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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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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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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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 check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?

I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04 (it's on the other side of the world and I haven't built up the wherewithal to upgrade it remotely yet) and I have been told that there is a CD in one of it's two ...
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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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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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Mount /tmp and /home to separate hard drive

is it possible to mount the root file system '/' on one hard drive (where folders like /usr, /boot, etc will be stored) and mount /tmp and /home to another hard drive on the same partition? Something ...
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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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What's the difference between USB, UUID, Disk identifier and Vendor ID?

I need a persistent, unique identifier of a USB drive that never changes, to make a mount point folder. Can you explain the difference between Disk Identifier, Vendor ID and UUID? Can you also advise ...
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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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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 mtp://[...
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Mounting a filesystem?

I know how to use mounting in linux and have used it many a times but I am not able to understand what mount actually means in operating system,its benefits and practical usage? I have searched it on ...
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How can I change the mount point of an external hard drive

My external HDD currently automatically mounts at a certain name, let's say /media/500GB hard drive. I wish to make it mount at a different location, for example /media/500GB_HDD. I have looked ...
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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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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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Changing the mounting point for logical partitions

When I installed Ubuntu 12.04, I didn't know how to properly set the mounting points for the partitioned logical drives. So, I just set it randomly. Now when I open the Home folder I cannot see any of ...
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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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Where is my Android phone's mount point, so I can rsync it?

I would like to rsync my music with my Android phone (Galaxy Nexus), I'm trying to work out the mount path to use from the shell. The mount command doesn't show up on the phone. In Nautilus the ...
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How to mount without mkdir

Very very basic conceptual question. (Obviously from a beginner) I want to manually mount an internal hard drive. My drive in not mounted. dir /media is empty. I click on the drive in the GUI, ...
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Need help with mount points during fresh install

I have decided to wait for Windows 8 Consumer Preview... but till then i decided to try various linux distro currently i dual boot with w7 n ubuntu my ubuntu is one big partition / and a swap ...
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/media folder nearly full - /media/vids folder has 500gb free

Weird error. I have a 1Tb HDDmounted as my main file repository. It is mounted as /media/Vids. When I check properties of /media it says 2Gb free. When I check properties of /media/Vids it says 586Gb ...
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Need to mount second internal hard drive to specific location

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop on an old server. The Ubuntu OS is running on a 250Gb hard drive and the files I want to share on on a second 1Tb hard drive mounted in the server. The 1Tb drive ...
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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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Small harddrive for Ubuntu, Large harddrive for Music, Video, Pictures etc?

I have a small SSD for running the operating system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, it used to windows but recently made the switch!). I then use another large harddrive for storing all my data (I call it "11111", ...
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Lost the Hard Drive Icon from the Launcher

I unlocked the C Drive icon connected to the Launcher. Once I moved it onto the desktop, it disappeared. In attempting to create an new icon, I was asked to create a mount point. The mount point ...
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Shortcut Icons on the desktop do not work

My desktop computer has two drives each with two partitions apart from swap, boot. /dev/sda1 has Windows XP,programs and some data; sda2 and sdb1 have only data: sdb2 (40GB) has Kubuntu 12.04.01. ...
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How can I create a symlink to the location that Ubuntu 10.10 mounts a CD?

In Ubuntu 10.10, when I insert a CD or DVD into my optical drive, the system mounts the CD in a folder called /media/XYZ where XYZ is the disk's label. This has cause problems with Wine, as in order ...
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After upgrade to xubuntu 12.10 I have 2 mount points for each partition

Just upgraded Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 (both XFCE and LXDE desktops are being used at this system). Now I have 2 mount points for each partition. It looks like this: It appears this way in both ...
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Was /media mount point location a planned change? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure the default automount location? I would like ask an important question regarding Ubuntu 12.10 installation on my laptop T500 ... those partitions which are ...
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Problem with VHD mounting

I have followed whole article Mount a VHD or VDI in Linux with vdfuse and everything gone great except last step. When I type vdfuse -r "/media/mike/DATA/VM-VHD/SGOS.vhd" ~/Test (I want just copy one ...
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How to select mount points for Windows partitions?

Can someone give me some criterias on how to select mounting points for ubuntu installation? At the moment Windows 7 is my main OS on the pc and the 250GB hdd memory is allocated this way: C:/ -Win7 ...
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Changing default mount point of external HDD

I know hot to assign a mount point to my usb hdd(ntfs) in terminal but as soon as it's unmounted and mounted again, it goes back to default folder that is /media/Seagate Expansion Drive What i did so ...
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Specifying a custom mount point for an empty partition

I have ubuntu 12.04 running on my system. I repartitioned my hard disk yesterday, I have an empty 40GiB partiton. Can I mount it at say /data-part ? How do I do this ? I have formatted it as ext4.
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Mounting point second hdd, only for additional storage

I have searched a lot but I didn´t really find an answer. I want to do a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 on a new Laptop. It has an SSD and an additional 500GB HDD. In daily usage I don´t want to use ...
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what happens when mount a partition on /?

I have a partition /dev/sdb1 what happens after executing this command? sudo mount /dev/sdb1 / -o rw ^ I know that must change mountpoint "/" address as mentioned above. ...
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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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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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decrease mount point partition

The mounting point / partition only uses a small fraction (7%) of the 132 GB originally allocated by the Ubuntu installer. Can I safely reallocate space from the / partition to the /home partition? ...
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How to create Mount Point and then mount the directory in all servers?

I am a linux newbie and I have a very basic question. I have three machines - machineA machineB machineC and all those machines have Ubuntu 12.04 installed in it and I have root access to all ...
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How do I mount an EncFS volume at /media/username/mountpoint?

I am using Gnome EncFS Manager [1] on Ubuntu 13.10. If I create an encrypted folder (known as a stash) and an unencrypted mountpoint, both in the Home folder, it works. For example, ~/test-encrypted ...
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default mount point changed for external HD [duplicate]

The default mount point for my external HD changed when upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10. Now the username is added as an extra level before the hd label. So it used to be /media/nameofhd and now ...
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How do I create a file system / partition / volume that would appear in the side bar of my file manager?

Is there a specific mount point to use for a partition so that it would appear separately in the side pane? I mean that it would appear separately in the left pane of PCManFM or Thunar the way ...
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Mount point label randomly modified on mount

I have an external drive mounted that I want to mount at /media/Storage. I used disk utility and then gparted as per https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive to change the label of the drive ...
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What are mountpoints, and which one should I pick?

When a Ubuntu is fresh installed an option called Mount Point is shown in Advanced Install.On clicking it i get a dropdown list with options: / /home /bin swap etc What exactly are they? and which ...
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How can I move /var to another harddrive?

I've put a new SSD as /dev/sda, the old HD as /dev/sdb. And done a fresh installation as one partition on /dev/sda1. The main quirk in my set-up is that I don't want to repartition the old HD, since ...
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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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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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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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Mount external devices into home with specialised folder icons

I wish to mount separate 3TB drives as /home/markrich/Pictures, /home/markrich/Music and /home/markrich/Videos. Mounting the drives isn't a problem for me, however is Ubuntu clever enough to assign ...
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Mounting disk drives among different users

I had this idea about mounting disk drives among different users. I would create a folder called say /media/diskXYZ . Then I would make a softlink from /media/user1/diskXYZ to /media/diskXYZ , and ...