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

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System directories on separate partitions shown on desktop as #.# GB Volume

During the install of Ubuntu studio WW 15.10 (XFCE4), I put /usr/share and /var/www on separate partitions. As expected they were added to fstab to auto mount on startup. The strange thing is that ...
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Automouting NFS share inside NAT'd LXC container fails

I have 2x Ubuntu 14.04 LXC setups One is on bare metal hardware and containers are assigned IP adresses directly from the network The other one is on an ESXi virtual machine and using NAT via the ...
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“No object for D-Bus interface” when mounting with Nautilus

I have an internal HDD that gives this error when I try to mount either of its two partitions in Nautilus, while my main HDD works fine. When I use Disks to mount it works but unmounting in Nautilus ...
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Cannot mount pendrive in write mode

I have an Odroid XU4 with Ubuntu 14.04 server installed and a Kingston DataTraveler pendrive, which works perfectly on other systems (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Fedora 23, Mint, Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, ...
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Allowing a systemd system unit to access/mount a disk required for that service to run

Preface: I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general so bear with me. I have created a systemd system unit to run a program as a service. For added security, the service runs under its own group and user ...
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NFS hangs in Ubuntu 15.10

i have problem with nfs in 15.10. Before 15.10 i use 14.04 with nfs shares from my server without problems for years. But after new Ubuntu 15.10 installation my nfs shares sometimes stop responding. ...
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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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How to access MD RAID via Live CD?

We are currently trying to run access the data on a server running a HP Ml110 G5 SATA raid controller, using the latest Ubuntu Live CD. We need to delete a few files to let the server boot into ...
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Mount a samba network drive from terminal without hardcoding a password

I know that the default command would look like this: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=YOUR_USERNAME,password=YOUR_PASSWORD,uid=YOUR_UBUNTU_USERNAME //networkNameOfRemoteComputer/path/to/my/folder ...
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Here is the ANSWER you are looking for. You can't go wrong with this [on hold]

This is really an answer to the problem, and the RIGHT ONE that you need to fix this. I just answered on another page, and I copy and paste my solution, here: Here is how I just made a perfect and ...
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How to enable exFAT in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I can't mount my exFAT HDD. I get the following error: Unable to access “SeagateHDD” Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/me/SeagateHDD: Command-line `mount -t ...
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Problem installing 12.04 in efi mode

Edit: I was told that my question was confusing and couldn't be understood. I'm completely rewriting it so it will make sense. Same question, just rewiting it. Here it is... -> I'm installing a 64 ...
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installation problem need help

so im about to install Ubuntu 14.04 and it pops up a mussage saying "The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SSI1(0,0,0),partition#1(sda)at/boot/efi failed" can someone help please?
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Tally Crashes When Entering Information (Wine) [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 24.04, and installed Tally using wine. When entering information in Tally, I get an error box that reads this: File not found Could not access Directory. error code:33 Please help ...
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Unable to access “HardDisk - B”

I am unable to open one partition in my lap. It is showing the following error message. Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sda4: Command-line `mount "/mnt/533A0EAB145D2135"' exited with ...
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Ecryptfs - Encrypt second folder (for dropbox) in addition to encrypted home folder

I've encrypted my home partition in Ubuntu (15.10 currently). Now I am trying to encrypt a single directory so that I can use it to sync. with e.g. dropbox securely. Therefore, I need a new ...
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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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Home folder opens again

I have a mounted partition, where my data lie. I click on the folder icon and it opens. I go to the 196 GB Volume (that's the place) and it opens. I open a file with gedit. Now, when I want to go ...
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How to repair corrupted fat32 sd card superblock

I have important data on an external sd card. I plugged in the card and i get an error message. It is a 32gb micro sd card. it was formatted as fat32. Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/sam/32GB: ...
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Windows not loading after Dual Booting windows 10 & ubuntu 15

I am a complete Newbie to Ubuntu. I had Windows 10 upgraded from Windows 7. I dual booted it with Ubuntu 15, by selecting "Something else" in the installation menu, later creating partitions for ...
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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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Virtualbox shared folder mount from fstab fails; works once bootup is complete

I've got Ubuntu 13.10 installed in Virtualbox 4.3. The host machine is Windows. I have a couple of Virtualbox shared folders being mounted by /etc/fstab. Until recently this setup worked just fine, ...
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ubuntu 14.04 how to understand if dvd unit is broken?

a pal of mine gave me his pc with ubuntu and a dvd. He said he can't make it play. So i tried installing libdvdcss2 following wiki instructions. When i open the dvd nautilus i get this error. ...
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How to automount network home directories in Ubuntu 14.04 upon login

We’d like to automount network home directories in Ubuntu 14.04. We’ve got network authentication working, but user home directories aren’t found and users land in / when logging in. If we manually ...
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access removable device remotely by NFS

I have a server and some clients sharing some directories using NFS. Now I want to have access (both read and write) to any removable device (such as external hard disk) which attaches to server ...
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Can't mount or fix corrupt NTFS partition on working HDD

Last time I was using windows it crashed because of some application I was running leaking memory and getting to around 7GB. I couldn't even open Task Manager so I just reset the PC. After rebooting ...
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Are you sure you want to proceed? on login after editing .bashrc

Why am I being asked Are you sure you want to proceed? on login? I just edited .bashrc and added below given line in it. gnome-terminal -e "sudo -i mount -a" Thanks in advance,
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How to mount ntfs usb flash drive with permissions automatically when plugged in?

