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

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Unable to access/error mounting external hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and have not previously had any issues using my external hard drive. The hard drive has two partitions - partition one is Linux, Ext3 (version 1.0) and partition ...
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format damaged HD

I have an WD MyPassport external HD that won't even mount anymore. I have tried several things (most of which suggestions from this forum), such as using testdisk, mkfs.ext4, mkfs.ext3, mkfs.ntfs and ...
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Can detect external hard drive

I have a 14.04 laptop and it does not recognize external hard drivers. I have tried with two external hard drives, one USB and the other eSATA and when I plug them in it seems that the system does ...
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Android device no longer available

I have an android S4 mini. I used to be able to see the files and folders on it, whenever I connected it to my (ubuntu) laptop. It showed me 2 directories (phone and card). When I connect it now, I ...
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Mount a VirtualBox drive image (vdi)?

Is it possible to mount a VirtualBox drive image (.vdi) so the contents can be viewed in Nautilus etc.? I have a windows 2000 .vdi which won't boot ("inaccessible boot device") after upgrading from ...
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Mounting existing /home on a separate hard drive and share it with another distro

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on 1TB hard drive and would like to add a second 1TB hard drive to my PC. The latter is where /home would be mounted and the existing hard drive will be used to both run Ubuntu and ...
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Permanent Windows share mounting

As this is a very basic topic, I have read many documentation about it online and none of them seems to work, I have tried several ways but I want to know if anybody has been successful with this so ...
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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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Hopeless with mounting windows harddisk on ubuntu

I had windows 8 in this laptop and I mistakenly wiped it all clean when installing linux in it. I pulled out the harddisk here and tried it out on windows 8, the file explorer didn't show it. But I ...
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Can't access hdd Raspberry pi samba share

I got a raspberry pi 2 and an old hdd, so i wanted to create a samba share for this old hdd. I mounted my hdd with ntfs-3g to /media/usb which works fine. I added this to my smb.conf file: [smb] ...
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How can i increase the storage size on ubuntu?

Extra disk defined for storage on ubuntu,but even i can see the volume size in disk utility, when i went to mounted storage that is done before, i see old size of storage.What should i do for ...
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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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Problem with referencing a drive with spaces in its label

the problem... My external HDD on a USB port is listed as device /dev/sdc with partition 1 of that drive /dev/sdc1 mounted on /media/mark/Seagate Expansion Drive. The problem is the spaces, I can't ...
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When mounting, what does -t mean?

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine (VMWare) running on a windows machine. To gain access to a shared folder I run.... sudo mount -t vboxname sharedfolder /location/of/share What does the -t do in ...
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I was snooping around my computer, and found this. Is it normal? (MabookPro, mid 2012, ubuntu 14.04.2

The /dev/sda4 partition has my OSX boot, and I don't wanna lose that. Is it okay if it isn't mounted? And are all these other partitions normal? I only partitioned once when installing Ubuntu. ...
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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 ...
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Mounting iPad (iOS 8) on Ubuntu 14.04 disaster

So I have an iPad with iOS 8 installed and I wanted to connect it to my computer to transfer some music. Here's what happened (in excruciating detail): I connected the iPad and tried to open it as a ...
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Having trouble mounting CDs (even music CDs) - Ubuntu 10.04

Seems like my CD reader is bricked. This is bizarre, since "eject" and "wodim" (or the GUI equivallent) function: I am able to eject a CD and I am able to burn a CD-R - can't check though as it does ...
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Why are my ubuntu partitions mounted somewhere else?

If you refer to my other posts, I am trying to use g++ and in order to compile a .cpp file I'll have to refer to it with the drive name: g++ /media/drivename/filename.cpp The problem is with the ...
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Locked out of Ubuntu 14.04 account after moving /home to a different partition

I moved all my data in /home to a different partition and deleted (foolishly) all my old /home data. I forgot to tell /etc/fstab to load the new partition as /home. After restarting I can't get past ...
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Ubuntu won't mount hard disk with windows on it (cant format, read why)

I accidently lost all the data on my laptop's hard disk while installing ubuntu. Long story short, I removed the hard disk from the laptop and plugged it in a desktop computer then from where I used ...
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Apparmor problems

I followed this persons solved question here on how to mount Apparmor: https://forum.backbox.org/general-support/apparmor-is-not-working/. After I did however, I came up with this black screen with ...
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How to restrict users from deleting folders from cifs mounted share which is NTFS partition on `Zentyal 2.2.2.`

How to restrict users from deleting folders from cifs mounted share using 'Ubuntu 14.04 LTSfor mounting the cifs volume which is NTFS partition onZentyal 2.2.2.` Mounting command given in ...
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Solved - Massive filesystem corruption after latest update on LUKS encrypted drive

