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

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Where can I find the log files for mounting disks?

I understand if I boot from a live cd I can see all the system logs under System > Administration > File Log Viewer I have a major error with a disk not mounting and I want to trace i tback to the ...
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Mounting a safely removed external disk

If I unmount a drive in Ubuntu how could I mount it again without physically reconnecting the drive? I'm using Ubuntu 11.04
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Cannot mount disk at all. Detailed explanation, Need help

I can no longer mount an extra internal hard drive on my Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit system. I could up until a few days ago. I think this has something to do with the problem ---- I had added a line at the ...
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How can I specify the order in which filesystems are automatically mounted?

I need a particular row in /etc/fstab to be mounted always after two other rows: # Always mount these first UUID=fdf38dd4-9e9d-479d-b830-2a6989958503 / ext4 noatime,discard,errors=remount-ro 0 1 ...
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How much space do I need to create a backup with fsdisk

I get this error when mounting a drive [ 4337.380506] EXT4-fs (sda): bad geometry: block count 156282966 exceeds size of device (156282701 blocks) So if I try to fix it with sfdisk do I need space ...
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Recovering from a move of /home when it's encrypted (ecryptfs)

I had a 20GB / partition at work that dual-booted with Windows and it quickly ran out of space. I usually do 20GB / and 160GB (or whatever the rest of the hard drive is) as /home, so I intended on ...
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How can I store /var on a separate partition?

I'd like to store /var on a separate partition from /. What is the correct way to set this up?
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Cannot mount extra internal hard drive - Error [closed]

All of a sudden I can no longer mount an internal hard drive(/dev/sda aka openSpaceI) via gui or cli. $ sudo mount /dev/sda /media/openSpaceI gives this error mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad ...
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Prevent accidental low-level access (formatting) of system disk by root?

Is it possible to prevent accidental mounting and/or reformatting of a disk or partition by the root user during normal operation of a system? For example, this happened to me a while ago: Under ...
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How do I use my /home partition from Kubuntu in Xubuntu?

I had installed Kubuntu with separated /home directory (it was on separeted partition). Now I tryied reinstall it to Xubuntu (was changed only / mountpoint and swap area). I need use my old /home ...
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Is there any hope of recovering this installation?

I have a laptop that gets very hot and when it overheats it shuts down abruptly. By Sod's law this happened while I was updating to 11.04 (during the install phase, somewhere in the lib* section, so ...
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How to automount a unit when i click on an executable shortcut to that unit

I use Teamspeak everyday but the teamspeak files are on another partition that i have to load manually before running teamspeak from the Desktop shortcut. Without obviously loading the partition with ...
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System not mounting swap partition

Even though the swap partition exists, and set to load in fstab, it's still not being mounted. fdisk returns this for the swap partition: file system: /dev/sda5 start: 1 end: 244 ...
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When manually setting up hard drives in the installer, how can I set custom mount points?

With previous versions of Ubuntu, you could specify mount points for various hard drives and partitions during the installation process. This was useful, because I have a backup hard drive that I set ...
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How to access a usb flash drive from the terminal? (How can I mount a flash drive manually?)

I only have access to the command line I need to backup my data (on the user folder) to a pen. I don't know where/how can I do this is order to access the pen, and then do the cp command. How can ...
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Adding a new drive for email server

I have installed email server with "dovecot, postfix, postfixadmin" etc. Now I mounted new driver. All my mails are in folder /home/vmail/ user is: vmail uid=5000 gid=500. I like to move those files ...
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How do I mount CD-ROM at /media/cdrom0?

I'm trying to install a game of mine using POL (PlayOnLinux), but the CD-ROM must be mounted at /media/cdrom0. Instead, it is being mounted at /media/(diskname). Is there a way I can fix this?
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Ubuntu not booting with a missing /sbin/init

Linux/Ubuntu noob here and my installation just choked with the /sbin/init error. This is similar to this previous issue: Days-old but won't boot (missing /sbin/init) - help! And this link ...
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Run script AFTER automounting usb hdd (udev, mount --bind) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run a script when a distinct flash-drive is mounted? When plugging-in my USB HDD, it is mounted automatically, as expected. After that event, I'd like to ...
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UDF DVD mount issues in Maverick

When I insert the DVD into my drive i see it mounts, but i can not access it unless i am root. Doing ls -l on the mount i get no access permissions: $ pwd /media $ ls -l d--------- 4 ...
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Automatically mount encrypted directory, other than home, on login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Securely automount encrypted drive at user login I finally managed to figure out how to mount an ecryptfs encrypted directory (my old home directory) I would like to ...
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IDE Drive won't mount

I have an internal IDE drive that I'm trying to mount. Clicking "Mount Volume" in the disc utility gives me this: Error mounting volume An error occurred while performing an operation on ...
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Is there an upstart event for files systems that get mounted manually?

