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

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Access is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened

I'm trying to mount a drive with: sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 usb I get this error: Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened. The volume may be already mounted, or ...
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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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Windows 7 File Share

I'm having issues trying to access my Windows 7 Share. I've read a LOT of thing on the Internet but nothing seems to work. I CAN access those folders with a Windows computer, but NOT with my Notebook ...
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Server 16.04 Guest Acct can not access samba share pointing to second HD

I'm new to Ubuntu Server and trying to setup a server with an old machine I had laying around. So far, so good, except for some reason I can't access samba shares with the guest account if the ...
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Is there a way to run a command in fstab if a mount fails?

I have an NTFS partition used by both Windows and Ubuntu. However, mounting sometimes fails, and I need to run ntfsfix. Is there a way to automatically run ntfsfix if that partition fails to mount?
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Banshee and Rhythmbox can't import media from NTFS

I have windows partition that hold my music collection and its NTFS, I mounted it with this on fstab : /dev/sda3 /data ntfs nosuid,nodev,nofail 0 0 If I navigate using nautilus and double click ...
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Can't copy to external harddrive because of error: “invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character”

I have an external USB HD that I want to backup my music to. When I try using rsync or cp, most files copy, but some don't because of this error: invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character ...
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working 14.04 ubuntu to error: no such device: grub rescue>

I'm a father and I was trying to get one more entry on gnucash after my youngest woke up. I had gnucash, keypass, chrome and LibreOffice calc up when my son found the power button.... Nooooooo! :D ...
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Cannot reboot or poweroff Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.5.4-040504-generic Whenever I try to reboot or power off I receive: Failed to power off system via logind: Transaction is destructive. This began at the same time that I ...
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Cannot mount MTP Android device after rooting?

I managed to install TWRP Recovery image twrp-3.0.2-0-vegetahd.img on an Aquaris E5 phone with stock Android; thereby having a rooted device. Out of the box, the stock Android allowed USB connection ...
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Lose mount with external folder

I have a project that run in a virtual linux server, when a user upload a file, the server store it in a folder in other windows server. To connect the server I had modify the /etc/fstab file: ...
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Can't Unmount mtp

Events in chronological order: 2 days before I connected my friend's phone (Motorola G2) via data cable but somehow it does not mount properly and so I have to unmount it It unmounted properly but a ...
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Can't read sd card in digital camera, but can read the card in cardreader

when i connected the camera w/ sd card to pc, i got the following error messages: Error mounting /dev/sdg1 at /media/chef/3831-6263: Command-line mount -t "exfat" -o ...
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Permissions of mounted cifs share (Shared from FreeNAS)

I have a FreeNAS installation running under VirtualBox. When I try to mount one of my FreeNAS shares in Ubuntu 12.10, permissions on the share prevent me from entering the directory, listing or ...
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Cannot mount some partitions

About two weeks ago I had a problem with my PC that my brother wrote a question about at PC not booting after using Windows 7 auto-repair. I still haven't solved the problem, so my PC is unusable ...
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USB Toshiba (16Gb) not recognized

I have a 16Gb USB and when I connect it to my computer nothing happens. I tried to find my usb using fdisk -l but it doesn't appear I tried also blkid but it doesn't appear neither I've used also ...
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I got the error “resource is busy” while trying to mount my hard drive

While trying to mount my hard drive to copy all the necessary data from my broken drive to this one, I got an error saying: # mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/dominik/ fuse: mount failed: Device or ...
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Readonly /dev/loop

I am mounting an iso file downloaded from CentOS website using below command as root mount -t iso9660 -o loop /root/Centos7ISO/CentOS-7-x86_64-Everything-1511.iso /mnt/CentOS7/ But it throws ...
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How to permanently fix small boot partitions

some Ubuntu versions on some machines setup way to small boot partitions (100M-200M). These get filled by new kernel updates and can lead to failing updates. I encountered this problem on default ...
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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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Problem mounting old UDF cds

My father passed away last month, and I'm trying to recover some photos from some old cd-r's he left in his office. They appear to have been written using Roxio Easy CD-Creator. It burns both a udf ...
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USB disk/flash drive permission

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 and I have one standard account wherein USB storage devices (flash disk, external hard disk etc) are plugged in. In this scenario, the permission on the mount location ...
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Some USB drives cannot be removed savely

I have two USB 3.0 flash drives, the first hast 16GB and can be removed savely. The other one has 32GB and the menu entry 'remove safely' is not visible. Is this a matter of file system or partition ...
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Swap partition is not mounted by default at boot in ubuntu 16.04 after resizing partitions

I resized my ubuntu partition using gparted from a live cd. I first turned off swap, then deleted it. Then I resized the partition and created a new swap and turned swap on and rebooted. After that, ...
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Enable to recover data and linux partition after windows 10 upgrade

