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Questions tagged [mount]

Questions about mounting filesystems, such as those on internal drives or on CDs, DVDs, external hard drives or USB flash drives, or about using the `mount` command.

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How do a mount a NAS (WD, MyBookLive) so i can add media to a plex server?

How do i add/mount my exsisting NAS drive (WD,MybookLive) so that i can add the folder to my plex server? As i understand it (and this is day1 of me using Linix) i have to add a line in fstab to ...
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What is the difference in cifs.mount between (L)ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04?

Since upgrading I have issues with my samba share. Lubuntu will fail to copy files from a special filesystem called mp3fs that is mounted on the share and which is transfering FLAC (and others) to MP3 ...
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CIFS automount works on ubuntu 12 but not ubuntu 16

I'm trying to migrate a server from ubuntu 12 to ubuntu 16 and there is an automount being used to connect to a SLES 11 ftp server. I copied the configs from the u12 server to the u16. Packages: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 not recognizing CD/DVD

I am trying to copy files to a CD, but whenever I insert a disk, nothing shows up in the file manager. I have been reading all over on why this is a problem, but none of the solutions I've found so ...
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SD card won't mount for no reason

I'm trying to mount my SD card to /media/SD using the terminal command sudo mount, but this happens: $ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/mmcblk1 /media/SD mount: /dev/mmcblk1 is already mounted or /media/SD ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stuck at start-up - probably not properly unmounted?

When ubuntu is started, the grub menu pops up. When I select "Ubuntu", a black screen showing "/dev/sda2: Recovering journal" and "/dev/sda2: clean .../... files, .../... blocks", afterwards the ...
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How can I avoid data loss after removing NTFS usb without unmounting

I want to configure fstab in that way that my USB will be mounted automatically. My Hardware has two USB plug. I want to configure one of them for FAT32 and another for NTFS. I added this two lines ...
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Mountpoint for mounted external partition owned by root

So anytime a drive is mounted by a user or administrator using udisks2 over dbus, such as plugging in a drive and using any GUI application or file manager to mount it, the mountpoint that's created ...
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FUSE options on 18.04 vs 14.04

I have two Ubuntu installations: 14.04 LST (3.13.0-160-generic #210-Ubuntu) 18.04 LST (4.15.0-36-generic #39-Ubuntu) On system #1 (14.04), when a NTFS partition is (auto?)mounted, then the ...
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After 18.04.01 LTS server update samba returns unable to find suitable address message

So, at first Samba worked even after the update, Due to lack of GB on server side hard drive i changed the label of a drive. altered all i needed to relevant places and files. All worked, could acces ...
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Ubuntu /dev/loopX - Way too many mounted units [duplicate]

I am not a very experienced user, specially regarding system's technicalities such as this one. All I know is that when I first installed Ubuntu, I used the command df -h to check my disk space. It ...
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rsync different user's files to external HDD via batch

How can I achieve the following scenario logged in as user a: ExtHDD is plugged in for user a. Once opened a shell via user b call the following script: unmount extHDD for user a mount extHDD for ...
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is there a terminal command to identify which partition my /home directory falls under [duplicate]

I'm familiarizing myself with disk partitioning, in the effort to get comfortable un/mounting. I'm working on my understanding of my filesystem hierarchy. My os runs through an LVM. So via my root, ...
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map the whole file system of a vmware ubuntu guest to a directory in ubuntu host

Is it possible to mount the root of the file system of a vmware ubuntu guest to some directory on the ubuntu host? I have ubuntu 18.04 both as host and guest.
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Ubuntu 18 Mount a windows software raid stripe

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 18 and Windows 10 (nvme drive). In Windows 10, I created a software raid stripe for two other SSDs. How can I mount the 2 software raid SSDs in Ubuntu 18???
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Using f3write to determine USB Drive size: specific syntax

I have installed f3 (fight flash fraud) on my Ubuntu 18.04.1 in order to test my USB stick purchases from the command line. My newest Kingston 16GB successfully passed the f3probe test and for ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04.1: mount raid 1 as /boot partition

I have 6 disks (2x 1tb and 4x 4tb) and want the following setup: 2x 1tb disks in raid 1 (mounting point /) 4x 4tb disks in raid 5 (mounting point /home) I got the following messages: If you put ...
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How to make umount wait, until a device is not busy?