I recently made it so I can use the ./ command in a usb drive by formatting to ntfs and then using the command sudo mount -t ntfs -o fmask=0022,dmask=0000,uid=1000,gid=1000 /dev/sdb1 ...
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How to change permissions for folders in media/teja “for external hardisks”?

I tried others ways to change the permissions for folder and files in media/teja let me explain my file structure: In media I have a folder named teja which is my user name , I never created it and ...
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Shrink linux space to install windows

I want to install windows while I have Ubuntu, but I can't figure out how to unmount ext4 (the drive that contains linux) in order to shrink its space. Any ideas? I've been looking all around the ...
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Satelite C850-F0150 ports

My satelite C580-F0150 ports are not working. I tried to take off the battery and hold the power button 30 seconds,that didn't helped me.i'hv been googling,but still i don't get the help.
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How do i access my secondary HDD when I didn't shutdown windows correctly before installing (l)ubuntu? [duplicate]

I wanted to go right into using Lunbuntu, so I just cut the power to my PC (which has a 180GB SSD main and 160GB HDD secondary) and installed Lubuntu to main drive. Everything is working fine, until I ...
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Unmounted then formated usb drive, now I can't use the usb drive, or NTFS partition [closed]

Earlier today I made a post about running the ./ command in a flash drive (I can't use the ./ command in USB flash drive), and after I posted this I looked at some posts about unmounting and such, ...
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How to mount an external HDD?

I have Ubuntu Linux 12.04 version the latest right now.I want to mount an external HDD NTFS 1TB.I have followed many guides but still no success.The error I'm getting is this: Failed to read last ...
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File system goes read-only when using file explorers

I have a problem with my 15.10 system and it goes as follows: When using Nemo or Nautilus (these are the two I've tried) works fine as long as I explore my home directory only. Visiting 'File ...
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Mongodb can't store data on fat32 mounted partition

I trying to change mongodb dbpath to folder on mounted ssd disk. I have this disk mounted with this options: UUID=78B1-B348 /home/avetome/work vfat ...
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NFS mount. Permission issue?

Attempting to mount an NFS share on my server and the following seems to be as far as I get... I've tried various solutions apart from an OS reload, which may be coming still... :) Not running an ...
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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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new drive in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I am using a new hard drive(non SSD, plain old hard drive) which is already ext4 formatted and mounted at /media/mynewdrive after following this article But i want to mount it at /opt as most of the ...
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Samba configuration file location smb.conf doesnt have configuration information

I have two ubuntu NAS that were configured with samba 4 everything is working but i am adding an external drive for a backup device. When i use smbstatus it show the configurations of the other ...
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How do I remove mount device from Cairo-dock?

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with Cairo-dock and trying to remove this icon as on the screenshot: The thing is I'm confused why is it trying to mount whole HDD at first place? I'm using 2 HDDs and 1 ...
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Bug in CIFS accessing filesystem root?

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs ...
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Mount my OSX Partition manually and read only

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a partition of a Macbook Pro. I'm trying to get access to my OSX partition files on the Ubuntu partition. I really just want to play music- pretty simple I ...
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Mount a disk at different points

What if I mount the same disk at two locations using different file systems? Will they just be like hardlinks referring to the same location or would it cause any issues? ex: # mount -t ext3 ...
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Mounting and accessing Western Digital's MyCloud NAS

I have bought a Western Digital Mycloud disk. I did succeed to mount it under Lubuntu 13.10 by means of the following command: sudo mount -o soft,intr,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 :/nfs ...
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Unrecognized mount option “x-gvfs-show” or missing value

I have a little problem with my Ubuntu system. When selecting boot on startup for a harddrive, the partition can't be mounted. The error which occurs is as follows: dmesg | tail [ 470.027891] ...
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install ubuntu on a loop device?

I used grub2 to boot ubuntu iso file from my hard disk (without burning it to a dvd or a flash drive) but I don't want to install ubuntu to a partition on my hard disk, instead I want to install it to ...
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Ubuntu doesn't “see” external USB Hard Disk

It's NTFS. It's USB2. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. It works perfectly fine on Windows (which excludes cable and hardware problems). I have two Ubuntu computers and it's not detected on either. It's about ...
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Manual mounting of cifs works fine, but not in fstab

I have a mounting problem that drives me mad at the moment... Using the manual mounting command sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.1.1/shareName /media/shareName -o ...
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Second hard drive not detected

I have an old HP Pavilion dv9000 series laptop that I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on. The laptop is large enough to have two hard drive bays. One has one of the two original Samsung hard drives (it's ...