A mountpoint is a physical location in the partition used as a root filesystem. Use this tag for any questions about mountpoints.

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What do I do when my root filesystem is full?

My / folder is reading as full and I can't update software or do anything. Not sure what I'm doing wrong here. $ df -h Results: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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How to reverse these settings?

I followed the first answer give by user "dginsd" from here Discs in DVD Drive not being read because I couldnt mount a game I had on a DVD disk and thought that ubuntu wasnt seeing my DVDrom drive ...
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Ubuntu MATE problems with external media permissions

I just started trying out Ubuntu MATE in 16.04 and I can't edit my thumb-drive files because they belong to root. I tried changing the mount point with gnome-disks to media/user/DRIVE still belong to ...
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OS is not booting and running properly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Ubuntu-MATE desktop environment.Since the last kernel update I am getting error after GRUB Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. Press F to attempt to ...
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How auto-mount an external Flash disk into a home folder

I have a flash disk where I put videos and I want to auto-mount this USB memory stick into the Videos folder when it's plugged to the computer.
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Error: /dev/hugepages does not exist

Today, when I ran DPDK on Ubuntu, I got this error: $ sudo mount -t hugetlbfs -o pagesize=1G none /dev/hugepages mount: mount point /dev/hugepages does not exist Can anyone tell me how to fix this? ...
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nautilus connect to server - can not reach filesystem root

Using Ubuntu-Raring I connect via 'Files/Connect-to-server': ssh://root@myhost:mysshport/ connection works ok, but I am connected to '/root' on the target system and can not reach the filesystem root ...
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Two mount points of my partition

I freshly set up Ubuntu, and formatted the whole disk with the btrfs file system. When I look at the mount point in gparted, /dev/sda5 is mounted both at / and /home. Is this a problem? This did not ...
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Do I need unencrypted files underneath encrypted overmount?

I have unencrypted files in my /home/user dir (likely fallout from moving my home dir to a different partition). /dev/sda1 440G 137G 282G 33% /home /home/user/.Private 440G 137G ...
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Automatically mouting partitions at startup

Other than my OS partition, I have two other partitions on my drive. At startup, one of them is automatically loaded while the other one is not. How to change the settings so that none of them is ...
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My system won’t start. Error no such device: …

Because of a very long story I found myself having two Linux systems. As one of the two was obsolete, I decided to get rid of it. I deleted its partition, and then sudo update-grub and because ~ ...
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Installed ubuntu on USB and want to resize the main partition

I installed ubuntu using the default settings on my USB 3 flash drive... but later on I found that it partitioned only 14GB for ubuntu main partition (dev/sdc2)243MB for /boot mountpoint,dev/sdc1 ...
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How to resize the disk partition [duplicate]

Hello I have next to no disk space and I can't resize the partition because it can't be unmounted. It's mounted on '/' . The message says that maybe other partitions are mounted to that location
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Problem booting Ubuntu Server after editing /etc/fstab to mount secondary hdd

I have added a secondary hdd to my server and modified the /etc/fstab with the line UUID=1579e689-3965-47db-83a7-665cceeb6aff /media/storage ext4 defaults 0 0 but now when I am rebooting the server ...
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Mounted Android System.img unable to edit

I have mounted an android system image using the command: sudo mount -t ext4 -o loop system.img sys/ When I go into the mount point, all of the files are easy to open. I can go through just about ...
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owner of a file should be user 'nobody' and group 'anybody'

I have exported 2 filesystems on an Ubuntu server 14.04 and mounted them from another Ubuntu server 14.04. In my /etc/exports file on the server, I deactivated the option no_root_squash for one of ...
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Cannot access folders shared on the second hdd

I have two folders shared using samba. One folder is in /home/y directory on the ssd and the second one on the second hdd mounted as /media/y/hdd. I can access the first, but I've got the message ...
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Where are MTP mounted devices located in the filesystem?

I have an Android phone that connects with my computer via MTP. This works fine; I can see and transfer files with Nautilus. However, I often want to use the terminal to move large numbers of files, ...
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Cannot mount disks at bootup

I've been having a particular problem with Ubuntu and its flavours for a year. Now that I have made a fresh install of Xubuntu, I thought the problem might fix itself but it has not. Please keep in ...
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Mount /home directory from SD card in Ubuntu Touch?

Much like one might mount /home from a second drive or partition on a desktop computer, is it possible to mount /home from an SD card in Ubuntu Touch? I know lots of locations are bind mounted in ...
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Need to create a Partition after installing Ubuntu

I've already installed Ubuntu 12.04, but I did not make any separate partitions beside the one the operating system is installed on. Now I want to make a new such partition. Is this possible?
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How can I prevent orphan folders from being kept under /media/user?

I noticed orphan folders from previously inserted external USB drives under /media/user. How can I prevent the system from keeping these orphan folders? Folders in media/user:
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Is it normal for devices to change their device numbers?

Last time I booted, my OS drive was sdc1 and my Data drive was sda1. Now they are reversed. Are they assigned randomly at boot?
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change mount points to another directory

I want to change the directory's of four mount points to /home folder in hopes of moving programs to another directory. I am in need to move /tmp /usr /opt and /var to the /homedirectory like ...
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Where's my phone mounted to browse it from shell? [duplicate]

I have connected a smartphone and would like to copy some file onto it using midnight commander. I've found out that the mount point is mtp://[usb:002,004]/Card/ however when I try to run cd ...
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How to find details like whether the mounted filesystem is read only or read-write with details of status related to the disk health?