There is the mounted event in upstart, but it is emitted only when the mountall daemon mounts the devices found in /etc/fstab at startup. Are there any events that get emitted, when I mount a device ...
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“Special device does not exist”

I have 3 hard drives in my machine. Two of them are 1TB drives with my old home partition on a software RAID1. I installed an SSD as a 3rd drive with a fresh Ubuntu 10.10 currently running. I now try ...
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How to change clicking behavior when double clicking on a mountable unit

When clicking on a mountable unit on the Desktop on Ubuntu 10.10 the first double click mounts the unit while the second one tells nautilus to show the user what is inside the mountable unit. I want ...
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Custom mount points in gvfs

Is there a way to attach gvfs mount to a custom directory? So instead of ~/.gvfs/sftp for leon on filezzzz.tim-online.nl/ something like: ~/mounts/filezzzz.tim-online.nl/? I thought about using ...
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Cannot mount nfs4 share: no such file or directory

I am trying to get a basic nfs4 working between two machines (let's call them server and client). I have followed this manual by letter to no avail. Here's what I'm getting: root@server#: tail -n 2 ...
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What should I do when the system says it cannot find /

I was on my computer and running updates and something about firefox kicked me to a text screen from which I was forced to do a hardware reboot. On reboot, plymouth should low graphics mode and ...
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How to mount a samba share permanently?

How to mount a samba share permanently in ubuntu 10.10? Also i dont want to display the share icon in my desktop. How to acheive this task?
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How to make fat32 partition mounted at startup?

I run Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64 and want to ask for suggestion how to make fat32 partition mounted on startup or at login. I usually have to open nautilus and click on the partition to get it mounted. ...
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How do I handle .WIM image files?

I have an Asus netbook, and its recovery partition and recovery DVD have several images in .WIM format. Are there any Linux/Ubuntu tools to handle those images? Im looking for the equivalents of ...
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Mounting Shared Folders in domain using Active Directory Authentication at login [closed]

I have Windows Server 2008 set up with AD. Have set up the group policies to map two communal folders and a user folder (the user folder using a logon script). I've joined the Ubuntu machine to the ...
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Mounting filesystem with special user id set

I want to mount the device /dev/sda3 to the directory /foo/bar/baz. After mounting the directory should have the uid of user johndoe. So I did: sudo -u johndoe mkdir /foo/bar/baz stat -c %U ...
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ext[34] `commit` option and filesystem integrity

I'm running a fairly fresh and vanilla 10.10 install, built from scratch about a month ago on an Acer Aspire 5742 laptop. I use openbox as my window manager and run neither the KDE nor Gnome desktop ...
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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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How to mount a ntfs disk in the text mode(from command line)?

In the gui, mode to mount a disk , I just click the name of the drive in the menu "place", and the disk gets mounted. However, can I mount that drive easily in the text mode (from terminal or command ...
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Can/should I unmount DELLUTILITY?

I'm using a Dell with Windows and I am also using Ubuntu as a 2nd OS by wubi. When I boot into ubuntu I have two Hard drive icons one labeled DELLUTILITY and the other labled as recovery on my ...
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Why can't I copy a large number of files to my USB flash drive?

Final Update: So it turns out that the drive was indeed defective and I was able to get it replaced - the replacement works great! What happens: I insert the flash drive. I try to copy 2GB ...
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Unable to mount Iphone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nothing happens when I connect my Iphone 3G to my laptop I get the following error each time I plug in my Iphone 3gs to usb. Unable to mount (name) iPhone: DBus error ...
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Cannot mount external USB 3.0 Hard Disk

I have a USB 3.0 external hard disk which I am unable to mount. The entry appears in the "lsusb" command, but I do not exactly understand how to mount it. This is the output for my lsusb command. ...
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HDD does not mount when restarting

I have two external HDD attached to my PC which start normally when I turn on the PC. When I restart (after an update for example) one of the two drives does not mount, always the same drive. It has ...
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Error mounting VirtualBox shared folders in an Ubuntu guest

I have Ubuntu 10 as the guest OS on a Windows 7 machine. I have been trying to setup shares through VirtualBox, but nothing is working. First, I create the share in VirtualBox and point it to a ...
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External hard drive gets wrong user as owner

When I attach my external hard drive, I cannot access it, because permissions are granted not to me but to another user. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10, Maverick Meerkat. Where do I report this as a bug? ...
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mounting linux partition after installing windows

I installed windows 7 and my grub is gone. I'm trying to follow: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows but I can't mount my ubuntu partion. sudo fdisk -l Device ...
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Does a mountpoint have to be an empty directory?

Or does it overwrite the existing data in the mountpoint? Or is it just un-accessible?
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Path for mounted iso

I need to access my mounted iso in terminal but where it is mounted? My partitions used to mount in /media What are the general paths for where different things are mounted? Edit: I mounted my ISO ...
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Accessing host LVM partition from Windows XP through Virt.manager 0.8.5 / Qemu / KVM

requested use case is having a Windows XP SP3 guest running in 64bit Ubuntu. (Linux pcs 2.6.35-22-server #35-Ubuntu SMP Sat Oct 16 22:02:33 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux) I want this guest to access an ...
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How do I mount an iPod Touch with Banshee?

I'm using the Banshee media player with my iPod Nano 5G and it works fine, but for some reason it won't recognise the Touch 2G at all this error message comes up: DBus error ...
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How can I add more disk space to my home directory?

The current home directory gets full. Can I assign more disk space to the home directory somehow or are there any other solutions?
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Sharing samba-folder with root access

I have a staging server in my network running Ubuntu server 10.10, being my main development area. As I need to access the files in the Apache root from other computers in the network, I have setup ...