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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
11k views

view LVM paritions in windows 7

im trying to browse in windows an old harddisk that i got, but its a LVM patition. How can I see a partition that is ext3/4 or part of LVM partition in windows? Anyone can recommend on a tool?
1
vote
1answer
5k views

How can I move /var to another harddrive?

I've put a new SSD as /dev/sda, the old HD as /dev/sdb. And done a fresh installation as one partition on /dev/sda1. The main quirk in my set-up is that I don't want to repartition the old HD, since ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I make noatime mounts default?

I'm making an Ubuntu derivative, and I want to make noatime the default mount option for all filesystems (instead of relatime which is default in Ubuntu). There seems to be a boolean default_relatime ...
6
votes
3answers
4k views

Fsck gets mad when the file system is mounted

When I run fsck -fy in a terminal it says something similar to: WARNING!! FILE SYSTEM MOUNTED!! You will cause seviere damages. Why is that? This might be a little off-topic but I ran that ...
0
votes
1answer
372 views

failed to boot grub when adding a windows partition on XP

First,I installed XP working. Second,I installed Ubuntu 10.10 64 bits working,and I have some disk space unused. Third,I boot into XP and use XP's tool to add one partition D. But when I reboot,the ...
10
votes
2answers
15k views

I get a “serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting

I have just set up my new system by creating three partitions on a whole hard disk (/boot, /home, swap and /). I saw this article and now I am getting those errors and the system provide me with some ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Can CD-RWs and DVD+/-RWs be mounted rw?

@enzotib mentioned the following command sudo mount -o remount,rw /cdrom Does this imply I can mount a CD or DVD in rw mode and use like a (real) filesystem? Does this work with the popular ...
12
votes
2answers
3k views

btrfs partition won't mount after upgrading 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 laptop

I have tried many ideas from the net, but none of them work. This looks correct and in good order **sudo btrfs filesystem show /dev/sda2** failed to read /dev/sr0 Label: none uuid: ...
1
vote
1answer
533 views

secondary hard drive sometimes mounted to wrong location?

So i edited the /etc/fstab file, and added this line /dev/sdb1 /media/additionaldrive1 ext4 defaults 0 2 and most times, my hard drive is there waiting for me in the right location. ...
4
votes
2answers
14k views

Unable to mount XP share: Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL

I'm failing with mounting XP share, receiving message: ... mount error(110): Connection timed out Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) When I try to list ...
0
votes
3answers
12k views

I got the error “resource is busy” while trying to mount my hard drive

While trying to mount my hard drive to copy all the necessary data from my broken drive to this one, I got an error saying: # mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/dominik/ fuse: mount failed: Device or ...
0
votes
1answer
292 views

Error when trying to mount windows share

I am able to view my share if I write the following nautilus smb://privatenas This open the shares on privatenas (C, home) If I try the following nautilus smb://privatenas/home it opens a ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I mount a drive so that it is readable by me?

I'm working with over SSH with an external hard drive connected by USB. I know I can manually mount a drive with the following command: sudo mount /dev/sdc ~/dirToMountTo The problem is, if I ...
2
votes
1answer
553 views

mouting “t.bin”

I have this file that I got from a friend who says that its the disk image of an android mobile. Doing a file on the image I get the following:- $ file t.bin t.bin: Linux rev 0.0 ext2 filesystem ...
3
votes
1answer
213 views

How to run FSCK with write capabilities on a sever with 4+ partitions

I wanted to know how to run the fsck command on a server with write capabilities. The command should run structurally from one hard disk partition to another without any user interaction.
3
votes
1answer
312 views

Ubuntu and NTFS copying failed

I have 2 partitions on my Ubuntu 10.10, one is ext4 for the system, another is NTFS for my data. While copying my files from my flash disk to NTFS partition (via terminal cp -r command), the light has ...
-1
votes
2answers
2k views

Additional file system and mount at boot time?

I am new to ubuntu, and I would need you guys help. I installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 64-bit, and I would like to know: What are the commands to add an additional file system and make sure it mount at ...
1
vote
3answers
158 views

Accessing other partition from the command-line immediately on startup

My other hard drive partition (i.e., the Windows partition) is located in /media/OS. However, I don't seem to be able to access it from the command line when my machine starts up in Ubuntu. I have to ...
2
votes
1answer
937 views

how to mount my d-link dns 323 NAS

I have ubuntu 11.04 64bit. I cant connect my dns 323 "NAS". I only see the ip "169.254.6.199" on my router. I use Nautilus "smb://169.254.6.199" and only see message "could not display ...
3
votes
2answers
785 views

Changed files are not recognised on mounted drive

I have ubuntu 11 server installed as a virual machine using vmware fusion. Some of my files are on the mounted drive /mnt/hgfs in order to be shared with my mac. Everything works fine until I change ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

Mount a directory in another partition as /home directory

I have tried to create a separate /home partition for all my linux distros and separate all home directories as per the name of the distros i am using like /homepartition/ubuntu/user-name ...
2
votes
2answers
118 views

What should I do when some users can see my NTFS drives, and others can't? [closed]

Hi I have two NTFS drive partitions that I want to be able to access from either Windows or Ubuntu 10.04, and it works fine...from MY account. When any of the other Ubuntu accounts are logged in, ...
0
votes
1answer
141 views

Issues with /home partition and a fresh install

I had my /home one partition and /root on another, swap also had its own partition at the end of the drive as well. I of course kept all my important documents and family photo's on /home For reasons ...
2
votes
1answer
119 views

How can I control access of mounted files to other accounts?

When I mount files via cryptkeeper and truecrypt they show up on the desktop of admin account but also guest and family accounts. How can I stop mounted files and hard drives to appear and being ...
7
votes
1answer
6k views

How do I give multiple users access to a Windows NTFS partition?

I have USB hard-drive connected to my Ubuntu (11.04) machine. Every time I reboot the computer and login it mounts the hard-drive. Since the disk has NTFS on it, Linux assigns some user to be the ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Can't Mount a not copy protected DVD Video?

I'm trying to mount a DVD video that has no kind of copy protection on it. It plays just fine in Windows and in DVD players. If I insert a regular data DVD it automounts just fine and I can browse it. ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I stop my iPhone from being automounted?

I'm trying to stop my Ubuntu desktop from automatically mounting my iPhone when I connect it/plug it in. This causes my Vmware workstation to not mount the iphone for syncing. I have used ...
2
votes
0answers
91 views

Windows mounting point [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mount NTFS drive at startup Is there any way to specify the mounting point of the windows partition(/dev/sda2 in this case) and make it mount on startup?
6
votes
1answer
2k views

/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 ...
11
votes
3answers
25k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
324 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
733 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
740 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
14k views

“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 ...
2
votes
2answers
564 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Setting execute permisions on a mounted image

How do you set execute permissions on a .exe that is on a mounted image (.ISO file)?
2
votes
1answer
753 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
11k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
9k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
117 views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
16k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
346 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
49
votes
7answers
57k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
95k views

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/ ...
7
votes
1answer
10k views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...