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

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/var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs eats up 68% of my disk space

On a device with 2GB storage every MB is counted. I wonder what is this /var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs doing on my system and is there a way to avoid its existence. Note this mount point eats up 1.2 ...
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Mount VirtualBox SharedFolder in Ubuntu VM on boot

I have a Ubuntu VM running in VirtualBox. I have a Shared Folder set up as myshare I have a folder created in my home directory (~/jamesw) as host. using the line sudo mount -t vboxsf myshare host ...
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Audio cd's auto-mount but data cd's don't [closed]

I was using my computer fine the other day to burn some iso images using brasso. Today when I insert a data cd it doesn't show up but audio cd's are fine. I can find the dvd-rom using disk utility ...
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Two mountpoints created in /media for one partition

I have a partition on my Ubuntu installation that is named 'Media' at the second position. It comes in as /dev/sda2. Now when it mounts, starting I think with Ubuntu 10.10, I get TWO directories in ...
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Problem mount error 13 trying to mount NAS share

I am trying to mount a NAS share to my Ubuntu 11.04. This is my first ever Linux machine, so everything is totaly new for me. I can access the shares from my windows at: \192.168.0.9\Packages ...
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I cannot read second internal HD

I reformatted my Win "C" drive and loaded Ubuntu 11.04. The second internal HD of course is not read. It is shown in 'disk utility'. I try to mount it in disk utility but I get an error message ...
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“The daemon is being inhibited” error message when mounting volumes on a partitioned external HD

I'm having a great deal of difficulty with an external hard drive. I'm currently running a dual boot system (XP Service Pack 3 and Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwahl) on a Dell Inspiron B120. I'm trying to ...
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Recovering from mount gone wrong

I was trying to break some files out of my VirtualBox install of Ubuntu, and I accidentally mounted a VirtualBox shared folder onto ~, thereby erasing the very files I was trying to get at. Is there ...
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Setting execute permisions on a mounted image

How do you set execute permissions on a .exe that is on a mounted image (.ISO file)?
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Unable to mount my MP3 player

Ever since I installed Xubuntu Natty, my mp3 player is not mounted any more. lsusb also does not list it. Normal USB sticks are normally mounted. How can I re-enable auto-mount for it or mount it ...
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How do I access an external drive mounted on a machine on my own network?

I've got one desktop computer Ubuntu 11.04 with an external USB drive mounted on it on the home WRT54L Linux network (192.168.0.2), and when I arrive at home with my laptop, I want to be able to mount ...
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Switch from encrypted partition to unencrypted (Error: cryptsetup: evms_activate is not available)

I initially installed Ubuntu 11.04 with an encrypted file system (from the alternate install CD: Guided Partitioning, LVM encrypted). Now I wanted to change this setup to have my root file system on ...
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How does btrfs RAID work in degraded mode?

My idea was that (using loopback devices) it works like this Create the raid array sudo mkfs.btrfs -m raid1 -d raid1 /dev/loop1 /dev/loop2 You mount them sudo mount /dev/loop1 /mnt and mark them ...
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Mount raw dd images using GUI/Nautilus the same way as an ISO file (double-click, no sudo, eject button, etc)

I have some raw partition images created using dd this way: dd if=/dev/sdXY of=/path/file.img I know I can mount them using: sudo mkdir /media/mountpoint sudo mount -o loop /path/file.img ...
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How to only show certain partitions in external HDD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I hide a specific volume from the desktop, but keep all others? When I plug in my external hard drive with three partitions, it shows up as three drives. (I know ...
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mount network drive

since i updated my ubuntu to natty narwhal(from 10.04), my mount script doesn't work anymore. The scripts mounts a folder from a NAS (WD mybookworld) in the local network to a folder in my home ...
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How to get an encfs mount on the Unity launcher?

I've created a encfs mount on my home and I am starting it automatically with gnome-encfs, however there is no icon on the unity dock, but instead there is a icon on the desktop. I would rather have ...
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Why am I asked for my password when I want to mount a drive

I am asked for my password (sudo, I guess) whenever I want to mount an internal drive/partition. Why is that? Also, its named like /media/7013bc1d-b3a2-4df6-8c85-828ced85ef0e How can I get ...
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How to automount NTFS partitions ?

I have two NTFS partitions, and I don't want to mount them everytime I start Ubuntu. How can I do this ? Is there a tool or a code to use? If so, is it safe to automount? specially when they are ...
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How to map a network drive?

I am unable to map a Windows network drive in Ubuntu. I have entered the following command in the terminal: karthick@karthick:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=raghu //172.29.32.184 /media/Data/ ...
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How to mount partition permanently?

I am using Ubuntu Minimal + LXDE. I am wondering how can I auto-mount a partition (internal) on boot automatically. Currently I do something like mount /dev/sda3 /works But I want it to be ...
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Mount drive through command line (as if I clicked on it in nautilus)

I'm writing a backup script in which I need to mount a drive in the media bay of my laptop. I know that I can get the job done by messing with fstab and the mount command. Perhaps that's the easiest ...
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How can I create a filesystem “view” of a folder that excludes certain files?

I want to have a path in the filesystem that shows the entire contents of some other path, excluding a few certain files of my choosing. For example, if the following already exists, original-path ...
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How do I specify several folders (/tmp and /var for instance) to mount in a same partition using the installer?

