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

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Simple way to consistently access a SMB mount?

Is there any simple GUI way to make an SMB share persistent? I don't quite remember the steps, but on Windows, once you've mapped a share to a drive, you're given the option to 'reconnect on boot' (or ...
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SSD Installation error: Read-only file system: '/target/bin'

I'm having real issues reinstalling 10.04 to an SSD - I had one SSD fail, and have replaced it with a brand new one, but the 10.04 installer fails at beginning to write files to the disk with this ...
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Mount an external drive at boot time only if it is plugged in

I've got an entry for an external harddrive in my fstab: UUID="680C0FE30C0FAAE0" /jgdata ntfs noatime,rw But sometimes this drive isn't plugged in at boot time. This leaves me half way ...
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Nautilus freezes every time I try to delete a file from my mounted disc

My problem is the following: Every time I try to delete a file from my auto-mounted drive Nautilus freezes up. First I get the prompt-screen saying ‘Cannot move file to trash, do you want to delete ...
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Is there a Gmail Drive?

is there the gdrive in ubuntu? like windows have. Or similar
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How to create RAM drive?

How do i create RAM drive under ubuntu. And would he automounted at startup?
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How to mount a remote (over SSH) directory to be available like a local directory (incl. in shell, not just in Gnome)?

I've got my files (mostly text/code, nothing of heavy like videos etc.) in a directory on a remote server which I can only access by means of SSH. Can I mount it on my laptop to use it seamlessly from ...
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Are pre-existing files in a mountpoint directory safe and uneffected?

I've noticed that pre-existing files in a "mountpoint" directory disappear when the mount command is applied... and then they re-appear when the directory is unmounted. Are these files just on ...
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Mount a directory to look like a drive

Is it possible to mount a directory, either an ext# local one, or one in a /media mounted windows drive, so it is seen as a mounted drive itself?
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How to auto mount my external hard drive?

On login, ubuntu 10.10 would not mount external hard drives automatically, While ubuntu 10.04 mount them on login. I've tried Storage Device Manager but it give error when external hard is not ...
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How do I mount a digital camera via the command line?

When I plug in in my digital camera (Fuji F100fd), Nautilus automounts it as 'USB PTP Camera' with the path 'gphoto2://[usb:001,007]/'. lsusb lists it as Bus 001 Device 007: ID 04cd:02ef Fuji Photo ...
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How can I mount an AFS filesystem?

My current method is to mount the filesystem via SSH using Nautilus's graphical interface, but I would much prefer to be able to use some tool that mounts the AFS filesystem and gives me access to ...
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USB flash drive not recognized

I'm trying to mount and view the contents of a USB drive on my Ubuntu 10.10 desktop, but it doesn't mount. I have usbmount installed. When I view /var/log/kern.log I get the following: Oct 27 ...
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Format of /proc/mounts?

There isn't much to say here :-) Where do I find information regarding the format used in the file /proc/mounts? My current guess is the following (delimited by a single space): DEVICE PATH ...
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sda1 unmountable and (probably) corrupt

I also posted this on Ubuntu Forums and apart from a guy who tried to help nothing came of it. So i though i'd try posting here... So, after a restart yesterday, my computer doesn't boot correctly... ...
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Adding a USB eject button to the panel/dock

I wish to have a unmounter for my USB Drives. I use docky, and tied the in-built helper, but it displays the internal drives too. But I dont want all the drives, only those on USB. Can't I have such ...
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Errors when performing fsck on encrypted partition in recovery mode

I'm booting in recovery mode Unmount crypto partition. umount /dev/mapper/sda6_crypt and i make fsck -c /dev/mapper/sda6_crypt fsck output: fsck.LVM"_member: not found fsck: Error 2 while ...
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RAID array rebuilt no longer mounts — isw_ *randchars*_STRIPE changed

I have a RAID 5 system, ICH10R, on a eVGA classified x58 motherboard. The RAID failed because of an application failure in Windows 7 (dual boot) which forced a hard restart. I rebuilt the array ...
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mount error during boot up

I get the following error during boot up. But this error doesn't get written to boot.log, as it happens in early boot stages. mount: mounts none on /dev/pts failed: Device or resource busy I found ...
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Can mount using mount but not using /etc/fstab

I can mount my remote server home using: mount servername:/home /mnt/home but this only lasts until reboot. I added the following the the end of /etc/fstab: servername:/home /mnt/home but I get ...
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How to get Ubuntu to recognize an old Windows 95/98 partitioned hard drive?

Here is my issue: I have an old 1.6 GB hard drive that has been sitting in the basement for a while. It actually booted up with Windows 95/98 and the when I explored the hard drive it looked like ...
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Mount a partition on login?