I have a dual-boot windows 8 and Ubuntu with a NTFS data partition on my laptop. After a forced migration to windows 10, my computer restarted on grub rescue mode and i was enable to boot on ubuntu ...
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Make directory look like partition in file-managers

I have made directory in my ~ directory for storing my working files, with name work, added there symlinks to Documents, Downloads, Pictures and such. Now I want to make it look in the system as ...
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Unable To Install VMware tools. Mounting Problems in Ubuntu 10.10

I am Unable To Install VmWare Tools For My Linux Distro 10.10. I tried the following guide from the official vmware site. I Am Currently Running -: Windows 10 - Host OS. Ubuntu 10.10 - Guest OS ...
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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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SD card Mounting

I have a 128 GB SSD, and I was looking into external storage devices. I know how to mount a flash drive, but I was wondering if it's the same process with an SD card? Do SD cards auto-mount, where ...
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fstab defaults not working as expected

I want to mount a partition to /media/files so that every user can read, write and execute in it. I first tried: UUID=6c95b3f6-90a5-4092-b30f-7a41210595f4 /media/files ext4 defaults ...
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Unable to mount partition on boot

I have installed linux (Ubuntu 14.04) and Windows 10 alongside. After dividing one partition into two from Windows side, now linux unable to mount the partitions on booting. It shows following error ...
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unable to access cifs network shared drive via fstab entry despite having administrator rights

Good afternoon- I am new to Linux and am attempting to mount a network shared drive with fstab entry but continue to receive a dialog stating "only system administrators have the permission to do ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04: mount

On Ubunto 14.04 I mount my NAS (QNAP TS-431) thus: sudo mount //192.168.2.15/home /mnt -o uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,username="admin" I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on another PC, but when I use the ...
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How to dd from smaller SD to bigger?

I run out of memory (8GB) in one system, and I need to move the existing system to bigger memory (16GB). Details /dev/disk4s1 is the input i.e. from where I want to get the data /dev/disk2s1 is the ...
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I can't mount Ubuntu on Windows [duplicate]

I downloaded the Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 LTS (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop) but I can't get the image to run. I'm using Windows 10. I right clicked on the image and select "Mount" but there is ...
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After update, cannot mount hard drive nor boot

I have a huge problem. I had Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit), and Windows 7 installed. Dell machine. I have one hard drive with partitions sda 1-3 and 5-7. The data on them are important (but not urgent). ...
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Unable to access “895 GB Volume”

Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/mdnazmossakib/01D189A576840DF0: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda1" ...
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hard disk not mounting

it shows error like Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/mrityunjay/LENOVO_USB_HDD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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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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Safely Remove on External portable drive “Keeps remounting drive”

i have a problem trying to safely remove an external portable drive in Ubuntu 14.04 because when i tried to safely remove the drive it closes for a while but then just keeps coming back(mounts itself ...
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Is it safe to kill power without shutdown, if a flash drive is mounted with the sync option?

I have a single board computer (Udoo Quad http://www.udoo.org/) with an Unbuntu 14.04 OS on a micro SD card. If I mount the disk with the sync option in fstab, is it safe to remove the power without a ...
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How do I fix a bad /etc/fstab if the hard disk read-only?

I had created a bootable hackintosh usb stick but I found that I had a problem that could be solved by renaming a file or editing another. But the usb stick was read only and, in a moment of ...
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Mounting Windows 3.1 Harddrive via USB Enclosure

I have recently unearthed my old windows 3.1 machine from the attic and was surprised to see it still works. At a minimum, I would like to back up data from the hard drive and, perhaps, create an ...
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Windows 10 causes errors in Ubuntu when accessing NTFS drive [duplicate]

Ever since I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 I have been getting the following annoying error in Ubuntu after improperly shutting down windows 10. Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at ...
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Can't mount an IDE HDD - “can't read superblock” error message

I'll be brief, I'm trying to mount my HDD, /dev/sdb, which is connected via an enclosure but every time I try do so I get an error message mount: /dev/sdb: can't read superblock I'm new to Ubuntu ...
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Transferring large files between an Ubuntu machine and a windows machine

I have two computers, one with Ubuntu 14.04 (PC1), the other one with Windows-7 (PC2). I have a >2GB file to transfer from PC1 to PC2 and I got a timeout message by using the usual way, i.e. using the ...
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Cannot mount first session of multisession UDF bdr50 (only newest session)

After reading through a few threads regarding mounting multisession dvds and cdrs.. I was going to post links but they are external message boards and I'm not sure of the rules on that, so I'll pass ...
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Mount SMB/CIFS in Ubuntu from Openmediavault

I try to mount smb/cifs share into Ubuntu 15.04.the mount string is like //192.168.10.27/AM /mnt/windowsshare cifs ...
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Automatically Mount SD card

I have a beagleboard running Ubuntu. When it boots it does not automatically mount the MicroSD card so I mount it using sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/ which mounts it perfect. Then I want to upload a ...