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

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Authentication required to Mount a Device

Today I came across a very strange message when today i double click the drive WHICH HAS NTFS FORMAT it give me this message THAT AUTHENTICATION IS REQUIRED TO MOUNT A DEVICE I know with root user ...
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How do I recover a BTRFS partition that will not mount?

The installation for 12.04 kept failing, and the solution was to have the installer ignore the btrfs partition that I have previously been using for /home. Now that it's installed, I've been trying ...
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Proper fstab entry to mount a samba share on boot?

I am a little confused on the proper fstab entry for a samba share in Ubuntu 12.04 I can get the drive to mount manually by using: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.2.2/raid_drive /mnt/homeserver -o ...
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How To Mount or Bind A Samba Share (Specified By An IP Address) On A Directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Correct way of mounting a Windows share From my Ubuntu computer, I can access a network share in Nautilus using the IP address prefixed with "smb://". For example, ...
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Nautilus uses different permissions for mounted drives

I've written two bash scripts to give read-only or read/write access to my NTFS partition: read-only access: sudo umount /media/Data_Drive/ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o ...
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Why is my external USB hard drive sometimes completely inaccessible?

I have an external USB hard drive, consisting of an 1 TB SATA drive in a Rosewill RX35-AT-SU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver USB 2.0 External Enclosure, plugged into my SONY VAIO VGN-NS310F laptop. It is ...
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Why do I get this error when I mount a machine using SSHFS?

I thought I asked about this before, but I can't find it. I have a computer called "Mythbuntu" that is on my LAN. When I first boot the computer I work from, I see an entry for "Mythbuntu" in my ...
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How do I mount a “DiskSecure Multiboot” partition?

For a hard drive that has 4 or 5 partitions, I was able to mount one of them using Ubuntu LiveCD: sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt but is there a way to mount to the other partitions? (if using sudo ...
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Can't find my DVD drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I am completely new to Linux, due to some problems in my Windows I decided to give Linux a try. I am quite liking it accept for some minor issues. The biggest of them is that I cannot find my DVD ...
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Why does Wubi fail to boot after removing the NTFS package?

First of all, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from WinXP and booted onto it. I didn't find my NTFS (later I discovered that it was mounted to /host) and did 'apt-get install ntfs-3g ntfs-config'. This turned ...
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Why does Ubuntu or Linux for that matter mount hard disk partitions when they are opened? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove mounted drives from the unity launcher? I love Linux because I get to learn things about my PC. One thing that keeps nagging me is this. I have two ...
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How can I access an external hard drive through Ubuntu Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mounting an external USB drive via VirtualBox? I have a Western Digital external HD of around 2TB; Windows 7 for some reason no longer allows me to open it: when I plug ...
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Mounting an external USB drive via VirtualBox?

I have an external hard drive that Windows can't open (gives an error message saying the file system is unrecognized and wants me to reformat), so I am trying to see if Ubuntu, which I am running as a ...
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How to connect Samsung Tab 2 10.1 to Ubuntu 12.04?

I have this Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet and when connecting it to my system through USB I get this error message: Unable to mount GT-P5113 Error initializing camera: -53: Could not claim the USB ...
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Why can't I mount the Ubuntu 12.04 installer ISOs in Mac OS X?

Over the past few days, I have downloaded both the 32 and 64 bit version of server and desktop to install on an Intel based PC. It is normal from within OS X to double click on an ISO and it will ...
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Permission issues with mounted new hard drive on Ubuntu machine

I recently purchased a new hard drive, for the sole purpose of storing a database. I am running Ubuntu 10.0.4. Since I had not done this sort of thing before, I decided to use the GUI (Disk Utility) ...
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How to mount drive without partition table?

I have an Ubuntu 10.4 slice on RackspaceCloud that is no longer responding after trying to upgrade to 11.10. I used their "Rescue Mode" to boot another slice with access to my old server, which gives ...
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Questions on Loop Devices and Mounting a Disk Image

The commands are from here: Mount disk (device) image About the first command' I need to "Calculate the offset from the start of the image to the partition start", but don't know what the numbers ...
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Problem mounting external USB drive in Ubuntu 12.04

This question started as Changing file permissions on USB external hard drive but as I can find a solution I ask again. The problem comes when I move a USB drive I have been using in Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Can't mount or unmount virtual discs- gives option for “force unmounting”

I've installed Ubuntu (64-bit version) on a vm through VirtualBox on a Windows 7 64-bit host, but I fear that I've done something wrong. First, when I restart my computer, it just goes straight to ...
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run script as root without password [closed]

I want to run a script without prompt for password. I edited /etc/sudoers file and I wrote several lines behind last one. This is my file: # Defaults env_reset # Host alias specification # User ...
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How to make nautilus to mount at `/drivename` instead of `/media/drivename`?

I want to mount my other drives (mostly ntfs and fat) on /drivename by clicking on the drive icon in the nautilus side pane, where "drivename" refers to the label of the drive. By default nautilus ...
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Any easy way to have ubuntu remount all currently mounted devices on reboot?

Any easy way to have ubuntu remount all currently mounted devices on reboot? I know that I can add the entries to fstab, but I would prefer a method that would just "remember" what I currently have ...
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Mount /tmp and /home to separate hard drive

is it possible to mount the root file system '/' on one hard drive (where folders like /usr, /boot, etc will be stored) and mount /tmp and /home to another hard drive on the same partition? Something ...
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How to login after cleaning /etc/fstab?

