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

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Making a Network Drive Faster To Access

I have mounted a 450 GB Logical Volume in Ubuntu and I am sharing it over the network using Samba. On my Mac, I am able to connect to the shared folder and mount the volume; however, it takes minutes ...
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My Kindle 4 is no longer recognized: how can I get it to work again?

when my Kindle was connected to my Ubuntu laptop it suddenly rebooted.. all the documents are gone and it is no longer recognized by Ubuntu. I have reformatted the partition (fat32) using gparted, ...
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delay of startup applications, dropbox specifically

I have a mounting/dropbox/startup issue. I want to postpone the startup of dropbox, as my computer does not mount the disk in time, and dropbox assumes it is not there. Does anyone know an easy way of ...
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How to recover partitions of a hardisk that is formatted at the time of installing Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 13.04 on my HP-Probook core i-3 laptop from 7 days earlier. There was 6 partitions. One for ubuntu 13.04(Ex-4), others are in NTFS. Today suddenly it hang-upped. After restarting it ...
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Mounting droboshare from linux

I am attempting to mount a drobo (via droboshare attached to the network) from linux and running into roadblocks and have run out of ideas. When I issue the smbclient -L IPADDRESS I get the ...
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How to access a /media folder that has been mounted from a external hardrive?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 x64. I have installed Apache, php5. I have configured two sites folders in the /etc/apache2/sites-available/default One is the in /home/me/www and the other is on the external ...
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How to give root level access?

When I tried to mount my hard drive following error got displayed. I am very new to linux. Please help. mount /dev/sda2 /media/shashi/ -t ntfs -o nls=utf8,umask=0222 mount: only root can do that ...
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How to acces from live cd to windows 7 disks?

I have live ubuntu 12.10 on usb (4GB verbatim). I prepared live usb by Lili USB creator (it just copy the iso of ubuntu to usb to be bootable). Then I booted successfully the live version of ubuntu ...
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Everything seems fine, but “Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.”

My laptop is set up with separate Win7 and Ubuntu partitions. I set up my Dropbox to link to the default folder inside the Win7 partition, but it was complaining at start-up about not being able to ...
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after installing ubuntu 13.04 CD-ROM not working

I remove my windows 7 and install ubuntu 13.04 amd64 in EFI after many hit and trail. first time i install ubuntu with DVD and it is success full installation but i decide to install in EFI. in second ...
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how to manage premission for user group for internal harddisk partitions

someone suggest me that for managing permission for accessing the partitions of hard disk you should add users to group and now i have found from askubuntu.com that how to add user to groups. But i ...
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Auto-mount a Volume Group on Startup?

I have two physical volumes ( /dev/sda3 and /dev/sdb1 ) connected to one volume group (fileserver). When I boot up my computer and open up the file explorer, on the left, I see a Devices pane that ...
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“The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state” when trying to mount NTFS partition? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.4 to replace Windows 8. After the installation was complete I can't access my partitions and receive a message like this: Error mounting /dev/sda5 at ...
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Unknown Filesystem Type 'msdos'

I'm trying to mount a disk image with FreeDOS I have so I can move some old DOS programs over to play through QEMU as a test for a friend who has to use DOS programs at her work. When I try to mount ...
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Unable to access “430 GB Volume” [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/fehr/D42CAFD92CAFB4C0: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda3" ...
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How to install applications to a separate hdd?

I was so good with windows, now I’m feeling like a complete idiot. I have an SSD for ubuntu and want to install the majority of my programs to a separate HDD but I have no clue how. All searches I ...
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Unable to mount CIFS share from /etc/fstab

I have a line in my /etc/fstab for ages that stopped working since 13.04: //192.168.100.2/share /mnt/popcorn cifs username=MyUserName,password=MyPassword,user,gid=sambashare,file_mode=0664 0 ...
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Creating Two NFS Shares: One Read/Write and One Read Only

Hopefully this is an easy question! Background: I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 as a home media server running MythTV and using XBMC as frontends on both Windows and Ubuntu. My media is shared via ...
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How do I mount a CIFS share via FSTAB and give full RW to Guest

I want to create a Public folder that has full RW access. The problem with my configuration is that Windows users have no issues as guests (they can RW and Delete), my Ubuntu client can't do the same. ...
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Is there anyway to grant the mount command permission to a user?

Is there anyway to grant the mount command permission to a user? I seems impossible and the user must be a sudoer. However I want to know is it possible to create a group which has admin permission ...
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Cannot access drive mounted by sshfs using Ubuntu file manager

I've run into a problem with sshfs that I haven't seen before. I mount serverB to serverA by doing the following (while logged in as root on serverA): mkdir serverBLink sshfs root@serverB:/ ...
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How can Nautilus autodiscover a NAS?

I have two machines: a 12.10 which autodiscovers my NAS fine and a 13.04 which does not autodiscover the NAS in Nautilus. The latter does not display the drive in Nautilus. I did install samba on ...
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Changing the mounting point for logical partitions

When I installed Ubuntu 12.04, I didn't know how to properly set the mounting points for the partitioned logical drives. So, I just set it randomly. Now when I open the Home folder I cannot see any of ...
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How do I know the device path to an USB-stick?

I have a USB-stick (used as an installation medium). Now I need to install a driver from a restricted folder on that device). But how do I get the device path to my USB-stick (e.g. /dev/sda3 so I can ...
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How to mount a Windows share using Deja-Dup and a NAS Device configured by a WinXP machine?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my main laptop and my old machine runs Win XP. The Win XP machine configures a Buffalo LS-XL65F Network Attached Storage device. I'm having a problem with ...
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How to access my saved files on a persistent LiveUSB?

