Alternate CD ISO. I have set up 3 partitions and encrypted them with dm_crypt. When I boot up, I enter a pass phrase for each partition and they are all ...
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Finding out what filesystem a casper-rw file is formated with?

I have an old casper-rw file I'd like to loop mount but I can't determine what filesystem it was created with. What I do know is that I used UNetbootin to create it. I tried to mount it with all the ...
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Mounting a disk produces two icons on the launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? Ubuntu 12.10: When mounting a disk (either ntfs partition or inserting a CD/DVD), two icons ...
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Stuck at boot screen: checking file system stage

I cant login to Ubuntu. The splash screen stuck after checking file system. I used "storage device manager" (pySdm) to mount drives at boot time and also changed some options in it (which I can't ...
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How to mount this image?

I'm trying to mount an image but I get some error: $ sudo mount -o loop matlab2011a_64.iso /cdrom/ [sudo] password for dev: mount: warning: /cdrom/ seems to be mounted read-only. I'm not sure ...
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Mounting the hard drive when booting from a cd

Is it possible to mount the hard drive when booting from a cd ? If so, how can I achieve this ?
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Trouble mounting an sd card

While attempting to mount and sdcard from /dev/sda/ mount /dev/sda /media I get an error VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem mount: you must specify the filesystem type any ideas?
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Mount to /dev/sdb1 without password

I am unable to mount a USB drive (or SD card) to my system without root access. When I plug in a USB drive, it is visible in the left column of Nautilus, but when I click on it to open it, I receive ...
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How to change where Nautilus mounts network drives (Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit)

When I mount a samba network share in nautilus it is mounted under ~/.gvfs I would like to change this default so that all network shares mounted using nautilus are mounted under /mnt for example. ...
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Problems with unmounting drives [closed]

See I am not sure wheather it's a bug or not. But then also please help me. So basically I have a 500Gb Western Digital HDD in which Windows uses 300Gb and Ubuntu 200Gb. In Windows there are three ...
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Show USB drives in launcher, but not mounted internal partitions

Well the title pretty much says it all. I have partitions that appear in the launcher when the system mounts them, just like when a USB key is plugged in. I do not want these mounted internal hard ...
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What are “/run/lock” and “/run/shm” used for?

I just want to know where and how /run/lock and /run/shm can help our PC . $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 56G 13G 41G 24% / udev ...
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Can't mount drive in 12.04

I am currently getting the message: Unable to mount "DATA" Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 3).Failed to mount '/dev/sdb6': Input/output error ...
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Mounting iso images to play on wine

I would very much like to be able to mount iso images on my file system while getting wine to detect them as if they were real cd/dvd images inside the cd/dvd drive. As of this day I haven't been able ...
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How to remount /home and etc… with Virtual machine

So on one of my machines running windows... I have Vmware running Ubuntu I was wondering if it were possible to: Remount Full Client /home/user → Host RW /users/Windows_User_Directory; So that all ...
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Sometimes Windows 7 NAS cannot be mounted

I can successfully connect my Xubuntu PC (cable-connected to office network) to a Windows NAS using this line in /etc/fstab: //Hall/Share /media/HallShare cifs ...
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If I create or modify any file or directory with sudo then I can only manipulate it with sudo

The general issue is that if I create or modify any file or directory with sudo then it seems that I'm unable to create and modify this file or directory further as any other user than sudo. The rest ...
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Why can't mount read files in “/etc/fstab.d/”?

I'm trying to setup an automatically mounted volume, and noticed that there is now an /etc/fstab.d/ on my server. I created a new file in the directory with the following contents: # backupstore: ...
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How Do I Install Another Distro Over Ubuntu? [closed]

I am pretty new at this, and I understand this is a pretty novice question but I am wanting to erase Ubuntu on my laptop (not enough RAM or hard-drive) and install a smaller distro over Ubuntu. I ...
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What is the “/dev/xvda1” device?

When I type mount on the root of my Ubuntu system I get the output /dev/xvdal on / type ext4 (rw,noatime) I want to know what is the meaning of /dev/xvdal in this?
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How can I prevent ubuntu from mounting particular partitions/deivices?

I would like to stop Ubuntu from mounting my other (Windows') partitions automatically (since I do not need it really often - and especially I would like not to automount "System reserved" partition ...
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Mount /usr on new partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move /usr to a new partition? I use Ubuntu 11.04. df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 9611492 7553508 ...
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is there a way to autorun-on-DISconnect a USB external drive (U10.04)?

I have a small USB HD I've bought for doing daily backups, which has an encfs system on it. I've got an autorun script in the root that does a couple of things including mounting the enc-FS and that ...
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GPT Not mounting using “normal” GPT mounting techniques 12.04

I've got two 2TB drivess: one MBR and the other GPT. sudo blckid /dev/sdb1 returns a blank. gdisk shows: Partition table scan: MBR: protective BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: present ...
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Mount fails and don't timeout

I've a script that runs every 30m and check if /mnt/controlurg is mounted. If not, it tries to mount it and get some files from it (it's a Windows drive). Before 12.04 I didn't had problems but now ...
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How to make your ubuntu filesystem read-only

I wonder whether there is a way to make my ubuntu read-only when I mount it on another linux system. Let me clear what I want. I have a usb stick on where my ubuntu is installed. However, the problem ...
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My Hitachi external hdd is not detected

I tried it with window and the hdd is detected so I conclude this is not the hdd problem Status when hdd usb is inserted No@No-laptop:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 ...
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How can I prevent a standard account to mount a specific partition?

I have a root account from which I do all of my tasks. I set up my partitions to mount at startup. I have also created an account for my younger brother. I do not want him to access specific ...
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cdrom is not recognized

I'm running precise pangolin on my laptop and always keep it updated. I've had some problems with the cdrom not being recognized by K3b before, but got it fixed by changing the permissions. But this ...
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Why do I get rsync error 20 when trying to customize Ubuntu?

when trying to customize my ubuntu desktop live iso i'm coming across an rsync error in the first stages of the tutorial. when I execute: sudo rsync --exclude=/casper/filesystem.squashfs -a mnt/ ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dvd/rw has stopped mounting and cannot gain access to dvd/rw

I have followed a number of threads over the last 6-8 hours but I am unable to get my removable disk drive to mount (either automatically or via the terminal command line). The processor is an AMD64 ...
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Denied access to an ext4 partition after doing a `mount -a` command

I have installed a second internal hard drive. I have read help various help files on mounting via fstab file. After running the mount -a command. The partition is mounted /mnt/films. But when i ...
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Can't mount external hard drive

i have a problem accessing the data on my external hard drive. I recently did a fresh install but mistakenly left my external hard drive plugged in. When I tried to access the data on the external ...
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Clean mounting HFS+ partition after power failure

I have a rather large external harddrive formatted in Apple's HFS+ format, and reformatting it is not an option for me. Now that I have a linux server at home, I have turned journalling off on the ...
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Added new partition to system, “permission denied” when running programs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu took away permissions from my Data partition I reformatted a NTFS partition on my system with ext4 because I want to use it on my current Ubuntu installation, not ...
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How to mount an ISO file?

I'm running into trouble trying to mount a large iso: dev@dev-OptiPlex-745:~$ sudo mount -o loop /home/dev/Hämtningar/matlab2011a_64.iso /cdrom mount: warning: /cdrom seems to be mounted read-only. ...
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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 ...