I cleaned /etc/fstab so I could fix my booting error of mounting drive, and I can not log into my main account. Although I can log in as "guest". Also I have a backup of fstab in my home directory, ...
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NFS won't mount on boot

I am having trouble getting my nfs to mount on boot. I am running Lubuntu 12.04 and mounting from a NAS (Synology-if it matters). I should add that am very new to using Lubuntu or any Linux ...
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Configure mounting timeout at boot

On remotely rebooting a 12.04 machine I found it hanging at the "unable to mount soandso: Skip, Manual Abort? " (That's pretty much how I remember the message) The machine was basically stopped there ...
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How do I mount my external USB drive from the LiveCD so I can get files off of my laptop?

my laptop running ubuntu 11.10 was updated to 12.04 but failed halfway through update. i had no option but to turn the laptop off as it had frozen and back on again to find the laptop non functioning. ...
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How to connect MTP devices via USB?

How does one connect an MTP device to Ubuntu via USB? Many popular devices, such as all Android 4.0 phone, have only MTP or PTP as a connection option, no USB mass storage anymore. Considering the ...
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How to stop disks from being automagically mounted on boot?

I have a btrfs filesystem RAIDed across several disks. The machine is connected via USB to an external hard-drive bay where three disks live. In my fstab I have a mount entry for one of the disks ...
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Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation

Whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows partition, and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. When I try to enter my Windows partition through Nautilus I ...
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Lubuntu Panel Applet or Indicator to display Mounted Volumes

I'm a satisfied Lubuntu user but I cannot find an applet or indicator that displays the mounted volumes (and eventually allows to unmount them). So far the only way to know what is currently mounted ...
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Fake program runtime environment

Is it possible to run a program in a fake environment? I have a tool that requires a certain folder to be in /mnt/cdrom. I have the all the files from that cdrom stored in another folder, say ...
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mount: you must specify the filesystem type

I want to mount a partition to an auxiliary folder via mount to fix a damaged grub. I used the command. sudo mount /dev/sdb2 /home/ubuntu/temp and got as error: mount: you must specify the ...
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12.04 won't recognize my CD/DVD Drive

CD/DVD drive is an IDE slave device, and my hard drive is the IDE master device. The hard drive is located at /dev/sda1, but dev/sda2 can't be mounted. (I can't use -t auto and I don't know what the ...
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How to get a working mtp connection for Galaxy S2 in 12.04? [duplicate]

Any one able to get proper MTP connection setup for Galaxy S2? Ubuntu 12.04 detects my device and automatically mounts it but it's only partial. The problems are: When I connect my device it ...
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Overlayfs reload with multiple layers (migration away from aufs)

I've come across one of those aufs to overlayfs migration headaches. With aufs you could specify multiple RO-layers and updating some files in them was refreshed with remount. fstab with aufs: aufs ...
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Duplicate /media directory entries

I installed Ubuntu 64-bit 12.04 over Ubuntu 32-bit 32-bit on the same partitions. In my /media directory I have what appear to be duplicate entries. I had found a similar issue on an Ubuntu discussion ...
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Does Ubuntu log when USB devices are connected?

When I connect a USB drive to an Ubuntu OS, would there be a text file which contains details of that connection and if so, where is that file located ? What is the name of that file?
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12.04 does not shows my windows partions nor my DVD ROM and aslo not my flash drive or phone memory card?

I installed fresh a Ubuntu system on my computer but then it does not show the NTFS partitions, DVD-ROM and flash drive. I have two HDD's. One is primary SATA (80 GB) and other is slave, an old IDE ...
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How to prevent nautilus from launching?

I'm running i3-wm under a gnome session in 12.04. Nautilus is not normally running. I regularly loop-mount ISO and other filesystem image files, and every time I do this nautilus pops up both a ...
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Is it possible to sync a folder from NAS drive to Ubuntu One Cloud?

I am running Ubuntu One on Windows 7. I have a Synology DS212+ NAS drive that I would ideally like to back up to my cloud. However, Ubuntu One only allows me to backup from the user documents folder ...
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mount.cifs stopped working after last kernel upgrade

Yesterday (05/21) I upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 kernel: uname -a: Linux vi 3.2.0-24-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 08:43:22 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux After the reboot all my mounts ...
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Disable the message “ these files are on a digital audio player” in na

When I mount my Android phone with USB cable to Ubuntu 12.04 I get "these files are on a digital audio player" and open with rhythmbox in nautilus.This means that I am not able to see any file within ...
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How to play Bluray? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I watch Blu-ray discs? How can i play Bluray discs on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit? When i put the disc in my laptop it doesn't even get mounted. jeggy@localhost:~$ ...
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How to mount a subdirectory of `/home` without making it appear as removable?

In my present configuration, my /home lives on a regular spinning hard drive, with the exception of /home/mac/runtime which is a partition from a SSD. My problem is that such partition shows up as a ...
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NFS /exports/media won't automount during boot

I'm using Webmin 1.580 with Ubuntu 12.04 and created an NFS export (export/media) which works perfectly fine after manually enabling the export, but when I reboot the system it tells me that it is ...
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“Mounting cifs URL not implemented yet” when I try to mount a samba share

I have a server for development (Ubuntu 12.04). On that machine, I have a shared folder named "projects". I tried sudo mount -t smbfs smb://192.168.2.28/projects/myProject /mnt/myProject on my ...
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How to script a mount command involving a dm-crypt / luks volume

I am trying to make a script that will mount an encrypted volume (dm-crypt / luks) with a password that is passed as argument to that script. My trouble is that I can't find a way to make that script ...
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Mount /usr in RAM (loading from HDD when starting, and saving to when shutting down)

I have the current scenario: 16GB or RAM. For the most part, around 10~12GB unused Almost never install/remove software, this is a mature system Only reboot like once a week, so (re-)boot time is ...