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

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How can a usb be detected but not show up anywhere?

I started the morning by trying to create a bootable usb using a 2gb stick and the startup disk creator. It seemed to run through the whole process just fine until it got to a screen that read ...
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Automounted USB devices are read only

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 the automout of USB devices does not work as expected. When I plug in a storage device it is recognized correctly but I do not have write privileges on it. I thought, ...
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Cannot mount windows partitions

I dual booted ubuntu but somehow my windows was hibernated and then i couldn't mount the partitions. I used ntfsfix but still couldn't mount the /dev/sda5 where my window is also when i restart my pc ...
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Fixing Ubuntu Installation after aborted Installation attempt

My Ubuntu Desktop was restarted because of some reason while upgrading to 16.04 from 14.04. Now, when I restart, the Ubuntu starts, but drops to initramfs shell, and says "Mounting /dev on /root/dev ...
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Restore linux kernel after accidental removal

I accidentally removed my current linux kernel from my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS by using this command: sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.13.0-{77,79}-generic Unable to boot into the system, now I found this ...
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External USB Harddrive not recognized

I got an external HardDrive that I want to recover. I don't know what the previous user did, but it was definitely a software change. lsusb recognizes a harddrive with the following output: Bus 002 ...
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My external hdd not mounting on ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Heres the error message i get every time i try to mount it via terminal The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount. Failed to mount '/dev/sde2': ...
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USB devices showing a read only

I have an 8gb FAT32 USB stick and a 500gb FAT32 HDD; both of these have suddenly become read only devices. I've tried deleting the directory inside /media and then creating it again, naming it, ...
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Ubuntu shutdown bricked my external hard drive

How does Ubuntu end processes when it shuts down? Is it possible that shutting down and then unplugging my external hard drive could have broken a path? I have Ubuntu 16.04 and a WD Elements 10A8 1TB ...
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can't add a new pci identifier /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ahci/new_id

Ubuntu does not mount my disks connected with Marvell 88SE9172 SATA 6Gb/s interface. In some forums i found this is a kernel issue and under following link I found some workaround that adding new pci ...
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How to permanently mount a network folder?

I have followed the wiki on this topic and applied this solution to fix the hang on shutdown and referred to a few other posts on here but can't get a Synology folder (Windows share) to mount on boot ...
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Avoid flooding disk by copying to failed mount point

I intend to copy files from one Kubuntu PC to the Samba share of a second PC as a backup. For this purpose I am using a backup GUI tool. I would like to mount the samba share to a mount point on the ...
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Detect and mount devices

I upgraded Ubuntu today and everything works smooth except that Ubuntu doesn't detect any other storage devices. My / and /home partitions work fine, but my other partitions are just not detected. I ...
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How to map a network drive?

I am unable to map a Windows network drive in Ubuntu. I executed the following command in the terminal: karthick@karthick:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=raghu //172.29.32.184 /media/Data/ Password:...
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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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Disable external hard disk auto-open/autoplay at every startup!

I've already run this: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false and uncheck automount & automount-open in dconf-editor but problem remain. Edit: I run Ubuntu-Mate 16....
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of mounting various directories on separate partitions?

While installing Ubuntu with the "something else" option, I found out that there are many folders that can be mounted on separate partitions, as you can see in the image below. So what are the ...
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How to prevent SSHFS mount freeze after changing connection after suspend?

I am using SSHFS with reconnect attribute. It works fine, when I suspend notebook and start it again. But problem is when I take notebook somewhere - meaning different IP and different connection (...
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How to prevent break of NFS connection?

First of all I am new in this forum and not a native English speaker. Out of this any help and patience would be appreciated ;-) I have an Ubuntu server and a Linux Mint client. For Backup reasons ...
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Cannot mount ubuntu mate arm on /dev/loop0

I'm trying to customize ubuntu mate image for raspberry pi, by adding some software, which needs to be installed on OS install. However, when trying to mount with command: sudo mount -o loop ...
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Unable to mount my WD My passport 1 TB in Ubuntu 16.04

Whenever I connect the device I get the following error. Any idea what is wrong and how to correct it? Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/som/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=...
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Repairing Flash Drive that wasn't ejected with I/O errors?

I was dumb and didn't eject my flash drive, now it won't show up in mount, can't be manually mounted, dd just hangs when trying to zero it out, and I get I/O errors when trying to format it. I know ...
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Is “mount --bind dir1 dir2” an alternative for hard links for directories?

It's a known fact that you cannot create hard links for directories. My question is whether can one use mount --bind dir1 dir2 instead of creating a hardlink of dir1 to dir2? which can't happen
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Cannot open The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy bluray

I am having trouble opening The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy bluray on Xubuntu 14.04. I am able to open other encrypted bluray discs just fine and rip them with MakeMKV. This specific disc is the ...
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NFS(network file system) option problem

Please Note I'm trying to make connection between myserver and myclient /etc/exports ---> just single line ---> /path/ IP(rw) 'just rw option'. after that exportfs -ra or exportfs -a . done. ok ...
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How to give permissions to user www-data (apache+php) to access media/user/sd card slot?

