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

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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready or not present

This is frustrating as heck, I moved away from Windows 7 OS because of issues, errors, and such and was sold to Ubuntu because it was supposed to be reliable, and now errors and issues right after ...
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How to repair an external harddrive?

I would like to reformat my hard disk, and if possible recover the (somewhat unimportant) contents if possible. I have a Western Digital 1TB hard drive which had a NTFS partition. I unplugged the ...
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Storage partition: mount point during installation or later?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop. I decided to create a logical partition to store my big files (music, videos, pictures...) somewhere else than the home folder, so I created this partition ...
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Nautilus hangs up on mounted shares after suspend

After establishing a VPN tunnel to my university, I connect to a Network Share via Shell script like this: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=xyz,password=abc //10.x.x.x/xyz /media/my_share/ It works ...
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How to mounting a Windows shared folder with samba?

I'm following a lot of tutorials but nothings work with me. So my question is what I need to have samba services to mount and windows shared folder? My last trying is this: kevin@AnayaNet:~$ ...
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apache forbidden to acces `index` file on ntfs partition

After Installing my apache, i edited the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file, and added in the bottom-line, the following code: <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot ...
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arm-none-ebai-gcc does not work from mounted directory

I want to build project for ARM micro controller. For this purpose in folder with project was placed script, which download toolchain and build him. After run this script toolchain was placed in ...
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12.04 Automount EXT4 [duplicate]

I have a secondary hard drive on my computer. It has a partition that is ext4 that I set up for Ubuntu. I would like for it to be mounted automatically. I tried using the Disk Utility that I installed ...
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Dual boot Win 7 Ubuntu - home and boot partitions have no mount point

After installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Windows 7 laptop, running Ubuntu Disk Utility showed the following partition information; /dev/sda1 NTFS, Bootable, Filesystem, Labled: System Reserved, 105MB, ...
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Cannot access the filesystems using LiveCD (LVM2,EXT2)

I have to restore the /etc/passwd file I accidentally renamed in my Ubuntu Server, so I booted the machine using a LiveCD. Problem is, the system filesystem does not appear in Nautilus, under ...
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Accidentally deleted .bashrc on USB stick Ubuntu 12.04

I have a 16GB flash drive I have setup to run Ubuntu 12.04 from. While using it, I accidentally deleted .bashrc, and rebooted the system not realizing the file was gone. Now Ubuntu just hangs on the ...
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Ubuntu 12.4lts iPhone 5 can't mount. test this computer loops endlessly [duplicate]

Just what the subject said. Wife just got a new iPhone 5c iOS 7. I had pulled all the goodies off her old android (now my new android) and wanted to dump the pics and stuff back onto her new phone. ...
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Connecting a Nexus 7 to Ubuntu [duplicate]

What is the best way to connect a Nexus 7 by USB and transfer files to/from Ubuntu? I had a bit of a fiddle with mtpfs but didn't get very far as it seems to hang when I connect the device. I have ...
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Can't access my hard drive [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/sahil/Boot: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda4" "/media/sahil/Boot"' exited with ...
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Mount accidentally disconected cdrom

I had a DVD drive and a external hard drive connected to my PC and I've disconnected them accidentally. Now I've already spent hours trying to access them, mount, umount and can't figure how to ...
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Can't execute binaries in a mounted ext filesystem, why?

I recently moved some files from ntfs to ext4 in my external disk. I am not able to run executable files after I convert it to ext4. Below is the fstab entry I use to mount the ext4 partition. ...
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Best way to automagically mount and share USB drives in Ubuntu Server 12.04

I'd like to find a way to automatically mount any external usb drive connected to my server, and then to automatically share it via samba. The main thing that confuses me is how to handle unmounting ...
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Parallel and VMWare tools for Ubuntu 12.04

I have both Parallels and VMWare (Fusion) where I'd like to use a Ubuntu 12.04 image but unfortunately in both I have a very similar situation ... I can't seem to access the drive that has the tools ...
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How to open UDF Volume

I have a DVD which I can open in Windows, but in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation I cannot any more. I receive this error: Unable to mount UDF Volume Error mounting: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is ...
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Mount network drive - line 3 in /etc/fstab is bad

I am a Ubuntu 12.04 novice and am seriously struggling to mount my network drive. I can see it in Nautilus, and its properties detail its name as 'Seagate Expansi'. I have installed cifs, created the ...
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Fstab Mount new LVG

I am having difficulty auto-mounting my newly created LVG. I tried adding the following line to /etc/fstab: /dev/vgBackup/lvBackup /home/stuart/volume_backup ext3 defaults 0 1 I also tried swapping ...
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How is my Windows share not accessible after some time after being mounted at boot time?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have set up a Windows share to be mounted at boot time in /etc/fstab as follows: //192.168.x.x/Google\040Drive /home/myname/Google\040Drive cifs ...
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second hard drive to be mouunted as /home/Videos

i am wanting to know if i can make my second hard drive be the videos folder that is in my home dir. if so please tell me how. mainly when i click on the videos folder i want it to show me the stuff ...
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Corrupt usb. Is there any way to fix it?

I'm really new to Linux, so I might seems to be stupid from time to time. But anyways, I unplugged a USB flash memory from my computer, while running windows xp. I think that this got it corrupt in ...
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Mount VMware Shared Folder to Ubuntu 12.04.3

I tried to create a shared folder to my Ubuntu 12.04.3 VM using VMware 5 from my Mac but I don't see the folder anywhere. I've tried to use some commands as suggested here and here, but nothing is ...
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remounting as read/write — will I lose my data?