I have a bash script file where I execute a bunch of commands. #!/bin/bash umount /media/hdd1 umount /media/hdd2 something1 something2 But since the comands later in the file work with the umounted ...
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Can mount SMB share using nautilus but not using smbclient

I can mount my SMB share using nautilus by simply adding the location smb://ip Here's what happens when I use smbclient on another computer: lz@air:/media$ smbclient -L //192.168.0.3 WARNING: The "...
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Are those /etc/fstab settings ok?

/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root / ext4 noatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1 # /boot was on /dev/nvme0n1p2 during installation UUID=f55c9e1f-42dd-40ed-aab6-6ef9bcc11246 /boot ext4 ...
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Very slow HDD on completly new acer predator helios 500?

Two days ago I bought a new Acer predator helios 500, with 256 SSD and 2tb HDD. I installed Ubuntu 18.04, did some tweaks for wifi drivers and Nvidia GTX 1070 with insecure boot and secure boot on ...
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“Unable to access location” on 1st try. Works fine on 2nd try?

I'm experiencing an odd issue with 18.04.01 LTS. When I try to access two of my HDD's from the "Files" icon, I first get a message when I click the drive icon: "Unable to access location" I close ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 - Can't access drive on startup

I have just moved to Linux (Kubuntu 18.04) and I am quite a newbie in it. I have the following problem: I keep the OS installed on an SSD and my files in a partition on an HDD. When I power the ...
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Unable to insert the virtual optical disk (VBoxguestaddition) in virtual machine for ubuntu server in win 10

i am new in this kind of environment and i eager want to learn this. this is started once i install VirtualBox-5.2.18-124319-Win and successfully installing ubuntu-18.04.1-live-server-amd64 in that ...
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Networking frustrations - 2 weeks of research with no answers

I have three computers on my network. 1 Windows 10 machine, 1 Mac OS machine and 1 Ubuntu machine. Windows machine: can see Mac, access Mac, read and write to Mac. Can see Ubuntu machine but trying ...
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vm.swappiness does not apply to tmpfs, Ubuntu Server 16.04.5

Need for some expert advise has brought me here. Observation: OS locks up during high RAM usage, very low swap usage (plenty available), high tmpfs usage. My setup: Ubuntu Server 16.04.5 with ...
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How to send Kernel name in udev rules?

I want to do is auto mount every usb-drive to static path. But when I send kernel name with %k to shell script it returns like 1-3, 2-4 ... not sdc1, sdd1... s[b-z][1-9] this is my udev rules 10-...
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My Ubuntu 18.04 Laptop takes minutes to boot (used to be 5-7 seconds)

here is the systemd-analyze blame output > 44.332s systemd-journal-flush.service > 42.524s dev-sda2.device > 35.956s keyboard-setup.service > 33.734s ...
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Cannot mount Windows 7 recovery USB or DVD

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04. I wanted to create a virtual Windows 7 machine in Virtualbox. But neither Virtualbox, nor the Files app, can mount my media. I have a USB with a Windows 7 ...
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How to fix fstab samba mounts not loading

I have two mount statements in the fstab file but they dont work. Here is an example- I can do a sudo mount with the text below, it works perfectly. sudo mount //192.168.0.200/Movies /mnt/NAS1HD -...
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I can write to SD cards only the first time I insert it after reboot

After a reboot, I can insert a SD card and read/write normally. After extracting it, any subsequent SD card will be mounted as read only. My user belongs to the "disk" group. Trying to remount with rw ...
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Create custom mount/unmount entry for nemo/nautilus “devices”

sshfs mounts are shown under "devices" in Nemo and Nautilus, together with this eject/unmount button. The eject/unmount button never works. When I go to the terminal and sshfs something into my home ...
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How do I mount from fstab without interruption if the drive isn't available?

I would like to have a drive mounted during boot, but only if it's available. I have an entry for it now in fstab, but if it's not available boot halts. Is there a way to have to format the fstab line ...
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Samba shares read only after switch from Debian to Ubuntu

I've bought a new computer and thats why I switched to Ubuntu. Debian and new hardware don't mix... I have some smb shares that I've put in my fstab. //192.168.0.2/foo /media/foo cifs ...
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How do you compare two root filesystems - but ignore mount points?