I have been using a persistent mode USB when the hard disk of my laptop crashed. I like to mount the USB files on another computer running Ubuntu 12.10. From what I found after internet search, the ...
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same partition : access windows files from ubuntu [duplicate]

I have win and ubuntu on the same partition. Mount does not work since the drive is already in use, is there any way to get around it ?
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Error while mounting partition with Live CD

While booting my system, It is going into initramfs prompt and it is giving some error. Before taking any further steps, I planned to take a backup my data from hard disk. So, I bootted the system ...
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Unable to mount previously working drive

Help, I've been banging on this for days. I re-install either 10.04 or 12.04 and Ubuntu boots fine. I pop off the cd drive and plut in the other hard drive (320gb/NTFS) and initially you can see the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04, Mounting 2nd HDD, lost home directory

I hope someone can help. I installed a 2nd HDD, set up 2 partitions on it. I set up both partitions to mount automatically in /etc/ftsab. One of the partitions has a mount point of my home directory ...
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Accessing Window Files in Linux

After mounting the windows partition is the command prompt (sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda2 /media/c) I can't see the document files. The folders shown are Boot, Dell, preload, recovery, sources, system ...
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Can't mount btrfs on boot [duplicate]

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 (with a 3.8.13 kernel) that fails to boot if I include in /etc/fstab a mount point for a btrfs volume: /dev/sda3 /home btrfs ...
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Can't mount ntfs disk with the certain set of permissions (root's ones)

I need to mount an ntfs disk with the certain permission and for an user alex be able to have the same as root would have. Here is my file /etc/fstab /dev/sda2 /media/win_disk ntfs-3g ...
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Problems with mount command while mounting an image file

I have a local site for accessing data on virtual drives. To do so I created a few directories inside my /var/www/ and a simle html file to access the starting pdf or htm* files on those virtual ...
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Unable to mount nexus 4

I have installed 13.04 & I can't mount my nexus 4. Here's the error. Unable to open MTP device'[usb:002,007]' Any ideas??
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Disk Partion Problem? [duplicate]

Just now, I've installed Ubuntu on my laptop which has already Windows 8. When I want to open any partition like D, E or F, I get the following error message: Unable to access “Local Disk D” Error ...
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From /media/blabla to media/my_name/blabla

I have a ntfs disk which used to get mapped to media/A6505A54505A2B11_/. There was also a directory media/A6505A54505A2B11/. Then all of a sudden it started to get mapped to ...
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Unable to access other Volume in Vaio E series

Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /media/ravi/New Volume: mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda6" "/media/ravi/New Volume" Exited with: ...
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Unable to mount Windows partition - Not hibernated or Fast restarted

I having some trouble installing Ubuntu on my computer. I think the issue is with my Windows partition not being mounted correctly. I am currently "trying" Ubuntu using LiveUSB. I am able to mount ...
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Auto mount a drive that located on Ubuntu and auto share that drive for Window

I have tried to find the solution for many days but I couldn't find one. All are posted about auto mount a share folder that come from Window. But my case the backup drive is located on Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Why to explicitly mention filesystem type while mounting?

I want to understand the filesystem concepts of linux. I tried my best to collect info from internet before posting here .But I really got confused when i read lot of sites on internet..What i ...
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How to mount a CD/DVD in DOSBOX?

I'm using DOSBox 0.74, which works properly and can successfully mount a "c" drive. However, I don't know how to mount a dvd drive. I'm trying to install Star Control 3 from a disk so that I can ...
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Trying to mount Windows partition - get Failed to mount: <path> is a directory

I'm trying to mount a Windows partition. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive, and want to mount the internal hard drive of the laptop it's connected to, which has Windows 7 installed. I typed: ...
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How can I unmount user-mounted disks under /media/$username from the command-line? [duplicate]

In Xubuntu 12.10, I can mount external disks that are attached and they appear under /media/$username/$diskname. I can unmount them by going to the desktop, right-clicking, waiting 6 seconds or so, ...
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rsync creating 0 byte files on cifs mounted drive

Hi I have been using rsync successfully to backup files from my external drive to a cifs mounted shared drive since Ubuntu 10.04 Now with 13.04 I am getting a strage behavior with the following ...
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How to know where plugged device was mounted?

For example I have 3G modem. When I plug it in USB port it becomes /dev/ttyACM0. How can I see if device is really connected at all, what proper commands to see listings of connected devices (not ...
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Why am I not able to access the hard disk partitions?

I can't access my hard disk partitions on Ubuntu. It shows the following error message: unable to access Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/zerox/ZeroX: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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How to change the timeout of directories mounted with ecryptfs-mount-private

When I mount my encrypted .Private data, I can access (rw) my data fine. After a while the mount seems to be unmounted automatically. Is there a default timeout? If so, how can I change it? The ...
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external USB drive getting mounted as ro

mount displays: /dev/sdc2 on /media/My Book type hfsplus (ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks) Is there a way to mount this as rw, and copy data. This was working with Mac OSX, and on Mac its no loger ...
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External Hard Drive Won't Mount But Is Detected

Yesterday I bought an external drive and after reformatting it to ext4, Ubuntu could no longer "see" it. I asked for help, and eventually came to the conclusion that the drive was somewhat defective. ...