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

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I think about adding a second hard drive to my laptop

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop and I want to replace the DVD drive with a 16GB SSD drive. Now I have just 2 partitions on my hard drive ( / and /home), after adding the SSD drive I want to use it ...
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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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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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What mount point should I use? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu twice and I get a GRUB Error. I think it's because of the mount point. Since I put it at the root of the HDD. Where do I put it? Is it / or /boot? Or am I completely wrong? ...
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How to mount image.iso and create an option in Grub to install?

Every now and then new versions of os are released. I want to try them out but what I don't want to have to burn a new CD/DVD or create a bootable USB, every time. I don't want to use usb or cd/dvd. ...
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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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Mount /home directory from SD card in Ubuntu Touch?

Much like one might mount /home from a second drive or partition on a desktop computer, is it possible to mount /home from an SD card in Ubuntu Touch? I know lots of locations are bind mounted in ...
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How to mount an external Hard Drive connected to a netgear router?

I have a Laptop running Ubuntu. The external Hard Drive is attached to the netgear router. Both are wire connected. The external Hard Drive shows under the network section in files. but when I try to ...
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How to mount floppy drive in Ubuntu 13.04?

It was originally working, then I unlocked the Floppy Disk icon from the launcher. Now I need to access the floppy and I can not figure out how to restore the floppy drive icon to the sidebar. Is ...
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how to mount extended partition in ubuntu for all users

sir, I am a new user of Ubuntu 12.04. I faced a problem, my Ubuntu 12.04 has two user one is administrator and another is sudo user. I have 3 partition one Ubuntu file system and rest two partition is ...
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Finding out what filesystem a casper-rw file is formated with?

I have an old casper-rw file I'd like to loop mount but I can't determine what filesystem it was created with. What I do know is that I used UNetbootin to create it. I tried to mount it with all the ...
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Trouble mounting an sd card

While attempting to mount and sdcard from /dev/sda/ mount /dev/sda /media I get an error VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem mount: you must specify the filesystem type any ideas?
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Show USB drives in launcher, but not mounted internal partitions

Well the title pretty much says it all. I have partitions that appear in the launcher when the system mounts them, just like when a USB key is plugged in. I do not want these mounted internal hard ...
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Questions on Loop Devices and Mounting a Disk Image

The commands are from here: Mount disk (device) image About the first command' I need to "Calculate the offset from the start of the image to the partition start", but don't know what the numbers ...
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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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Swap not being detected on 14.04 LTS

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. When I opened my resource monitor, I noticed my swap was not detected. I installed Gparted, opened the program and started to look at my file tree. I noticed that my ...
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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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/var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs eats up 68% of my disk space

On a device with 2GB storage every MB is counted. I wonder what is this /var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs doing on my system and is there a way to avoid its existence. Note this mount point eats up 1.2 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Unable to access 64gb volume - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm unable to mount Sandisk 64GB SDXC card. This error shown while connecting using my phone. I tried this, this and this links, but could'nt able to find any solution. I've tried the below ...
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Canon IXUS 155 camera no longer found when connected to USB after update to 14.04

Previously I used Ubuntu 13 or older versions on my PCs and the Canon IXUS 155 Camera was detected on their USB ports. With Ubuntu 14.04 this is suddenly no longer true. BTW: My other camera, a ...
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Mount Hfsplus partition of a disk image

I know my question is very similar to many others on this site (ex. Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device)) but I have a slightly different problem during the mount of a single ...
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Windows 8 partition mounting [duplicate]

How can I browse windows 8 system files with Ubuntu? Whenever I try to access it it says error 14 and does not let me browse the files like in windows 7.
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Mount a directory in another partition as /home directory

I have tried to create a separate /home partition for all my linux distros and separate all home directories as per the name of the distros i am using like /homepartition/ubuntu/user-name ...
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Setting up gvfsd to specify options when autolaunching gvfsd-fuse

According to http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/utopic/man1/gvfsd.1.html gvfsd automatically launches gvfsd-fuse (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/utopic/man1/gvfsd-fuse.1.html) I want to know ...
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Swap doesn't seem to mount after update