How to find details like whether the mounted file-system is read only or read-write? In addition to it how to find details of the hard disk or partition health status without affecting the data of ...
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System can't write in the windows mounted location

I have a shared directory on a Windows server and mounted it on Ubuntu 14.04 server with this command, sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.137/data$ /mnt/data I mounted the directory using sudo as the ...
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Unable to create file /tmp/testfile: No space left on device

i have really strange situation today over one of my Ubuntu Server. this is a web server, where One PHP website is running and i have programmed this web to move the File between the Mounted drive ...
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Where is network directory mounted (direct path)?

I connected to a server using sftp from within Ubuntu's file manager ("Files", is it?). Now I'd like to know where it is actually mounted within the Linux file system (i.e. a mount point like ...
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What mount point should I use for data/free space

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a PC that has 2 hard drives (160 GB and 320 GB) These drives were set up with Ubuntu on the 160 and Vista on the 320 as dual boot. I am currently re-partitioning ...
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Access denied error while mounting a shared folder?

I am a linux newbie and I have a very basic question. I have three machines - machineA 10.108.24.132 machineB 10.108.24.133 machineC 10.108.24.134 and all those machines have Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Unable to start windows

As you can see from my question I'm really noob with Ubuntu. I have installed my Ubuntu on my computer. I was thinking that I will be able to make choice between Ubuntu and Windows after reboot the ...
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I want to resize my mount point partition of ubuntu 12.04 and install winndows 7 .HOw can I do that? [duplicate]

I want to resize the Ubuntu 12.04 partition and install Windows 7. How can I do that? Please refer to the screenshot of Gparted editor. I want to resize the dev/sda3 partition.
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Location of “Connect to Server…” mount

If I mount a Windows share using the "Places>Connect to Server..." option where is it mounted and is it always mounted at the same place? I need to know the path so I can access it from the Terminal. ...
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mount point changed

in my machine I have a partition that I mount after logging in. Usually it is mounted in /media/Data Since yesterday (I don't know what I did) it is mounted in /media/Data_ and the mounting ...
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how to mount dvd-rw drive/create mount point

I just get ubuntu 12.10. So I am a newbie. I have sata hard disc with partitions - sda 1 (swap) sda 2 (mount point /) and sda 3 (mount point /home). Today I add another internal hard disc (not sata) ...
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Mounting hard drive to an existing folder

I am attempting to mount an external harddrive at /home which has files in it. Will the files already existing in /home be merged and moved to the new harddrive. If this is not possible are the files ...
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Need to create NTFS partition on my hard drive but mount point “/” is stopping me

Okay, im not very good with computers. I got ubuntu a few weeks ago, after having windows which was becoming rubbish so i deleted it. Since then, ive found it hard to get around using some programmes ...
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Only put certain directories in home to another partition

Before anyone wants to mark this as a duplicate: I do not want to put my /home on another partition. I'm going to buy a 250GiB SSD to replace the 640GiB HDD in my laptop computer. However, since ...
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Kill SSHFS at shutdown? (systemd / upstart)

Apparently having an SSHFS mountpoint active while trying to restart or shutdown Ubuntu can cause the system to hang. I would really like to avoid having to possibly power cycle, due to using an md ...
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How to design partitions for SSHD?

I'm going to install Linux on Lenovo B5400, which contains: 500GB Hybrid SSHD with a 8 GB SSD and 500 GB HDD Designing partitions for my 2 Linux distros was quite easy before, when I had only HDD. ...
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Why can't all the mount point in root directory changed to /mnt/temporary & /mnt/removable? [closed]

It seem a obsoleted in the root directory with all the mount point. For example: /cdrom /media /mnt So, why can't it change to something like this: New Hierarchy: /mnt/temporary #Can short it to ...
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How to change an order of mount points if a volume is mounted twice?

How to change an order of mount points if a volume is mounted twice (or more)? sudo mount /dev/sda2 /media/Folder_1; sudo mount /dev/sda2 /media/Folder_2; udisksctl info --block-device /dev/sda2; ...
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Manual Installation Help

When I install Ubuntu by using something else and create the partitions What should I usually do is select the mount point as root ie / I wonder what are the other mount options used for and what ...
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Mount directory when navigating to it

Is it possible to mount a drive when a user attempts to navigate to it? For instance, if I were to have /dev/sda8 mounted upon /mnt/shared/, could I only mount it when a process attempts to list the ...
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How to know where plugged device was mounted?

For example I have 3G modem. When I plug it in USB port it becomes /dev/ttyACM0. How can I see if device is really connected at all, what proper commands to see listings of connected devices (not ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04

I want to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8. Both are installed in my Dell laptop but the bios is not configured properly. I have to press F11 every time I need to use Ubuntu instead of Windows 8. I ...
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Why are the default permissions for /media/username root:root?

I have tweaked the permissions on /media/username from root:root to username:root [1]. I understand that a user-centric location allows user-centric permissions [2]. But why were the permissions for ...
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Mount point name changed

I had Ubuntu 13.10 for a while and recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. There is a problem in the mount point name of my hard disk. I had a partition name stuff and for some reason after upgrading the ...