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

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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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Ubuntu: How to mount zfs snapshot?

I'm trying to mount zfs snapshot. It should to be so easy...but I can't do that. I'm using Ubuntu Server 11.10 Oneric, kernel 3.0.0-15-server. Installed ZFS from ppa also I'm using ...
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How can I change the mount point path while using udisks?

How I can mount my disk with udisks to /media/$USER/%disk_title% instead of to /media/%disk_title%? When I try this: udisks --mount /dev/sda1 It mounts to /media/%disk_title%, but in GUI (file ...
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How do I burn the Ubuntu ISO on Mac OS X Lion?

I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop iso and I'm trying to burn it to a disc to install onto a Windows Vista Laptop but it keeps giving me an error saying that It couldn't be burned properly because ...
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Moving /home to an existing directory

Although I've found numerous guides and questions already I still don’t seem to be able to get this to work. Situation: I’m trying to move the home folders of 2 users to an already mounted disk. The ...
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How to resize /run (to make /run/shm bigger) properly - and where is it's' size set?

On Ubuntu 13.04 /dev/shm is symlink to /run/shm and /run/shm is just subdirectory of /run. /run is some tmpfs which is mounted but ………… I can't find by what and how (surely it is not present in ...
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Ubuntu doesn't “see” external USB Hard Disk

It's NTFS. It's USB2. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. It works perfectly fine on Windows (which excludes cable and hardware problems). I have two Ubuntu computers and it's not detected on either. It's about ...
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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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Allow non-admin users to mount drives via nautilus

I want to give mount privilege to the non-admin users to mount the drives via nautilus. I don't want them to give other admin privilege. I also don't want to use setuid method. How can I achieve ...
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How to set permissions so that I can read and write to another partition?

I m using Ubuntu 12.04 and i have to partitions part1 and part2, both are ext4. I want to transfer media files to and from them freely through programs.
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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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Mount UFS filesystem

How do I mount a partition with UFS filesystem (FreeNAS) in Ubuntu 11.10? I'm a total Ubuntu newbie and just switched from FreeNAS. There should be ll the info I need I guess, but if anyone would ...
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Why am I asked for my password when I want to mount a drive

I am asked for my password (sudo, I guess) whenever I want to mount an internal drive/partition. Why is that? Also, its named like /media/7013bc1d-b3a2-4df6-8c85-828ced85ef0e How can I get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : How do you use mount.cifs, mount.nfs, they are not in the repositories any more?

In Ubuntu 12 LTS, I always used mount.cifs and mount.nfs Now they are not in the Ubuntu 14.04 repository, so how do you use mount cifs and mount nfs or install them in 14? Thanks i.e.) 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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unable to mount hdd

I'm unable to restart Windows, it throws up an error. So I got to use Ubuntu and yet I am unable to mount the volume. It throws up the following error: Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/ubuntu/OS: ...
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Mount on filesystem of type eCryptfs explicitly disallowed due to known incompatibilities

I get this error when I'm trying to do sudo mount -t ecryptfs folder1 folder2 in my home folder (encrypted by ubuntu) I tried the same command but folders at /tmp, it worked as expected. The error ...
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Mount an ISO image in Wine?

I need to install some program in wine, which require to access a mounted ISO image. Whenever I mount an ISO image in Nautilus, in which drive it mounted in Wine? For some programs which can find the ...
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What is the default behaviour of atime?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 installation. The /home directory is on a partition which uses the ext4 filesystem. I haven't changed the default configuration so the filesystem is mounted at boot time with ...
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Mounted drives appearing twice in lists

I have mounted a couple of network shares with my etc/fstab file - it works great, just like it's supposed to, but unfortunately every mounted drive keeps appearing twice! When clicking one of the ...
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Issue Mounting NAS

I am trying to mount a NAS on one of my servers: htadmin@testing:~$ showmount -e 10.0.0.210 Export list for 10.0.0.210: /humanresources /Web /Usb ...
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How do I create a file and mount it as a filesystem?

How do I create a file of size 10M, format it with ext3 filesystem and then mount it in /media/fuse? I tried with mkfs -t ext3 file then to mount it mount -t ext3 file /media/fuse It didn't ...
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Using the fsc mount option with nfsroot kernel parameter to allow FS-cache

I'm PXE-booting a Ubuntu 10.10 system, where I specify the kernel parameters as follows: append root=/dev/nfs initrd=ubuntu-boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic nfsroot=11.22.33.44:/data/nfsroot,fsc ...
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Move tmp folder from '/' partition to mounted partition (/mnt)

I have an Amazon EC2 instance which has given me a tiny '/' partition and a large '/mnt' partition. As such, I have moved my mysql data-dir over to the /mnt partition. However I am now having issues ...
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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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How to mount a Synology Diskstation NAS

I am a long time Windows person, with a little experience in Ubuntu. I am trying to set up Plex Media Server on a new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine. My video library is on a Synology Diskstation NAS named ...
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How can I find out if all my hard drives are mounted (Ubuntu Server)?

