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

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What does it mean to mount something?

I hear and read the term all the time, but what does it mean? I just accidentally mounted a shared folder hosted on a remote computer. The only difference I see is the presence of a desktop ...
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Permissions issues with mounting remote server into a specific folder

I'm doing the following to mount a remote server to a specific path on my server: sshfs user@remoteserver.com:/backup/folder/ /home/myuser/server-backups/ However when I mount the server the folder ...
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How to create a s3ql file system and mount it automatically on boot?

I've been experimenting with s3ql on Ubuntu 10.04, using it to mount Amazon S3 buckets. However, I'd really like it to mount them automatically. Does anyone know how to do that? Solution: Thanks ...
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How to re-mount a different partition as /home?

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04, I installed it on a single 16GB partition which includes /, /boot, /home etc. I have another partition on the system (ext3). It is easily accessible from the GNOME ...
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How can I mount a VirtualBox harddisk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mount a Virtual Box drive image (vdi)? I have a VirtualBox harddisk, let's say here: ~/harddisk/ubuntu.vdi How can I mount it using FUSE, so that it's accessible from ...
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Access NTFS partitions without providing root password?

I have Ubuntu and Windows Vista installed on the same disk, different partitions. I can access the Windows data, but each (first) time I access the NTFS partition, the system asks me for root ...
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How to access files on a drive from an older system, mounted in a new system?

I've recently built a new system, after a rather large physical injury was sustained by my previous system (a precarious balance, and gravity, were not a happy mix). Surprisingly the /home drive of ...
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Mount a VirtualBox drive image (vdi)?

Is it possible to mount a VirtualBox drive image (.vdi) so the contents can be viewed in Nautilus etc.? I have a windows 2000 .vdi which won't boot ("inaccessible boot device") after upgrading from ...
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Mount NTFS partition with german umlaute

How can i mount a NTFS partition, which has german umlaute (ä, ö, ü) in the filenames. I'm using the following mount command: mount -t ntfs-3g UUID=5A9098309098149B /local/data -olocale=de_DE.UTF-8
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No entry for / in /etc/fstab

I can't find an entry for mounting "/" in /etc/fstab (I was hoping to set commit value to something big because my HDD is pretty slow): [.../fest]$ cat /etc/fstab # UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM ...
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What is the default file system of /var/run, /var/lock

Trying to figure out if my /var/run is using disk or not. See the command output: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg0-root 40G 15G 26G 36% / none ...
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How to control gnome's auto mounting capabilities

How to control gnome's auto mounting capabilities? Whenever I have a Gnome session opened (doesn't apply when no X session is active) some actions are taken when a CD-ROM is inserted or a USB drive ...
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How can I automount my hard disk partitions?

How can I auto-mount all my hard disk partitions?
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Can't access external hard drives or thumb drives

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 onto my laptop. Everything is working great however USB devices such as thumb drives and external hard drives wont show up. I have been looking around a bit and when I ...
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Wubi installation broken by update - now unable to mount [closed]

As of today, my wubi installation of Ubuntu won't boot (goes straight to 'minimal bash-like interface) and I am unable to mount it when I boot straight to Ubuntu. If I boot straight into Ubuntu (not ...
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How to add NTFS partition to fstab? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mount NTFS drive at startup I need to run .exe files on my Vista partition but I can't give them the right permissions so i need a way of auto mounting with the ...
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Mounting NTFS External Drive with Bit Locker

I am a complete novice to Ubuntu/Linux. How do I mount an USB powered external NTFS drive? I've installed both Mount Manager and NTFS Configuration Tool. This drive is encrypted having used Windows ...
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Two identical USB drives auto-mount with different owner group permissons, but why?

UPDATE: (solved- sort of} See my answer below I have 2 identical USB drives which I've both formatted to identical specs using Gparted. Both have two identical primary partitions (ext4 and ...
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Audio CDs will not Auto-mount Correctly

When I try to play any audio CD in Ubuntu 10.10 the following message appears. What is causing this problem with mounting an audio CD in the Ubuntu environment ? I need to resolve this issue ...
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smbmount returns “operation not permitted”

I use the smbfs tools package to mount my SMB shares. I wrote a quick script to mount the share: #!/bin/sh /usr/bin/smbmount "\\\\somehost.local\\hostshare" /media/hostshare -o ...
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How to permanently mount a remote share?

I've got an NAS file server on my local network, in my windows days I just mapped a drive to it and it was just there all the time. I'm having trouble doing the same in Ubuntu. I had done this ...
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Default mount options on auto-mounted NTFS partitions (how to add `noexec` and `fmask=0111`?) [closed]

I use auto-mounting of external USB devices, and it works as expected, except that NTFS partitions are mounted with executability flag on. For example: /dev/sdb1 on /media/Elements type fuseblk ...
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Can't Mount Phone, “according to mtab, /dev/sdb1 is already mounted on /”

My myTouch Slide wasn't mounting, so I decided to open Disk Utility. My phone shows up but when I click "Mount" it gives me this error: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed ...
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USB key will only be mounted by gparted [?]

When I insert by usb key nothing happens (i.e. the drive is not visible). I can mount the USB drive from gparted though (and then it's suddenly recognized). It's not particular to any USB key. This ...
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How to access MD RAID via Live CD?

We are currently trying to run access the data on a server running a HP Ml110 G5 SATA raid controller, using the latest Ubuntu Live CD. We need to delete a few files to let the server boot into ...
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Mounting a network filesystem into schroot

I'm using a network file system (AFS) and I would like to also mount it into my schroot. Adding a line to /etc/schroot/mount-defaults, with bind or rbind in the options didn't help: schroot always ...
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Mount errors during early boot stages [closed]

I get the following error at the early boot stage (soon after grub): mount: mounts none on /dev/pts failed: Device or resource busy I have asked the same question before here. But I was not able to ...
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How to create file in a Windows mounted partition?

I can mount the Windows partition in my Ubuntu installation but I don't seem to be able to create or paste files in to the mounted partition. I don't know how to fix it. Any ideas?
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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 ...