I have rootfs / but within that I have /mnt/another_rootfs which contains a second mounted rootfs. I want to compare the files in them... but when I do somthng like: diff -r / /mnt/another_rootfs I ...
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How can I format a pendrive, if it gives me error to write ('cause the permission give me only “read” the “disk”?

In the day, in my work, I have a partner who has a pen, and he wants to give it a new format. But, he tried to make a new format in his laptop (Ubuntu 16.04 Unity), and with Gparted he make a ext4 ...
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Curlftpfs cache file

I have ftp server where have my build iso file. The files are large, 8-10GB. I mount ftp to my folder with curlftpfs. Everytime I open folder in my pc all files donwload again and the very slowly. How ...
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Shared partition does not allow writing

I explain my problem with an NTFS partition shared between my Kubuntu 18.04 LTS and my Wind*s 10. I installed Kubuntu and tested the system, it works great. Then, I had to use Windows because I have ...
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Cannot mount read only Kubuntu 18.04.1

I am trying to mount my network share at startup. This is what i have in fstab: [source] /media/MyDrive cifs username="ID",password="Passwd",uid=1000,gid=1000,sec=ntlmssp,vers=1.0 0 0 and ...
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A second hard drive, not working

I have a second hard drive in my machine. It has worked correctly for.... ages. For some reason I can not work out, it has "stopped working". When I use fdisk-l the second drive it simply is not seen....
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74/5000 mount: / mnt / disk: unknown file system type 'LVM2_member'

i have a problem with my sda partition. I resize the sda1 partition and now grub does not recognize it and I can not start the system. root@lubuntu:/home/lubuntu# fdisk -l Disco /dev/loop0: 967,6 ...
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How can I add the new space to a volume group after resizing partition?

This was the output of lsblk before running parted: sda 8:0 0 90G 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 40G 0 part ├─ubuntu--vg-root 253:0 0 39G 0 lvm / ...
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Force mount location for USB cameras

I'm using two USB cameras for a project, one regular cam and one stereo cam. The regular camera has two mount locations with different output formats in each, /dev/video0 and /dev/video1. The stereo ...
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How to connect to a DFS share on a Windows 2016 Server

My company host our data on a Windows Server 2016. I am running Xubuntu (version 15.04) and can not get connected to our share using the mount command. This is an example of command I unsuccessfully ...
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automount vmware shared folder in ubuntu 14.04

I have shared by drive D: from my Windows 10 host to my Ubuntu 14.04 guest in VMware. Ubuntu successfully mounts this share into /mnt/hgfs/D. However I would like to automount it to /D on startup. ...
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Vbox guest Ubuntu 18.04 not recognizing enlarged disk space

The disk size was 40 gb then I started to get warnings of low space available so in host machine (windows 10) I ran VBoxManage modifyhd "D:\vBoxDisks\Ubuntu Desktop 18.04\UbuntuDesktopBoxDisk.vdi" --...
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SSD Formatted/Partitioned Incorrectly

I had installed Ubuntu 18.04 onto a 250GB SSD and wanted extra space for my media and have an a 1TB HDD. I'm new to using the Linux OS and followed (incorrectly) the commands to create partitions for ...
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Steam throws a hard drive permissions error although files are on an ext4 partition mounted with defaults,rw,users,x-gvfs-show [duplicate]

My Google-fu has failed me in finding a meaningful solution, so here I am. I've recently set up Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop. It has a small SSD (~120 GB) and a 1 TB HDD. I went through and formatted (...
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Write to disk permissions randomly disabled

Dual-booting Win10 ( barely used ) & 14.04 ( daily basis ) on a desktop computer with the following hw: I5 4660 AMD 7870 GPU MOBO : Gigabyte H97 D3H Crucial MX100 256 gb SSD for the OS ( 60-70% ...
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Automount windows network share 18.04

Since updating from 16.x to 18.04 my windows network share doesn't automount. My /etc/fstab started like this, and worked fine in 16.x //SISKO/usb_storage /media/plex cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=...