I had one hard disk to start with. On that hard disk I installed Ubuntu server. Today I added 2 other hard drives to the system. But I am not sure if the server software mounts the disks. How can I ...
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Nautilus' remote folder default mount point

I connect a remote folder in Nautilus (file info says that it is done via sftp), and within it the folder becomes fully browseable. But I can't access it from the other applications: I couldn't find ...
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USB devices and Flash disks mount as root instead of the user

After reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 I am facing a strange problem. Anytime I plug in a flash key, Kindle etc., I can see it, but can't write. Owner of the device on say /media/usb0 is root. When I try to ...
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How to mount a virtual hard disk?

Is it possible to mount a virtual hard disk (VHD, HDD, VDI, VMDK) on Ubuntu? How can this be done?
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Is there a Disk mounter indicator?

Well - just because I cannot find this asked anywhere else on the net - is there something like a "Disk Mounter" applet for Unity interface, or are there any alternatives? (By 'alternatives' I mean: ...
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NTFS backup image wont mount

I made an image of my NTFS partition before i formatted, but now it wont mount. I'm pretty sure I've mounted this image before. root@z:/var/backup# mkdir Storage-disk root@z:/var/backup# mount ...
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Ubuntu goes into read-only mode randomly

For the last few days, my Ubuntu 12.10 has been going to read-only mode randomly, making me unable to save any edited files, and forcing me to restart my computer, which is a pain because this is the ...
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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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Mount LUKS encrypted hard drive at boot

I have Xubuntu 14.04 on a SSD device (the HOME was encrypted correctly during intallation), additionally I have a HDD with a encrypted partition with extra data which I would like to mount in ...
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How do I prevent directories mounted with 'bind' from appearing on 'Devices' on nautilus?

I have these lines in the fstab # binds /media/DataNtfs/Music /home/can/Music none rw,bind /media/DataNtfs/Pictures /home/can/Pictures none ...
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How to mount a drive for other user than root?

I've attached a SSD disk though USB. Then: sudo su - mkdir /mnt/hx chown ondra /mnt/hx mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/hx # It's FAT32 now, but was the same with EXT4 The last command changes dir owner ...
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“No caching mode page present” when USB flash disk attached

When attaching a USB flash disk (NTFS formatted) to a laptop with Ubuntu Server 12.04 on board, I get following messages: [ 3572.355603] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present [ 3572.355640] ...
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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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ext4 File System got damaged due to improper write

This is what happened, I inserted my (important) external HDD into a RedHat 6 machine, did my task's, unmounted the drive via Nautilus, and physically detached the drive from the machine (and now I ...
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Fuji AV-150 camera doesn't work with Ubuntu 14.04 as it did with 13.10

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit). I could access the 4GB memory of my fujifilm AV-150 digital camera through nautilus in 13.10, but it is no longer shown in 14.04! lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID ...
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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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Why does Ubuntu apply separate permissions to partitions mounted with the same parameters?

Here's my partition setup. I've shortened the UUIDs for readability, and, before anyone asks, I've carefully checked that I copied the correct UUIDs into /etc/fstab. me@ubuntu:/$ sudo blkid ...
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“Documents on XXXX's iPhone ” folder opens up when I plug in my iPhone

Everytime I plug my iPhone into my computer (Ubuntu 11.10) a folder pops up titled "Documens on Jamie's iPhone." How do I stop this? Initially it asked me what I wanted to do,but I must have hit ...
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NFS Mount fails on startup

I have multiple Ubuntu servers, recently I've installed a few 11.04 servers (and 1 desktop) and I've just found that upon rebooting the nfs mounts will not mount. I've tried upgrading nfs-common to ...
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How do I access a hard drive from a live CD? [duplicate]

How can I access my hard drive from a Live CD? As far as I can tell the hard drive can only be accessed via /media/longnumberhere after its been mounted. Is there a way to access the hard drive a ...
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Mounting iPad (iOS 8) on Ubuntu 14.04 disaster

So I have an iPad with iOS 8 installed and I wanted to connect it to my computer to transfer some music. Here's what happened (in excruciating detail): I connected the iPad and tried to open it as a ...
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Stop Ubuntu asking for password to mount second drive

Whenever I turn on my machine and browse to the second hard disk in nautilus it asks me to authenticate to mount the drive. I can find guides on how to turn on this behavior, but not to de-activate ...
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fusermount: mount failed: Permission denied

I'm trying to use google-drive-ocamlfuse to mount my Google Drive to an Ubuntu 13.04 VM I own on remote sever so I can copy some very large project-related files to my work computer. I've been ...
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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. ...