I have a partition to hold my media files and photos. But it does not mount automatically. So for when I open shotwell it lists all my photos as "Missing" until I open the partition in Nautilus and ...
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Mounting a remote drive and setting user-id

I'm about to do a fresh install of 10.10 Desktop on my work PC. I previously had 10.04 and I had the /home of our main server mounted to /mnt/home. I remember back then I had to change my local user ...
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What am I missing to get symlinks to work with CIFS?

Scenario I have a headless Ubuntu 10.10 RC box running a few service applications on my home network. I have a Windows 2008 Server hosting all my network shares and hard drives. I am currently ...
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NTFS backup image wont mount

I made an image of my NTFS partition before i formatted, but now it wont mount. I'm pretty sure I've mounted this image before. root@z:/var/backup# mkdir Storage-disk root@z:/var/backup# mount ...
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How do I mount a qcow2 disk image?

I have a QEMU virtual machine that uses a qcow2 disk image. How can I mount its filesystem without powering on the virtual machine?
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External hard drive won't mount [closed]

Since plugging the hard drive in didn't automatically make a window pop up I decided to manually mount the hard drive in Disk Utility. It gives me this: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: ...
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SeaGate FreeAgent External Hard Drive Keeps Auto-mounting Repeatedly

I plug in my Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive and then plug the USB into my Ubuntu 10.04 machine and, as expected, it mounts in /media. OK, this is great. I can access the files, etc. Then, I ...
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How do I mount .cue file?

I have a cd image that is not a .iso but a .cue. I cannot mount it. I use ubuntu 10.10 64 bits, and I've tried a lot of programs. furiosmout just says it is not a image file, and it just didn't work. ...
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Can I mount an ISO without administrative privileges?

Can I mount an ISO in Ubuntu 10.04 without requiring the use of sudo? This is all I know how to do: sudo mount -o loop -t iso9660 image.iso /media/iso A few answers mentioned using something ...
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How to mount a digital camera for the right applications?

Whenever I plug by digital camera in, a nice media-icon pops up. Great! ! When I right click on this icon, I can only open Rhythmbox or VLC-media-player. Both applications are rather senseless to be ...
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USB Storage Device Automount

Under Ubuntu 10.04 one of the problems which appeared is that USB devices would no longer automatically mount when plugged in. Normally I would get a pop up message asking what application I wanted to ...
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Easily add mount points to Ubuntu

Is there a nice, possibly GUI way to add mount points to partitions in Ubuntu? For some reason, the mount point for my windows NTFS partition which was recognized during the installation is gone. In ...
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External hard drive permissions problem with apache since 10.04 upgrade

I have a Fat32 external hard drive plugged into my server at home and since upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 (from 8.10 - it was a bug jump!) I've been having permissions trouble with it. It used to be ...
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How to remove a mounted volume icon on the desktop?

Each time my 3G Vodafone k4505 Pen get's mounted by the system, I get a icon on my desktop. I would like to NOT have that icon each time I connect this 3g usb pen. How can we accomplish this? Thanks ...
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Disabling auto-open

How do I keep CD/USB automounting (works fine) BUT without auto-opening in Nautilus?
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Selective mounted volumes for the GNOME Desktop and Nautilus Sidebar

By default 'mounted volumes' are shown on the Ubuntu desktop. I usually disable this (gconf-editor or Ubuntu Tweak) because I don't want, for instance, my Windows partition on the Desktop. However ...
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How can I disable the auto-play feature when MTP device is connected?

Currently whenever I connect an MTP device (my creative zen, or blackberry) rythmbox automatically tries to mount it as a music device and opens up. I just want to be able to connect my device to the ...
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Why does the mount point keeps changing, and how can I prevent it?

When I plug in an external USB drive, it automatically mounts and it's accesible in /media/disk/ However after a while, this is how my /media directory looks like: cesar@minas-tirith:~$ ls /media/ ...
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Problems mounting an SMB share in my fstab

I have a valid, reachable SMB share on my Windows box, which I can mount with sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.9/C /mnt/WinC -o username=foo,password=bar but isn't mountable from my fstab. The ...
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How do I mount an ISO?

I was hoping to know if Ubuntu comes with a standard way of mounting ISOs. I looked around online and found a bunch of scripts that can do it. This to me seems like core functionality, is it offered ...
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Mounting a USB disk in a permanent location

I have a USB hard disk that I want to mount on boot and in a specific location. How can I make that drive mount and stay available (say for local backups, etc.) even though no one's logged in? It ...
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Fixing USB drive auto-notify

Yesterday I was copying files from SD cards, but at some point they stopped auto-mounting. Didn't notice any errors. I can still mount by right-clicking the appropriate file in /dev in Konqueror. ...
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Is there a preferable way of structuring partitions/mounts for /home/userX

I change linux versions/distributions quite often on one of my computers but I would like to keep my home folder working (keep configuration and files), is there another better solution than making a ...
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Is it possible to delete files when another filesystem is mounted on the path?

Having just written an answer about moving /usr to a new partition I was wondering about deleting files once a new partition has been mounted. To use the example from the question, is it possible to ...