I need root access to install a file, but I seem to have forgotten my pw. To change it, it appears I will need to enter GRUB and remount / as read/write as suggested here. I just want to know if I ...
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Mounting Network Files

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and a NAS (QNAP TS-219P+) (IP adress: 192.168.0.111) on which SAMBA is running. I wanted to mount some files of the NAS using mounting points in /media. So I created for ...
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unable to change ownership of files

I am working out on an answer as given here http://superuser.com/a/623998/63915 I copied the windowsios to a usb drive mount -t o loop win.iso /media/usb but I see permissions problem all the ...
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Mount Multiple NFS Server Drives mount to single NFS client drive

I've setUp the NFS Server on three machines each has 2 TB data storage size. So i've collectively 8 TB space on these three serves. Now i've a situation that i've file of 8TB at NTFS client machine. ...
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mount an .iso converted from .bin

please how do I mount an .iso converted from .bin? the .bin had no .cue si I created one the lines of the .cue file: FILE "file.bin" BINARY TRACK 01 MODE1/2352 INDEX 01 00:00:00 I used command ...
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Why have gvfs mount points in 13.10 changed to the user id rather than the user name as in 13.04

When mounting a samba share in Files (nautilus) in 13.10 I've noticed that the mount point is now /run/user/1000/gvfs/{name of share}. Under 13.04 the same nautilus share used to mount under ...
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How to use fsck in Ubuntu?

I intend to use fsck for checking my Linux partition of the main disk, because its file system is suspicious of being not unmounted cleanly by shutting down the system. I have searched in my ...
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Grant users access to directories on partition

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.04. The OS and binaries are on an SSD. All of the data and files are on a standard HDD. The system's other user accounts each have a directory on the HDD. ...
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How to access drives that are mounted by other users?

On my PC, I have three user accounts. Suppose I open a drive from the file manager in one account, it gets mounted and can be accessed fine. But when I try to access the same drive from another ...
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How to backup files from one ubuntu machine to a shared NTFS drive on another ubuntu machine

I'm dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop machine which has a large NTFS hard drive I'd like to use to backup files from 2 laptops. One runs only Ubuntu 12.04 and the other only ...
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What went wrong with this partition mount?

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /run/media/Juno/Two: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" "/run/media/aunshi/Two"' exited ...
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Mounting disk drives among different users

I had this idea about mounting disk drives among different users. I would create a folder called say /media/diskXYZ . Then I would make a softlink from /media/user1/diskXYZ to /media/diskXYZ , and ...
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Error mounting HD

I've got 4 HD, 1 SSD for the system and 3 SATA HD for data. I had some problems with Windows and I decided to format my system HD (without partitions) and install just Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu, ...
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Mount directory for non-admin users on a dual boot setup

I have a dual boot PC (Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome, windows Vista) and admin uses all drives, including the C drive of windows. I would like to allow standard-privileged users to be able to read (not ...
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Root Owns Home Directory, chown does not work

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and having various problems. I have traced it back to the fact that my user's home directory (/home/user) is owned by root. The /home directory is actually mounted on ...
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Can't mount external usb driver on Ubuntu 12.04

When plug in external usb driver to PC I see next info: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdd1, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - mount.cifs always ask for password

I've created a script to mount the windows server network shares, but it keeps me asking for the network password. I've already tried setting the PASSWD env var and setting the password in the ...
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pendrive shown correctly in gparted but not in df -h

my pendrive (cruzer/sandisk 4GB) is recognized correctly by gparted but it is not listed in df -h. It was working fine just few hours ago, I tried rebooting but it doesn't show anymore. on the other ...
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How do I fix a mount that is now failing

One of my drives that used to mount, no longer mounts and if possible, I would like to get my data from the drive as that is where my java projects and other things are. My current /etc/fstab looks ...
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How to access efi boot partition as read-write?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 (efi mode) and now I want to go to a read-write access of the efi boot partition. For secure boot to work, I installed the Linux Foundation's ...
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Is there an fsck command for checking the entire HDD?

This is probably a duplicate, but then please just link the post that answer my question. Fsck seems to check partitions and file system, but is there a way to use a live CD, unmount (well, I guess ...
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How can I use Ubuntu live disk to get my data from a dead laptop hard drive?

My hard drive crashed, so I'm trying to retrieve the data on it using a Ubuntu live disk. I can access the desktop, and from there I open "files" and try to open "1.0 TB Volume," which (I think) is my ...
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mounting logical volume from .img containing a luks encrypted volume group

I'm having some trouble restoring a back-up I made of a encrypted filesystem. The back-up is a .img file containing a single disc partition. This partition is a luks container in which a logical ...
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What is the /media/myname/SSH2013-09-16 directory for?

I noticed today that there is a directory located in /media/myusername called "SSH2013-09-16". I tried to remove it, but rmdir reports "Device or resource busy". This even happens if I try to remove ...
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Unable to access my encrypted internal hard drive with Win 7 on it

I'm quite new to Ubuntu and I've tried all the post related to my issue but couldn't solve it. I'll try to give as much information as possible. I'm using 12.04 LTS on an external hard disk and boot ...