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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 /home/...
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Is it possible to MOUNT and entire external disk and not by partitions?

I want to mount an entire drive in read-only mode.
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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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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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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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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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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 /mnt/...
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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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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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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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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, I'm 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, I've found it hard to get around using some programs ...
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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. I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 to mount with udisks to specified directory

I have ubuntu 12.04 and I need a portable solution (to work on various linux systems) and to be in my user's home directory for mounting a partition after login or after boot. From what I searched on ...
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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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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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Plex media server and mount issues in Ubuntu 13.04

hopefully it's not too much of a newbie question...... so, i have decided to drop plex media server onto an Ubuntu install in order to provide my house with a stable platform that will maximize ...
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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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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 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 those ...
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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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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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Added 2nd HDD, created new mount point for /mnt/datanew, get you are not the owner

I am completely new to Linux and have been asked to extend a VM running Ubuntu, I thought I would test this first so have just installed it in a test VM, I added the 2nd hard drive and used Gparted ...
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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 it ...
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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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Unmount script running on unmounted device

How can I unmount a USB drive using a script located on that drive? The device appears busy when the script is running,
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What happens if I simply change a mount point from /usr/local to /usr?

I have this disk set up like so: /dev/sda3 mounted to: /usr/local if I just change this (in fstab, right?) to: /dev/sda3 mounted to: /usr What happens? Do I lose anything or does it all just ...
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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 ...
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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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Disk usage analyser does not display correct disk size (using multiple mount points)

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 on an acer aspire S3, and everything is going pretty smoothly. However, one thing that I did notice was an error in disk usage analyser I have the Caching SSD that was used ...