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

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Problem mounting samba shares in 15.10 (it worked in 15.04 !!)

With 15.04 (running inside VirtualBox), I used the technique descibed here and it worked fine. //servername/sharename /media/windowsshare cifs ...
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External disk mount again after safe removal

I have an external ntfs disk. When I try to safe remove it, after few seconds it is mounted again without doing nothing... This happens every time and with every remove method I tried: clicking on ...
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Mount Hfsplus partition of a disk image

I know my question is very similar to many others on this site (ex. Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device)) but I have a slightly different problem during the mount of a single ...
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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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ALERT! /dev/mapper/xxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on vmware. I can't login to Ubuntu. i'm in a situation similar to the one described in this post ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell I ...
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How do I remount a filesystem read/write?

My cat walked over my keyboard and pressed "magical" SysRq u, doing an Emergency Remount R/O. How do I reverse this? On How do I remount a filesystem as read/write?, SirCharlo claims The correct ...
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whats going on with fdisk?

I was trying to find the device mount point of my smart phone, when I ran sudo fdisk -l and saw something more curious. ... Disk /dev/ram14: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors Units: sectors of ...
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How to use a `dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb` drive?

Given: a sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb duplicate drive of the main boot drive. How does one safely, reliably : mount a dd duplicate drive as a second drive? setup the dd duplicate drive as ...
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My computer isn't recognizing/mounting CDs and DVDs

With sudo lshw -C disk I get *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM writer product: DVDRAM GU71N vendor: HL-DT-ST physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0 logical ...
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CIFS FSTAB won't start at boot and mount -a doesn't work as expected

I am having a odd issues my CIFS drive. It won't mount at boot and also when the system has booted, I have tried again with mount -a but no success. It will however mount with the mount -t command and ...
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Remove the “Authentication is required for …”

I'm terribly sorry if this has been answered somewhere else but I've read through many forum posts and still haven't found a fix to my issue. Recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 then updated to 14.04 ...
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Shotwell : how to browse external library without external drive plugged-in

My laptop hard drive is running out of space so I decided to put my entire photo library (33000+ pictures, 160 Gb) on a dedicated external hard drive. The process went smoothly ... until I found out ...
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USB hard drive not showing up under /dev/

I'm running Ubuntu 14.01 on a BeagleBone Black with LXDE. I have a USB hard drive that auto mounts (a prompt comes up in LXDE and I have to enter my password) if I connect it after the computer have ...
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What causes high CPU usage by mount.ntfs?

I'm in Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. mount.ntfs use high CPU--40%. I have Intel Core i5-3210M. Why is this happening? lsblk: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda 465.8G ...
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Auto mount sshfs volume through fstab with password auth

I have a headless server running Ubuntu 12.04.4 that needs to come back up after a reboot without user intervention. There is an existing manual process that involves looking at files on a remote ...
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Cannot install into target mounted with noexec or nodev while doing qemu-deboot strapping

I'm trying to install the armel version of Ubuntu with qemu-deboot-strap on my desktop X64 system,but I've found this error : $ mkdir precise $ sudo qemu-debootstrap --arch=armel precise ./precise/ ...
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Error while encrypting swap on Ubuntu 12.04

I successfully encrypted my swap using ecryptfs-setup-swap command on my test Ubuntu 12.04 Server that runs on a virtual machine, so I written down all the steps I made on my blog, see ...
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How do I test if a Windows share exists and is ready to be mounted?

How do I test if a Windows share exists before I attempt to mount the share? Regards Hendre
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how to disable luks partition from showing up in nautlus panel

I have a luks setup with encrypted partition. And I don't want everyone on my computer to see that I have such partition. Unfortunately it shows up in the nautilus "devices" panel as "Encrypted ...
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Strange errors in 'dmesg' output related to mounted partition

There are some strange errors showing up in my dmesg output related to mounting sda4 on boot, which is an extended partition containing used logical volumes. The following is an extract of my dmesg ...
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How to cleanup Ubuntu SDK chroots?

I have many chroots created by Ubuntu SDK, automatically mounted at boot: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 1,9G 0 1,9G 0% ...
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USB HDDs are failing with xHCI error. Requiring restart

I have 2 hard drives connected with SATA-to-USB tool. Usually they work fine however some time to time they fail and they don't show up on Disks neither I can see the connection on dmesg. dmesg output ...
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Unable to mount device - believe it's XFS type

I have a hard drive from a Javelin S4 (similar to Promise NS4600N) enclosure that was setup as a single disk RAID0 that I have tried adding to my Linux Ubuntu server (14.x) generic "Linux ...
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Is FSCK on boot disabled in 14.04.2?

I have a few different installations of 14.04 server, all 32 bit, mostly kept updated, so I feel confident to say that they're at 14.04.2. One server is on a clients site, and doesn't get updated as ...
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Ubuntu touch – /etc/fstab resets after every restart

I have just received the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition and have already started hacking it. Managed to use davfs2 to mount remote drives ok, but anything I add to /etc/fstab is automatically removed every ...
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Android device mounted as gphoto2 rather than mtp

I have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 fully updated (apt-get dist-upgrade). On one my android phone mounts in Nautilus automatically using an mtp:// location, which works fairly well. On the other ...
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No Windows partition available after installing Ubuntu 14 LTS

After an upgrade of Ubuntu from 12 LTS to 14 LTS version GRUB failed to boot. With a boot repair disk ISO on my USB pen drive I found the Windows partition still exists and could be mounted, but the ...
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mountall: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0

I don't know how to fix this. My system won't even get past the loading screen. When I press F1 on the Ubuntu splash screen it shows me log with this message. mountall: error while loading shared ...
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Why My ZTC Grameenphone internet 3g is mount failed?