I have a php script that runs from apache2 call that needs to read files in a SD card. The SD card appears mounted in /media/user/name of SD card partition. I tried to read this answer Default file ...
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Mounting a new hard drive (sda1) to my existing filesystem

I tried to read some posts regarding mounting a new hard drive, but I am facing some problem. My new hard drive is sda1. The output of sudo fdisk -l is: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 999.7 GB, ...
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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 message as below. Previously I was using Windows 7, but I have no problem to ...
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mounting cifs windows share from HP scanner prompts for password when it shouldn't?

I have an HP Officejet 6500 printer/scanner. I can access the scanner memory card just fine from windows. Here's what I have set up in Ubuntu 14.04 fstab: //192.168.1.101/memory_card /scanner cifs ...
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Mount Logical Volume failing

I'm trying to mount my logical volume and get the following error: root@mediaserver:/home/jon# mount /dev/mediaserver/homeserver /media mount: you must specify the filesystem type So I tried to ...
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Can't find my DVD drive in Ubuntu 16.04

I guess you could say that I'm a slightly educated noob (I know, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing). My drive worked fine in Mint 17.3, but I am now running Lubuntu 16.04 and my DVD drive has ...
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Cant mount drive, could this be a zero-length partition?

sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/k mount: /dev/sdc1: can't read superblock sudo mkfs.ext4 -n /dev/sdc mke2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) /dev/sdc is entire device, not just one partition! Proceed anyway? (y,n) ...
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Can't boot into windows 10 after installing Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu and partitioned the hard drive. Fast Boot was enabled, and now only one partition in accessible. This is the error showing up : Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/nav/...
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Can't access some files (NTFS), permission denied (not even with sudo)

Got a screwed up Surface Pro 2 and any recovery attempt on the Windows 10 installation has failed. So to save all the files I booted up the device with 16.04 LTS Live USB. The filesystem mounts ...
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NFS4 Kerberos can't cd to user's home directory

I have the following problem. I set up some Servers: one CentOS machine with freeipa, acting as KDC, LDAP, DNS and NTP one Ubuntu machine acting as NFS Fileserver after this i set up a test Client ...
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Mounting CIFS as user in Ubuntu 16.04 returns “No such file or directory”

I recently upgraded from (X)ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 (meaning a complete new installation, nothing left on hard drive). For the past years, I had the following line in my /etc/fstab: //home.server/...
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14.04 CIFS mounting windows 8 share 'input output' error

I have tried hundreds of combinations of the following. mount -t cifs //alpha/raid_1 /media/alpha/raid_1 -v -o rw,_netdev,username=data,password=data,domain=alpha,gid=users,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=...
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Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device)

I made an image of my entire disk with dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/external_media/sda.img Now the problem is I'd like to mount an ext4 filesystem that was on that disk but mount -t ext4 -o loop /media/...
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Prevent /home folder from being mounted up

In my system, a user can mount a device to a directory. I want to prevent user from mounting device to /home directory using mount command. What is the way to disallow mounting to a specific folder?
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USB Stick doesn't react after 'formatting'

I'm writing this thread because i haven't found any solution yet. The problem is that after formatting my USB stick 2 days ago(sudo mkfs.ntfs /dev/sdb1) from FAT to NTFS to get rid of 4 GB file limit....
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Is there a command to “manually automount” an attached disk?

I have an extra hard drive which I use for backups. The label on its one and only partition is "backup". When I open nautilus and click on "backup" it mounds the drive in "/media/backup", and then ...
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Share through Samba NFS mapped

I have a problem with sharing NFS mounted. I had read this a bad practice, but I need it for working and experimental purposes. I have a Ubuntu 16.04 running on Machine A and another Linux System ...
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Can you unmount Drive in Ubuntu's GUI?

I do quality assurance of my fat32 drive based on the answer here. I think gparted is not sufficient here. I cannot find an option by double clicking the drive for unmount. I would like to use GUI ...
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SanDisk Cruzer Blade on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a 128G USB stick but Ubuntu doesn't mount it, doesn't see its partitions and doesn't let me format it. dmesg: [ 3124.001070] scsi host8: usb-storage 3-6:1.0 [ 3125.001042] scsi 8:0:0:0: ...
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Welcome to emergency mode! after mounting /boot

So, we just had a power outage and since then my Ubuntu server won’t start up anymore. When booting with a display attached it all looks good until after it successfully mounts the boot drive. Then ...
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How to automatically mount a folder and change ownership from root in virtualbox

It is my first time using virtualbox and ubuntu (14.04), I am on a host Windows 7 OS. I am trying to mount a shared folder that has files I need to access both in the virtualbox and on the windows OS....
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Ubuntu 15.10 doesn't recognize my USB 3.0 flash drive

I have a 8 GB USB 3.0 Silicon Power flash memory. I'd been using it on my laptop,which only has three USB 2.0 ports, until it didn't anymore mount on Ubuntu after being plugged in. The problem is that ...
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Cannot enable quota on web server

I'm trying to enable quota on my web server but I've hit a snag. /etc/fstab looks like this: /dev/mapper/VG_Foo-LV_ROOT_FOO / ext4 errors=remount-ro,usrquota,grpquota 0 1 ...
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Question about SSD's failing? Unable to mount partition during install?

I recently bought a Samsung 850 Pro 256GB from Amazon. First thing I do on every device is use openssl to write random AES information to the entire drive openssl enc -aes-256-ctr -pass pass:"$(dd ...
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mount img with dolphin

I'm running 16.04 and I am trying to mount a img file, but I have no option to do so. How can I add the ability to mount? Preferably something gui based and just either a context menu option, or ...