I booted my machine this morning and was greeted by a busybox shell. I booted from a live USB, mounted the drive with cryptsetup, but when I try to open it it says my ubunutu--root-vg has an ...
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ecryptfs ecryptfs-add-passphrase and mount issues

I'm using ecryptfs for a folder not within my home directory. The authentication is passphrase only. If I mount the folder with the ecryptfs mount-helper all is working fine. If I then unmount the ...
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Mounting a drive

I am a new user of Ubuntu. But i am facing a problem now. Just before starting it says that a drive has not been mount yet. It says: Wait for continue or click 's' to skip or click 'm' to ...
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df lists recently unmounted/remounted directories twice

I just replaced replaced directory /mnt which was mounted on /dev/vdb with /dev/vdc (which was previously mounted at /pvol). When I run df now, I see each drive at its old and current location: ...
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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 read/rip audio tracks from a malformed CD?

On Ubuntu 10.04, Linux 2.6.32-70-generic #137-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 GNU/Linux I successfully read and write CDs (DVD drive), including playing and ripping audio CDs. However some audio CDs don't play and ...
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Are these fstab crypttab enties necessary?

I am using a LUKS setup. I have these entries like ubuntu--vg-root and ubuntu--vg-swap_1. What are these doing exactly? Can I remove them safely? What is the minimal setup that will get me booted? ...
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How can I mount a SMB share exactly like Nautilus does it?

I have an...interesting problem. You see, I have a SMB share on a network that I would like to mount locally. When I use Nautilus to mount it, everything works perfectly. However, I need to ...
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Why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before making a liveUSB?

I am not able to figure out why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before we can make a liveUSB. I have seen that when I use a dd command to make a liveUSB with a ...
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Mounting android device

How can I mount samsung android device to my ubuntu laptop. I am using samsung GT-S7392 Ubuntu LTS 14.04 I have already MTP fs Please help
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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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Use fdisk -s, can not boot up

First I want to resize partition of my Ubuntu 13.0X, I run three commands: fdisk -l fdisk -s /dev/sda1 reboot -r Then I realize I should copy some important files in system in case losing. But ...
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Drive auto mounting as read only (errors=remount-ro)

My system is auto-mounting as read only and I have no idea why. Output of fstab: cat /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique ...
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Can't read superblock : mount reiserfs .dsk image failed

I have a failed 160 GB Western Digital Netcenter NAS disk and its image after failing in .DSK format. When I connect the disk to my ubuntu machine and typed: # losetup -o 512006144 /dev/loop1 ...
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I get a “serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting

Same problem with me but when i go on ignore os is booting fine. but still that error is comming on my display when i reboot
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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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How to hide the CIFS volume mounted from NTFS file system hosted on Zentyal 2.2.2

How to hide the CIFS Volume mounted from Zentyal 2.2.2. which is having the NTFS Partition Mount command given in /etc/fstab on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS //192.168.0.203/tallylinux /media/Tally11 cifs ...
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Link to NTFS partition broken after reboot [duplicate]

I've created a link to a folder located on a NTFS partition, in the same HDD where Ubuntu is installed. After rebooting, the link says it's broken (the link shows a lock icon to the lower right and ...
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Mount Ubuntu server directory onto local Ubuntu machine, access via terminal

I'm working locally on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine and I often need to access an Ubuntu 12.04 server. I would like to mount my home drive on the server as a directory on my local machine. It is ...
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Mounting CD drive

I'm attempting to mount my CD drive so that I can use, and I'm confused on all the necessary steps I need to take to get it working smoothly. I attempted a long time ago and gave up and I don't ...
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SD card not automatically mounted

This is happening on both Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu 12.04 (the latter after I got frustrated to the point of formatting and reinstalling). I have an Asus Eee with a built in SD card slot. I used to ...
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Partition problems

I had a problem with a corrupt grub config. I recovered it with Rescatux and was able to boot up. It appears thought that I am mounting the wrong partition because I can't find my old programs. Here ...
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Mounted filesystems - what are these?

After running a program called hardinfo, I received this output four mounted systems: none /sys/fs/cgroup 0,00 % (4,0 KiB of 4,0 KiB) udev /dev 0,00 % (1,9 GiB of 1,9 GiB) tmpfs /run ...
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I've lost windows shared folder in virtual ubuntu 12.04lts build VMware after latest update

In VMware I have used the wizard to make folders in my windows host shared with the VM ensuring the "always enabled" selection. I can run vmware-hgfsclient and see the available folders. But the ...
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Stale file handle

i added new structure member for creator in ext2 inode structure at ext2.h, currently i downloaded linux-3.18.7 and modified and i enable the ext2_fs option in.config file, after compilation i entered ...
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Changes to fstab overwritten after reboot. Ubuntu Touch 15.04 (r1) on a Nexus 7 (2013) [closed]

I installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7. After the initial install the / partition is read only, so I do sudo mount -o remount,rw / I then update /etc/fstab with rw instead of ro for the / ...