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USB devices showing as read only

See this bug. Run this command to kill Nautilus (Files): killall nautilus
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Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/ on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

open terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and run sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1
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Why do Windows and Linux see different files on a DVD ROM?

I'm not sure this is the correct answer, but maybe it'll provide you with details that will help you. It could be because MS-Windows and Unix use different file systems on DVD - even on the same DVD. ...
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Unable to mount NTFS external hard drive

This was good enough for me: sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1 On Ubuntu 14.04 this comes with: sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g Older versions of Ubuntu (e.g. 12.04) would require: sudo apt-get install ...
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Why does my NTFS partition mount as read only?

Performing a full shutdown of Windows will allow the drives to be fully mounted by Ubuntu. This can be accomplished by holding the SHIFT key as you press the "Shut down" button on the "...
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Disable Docker autostart at boot?

On the systems since Ubuntu 16.04+ (where OS uses systemd), according to the doc, autostart on boot can be turned off by: $ sudo systemctl disable docker.service $ sudo systemctl disable docker.socket ...
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How do I check where devices are mounted?

There are at least three programs I know of that list device mount points: mount - mount a filesystem (used for general mount info too): $ mount /dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro) ...
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Why does my NTFS partition mount as read only?

Happened to me, all I did was sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdxX # where x is HDD and X is drive number, in my case it was /dev/sda1 it will remove any logfile created by windows. worked for me.
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Ubuntu 20.04 - "Unhandled error message: The name 1.1001 was not provided by any .service file" when trying to mount Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro via USB

Similar issue I have managed to solve with 'nautilus -q' typed in terminal. Worth a try. Don't need to restart the computer.
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How to mount smb share on ubuntu 18.04

I opened the server i shared and typed ifconfig to get the ip adress. Then I typed this command to list of shares smbclient -L //myServerIpAdress Then to mount it I typed these 2 commands: first to ...
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How to List Unmounted partition of a harddisk and Mount them?

Listing Unmounted Partitions To address the listing of the unmounted partitions part, there are several ways - lsblk, fdisk, parted, blkid. $ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE ...
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Unable to mount my external exfat disk

You get this error because the exfat filesystem is not installed in Ubuntu by default. exFAT is a proprietary and patented by Microsoft. Since Ubuntu 13.10, this package is in the main repository. ...
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What do I do when my root filesystem is full?

Just to share a magic command to know where all your disk space goes: sudo du -hsx /* | sort -rh | head -n 40 You end up with a pretty neat report like this: 16G /home 5.3G /var 2.6G /usr ...
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Enabling shared folders with open-vm-tools

My way of solving this issue is to resort to vmhgfs-fuse installed with open-vm-tools. Either mount locally using vmhgfs-fuse .host:/$(vmware-hgfsclient) ~/some_mountpoint or globally using sudo ...
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mount -t cifs results in 'cannot mount readonly' error

Solved. I just had to install cifs-utils package.
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Understanding Why I have lost so much space mounting a new HDD

Disc manufacturers list the size in decimal values, so your 4TB HD is actually 4,000,000,000,000 Bytes. But df -h lists in binary base numbers (i.e. 4KB is 4096 Bytes, 4MB is 4,194,304 Bytes, 4GB is 4,...
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mount unknown filesystem type 'lvm2_member'

Not to detract from the accepted answer, but wanted to offer a more complete solution that hasn't failed me yet. udisksctl unlock -b /dev/sdb5 sudo mkdir /mnt/data sudo mount /dev/dm-1 /mnt/data run ...
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Can't Mount NTFS drive "The disk contains an unclean file system"

I solved the problem with shutdown Windows by cmd shutdown /s This is because Windows 8 and 10 offer a "Fast Startup" option that depends on a "non-complete" shutdown You can disable fast startup ...
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Mount can't find device in /etc/fstab

Why this error? You probably forgot to tell mount where to mount your drive. Linux uses device files (/dev/sda, /dev/sdb1, etc.). And unlike Windows drives (C:, D:, etc.), you cannot access them ...
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UUID=xxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell

When I tried to use a pendrive Ubuntu to figure out this problem, I finally found out that the hard drive wasn't recognized when Legacy Boot was disabled. This explained why manually choosing UEFI did ...
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How do I hide the icon for a mounted volume from the dock on Ubuntu 19.10 and later?

Open Terminal and run the following command: gsettings set show-mounts false
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Update/Upgrade not working (because of phased updates)

All four of the kept-back packages (base-files, python3-distupgrade, ubuntu-release-upgrader-core, ubuntu-release-upgrader-gtk) were in Phased Updates at the time you asked the question. Phased ...
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How do I remount a filesystem as read/write?

for busybox/android users: Oddly, I needed to add a space (in contrast to normal usage) between 'remount' and 'rw': mount -o remount, rw / otherwise it wouldn't work. UPDATE: it seems that this is ...
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How to manually mount a partition?

The first step is to list all your partitions to find the one you want to mount: $ lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,LABEL,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT NAME FSTYPE LABEL SIZE MOUNTPOINT sdb ...
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How to run a script when a specific flash-drive is mounted?

There's much nicer solution with systemd now. You create a service which depends and is wanted by you media e.g.: /etc/systemd/system/your.service [Unit] Description=My flashdrive script trigger ...
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Can't acces NAS anymore after upgrading to 20.04

Same issue here. Since version 4, both Samba Server & Samba Clients do not allow an older level of protocols negotiation. You have to enable them in smb.conf file Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf file (...
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Filesystem shows /dev/nvme0n1p1 instead of /dev/sda

This is normal if you have your disk connected through an NVM Express port instead of e.g. a traditional SATA port. So just imagine in your case /dev/nvme0n1 being equivalent to /dev/sda and e.g. /...
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17.10: How to auto mount drives on startup?

Use the "Disks" app. Load the Disks app (In System) and select the disk with the filesystem you want to mount on startup. Then select the filesystem on that disk and click on the gears (for ...
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What is the difference between /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab?

/etc/fstab is a list of filesystems to be mounted at boot time. If you want your Windows or file-storage partitions mounted once your computer boots, you'll need to put appropriate entries into /etc/...
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The disk image is 497GB smaller than the target device

An ISO file is basically a disk image of an optical disk. Disk images are usually meant to be restored/extracted to a disk or partition, replacing its previous contents. DON’T PROCEED WITH RESTORING, ...
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