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

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Removable HDD defined in fstab causing problems at startup when not present

Recently I made some edits in my fstab file after some change in my partitions. (check Partitions mounted with fstab, not opening from Nautilus nor Unity sidebars ) In the process I wanted to include ...
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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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Partitions mounted with fstab, not opening from Nautilus nor Unity sidebars

I had recently changed my partitions (reducing Windows partition to give more storage for Linux), and I used fstab to have convenient access to my file system. I have not problem using these ...
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Unable to mount folders from Ubuntu NFSv4 server on MACBOOK PRO

Everyone I am unable to mount the folder on my MACBOOK Pro from Ubuntu NFSV4 server. However everything works when i mount the files on Centos VM. Here is the output of "showmount -e" command ...
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Can't access files from a live USB's “casper-rw ” due to Permission Issues

A few days ago I got some old pictures off a broken Windows computer using an Ubuntu LiveUSB. I saved the files onto the pictures section of the Live USB then, thinking I had finished, I got rid of ...
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Can't mount dvd

Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/stefan/UDF Volume: Command-line `mount -t "udf" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,umask=0077" "/dev/sr0" "/media/stefan/UDF Volume"' ...
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share a disk to multiple host while maintaining data consistency

I have multiple hosts which will have disks (filesystem to be created on it and mounted) coming through backend storage. 1> One way of doing this can be - Map disk to one Host A, and export same ...
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I can't access an external hard drive (it has Windows 8) through my USB cable

I know this problem can be solved by restarting with Windows 8 in an normal mode, but I don't have Windows 8 any more. I'm trying to rescue the files that I had on a laptop on which the motherboard ...
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gdisk before umount -> file system corrupted

I think I did something stupid, but I don't know how to fix it... Please help: I connected a NTFS format 2TB HDD to my ubuntu, and would like to format it to ext4 I mounted it, and copied the files ...
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My external hard drive keeps unmounting and remounting itself

I have a Seagate 500 GB desktop external drive. When I plug the drive in through USB 2.0, it immediately auto-mounts and functions for about 1 minute before unmounting itself. After a few more minutes ...
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How to run a script when a specific flash-drive is mounted?

Is there a way to run a script when a particular USB device is mounted? I keep my videos on a separate USB and would like to run a script that would mount the video folder on the USB device to the ...
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Simple Extended Ntfs Volume [on hold]

I have a disk which has 3 simple volumes. Second and third part are combined to extend 3 volume. Windows read this partitions but my ubuntu can't read them and mount. How can I solve this?
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Mount Windows Network Folder with Write Permissions but Without fstab Entry

Of course, you can mount a windows network folder quite easily in Linux/Ubuntu. sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.2/NAME /media/USER/DIR -o username=USERNAME,password=PASWORD Is there any way to grant ...
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Can't update grub on persistent live USB

I'm trying to update grub on my live usb and I get the following error: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo update-grub /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. Any ideas? Nothing I ...
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An error occurred while mounting /

for no reason I have not been able to boot Ubuntu 14.04 today. Splash screen at first displayed "An error occurred while mounting /". I tried to do filesystem check: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck.ext4 ...
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Mount remote directory using SSH [duplicate]

How to mount a remote directory using ssh to be available same as if it is a local directory?
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exFAT pagefile.sys size Error on dualboot with Windows 8.1

I have a dualboot with Ubuntu 14.04 running beside Windows 8.1. I store all my data on an exFAT-formatted partition so I can access them from both of my OS'es. It worked fine for the longest time, but ...
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How to burn files from a NAS?

I store my data on a NAS. After I mounted the folder that contains the file I want to write to the disk, I simply open Brasero and add the file from the mounted folder. I start the burning process and ...
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Nautilus doesn't mount in Xmonad: Not authorized to perform operation

I'm using Xmonad as my window manager. In the application nautilus, whenever I try to mount my usb sticks, it shows me the dialog "Not authorized to perform operation." I have tried putting this in ...
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can anyone help me with my usb drive?

It shows up in disks, but I can't format it. this is what i got when i type lsusb in a terminal: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 064e:c336 Suyin Corp. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 ...
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Mount a NTFS drive with Junction point

My desktop has 3 physical hard drives and I dual boot between Win7 and Kubuntu 14.04. I have a 250G drive with Windows on it, a 200GB drive for Linux and a 1TB drive for data. When I set the ...
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extundelete - failed to read-only open device “/dev/sdb”: Error code 2133571347

I have a Synology NAS with a Raid 1 setup that I recently accidentally deleted a shared folder with data I want back. I shut down the NAS and booted into a machine with a Ubuntu Live Cd and attached ...
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EXT4-fs errors and sd errors. Rejecting I/O to offline device

System Configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 server 64bit HP Proliant dl140 g3 32gb of RAM Intel X5365 quad core 3GHz LSI SAS1068 2x WD black 2TB SATA HDDs in RAID 1 Errors: [ 2044.430919] EXT4-fs (sda1): ...
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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 write to read-only file system? [on hold]

I installed Linux Mint 17 after Ubuntu 14.04 And my SD card which was accessible is now read only. I tried to remount it: nazar@lelyak-desktop /media/nazar $ sudo mount -o remount,rw ...
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How can I use Ubuntu live disk to get my data from a dead laptop hard drive?