My ubuntu version is ubuntu 14.04 lts. When I'm plug in the device then following massage are show: Error mounting /dev/sr1 at /media/mohammad/GP Internet: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" -o ...
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HDD mounting issues

I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 on a 250GB SSD which works OK. I also have a 2 TB HDD where I have my Virtualbox disks installed and when I boot the 2TB does not mount. When I hover over the ...
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Stuck booting a Ubuntu 14.04 system (not from a LiveCD but from sdb1) via PXE/NFS

I have two disks (sda and sdb). I have a running Ubuntu 14.04 in sda1. I've cloned sda1 in sdb1 with Clonezilla, so in sdb1 I have too another Ubuntu system, which I want to boot only through the LAN. ...
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How to get Nautilus and Launcher to show drives mounted in non-standard folder

If I mount a drive in /media or somewhere in my home folder, it automatically shows in both Nautilus (under Devices in its side bar) and on the Launcher. However, if I mount the drive in ...
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Unable to access a Drive

I am new to this platform so I don't Know much about Ubuntu, Now I have installed the latest Ubuntu version that is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64 bit), I already have windows 8 installed in my PC and I have ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Automount ext4 USB Stick as root

I recently formatted my new Sandisk USB Stick with linux from the default FAT32 to ext4. Unfortunatelly, when Thunar Automounts the stick, it is mounted as root and not as the current user, so if I ...
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Mounting Windows Phone 8.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu on my computer, erasing Windows Vista forever. So far, so good: I love the OS! The only issue for me is my mobile phone, a Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone. Sometimes it ...
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/sys is mounted read-only and this stops my laptop from suspending to RAM

My laptop has recently started to fail to suspend to RAM from time to time. I've completely re-installed Kubuntu 14.04 (trusty), but the error comes back intermittently. Looking at ...
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mountall: fsck /boot [333] terminated with status 1

I am running a Ubuntu Precise 12.04.4 LTS vm on an ESXi. Suddenly, the boot up process started crashing with the following message: /dev/mapper/luxsrv--vg-boot: 251/249856 files (6.4% ...
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Trying to create UDEV rule to mount removable drive exfat partition

So I am trying to create a udev rule to automatically mount a drives exfat partition to /media/offsite. My goal is to automatically mount a drive to /media/offsite and then kick off a .sh script to ...
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how to mount .vhdx image in lubuntu

So, I had a hard drive with Windows 8. The drive started dying, so I made an image backup to an external HDD. Because it's practically impossible to get an ISO of Windows 8, I installed Lubuntu. ...
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Where is my tablet memory hardware mounted on laptop?

I connected my Asus fonepad7 tablet to my laptop via usb. My laptop automatically detects it & opens. But I'm unable to find where the memory card of my tablet mounted on laptop. Just see below, ...
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Can't access logical partition immediately

Bit of a newbie question: I have a logical partition called "Workspace" (I am only running one hard drive). The logical partition contains media files for use from multiple operating systems (dual ...
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Confusion about overlay filesystem in ubuntu

Suppose some commands below: mkdir -p /tmp/rootfs mkdir -p /tmp/rootfs1 mkdir /mnt mount -n -t overlayfs -o rw,upperdir=/tmp/rootfs,lowerdir=/tmp/rootfs1 none /mnt As a result, I can see ...
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Can no longer mount Guest Additions CD in Ubuntu VirtualBox guest

I've been using VirtualBox for weeks for school. Tonight, out of the blue, my virtual guest locks up and when I reset, there are so many issues. I first had an issue with my screen no longer resizing ...
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My portable HDD cannot be mounted into filesystem — can't read superblock

I have a Seagate portable hdd 1 TB formatted fat32. Now I had no problems at the very beginning, but now I am getting the following error: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/zorobabel/EFI: ...
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Mounting Additional Harddrive using ntfs-3g

I have desktop with 80gb HDD with ubuntu then i added a 2TB but failed to get it mounted tried all links from mounting ntfs on ubuntu search This is my current config : Dell:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sda1: ...
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Size limit when mounting CIFS share

Is there a limit to the size of the CIFS share you can mount? I have a users who was previously able to mount one of our cifs shares, but once I extended the size of the share from 6TB to 8TB, he ...
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How is my Windows share not accessible after some time after being mounted at boot time?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have set up a Windows share to be mounted at boot time in /etc/fstab as follows: //192.168.x.x/Google\040Drive /home/myname/Google\040Drive cifs ...
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How to mount so spaces in filenames are replaced

I know that there are many ways to replace spaces in filenames with underscores by renaming the file. But what I am searching for is a way to access the untouched files with a different filename (a ...
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Samba share for everyone inside network

I'm sure this is really easy but can get it working and don't know if it's some kind of permisson or what. I have one disk mounted as a backup disk in my "server" machine, and want to share this ...
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Protocol driver not attached (hfs+)

On a 12.04 LTS system, I am attempting to mount an SSD that was formerly in a Macbook Pro. It has four partitions, one with a Ubuntu install, one for swap, one a Macintosh recovery partition, and the ...