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

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How do I mount .vhd file?

I'm using 13.04 Raring amd64 and I need to mount a .vhd file on my ubuntu. I've googled about it and found that virtualbox-fuse package is the answer. But the package was deleted from apt repository. ...
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Mount USB drive with write permissions for everyone or specific user

I know there are similar questions but I get some specific problem I can't overcome. I have: HDD split into two partitions. /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2. sdb1 is NTFS and I don't need it. I need sdb2 ...
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Can't mount USB : “Not Authorized”

Since three months I am waiting and searching for a solution to mount a USB stick again. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 32bit and 64bit Dell machines and I could not really find a useful answer what ...
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How to permanently mount a remote share?

I've got an NAS file server on my local network, in my windows days I just mapped a drive to it and it was just there all the time. I'm having trouble doing the same in Ubuntu. I had done this ...
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mount error during boot up

I get the following error during boot up. But this error doesn't get written to boot.log, as it happens in early boot stages. mount: mounts none on /dev/pts failed: Device or resource busy I found ...
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Mount a partition on login?

I have a partition to hold my media files and photos. But it does not mount automatically. So for when I open shotwell it lists all my photos as "Missing" until I open the partition in Nautilus and ...
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mount options for udev-rule mounted ext3 fs on14.04.3

I want to go beyond this excellent solution by @A.B. which permits to auto-mount a given removable ext3 FS using a udev rule. Specifically I'd like to specify several mount options: ...
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How can I open binary Android ROM image files? (.img)

I'm a Windows/Mac/Ubuntu and Android user, so I know what I'm talking about, when I say: How do I open binary image files? (.img) They just won't open, on any OS… I'm an Android dev… I'm currently ...
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Stop asking for authentication to mount USB stick

My Ubuntu 14.04 is asking for my password to mount or unmount an USB stick. How can I change it, so that the mount is automatic and no password input is required ? This is about mounting arbitrary ...
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How to customize/label the hard drive icons in the launcher

Is there any way to change the hard drive icons in the launcher since I have 4 total hard drives and they all look the same. I was wondering maybe to add the LABEL of the hard drive (If exists) to the ...
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How can I create a filesystem “view” of a folder that excludes certain files?

I want to have a path in the filesystem that shows the entire contents of some other path, excluding a few certain files of my choosing. For example, if the following already exists, original-path ...
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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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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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How can I mount an AFS filesystem?

My current method is to mount the filesystem via SSH using Nautilus's graphical interface, but I would much prefer to be able to use some tool that mounts the AFS filesystem and gives me access to ...
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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 mount a digital camera for the right applications?

Whenever I plug by digital camera in, a nice media-icon pops up. Great! ! When I right click on this icon, I can only open Rhythmbox or VLC-media-player. Both applications are rather senseless to be ...
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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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Something went wrong with my external HD (Ubuntu can't mount it)

Here is my output from the fdisk command: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = ...
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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 Filesystem' Error

Trying to extract data from a 'bricked' Western Digital MyBook Live 2tb drive. I came across a forum that advised to use Ubuntu (booted from a CD) on my Macbook. Managed to download and create a ...
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Allow a LXC container user to write as an external user to a mounted directory

Apologies for the title, the setup is actually quite simple. I have a host with a user called oli and a directory called /media/steve/incoming that oli can read-write-execute in. Within that I have 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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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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Default mount options on auto-mounted NTFS partitions (how to add `noexec` and `fmask=0111`?) [closed]

I use auto-mounting of external USB devices, and it works as expected, except that NTFS partitions are mounted with executability flag on. For example: /dev/sdb1 on /media/Elements type fuseblk ...
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Failed to access Windows 8.1 NTFS partition from ubuntu 13.10, even after disable fast startup

I am using ubuntu 13.04 32 bit and Windows 8.1. When I try to mount Windows 8.1 NTFS Partition it is showing this error messageas below. Previously I was using windows 7, but I have no problem to ...
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mount network drive

since i updated my ubuntu to natty narwhal(from 10.04), my mount script doesn't work anymore. The scripts mounts a folder from a NAS (WD mybookworld) in the local network to a folder in my home ...
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How to mount a yaffs2 filesystem

I have a .img file that uses the yaffs2 filesystem (an Android partition image) that I want to mount. I can't seem to do it with the mount command. How can I do this? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. Also, I ...
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How to mount a network drive?

I'm trying to set-up a home file server. I'm thinking about just setting it up as an FTP server, no particular reason other than I'm familiar with FTP and samba tends to be very frustrating. ...
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Cannot mount second drive at “/”

I have a second drive that I want to be mounted at the root. The drive contains the following folders: /home /shared I want those two folders to be accessible at "/". I can mount the drive at ...
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CIFS shares not mounting after modifying /etc/fstab

I've been able to mount my nas shares by first making directories in the /media folder, then : sudo gedit /etc/fstab to include the following line for each share I want to auto-mount; ...
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How to check which filesystem current kernel supports?

I would like to know if it's possible to check which filesystems my kernel supports. (like btrfs, raiserfs, exfat, ...). Man mount shows many options, but it's not really possible to use all
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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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How to add NTFS partition to fstab? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mount NTFS drive at startup I need to run .exe files on my Vista partition but I can't give them the right permissions so i need a way of auto mounting with the ...
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zpools don't automatically mount after boot

Running ubuntu 13.10 server. Installed and setup zfs from the ubuntu ppa. All appears to work fine after a reboot if I manaully do a 'sudo zfs mount -a', but reading the FAQ on zfsonlinux.org it ...
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Added new partition to system, “permission denied” when running programs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu took away permissions from my Data partition I reformatted a NTFS partition on my system with ext4 because I want to use it on my current Ubuntu installation, not ...
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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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Error trying to mount FreeBSD/UFS partition from FreeNAS

I get this strange error trying to mount UFS partition. sudo mount -r -t ufs -o ufstype=ufs2 /dev/sdb2 /home/tim/ufs_mount mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2, ...
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Disk drive boot problem: The disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or is not present!

When I started Ubuntu, I got this error: The disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or is not present! I tried skipping mounting, but it came up like a command prompt. Please help me.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...