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

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How to mount HFS+ drive and ignore permissions

I installed Ubuntu and Windows on my MacBook and Ubuntu is my primary OS; however, all of my media stays on my OSX partition. I want to be able to access it (at least my OSX user's home folder) from ...
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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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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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Disk Space and Mounted network share [closed]

My mounted drive is being calculated into disk space. I created a mount script that mounts a network share on boot but now approximately ten minutes after boot, my system is alerting me to low disk ...
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mount.nfs connection timed while connecting with utlp kit (as a client)

![enter image description here][1]scenario of my problem is as follows: I have created /naveen/shared direcrory inside the UTLP. I have created /home/mtlc/Desktop/rootfs inside the UBUNTU PC. ...
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Second hard drive not detected after wake from sleep

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and think I have a pretty good understanding of how it works but I haven't used these sites much so I hope my terminology is correct when asking questions about this stuff. ...
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fstab not mounting

I am trying to change the default mount point virtualbox uses in my Ubuntu VM. With the virtualbox settings, I have this in my shared folders settings: My actual username replaces 'username' in the ...
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Unable to mount CIFS share from /etc/fstab

I have a line in my /etc/fstab for ages that stopped working since 13.04: //192.168.100.2/share /mnt/popcorn cifs username=MyUserName,password=MyPassword,user,gid=sambashare,file_mode=0664 0 ...
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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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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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Shrink a primary partition

I've got a installation of Ubuntu running on a 3TB disk, during the installation I chose to use all of the available space (I don't remember if I checked LVM). What I want to do now is shrink the ...
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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 ...
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Fat32 mounting as read only

I've edited my /etc/fstab to contain the following: UUID=F285-17E1 /media/TV-1 vfat rw 0 0 UUID=6CBA-1DEC /media/TV-2 vfat rw 0 0 UUID=7D3B-170D /media/TV-3 vfat rw 0 0 UUID=BBFF-1EE4 ...
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Make ubuntu client respect router-assigned static IP

TL;DR: I'm trying to get my router to always assign the same local IP address to my laptop, and to get the laptop to respect that. Setting I bought a NAS, to which I want to connect my laptop via ...
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Permissions on a messed up OS X hard drive

I'm trying to help a mate recover some files from a failed hard drive from his Macbook Pro. This drive is only recognized using Ubuntu/Linux. I can go to his user folder open that but when I click on ...
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Disk path changes from boot to boot

I have a disk sudo lshw -C disk *-disk description: ATA Disk product: Corsair CSSD-F12 physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@7:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/sde version: 2.0 serial: ...
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Partition moving resizing and separate home partition, is disk space from / also used?

Greetings I am a Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 32-bit user and there are 3 mount partitions and hence 3 mount points on my system: one for root directory, one for /home and one for swap. My question is since ...
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Can't mount my external USB hard drive to my Ubuntu 14.04 guest in Virtualbox

I have a feeling it may have something to do with what type of USB i'm using. If i plug in a USB 2.0 device(like my flash drive), it will be recognized. But if I plug in a USB 3.0 device, it will no ...
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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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Cannot mount any file system/USB stick with Nautilus side bar after changing UID of my user

There are a lot of answers in here that describe how to change a user's UID. This is necessary to match it to my NAS and to ease NFS mounts and permissions. BUT: I had to do this on Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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Auto-mount nfs volume on startup fails with “killed by TERM signal”

I'm trying without success to auto-mount on startup a nfs partition to /build folder. I do have nfs-common installed, and actually it works when I use mount -a. Furthermore this used to work on my ...
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Change mount point of virtualbox shared folder

I have a shared folder set up between virtualbox and my windows 7 host machine. I have a test.txt file that I created in Windows and it shows up appropriately in my Ubuntu VM. Virtualbox mounts the ...
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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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File recovery data copy

This is my first time using Ubuntu, and I'm using it to recover data from the drives of my dead READYNAS. The commands used to access/mount the RAID were obtained from here: ...
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Ubuntu Server: /etc/fstab edited without my permission - Can't Start Ubuntu

Afternoon all. I recently created a clean install of Ubuntu Server 14.04 I access it through Windows Remote Desktop Connection using XRDP and have installed OpenVPN. The only other use is as a DLNA ...
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problem mount cdrom under Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed VMWare 10 on my Dell PC, and installed Ubuntu 14.04. Now I am having trouble mount /cdrom. Here's what I have tried: mkdir /mnt/cdrom mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom mount: no medium ...
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Is there a way to force format write protected pendrive

My USB is a Sandisk Cruzer 8 GB drive with USB 2.0. It says it's write protected when I try to format it. Is there a way to force format it ? I try'd some of this ways : varun@varun-pc ~ $ sudo ...
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Cannot unmount or resize partitions

I cannot unmount or resize the /dev/sda1 partition. The screenshot is attached. I just want to free up a couple hundred gigs to be able to install windows on so I have a dual boot. I was able to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Automatically mount USB drive without clicking on it manually?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Intel NUC and using it right now as a HTPC, running XBMC. When I insert a USB drive, Ubuntu recognizes it and shows the drive in Nautilus, in the panel on the left. But ...
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Is it possible to automount a partition on a dummy location?

