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

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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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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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How do I upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 13.04 with an .ISO image? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system. I want to upgrade it to Ubuntu 13.04. I want to do this upgrade using an .ISO image of Ubuntu 13.04 and without a USB drive. I tried How to upgrade Ubuntu ...
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How to run an executable from a mounted drive?

I have created an Eclipse Workspace on a mounted partition of my hard drive. I am able to successfully build the hello world program but when I try to execute the runnable I get the following error ...
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SD card is recognized but won't mount “can't read superblock”

When attempting to look at the files on my SD card I get the following message. ## Unable to access “16 GB Volume” ## Error mounting /dev/mmcblk0p1 at /media/automat0n/6366-3430: Command-line `mount -...
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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 Nikon,...
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Lost privileges since upgrading to 13.10

Since upgrading to 13.10, I no longer have the 'privileges' to do the following things: Mount USB/CDROM drives Run software centre or software updater Press the GUI shut down or restart buttons ...
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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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cannot mount /dev/loop1 on /cow

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.10 64bit using a liveUsb and I got this message : cannot mount /dev/loop1 on /cow which shows up after clicking on "try Ubuntu before installing" or install Ubuntu". ...
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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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Swap not mounting on a fresh installation

~$ blkid /dev/sda5: UUID="2a5b14e5-ac61-42c5-8240-c8aa144b07b3" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda6: UUID="685a9f14-4680-4620-a498-126f1113a471" TYPE="swap" ~$ sudoedit /etc/fstab # <file system> <mount ...
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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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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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How to Mount USB to access files from Terminal [duplicate]

I can access files from emplorer or Nautilus but how to do the same job from Terminal . How to Mount USB to access files from Terminal. And whats the complete process of doing it. This will be my ...
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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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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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The Disk Drive for /tmp is not ready yet. S to skip mount or M for manual recovery

I know this has been asked before, but I can't find an answer that also pertains to this /tmp message. I have 12.04 LTS on a Toshiba laptop, as well as Windows 7. I really just started to dig into ...
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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 noauto,...
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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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CIFS FSTAB won't start at boot and mount -a doesn't work as expected

I am having a odd issues my CIFS drive. It won't mount at boot and also when the system has booted, I have tried again with mount -a but no success. It will however mount with the mount -t command and ...
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Unable to NFS mount from Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS against QNAP NAS

Note, this is a cross posting question in the QNAP NAS community here: http://forum.qnap.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=96526&p=427018#p427018 Any comments and suggestions, as well as pointers to ...
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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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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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view LVM paritions in windows 7

im trying to browse in windows an old harddisk that i got, but its a LVM patition. How can I see a partition that is ext3/4 or part of LVM partition in windows? Anyone can recommend on a tool?
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Linking error when trying to compile on a shared drive

I am trying to compile OpenCV library on a shared drive on my system. I was able to configure and generate makefiles successfully by using these settings, but when i try to compile I get the following ...
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Unable to mount cifs with iocharset=utf8 in trusty

When I try to mount a cifs share with option iocharset=utf8 I receive the error: mount error 79 = Can not access a needed shared library. What shared library am I missing?
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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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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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what does device node 'none' means in file system?

when I tried $ mount command on my system (14.04 LTS), I found some of the results like... none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw) none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw) none on /sys/...
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How to change the default volume name?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. When I mount the logical volume through Unity dash or the File Manager it creates the mount point at /media/$USER/557808d2-b3a5-4bf2-b84b-93a3b42ce36a. I want to change the ...
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Permanent GRUB edit from RO to RW

I recently installed the latest version of UBUNTU onto my laptop and having a slight issue during boot-up. During boot up I get the following error: Serious errors were found while checking the ...
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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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How will union mounts be possible in 12.04?

I noticed today that Ubuntu 12.04 will not include aufs. What, if anything, will be available to facilitate the creation of union mounts?
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External hard drive won't mount [closed]

Since plugging the hard drive in didn't automatically make a window pop up I decided to manually mount the hard drive in Disk Utility. It gives me this: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: ...
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How to prevent a partition from being mounted [by dolphin]?

I have a partition taking a whole separate drive that I use for backups. I don't want it to be automounted at startup or mounted by anything I'm not aware of because else it would kill the purpose of ...
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Can't mount 2nd HD SFS

I'm trying to mount a 1TB Western digital hd that was appearing fine yesterday before I reinstalled ubuntu 12.04. I used to have a dual boot windows 7/ubuntu 12.04, and my 1TB drive would show up ...
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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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message disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present even after trying various options

I have tried the advice here: Puny geek including the last amendments. and here Askubuntu including the advice further down for 14.04 I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on an older system. I just upgraded ...
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after reinstalling ubuntu my previous home folder mounts as an externall drive

I installed a new ubuntu but I didn't delete my home folder because I have essential data in it. but after reinstalling I have a new home folder and my previous home folder mounts as drive. how I can ...
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Restore /boot/efi

Recently I apparently corrupted my /boot/efi partition, I got according error messages at boot and a manual console to remount it. I tried to reformat it (mkfs.vfat 32), reinstalled grub (grub-...
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ubuntu mounting windows raid0 hard disk

my windows OS crashed and i booted ubuntu from a usb key to try to mount the raid0 HD from windows, i have tried many commands and software (like mount) but the HD dont get mount, any help would be ...
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Where is the GVFS folder in 15.04

I can't seem to locate the GVFS folder in Ubuntu 15.04 has its location changed from 14.10? The old location: /run/user/1000/gvfs/ Is always empty, no matter how many samba shares are mounted. ...
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Editing ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs does not permanently change user directory locations

So it appears the same is happening to me on Ubuntu 14.04 as has previously been reported as a bug here A difference though is I am trying to move the Home directory folders to a separate drive and ...
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Meizu MX4 will not mount

With the phone unlocked, I plug in the USB cable. Nothing happens. dmesg reports: [190136.646920] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 39 using xhci_hcd [190136.647031] usb 1-1: Device not ...
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grub2 installation fails for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my Lenovo Ideapad500-15isk alongside windows 7 using a usb live disc. I have kept 8200MB of swap space and 20482MB of mount point / and around 390 GB ...
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Mounting Flash Drive to Compile C++ Programs

I am very new to Linux, and thus have very noob questions. I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my hard disk. However, my biggest issue is with flash drives. I have all of my .cpp files on ...
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smbfs/cifs won't mount

This fstab has worked for 4 Ubuntu versions. All of the sudden, it doesn't work after a reboot, but I had it working under 12.04 yesterday. It still works on another 12.04 machine with no problems. ...
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Gparted - How to move partition to extend the size

I want to extend the sda1 to take the full unallocated size: The steps are as the following: Move sda2 to the right Increase the size of sda1 to fill the space But the thing is, I didn't get ...
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Can I set a time-out for auto-mounted shares that are unavailable?

I am using autofs to mount an NFS remote share at boot so it's mounted when I'm logged in. If the remote share is down, I can't login to Ubuntu, it hangs after entering my password. Any way to set a ...