My hard drive crashed, so I'm trying to retrieve the data on it using a Ubuntu live disk. I can access the desktop, and from there I open "files" and try to open "1.0 TB Volume," which (I think) is my ...
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mhddfs constantly disconnecting (“Transport endpoint is not connected”)

I'm using mhddfs in conjunction with SnapRAID and it has started disconnecting the fuse drive at least once a day. I know I can unmount/remount for a quick fix, but I'm implementing this in a media ...
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Ubuntu does not mount other partitions

I have dualbooted ubuntu 14.04 together with Windows 8.1. i wanted to extend the partition for ubuntu so i used gparted. i moved a partition to the left then restarted, i was unable to extend the ...
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Windows hibernation: why lubuntu is prevented to mount a partition on which the hiberfil.sys is not present?

I am aware why linux doesn't mount the hibernated windows system partition -- due to the hibernation flag. As far as I am aware, the hiberfil.sys is stored on windows system partition, then why does ...
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CIFS won't reconnect to Samba share on request

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server which writes to a number of Windows machines shared folders over samba. I have all the cifs shares setup in /etc/fstab and they connect perfectly when the server boots up ...
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Why is my external USB hard drive sometimes completely inaccessible?

I have an external USB hard drive, consisting of an 1 TB SATA drive in a Rosewill RX35-AT-SU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver USB 2.0 External Enclosure, plugged into my SONY VAIO VGN-NS310F laptop. It is ...
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How to mount local disk on Ubuntu

i am using ubuntu on my server and only access i have is via SSH. I need to add new disk to it but i am not able to do it how ever i try. I hope for your help: Output for : fdisk -l Disk /dev/xvdb: ...
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SD Card reader not picking up UUID whilst mounting root

I've put the root of a Trusty install on a flash SD card, which I will eventually configure as read only, using an overlayFS to make some necessary parts writable, such as /etc. I know it might sound ...
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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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Partitions errors and boot issues

My partition table is this WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS!!!! /dev/sda Free Space 1MB /dev/sda1 efi 536MB 33MB /dev/sda2 495843MB unknown /dev/sda3 swap 3725MB ...
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I moved files to NTFS and cant start GUI in ubuntu 14.10

The problem showed up when i moved folders with cache to my ntfs drive and made symbolic links to it (don't quite remember exact locations of them /var/cache , /var/tmp I guess also /home/roman/.cache ...
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Can't mount HFS+ drive, bad superblock?

My Macbook (Snow Leopard OS) was giving me the rainbow wheel of death so I tried booting into safe mode and repairing the disk, with no luck. So I decided to pull the drive out and plug it into my ...
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NFS partition not mounted automatically at boot time anymore

In Ubuntu 14.04, I was auto-mounting my NAS partition using NFS by adding the following line in my /etc/fstab: 192.168.1.100:/volume1/Downloads /home/pierre/Downloads_NAS nfs ...
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Unable to mount NTFS hard drive partition “The disk contains an unclean file system”

I have dual booted ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8.1 in my laptop. Earlier my window partition(C drive) and other NTFS partition was accessible from ubuntu. Now its giving me this error and not mounting: ...
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How to automount VMWare shared folder on Ubuntu guest?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VMWare as guest, with a Windows 8.1 host. I'm trying to make my shared folders available in /home/alex/shared on start up. VMWare tools are installed and the folders are ...
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready or not present

This is frustrating as heck, I moved away from Windows 7 OS because of issues, errors, and such and was sold to Ubuntu because it was supposed to be reliable, and now errors and issues right after ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not recognise CD

~$ wodim --devices wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) : ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0 dev='/dev/sg1' rwrw-- : 'MATSHITA' 'DVD-RAM UJ8B1AS' ...
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Ultrabay Slim DVD Playback on ThinkPad X230

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X230 that came with a docking station equipped with a Serial Ultrabay Slim. It came with a DVD drive in it and I'm trying to work out how to play DVDs (or use it at all!) but ...
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Mounting Android and copying files over MTP truncates files by 32 bytes

Nexus 5 with stock Android 4.4.4 Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS If I plug my phone into my computer, it's automatically detected and mounted. Using nautilus I can navigate to my DCIM/Camera folder and ...
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How to mount just one directory from a NTFS partition using command line?

After I perform a full system upgrade and install all the drivers, I usually remove Gvfs and all its dependencies and also Gigolo and any other piece of software used in Ubuntu to automatically mount ...
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Can't mount cd/dvd r/w drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I'm having some troubles mounting my drive or getting it to detect media. When I do this: dmesg | grep "sr0" I get : [ 2.096797] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer ...
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How can I mount my partition with executive permissions using the launcher icons?

I'm trying to install steam games onto my Data partition (NTFS formatted since I use that partition as a bridge for the few times I have to use windows). I do not want it in my home folder since it ...
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Buffer I/O errors

I notice that when I unmount my external HDD I sometimes getting messages in my logs which saying: Buffer I/O error on device sdX, logical block XX Where the X stands for the device for example: ...
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Best way to mount /tmp in fstab?

What is the best way (options, those numbers on the end) to mount a /tmp partition in /etc/fstab in terms of security and speed on a desktop (laptop) computer (read: not server)? I've heard about ...
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startup problem : the disk drive /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present (12.10)

hi this message is appearing during start up, I'm a bit of a Linux noob and have no idea how to remedy this or what it even means. I also realise this is almost an exact replica of a question that has ...