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

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Mount your Box account or sync a folder with it

I'd want Box Cloud storage as automatically mounted in Ubuntu or sync this with a folder in my Home. For the first one, I followed this tutorial but when I restarted I tried to mount but it says: /...
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Can /mnt be safely excluded from system backup? What is BootInfo and boot-sav?

I would normally think to exclude /mnt from a system backup then simply remake the empty dir on restoring the system, should the need arise, with mkdir /mnt. I'm curious however at the directory ...
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unable to mount 63GB File system [duplicate]

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount. Failed to mount '/dev/sda5': Operation not permitted The NTFS partition is hibernated. Please resume and ...
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btrfs mount options not working

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I converted my data drives with btrfs. I first did apt-get update before installing btrfs-tools. Unfortunately, that still only installed version 0.19 I can mount the ...
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External HDD not automounting at startup with udisksctl

Ubuntu 13.10 here. I have two external HDDs that are (almost) always plugged in. I want them to automout at startup, so I added two startup entries: udisksctl mount --block-device /dev/disk/by-uuid/...
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Drive auto mounting as read only (errors=remount-ro)

My system is auto-mounting as read only and I have no idea why. Output of fstab: cat /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique ...
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Error mounting hard drive with Ubuntu 12.10

I have used my hard drive for months with three others computers with ubuntu 10.04 and another 12.10 and suddenly it stopped working. It doesn't want to mount and the error message says: Error ...
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Why does my external HDD unmount itself?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and I've got an external HDD connected to my PC via USB 2.0. When I mount the HDD after booting, everything works in the first few minutes. But when I start copying files from ...
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Iomega External HDD Not Accessible [closed]

I have an Iomega HDD of capacity 500 GB that works flawlessly on Windows 7, and I own the drive for approximately 3 years. However, I cannot access the disk on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. How can I check if ...
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Sandbox way for linux [closed]

I wonder if there is a kind of a sandboxing solution for linux: when I want to try a software without installing it I get all the .deb files and extract then somewhere, then I do two things: export ...
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Making external drive accessible from Ubuntu

I wish to connect my WD 2TB drive to a Humax HD-foxT2 to play files created on Ubuntu. If I format the drive FAT32 no problems, except the restrictions of file size of FAT32 is a problem, and the ...
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“the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present”

I have tried the solution as presented here What to do about "the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present"? as well as its original source http://punygeek....
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Plex media server and mount issues in Ubuntu 13.04

hopefully it's not too much of a newbie question...... so, i have decided to drop plex media server onto an Ubuntu install in order to provide my house with a stable platform that will maximize ...
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How to mount without mkdir

Very very basic conceptual question. (Obviously from a beginner) I want to manually mount an internal hard drive. My drive in not mounted. dir /media is empty. I click on the drive in the GUI, ...
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Mounting Points and File Permissions

I have a system with dual boot - Ubuntu 12.04 ans openSUSE 12.3 I logged into Ubuntu and i am able to mount openSUSE partition without any issues by entering fstab UUID command with default options. ...
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The error: “mount: only root can do that” while mounting a partition

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 8.1. When I tried to open the C: drive in Ubuntu a window is popping out saying to run this command: mount -t ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sda2 /...
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How can I mount my partition with executive permissions using the launcher icons?

I'm trying to install steam games onto my Data partition (NTFS formatted since I use that partition as a bridge for the few times I have to use windows). I do not want it in my home folder since it ...
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Reccomended options for mounting /dev/bcache0 as /home

I have set up /dev/sda3 on my SSD to cache /dev/sdb3 on my HDD as /dev/bcache0 using bcache in Ubuntu 13.10 (kernel 3.11.0-14-generic). I have formatted it as ext4. I currently mount / (on my SSD) ...
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unrecognized eSata

I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. I have a NAS at home that uses eSata, since 11.10 my eSata is not recognized anymore. I think I read all the post concerning the eSata mount in Ubuntu but with no luck. ...
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swapon: /dev/sdb1: swapon failed: Invalid argument

I am unable to mount a swap partition Terminal code: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 2048 7831551 3914752 82 Linux swap / Solaris root@...
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Thunar mounts as root

I have a serious problem. I have 4 hdds. On the first one I have my op system, that's fine. The others are empty with ext4 fs. When I try to mount those with thunar (xubuntu what I have) it mounts ...
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alternative ways of mounting USB NTFS external-hdd

I mount my Samsung hard disk through this command sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/Samsung BUT it doesn't work except after running the command sudo f-disk -l and waiting for it about 5 minutes to finish! ...
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Cannot mount FAT32 system as 777

I am trying to mount an external HDD (fat32) with 777 permissions as I wish to share it via nfs on my local network. I am mounting using the following command (and I have tried several variations): ...
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Backup Drive Issue: Seagate backup plus 1TB in not getting detected

I just bought a new Seagate backup plus, 1 TB external backup drive, USB 3.0, it is working good with my windows, but when I login into my Ubuntu 12.04 it does not get detected by any way. Before ...
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Press S to skip mounting error after windows 8.1 installation

I have ubuntu 13.10 and I have just installed windows 8.1 on another drive. After that I restarted to ubuntu and I had to press S twice in order to enter. When I clicked on my Drives "Dati" and "...
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Mounting Additional Harddrive using ntfs-3g

I have desktop with 80gb HDD with ubuntu then i added a 2TB but failed to get it mounted tried all links from mounting ntfs on ubuntu search This is my current config : Dell:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sda1: ...
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Cannot access D drive [duplicate]

Today I did a clean ubuntu installation by removing window 8 from my laptop. I thought that after installing ubuntu I will have no problem in acessing D drive, where i have all my important data.But ...
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Mount error “exit code 12” on 1 TB USB hard drive

I'm a Linux noob, just now migrating from Windows. This is my first question to the community, and I hope I get the forms right. I've looked around at the other similar questions here, but none seem ...
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How to change permissions on mounted windows share?

