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

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Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation

Whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows partition, and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. When I try to enter my Windows partition through Nautilus I ...
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How to automount NTFS partitions?

I have two NTFS partitions, and I don't want to mount them everytime I start Ubuntu. How can I do this? Is there a tool or a code to use? If so, is it safe to automount? specially when they are ...
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Is there a program to mount all of my drives automatically?

Sometimes when I restart my computer, my drives will mount but sometimes they won't (like right now when I'm typing this question out). Is there an easy way, like a program that can mount them for ...
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Error mounting VirtualBox shared folders in an Ubuntu guest

I have Ubuntu 10 as the guest OS on a Windows 7 machine. I have been trying to setup shares through VirtualBox, but nothing is working. First, I create the share in VirtualBox and point it to a ...
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How to burn or mount an ISO file?

I have downloaded an ISO file recently. How do I burn it to a CD or DVD or mount it?
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Auto mount a disk drive in ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Bookmark directory not found)

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I start my pc and click on any bookmark from the file manager it shows this error: Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and try again. ...
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How to run a script when a specific flash-drive is mounted?

Is there a way to run a script when a particular USB device is mounted? I keep my videos on a separate USB and would like to run a script that would mount the video folder on the USB device to the ...
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I get a “serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting

I have just set up my new system by creating three partitions on a whole hard disk (/boot, /home, swap and /). I saw this article and now I am getting those errors and the system provide me with some ...
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How to mount a VirtualBox shared folder at startup?

I have Ubuntu installed in Virtualbox. I want to mount my VirtualBox shared folder in Ubuntu automatically when I log in Ubuntu. I put the following line in my ~./bashrc and ~/.bash_profile: sudo ...
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How do I get a Canon MG, MP and MX series USB printer working?

Printer MP6150 driver installed itself upon plugging in the printer. Printer is recognized (lsusb shows it) but does not mount. If the printer is recognized, the driver must be working (or?), but ...
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Disable auto-opening nautilus window after auto-mount

Every time I plug a USB stick in, nautilus opens a new window with the contents of the drive. I would like to disable this auto-opening of the nautilus window, but I would like the actual auto-mount ...
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How to access a usb flash drive from the terminal? (How can I mount a flash drive manually?)

I only have access to the command line I need to backup my data (on the user folder) to a pen. I don't know where/how can I do this is order to access the pen, and then do the cp command. How can ...
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How to mount an ISO file?

I'm running into trouble trying to mount a large iso: dev@dev-OptiPlex-745:~$ sudo mount -o loop /home/dev/Hämtningar/matlab2011a_64.iso /cdrom mount: warning: /cdrom seems to be mounted read-only. ...
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Autorun a script after I plugged or unplugged a USB device

What can I do to run automatically a script after I mount/plugin or unmount/unplug a USB device?
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Mount VirtualBox SharedFolder in Ubuntu VM on boot

I have a Ubuntu VM running in VirtualBox. I have a Shared Folder set up as myshare I have a folder created in my home directory (~/jamesw) as host. using the line sudo mount -t vboxsf myshare host ...
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Unable to mount NTFS hard drive partition “The disk contains an unclean file system” [duplicate]

I have dual booted ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8.1 in my laptop. Earlier my window partition(C drive) and other NTFS partition was accessible from ubuntu. Now its giving me this error and not mounting: ...
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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 "exfat"...
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Proper fstab entry to mount a samba share on boot?

I am a little confused on the proper fstab entry for a samba share in Ubuntu 12.04 I can get the drive to mount manually by using: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.2.2/raid_drive /mnt/homeserver -o ...
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How do I change file system in recovery mode to read-write mode?

I have messed up my sudoers file and I want to change the permission on it. When I login in recovery mode, I cannot run the command chmod as it is read-only option. I tried mount -o remount,rw / in ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partition in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

After I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I can't mount my NTFS partition. Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/mrxfly/xFLyDiskData: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=...
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Correct way of mounting a Windows share

I mounted a Windows share to my Ubuntu 11.10 system via adding the following line to the /etc/fstab: //serveraddr/sharedfolder /mnt/foldername/ smbfs credentials=/home/myname/.smbpasswd 0 0 using ...
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What does it mean to mount something?