I my next Ubuntu installation I want to put /var and /tmp folders together in the same partition, but differente from /. It's possible to do this from installer menu? As far as I know you can only ...
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Kodak EasyShare M590 plugging into Ubuntu

I've got a Kodak EasyShare M590 that I plug into my Ubuntu Computer. How do I get it to mount the card to copy the photos over to the computer? This is a slightly old Ubuntu, version 7.10. Cheers
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Mounting /dev/sdd1 fails: according to mtab, /dev/sdd1 is already mounted

Trying to mount drive but get an error Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdd1 is already mounted on / mount failed According to ...
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Auto-mount in fstab no longer working until manually running 'sudo mount -a'

I have 3 SMB shared drives I need to connect to for work purposes. I had Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick and had all my drives loaded into fstab to be auto-mounted. Everything worked fine for a while but just ...
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Best practice to keep a NTFS partition constantly mounted?

Hey all, I Dual-boot using a NTFS partition to house shared docs and some program files between Windows and Ubuntu. When this extra media partition isn't mounted automatically at startup it causes ...
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How do I access a hard drive from a live CD? [duplicate]

How can I access my hard drive from a Live CD? As far as I can tell the hard drive can only be accessed via /media/longnumberhere after its been mounted. Is there a way to access the hard drive a ...
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How can I graphically mount ISOs?

I want a graphical (GUI) method to mount an ISO, is there any way to do so?
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Why can't I read drives properly?

I installed Natty and my perfectly functioning Ubuntu has stopped working - specifically, it has stopped reading disks. I think the problem has to do with Disk Utility not loading (though Ubuntu can ...
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Loading Dropbox on start-up when my Dropbox folder is on separate partition

My Dropbox folder is on another partition on my harddrive and Dropbox loads on start up. But since the separate partition has't been opened yet, Dropbox complains that my Dropbox folder is missing. So ...
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How to disable mounting of external drive at boot? [duplicate]

Okay so I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but recently Ubuntu has been trying to mount an external hard drive that I usually have plugged in during boot. A message comes up during boot asking me ...
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How do I edit the shortcuts in the Nautilus Elementary side bar?

Today I install Ubuntu 10.04 and Nautilus-elementary. I mounted 5 folders in home folder from my home server with NFS. Please look at the picture: I have 3 questions: 1) How can I remove not all, ...
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Where can I find the log files for mounting disks?

I understand if I boot from a live cd I can see all the system logs under System > Administration > File Log Viewer I have a major error with a disk not mounting and I want to trace i tback to the ...
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Mounting a safely removed external disk

If I unmount a drive in Ubuntu how could I mount it again without physically reconnecting the drive? I'm using Ubuntu 11.04
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Cannot mount disk at all. Detailed explanation, Need help

I can no longer mount an extra internal hard drive on my Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit system. I could up until a few days ago. I think this has something to do with the problem ---- I had added a line at the ...
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How can I specify the order in which filesystems are automatically mounted?

I need a particular row in /etc/fstab to be mounted always after two other rows: # Always mount these first UUID=fdf38dd4-9e9d-479d-b830-2a6989958503 / ext4 noatime,discard,errors=remount-ro 0 1 ...
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How much space do I need to create a backup with fsdisk

I get this error when mounting a drive [ 4337.380506] EXT4-fs (sda): bad geometry: block count 156282966 exceeds size of device (156282701 blocks) So if I try to fix it with sfdisk do I need space ...
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Recovering from a move of /home when it's encrypted (ecryptfs)

I had a 20GB / partition at work that dual-booted with Windows and it quickly ran out of space. I usually do 20GB / and 160GB (or whatever the rest of the hard drive is) as /home, so I intended on ...
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How can I store /var on a separate partition?

I'd like to store /var on a separate partition from /. What is the correct way to set this up?
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Cannot mount extra internal hard drive - Error [closed]

All of a sudden I can no longer mount an internal hard drive(/dev/sda aka openSpaceI) via gui or cli. $ sudo mount /dev/sda /media/openSpaceI gives this error mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad ...
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Prevent accidental low-level access (formatting) of system disk by root?

Is it possible to prevent accidental mounting and/or reformatting of a disk or partition by the root user during normal operation of a system? For example, this happened to me a while ago: Under ...
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How do I use my /home partition from Kubuntu in Xubuntu?

I had installed Kubuntu with separated /home directory (it was on separeted partition). Now I tryied reinstall it to Xubuntu (was changed only / mountpoint and swap area). I need use my old /home ...
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Is there any hope of recovering this installation?

I have a laptop that gets very hot and when it overheats it shuts down abruptly. By Sod's law this happened while I was updating to 11.04 (during the install phase, somewhere in the lib* section, so ...
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How to automount a unit when i click on an executable shortcut to that unit

I use Teamspeak everyday but the teamspeak files are on another partition that i have to load manually before running teamspeak from the Desktop shortcut. Without obviously loading the partition with ...
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System not mounting swap partition

Even though the swap partition exists, and set to load in fstab, it's still not being mounted. fdisk returns this for the swap partition: file system: /dev/sda5 start: 1 end: 244 ...
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When manually setting up hard drives in the installer, how can I set custom mount points?

With previous versions of Ubuntu, you could specify mount points for various hard drives and partitions during the installation process. This was useful, because I have a backup hard drive that I set ...
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How to access a usb flash drive from the terminal? (How can I mount a flash drive manually?)

I only have access to the command line I need to backup my data (on the user folder) to a pen. I don't know where/how can I do this is order to access the pen, and then do the cp command. How can ...
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Adding a new drive for email server

I have installed email server with "dovecot, postfix, postfixadmin" etc. Now I mounted new driver. All my mails are in folder /home/vmail/ user is: vmail uid=5000 gid=500. I like to move those files ...