I have mounted a windows share, But only root have write permissions.. I need to change that to my user(einar) so my programs can download and shave stuff to my windows share. commands I've have ...
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ubuntu 12.1-unable to mount location

There are two HDD (sda and sdb) on my computer. I installed ubuntu 12.1 on "sda". And I mounted to /home "sdb". Desktop-->above menu bar-->Go-->Computer-->2.0 TB Hard Disk(sdb)-->Unable to mount ...
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Why I have several mount point with the same name?

I have 750GB Internal Hard-Disk, with 4 partition. One partition is for Ubuntu, Another 3 partition are only for storage. One of my partition name was "Virtual Box". Suddenly, Partition name in ...
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The Disk Drive for /tmp is not ready yet. S to skip mount or M for manual recovery

I know this has been asked before, but I can't find an answer that also pertains to this /tmp message. I have 12.04 LTS on a Toshiba laptop, as well as Windows 7. I really just started to dig into ...
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How can I copy my data from NTFS Error Partition to external medium? [duplicate]

I think I made a beginner mistake when I installed Ubuntu 13. I deleted my Windows 8 and then installed Ubuntu on my main partition as ext4. I also made a swap partition but I left my other 2 ...
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Is there a way to force format write protected pendrive

My USB is a Sandisk Cruzer 8 GB drive with USB 2.0. It says it's write protected when I try to format it. Is there a way to force format it ? I try'd some of this ways : varun@varun-pc ~ $ sudo ...
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Mount my Webserver as a drive in Win7/8

For a variety of reasons I still have a couple of Windows machines around (ver 7 and 8.1). They are still my primary machines. However, I've been running a couple of Ubuntu 12.04 desktops for a while ...
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Access denied error while mounting a shared folder?

I am a linux newbie and I have a very basic question. I have three machines - machineA 10.108.24.132 machineB 10.108.24.133 machineC 10.108.24.134 and all those machines have Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How do I configure mount for my new hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a new SSD and used Gparted to format it to the ext3 filesystem - that went smoothly but now I can't access it. I right click on the drive icon in Nautilus under "Devices" and check the ...
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How to create Mount Point and then mount the directory in all servers?

I am a linux newbie and I have a very basic question. I have three machines - machineA machineB machineC and all those machines have Ubuntu 12.04 installed in it and I have root access to all ...
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why is the partition not accessible?

I created a new ext4 partition /dev/sda3 on my system using gparted. I also added following line to the bottom of my fstab: /dev/sda3 /home ext4 defaults 0 0 but upon reboot, my user's ...
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Help mounting an External HDD for use with Media Server

I'm almost finished setting up my Plex Media Server, but I've gone wrong somewhere trying to mount my External 1.5TB (sdc)... It's mounted to ubuntu, but Plex can not see the files... Not sure what ...
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How do I mount an EncFS volume at /media/username/mountpoint?

I am using Gnome EncFS Manager [1] on Ubuntu 13.10. If I create an encrypted folder (known as a stash) and an unencrypted mountpoint, both in the Home folder, it works. For example, ~/test-encrypted ...
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Help getting HDD mounted as Root

Thanks to all the tech gurus who are willing to help noobs like me! I'm trying to mount my hard drives in a way that Plex Media Server will be able to access them. When trying to mount my secondary ...
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What's wrong with my permissions in sudo gedit /etc/fstab?

I keep getting this error when trying to mount my secondary internal hdd... sudo mount /dev/sdb [mntent]: line 13 in /etc/fstab is bad mount: can't find /dev/sdb in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab This is ...
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How can I set a device label for a devices in the Nautilus sidebar?

When I mount any device (Windows partition, external HDD, flash drive, TrueCrypt mounts...) they appear in my Nautilus sidebar as "75 GB volume", "11 GB volume", etc. How can I change their label to ...
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How do you mount a partition locked by Windows hibernation without dual boot [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu on a friend's laptop, completely replacing Windows 8. He has a backup ntfs partition that I left untouched after the operating system was replaced. I get an error in Nautilus ...
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Mounting Ext4 partition freezes system

I'm new to Linux. I'm using 13.10 with Cinnamon 2.0 on a Fujitsu A-Series with a Toshiba HDD. The disk has four partitions. I was copying a few large files from a Windows Phone to a partition when ...
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Used Gparted to shrink a windows partition, can I restore it? [closed]

Firstly, now I really understand how stupid it is to shrink a NTFS Windows 7 partition with Gparted when the windows partition manager wont let me shrink as much as I want but... too late! So, I have ...
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I messed up my hard drive during a Plex Media Server tutorial. How can I fix this?

I'm freaking out! I was trying to make my drives accessible through Plex Media Server... I was following the commands on this page LINK, but I didn't notice/understand that the tutorial was for a ...
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Unable to mount ISO in write mode

I tried to mount my Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit image using the following command : sudo mount -o rw,loop /home/varun/Downloads/ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso /media/cdimage But I gets the following ...
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USB Drive not recognized

I put a USB Drive into my computer and was not recognized. Can someone help me? The computer says it was not possible to mount the USB Drive.