I hear and read the term all the time, but what does it mean? I just accidentally mounted a shared folder hosted on a remote computer. The only difference I see is the presence of a desktop ...
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Problem to enter in NTFS partition “The disk contains an unclean file system”

Sorry if this question is already solved. I changed my Operating System, from Windows to Linux Ubuntu 13.04. I have 2 partitions: C: (system) and M: It's NTFS; there I have my information, music,...
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What are “/run/lock” and “/run/shm” used for?

I just want to know where and how /run/lock and /run/shm can help our PC . $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 56G 13G 41G 24% / udev ...
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How do I mount a hibernated NTFS partition? [duplicate]

I have a Windows HDD attached to an external docking bay on my Ubuntu System, but the HDD brings up an error message: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 14: Windows is hibernated, refused ...
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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, http://www....
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Disk drive boot problem: The disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or is not present!

When I started Ubuntu, I got this error: The disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or is not present! I tried skipping mounting, but it came up like a command prompt. Please help me.
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How do I remount a filesystem as read/write?

I'm trying to mount an hfsplus filesystem in a Xubuntu 12.04 VM (kernel version 3.2.0-23-generic) but when I type mount -o remount, rw /dev/sdb3 in command line it returns not mounted or bad option. ...
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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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Why have both /mnt and /media?

It seems to me that having both /mnt and /media is a little redundant. Is there any tangible difference between the two that I'm not aware of? Is there a standard that most people follow for where to ...
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How to connect MTP devices via USB?

How does one connect an MTP device to Ubuntu via USB? Many popular devices, such as all Android 4.0 phone, have only MTP or PTP as a connection option, no USB mass storage anymore. Considering the ...
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How to connect Nokia Lumia 520 to Ubuntu 12.04

I have done the following steps: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update and updated some packages from update manager. After doing above steps I am able to see lumia ...
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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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Selective mounted volumes for the GNOME Desktop and Nautilus Sidebar

By default 'mounted volumes' are shown on the Ubuntu desktop. I usually disable this (gconf-editor or Ubuntu Tweak) because I don't want, for instance, my Windows partition on the Desktop. However ...
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Mount encrypted volumes from command line?

If I have an encrypted external disk (or an internal disk that is not in fstab), I see an entry for it in Nautilus -- with an entry like "X GB Encrypted Volume". I can click on this volume, and am ...
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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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Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu

since I could not find how to post this as a blog/post/tutorial in AskUbuntu.. I decided on posting it here, were it is best exposed anyhow ... Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ...
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Mount NTFS partition at startup, with non-root user as owner

I'm currently mounting an NTFS partition at startup using the following line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sda3 /media/data ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 To my Ubuntu 11.10 installation, ...
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How do I mount Samba share as non-root user

Is there a step-by-step tutorial that instructs in detail how to smbmount a Samba share to be used by a non-root user on a Ubuntu 10.04 desktop? Note: there are numerous threads on Google search ...
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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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Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting

I want to stop a USB device from automounting in Ubuntu 13.04. For example, when I connect my iPhone 5 to my desktop I am consistently prompted for what I want to do (whether or not I want to erase ...
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How do I give multiple users access to a Windows NTFS partition?

I have USB hard-drive connected to my Ubuntu (11.04) machine. Every time I reboot the computer and login it mounts the hard-drive. Since the disk has NTFS on it, Linux assigns some user to be the ...
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14.04 Not Auto-Mounting External Drives Since Upgrading from 12.04

I've upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 via command-line when my system froze, had to do REISUB and dpkg --configure -a to recover from crash after rebooting. Now everything seems to work except ...
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How can I add more disk space to my home directory?

The current home directory gets full. Can I assign more disk space to the home directory somehow or are there any other solutions?
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How can I store /var on a separate partition?

I'd like to store /var on a separate partition from /. What is the correct way to set this up?
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How to prevent a partition from being mounted?

I have two NTFS partitions that constitute a Windows 7 install. I am running Ubuntu and virtualize that Windows install off the physical disk. While the VM is working it could be disastrous if mount ...
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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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Why do my gvfs mounts not show up under ~/.gvfs or /run/user/<login>/gvfs?

From what I read, when mounting a network share via nautilus or gvfs-mount the mount point should be in ~/.gvfs. This seems not to be the case for me: I tried mounting both an FTP and SMB share via ...
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How to auto mount my external hard drive?

On login, ubuntu 10.10 would not mount external hard drives automatically, While ubuntu 10.04 mount them on login. I've tried Storage Device Manager but it give error when external hard is not plugged....
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How can I graphically mount ISOs?

I want a graphical (GUI) method to mount an ISO, is there any way to do so?