I updated to Ubuntu 15.04 and now my swap partition does not seem to mount. I'm not an expert, but it looks like the partition does not seem to have a UUID anymore. How do I get the swap partition to ...
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Logical volume is not mounted but is in use. Please close all applications using this device (eg iscsi)

How do I resize a LVM partition using system-config-lvm? As per: http://askubuntu.com/a/489909/45156 I clicked on the partition and try to resize, but get Logical volume is not mounted but is in ...
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Unable to mount DVD - Ubuntu 14.04

I seldom use the DVD drive and this a 5 year old laptop. Today I load the DVD and it just keeps spinning but nothing mounts. After it spins and stops I checked: dmesg | grep sr0 [ 1.738204] ...
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Mounting a remote folder using cifs

My university allows me to connect to my school folder using mount and this is what they suggest I should add to my fstab file: //servername/uni-user /home/myusername/sharedfolder smbfs ...
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Data Recovery Problem

I'm new at Linux, so I promise no matter how simple the answer is, it will all be news to me. I've found a lot of questions online similar to mine, but I'm not having much luck with results. This ...
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USB Drive won't mount

I have a Lexar 16GB USB stick and for some reason it won't mount. Ubuntu won't even recognize it. Info about it...nothing much. I used it once as a Backtrack LiveUSB and tried to use it once as an ...
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messed up with mount and naming a partition - delete a folder in file system

I have a partition /dev/sda8 which I want to name it "Documents" and automount. Because I have a long time to use these commands ,I messed up a little (not that I am familiar). I used gparted and ...
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Mount hfs+ partion

I want to mount a hfs+ partion on an external drive. I have installed hfsprogs and created a folder to mount at /media/hfs. Nevertheless this # sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdb2 /media/hfs mount: ...
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How to automount usb drive reliably without fstab

I need a way to mount a usb drive without using fstab. I Cannot use fstab because the drive is not connected to my computer at boot. This causes an issue during any one off reboots because start up ...
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Why is a .Trash-1000 hidden folder created when I try to delete files from a mounted MicroSD card?

I have recently been mounting my Android phone via a USB cable and have been adding and deleting files to the microSD card. However I noticed that space was not being freed up when I deleted files. It ...
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How do I diagnose a Mount error message during boot?

I get an error that the system has a problem mounting / and do I want to Skip, Ignore, etc. I choose Ignore and usually everything is OK. I'm new to LINUX and Ubuntu. This machine will eventually ...
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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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“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 do I mount a digital camera via the command line?

When I plug in in my digital camera (Fuji F100fd), Nautilus automounts it as 'USB PTP Camera' with the path 'gphoto2://[usb:001,007]/'. lsusb lists it as Bus 001 Device 007: ID 04cd:02ef Fuji Photo ...
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Is FSCK on boot disabled in 14.04.2?

I have a few different installations of 14.04 server, all 32 bit, mostly kept updated, so I feel confident to say that they're at 14.04.2. One server is on a clients site, and doesn't get updated as ...
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Still cannot mount android phone to Ubuntu 14.04

I'm sounding like a broken record! I have been trying to mount my Galaxy S3 to 14.04 for months now. I followed suggestions from community members, all to no avail. Now I have a new phone - Galaxy S5. ...
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Use common data folders for two users instead of separate ones

I have a 15.04 machine with basically 2 user accounts, an admin and a restricted user. What I want is that both of them have separate home directories (for system/application settings etc.), but use ...
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Delay mounts after encrypted home folder is ready

I have set up a few bind mounts in fstab, mounting one folder in my home directory to another (AeroFS no sym-link circumvent). My home folder is encrypted. When the system boots up, it attempts to ...
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format damaged HD

I have an WD MyPassport external HD that won't even mount anymore. I have tried several things (most of which suggestions from this forum), such as using testdisk, mkfs.ext4, mkfs.ext3, mkfs.ntfs and ...
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How to fix “doesn't look like an EFI partition” with WinUSB?

Using WinUSB I get this error. I would appreciate any help as I'm trying to put Windows back on computer to please th' wifey, then dual boot so i can still use Ubuntu. Installation failed ! Exit ...