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

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How to prevent automount of NTFS partitions on startup ?

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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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 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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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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“Mounting cifs URL not implemented yet” when I try to mount a samba share

I have a server for development (Ubuntu 12.04). On that machine, I have a shared folder named "projects". I tried sudo mount -t smbfs smb://192.168.2.28/projects/myProject /mnt/myProject on my ...
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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 connect MTP devices via USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to transfer files from/to an Android device via a GUI? How does one connect an MTP device to Ubuntu via USB? Many popular devices, such as all Android 4.0 phone, ...
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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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How do I mount a Windows Live SkyDrive account as a partition?

Is there any software or steps to mount Windows live Skydrive so that we can upload files easily.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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mount: you must specify the filesystem type

I want to mount a partition to an auxiliary folder via mount to fix a damaged grub. I used the command. sudo mount /dev/sdb2 /home/ubuntu/temp and got as error: mount: you must specify the ...
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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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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 can I graphically mount ISOs?

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

I was hoping to know if Ubuntu comes with a standard way of mounting ISOs. I looked around online and found a bunch of scripts that can do it. This to me seems like core functionality, is it offered ...
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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 ...
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CLI mounting vs. GUI mounting

On Ubuntu 12.10, when I want to mount a hard drive, I can just click on the unmounted drive and everything works fine (by mounting to /media/username/partitionlabel). Basically, I would like to do ...
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How do I mount .cue file?

I have a cd image that is not a .iso but a .cue. I cannot mount it. I use ubuntu 10.10 64 bits, and I've tried a lot of programs. furiosmout just says it is not a image file, and it just didn't work. ...
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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 ...
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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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Setup for mounting kerberized nfs home directory - gssd not finding valid kerberos ticket

Our home directories are exported via kerberized nfs, so the user needs a valid kerberos ticket to be able to mount its home. This setup works fine with our existing clients & server. Now we want ...
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Why can't mount read files in “/etc/fstab.d/”?

I've installed 12.04 server for the first time, and I like some of the changes to the configuration system (like using /etc/sudoers.d/ to store custom rules instead of editing the default sudoers ...
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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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What's the easiest way to mount Windows share as a local folder in home directory?

Via Gnome Nautilus I can easily mount Samba shares from my Ubuntu Server. However, these "mounts" are kinda of fake. Many applications I run do not recognize that Gnome has mounted these server ...
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Where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10?

where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10. How can I find the locaton of the mounted through samba folders? I share a folder with a ubuntu 12.10 machine. I am trying to find the location of the mount ...
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How to create RAM drive?

How do i create RAM drive under ubuntu. And would he automounted at startup?
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Can't mount any partitions - ACL error

I've install Ubuntu 12.10 and now I can't mount any partitions. I get the same error with drives: Adding read ACL for uid 1000 to /media/proach failed: Operation not supported
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Mount an external drive at boot time only if it is plugged in

I've got an entry for an external harddrive in my fstab: UUID="680C0FE30C0FAAE0" /jgdata ntfs noatime,rw But sometimes this drive isn't plugged in at boot time. This leaves me half way ...
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Is there a Gmail Drive?

is there the gdrive in ubuntu? like windows have. Or similar
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Mounting a Windows folder with writing permissions in Ubuntu

Apparently the answer is here: http://superuser.com/questions/251537/mount-specific-ntfs-directory-on-linux however it is not working as expected. I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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Mount unknown filesystem exfat [closed]

Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /media/gkp/Backup: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid" "/dev/sda6" "/media/gkp/Backup"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown ...
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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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Is it possible to delete files when another filesystem is mounted on the path?

Having just written an answer about moving /usr to a new partition I was wondering about deleting files once a new partition has been mounted. To use the example from the question, is it possible to ...
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“Unable to mount Android, Error initialising camera: -60: Could not lock the device” when connecting a Samsung Galaxy S2 via MTP

Whenever I connect my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone (running Android 4.0) via USB using an MTP connection one of two messages always pops up, either: Unable to mount Android: Error initialising camera: ...
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btrfs partition won't mount after upgrading 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 laptop

I have tried many ideas from the net, but none of them work. This looks correct and in good order **sudo btrfs filesystem show /dev/sda2** failed to read /dev/sr0 Label: none uuid: ...
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Why can't I copy a large number of files to my USB flash drive?

Final Update: So it turns out that the drive was indeed defective and I was able to get it replaced - the replacement works great! What happens: I insert the flash drive. I try to copy 2GB ...
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Does Ubuntu log when USB devices are connected?

When I connect a USB drive to an Ubuntu OS, would there be a text file which contains details of that connection and if so, where is that file located ? What is the name of that file?
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How to hide mounted partitions and devices from Unity Launcher via Command Line?

I've checked and read similar questions, but most of the answers requires installing either dconf-tools, CCSM or MyUnity. In Ubuntu 12.04, is there a way to hide mounted partitions or devices from ...
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Why can't I mount the Ubuntu 12.04 installer ISOs in Mac OS X?

Over the past few days, I have downloaded both the 32 and 64 bit version of server and desktop to install on an Intel based PC. It is normal from within OS X to double click on an ISO and it will ...
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Permission denied on SSHFS automount

I am trying to set up an SSHFS connection between two Ubuntu machines, using /etc/fstab so that they automount from the beginning. I have created an .ssh directory in my home dir on both machines, I ...
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How do I handle .WIM image files?

I have an Asus netbook, and its recovery partition and recovery DVD have several images in .WIM format. Are there any Linux/Ubuntu tools to handle those images? Im looking for the equivalents of ...
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Can I mount an ISO without administrative privileges?

Can I mount an ISO in Ubuntu 10.04 without requiring the use of sudo? This is all I know how to do: sudo mount -o loop -t iso9660 image.iso /media/iso A few answers mentioned using something ...
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Mounting a USB disk in a permanent location

I have a USB hard disk that I want to mount on boot and in a specific location. How can I make that drive mount and stay available (say for local backups, etc.) even though no one's logged in? It ...
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USB Storage Device Automount

Under Ubuntu 10.04 one of the problems which appeared is that USB devices would no longer automatically mount when plugged in. Normally I would get a pop up message asking what application I wanted to ...
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Audio CDs will not Auto-mount Correctly

When I try to play any audio CD in Ubuntu 10.10 the following message appears. What is causing this problem with mounting an audio CD in the Ubuntu environment ? I need to resolve this issue ...