There's a partition on my drive that I don't use, called /dev/sda8. This partition is not listed in /etc/fstab so it will pop up in the Unity launcher when I boot my system. I don't want this to ...
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mount point does not exist

When I mounting partion, it displayed following message. root@localhost:/stroage# sudo mount /dev/vdb1 /storage/vdb1 mount: mount point /storage/vdb1 does not exist I found this answer. And typed ...
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iPhone mount errors

When I plug my iPhone (iOS 5) into my laptop with Ubuntu 11.10, I get this error: Unable to mount Documents on iPhone. Location is already mounted followed by this error: Unable to mount ...
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Ubuntu not booting (Busybox) **DATA RECOVERY**

I have been using ubuntu for a while now. On one of my laptops (which has a broken battery and needs to be plugged in to work). I had overloaded it, therefore I took the charger out (stupid me) and ...
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Cannot mount guest additions with virtualbox

I am having the same problem as this: Unable to mount VirtualBox Guest Additions as a guest (Win7 host) Choosing Insert guest additions CD image... from the devices tab on my virtual machine window ...
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Is it possible to mount and unmout network shares through file manager?

I usually mounted my NAS through fstab line //192.168.0.32/hdd /media/nsa320/ cifs username=admin,password=pass,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm,noauto,rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 and then through command line ...
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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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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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After update Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't read usb device

I was trying mount manually my digital camera, when I use the command lsusb it listed Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 ...
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Why can't root access my CIFS mounts?

I have a Windows CIFS share mounted through FSTAB, it mounts successfully. However I can't even DIR the folder without getting a Permission denied. I have tried adding noperm, uid and gid stuff to ...
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How can I prevent ubuntu from mounting particular partitions/deivices?

I would like to stop Ubuntu from mounting my other (Windows') partitions automatically (since I do not need it really often - and especially I would like not to automount "System reserved" partition ...
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Mount Windows File Share and acces them on ubuntu 14.04 server

I have created a windows file share windows server 2012 on one of the data centre and i want to access the file share in another data centre on ubuntu server 14.04 I am able to ping both the machines ...
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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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Unable to access NFS share from Mac OS X

I am trying to use NFS to share an external drive mounted on an Ubuntu server with a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I cannot access the mount point from the Mac. The relevant line in /etc/exports is: ...
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Ubuntu OS on SSD and RAID-5 for data files

I want my NAS to run a lot like Freenas or Nas4free in that I have a separate drive for my OS and all other files (like WWW, media, plex media server and minecraft) run off the raid-5 (3*3tb WD reds). ...
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Using a bootable live cd disk image mounted on the hard drive

I want to mount the contents of a boot-able CD image, like Ubuntu rescue remix, to a partition of the hard drive. So I can have an entry in Grub to boot to the contents of that disk, ...
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14.04: login loops back on itself - ecryptfs

This problem follows on from 14.04: No Auto login at User Account settings - I am administrator (see all comments) I tried to remove encryption via this link How can I enable autologin for my user ...
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Error mounting: mount: /dev/sdb1: can't read superblock after clonezilla image restoration

Recently, I tried to restore a clonezilla backup of my usb harddisk as the previous one crashed. The old disk is 320GB (about 100Gb in use) and the new one is 1TB It seems the the image is restored ...
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Ubuntu: How to mount zfs snapshot?

I'm trying to mount zfs snapshot. It should to be so easy...but I can't do that. I'm using Ubuntu Server 11.10 Oneric, kernel 3.0.0-15-server. Installed ZFS from ppa also I'm using ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 mounts iPhone disk spaces and after a while unmounts them

iPhone 4, iOS 6.1.3, Ubuntu 13.04 On 12.10 and before, I could mount my iPhone without problems. Ubuntu mounted automagically two "shares", "iPhone" and "Documents on iPhone", and you can access your ...
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How to re-mount a different partition as /home?

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04, I installed it on a single 16GB partition which includes /, /boot, /home etc. I have another partition on the system (ext3). It is easily accessible from the GNOME ...