Mount is the process of making available to the computer a new file system device, like a disk drive or a network share.

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Mount external drive as writeable for all users

Okay, the neat thing about Ubuntu is that it automatically mounts any extra drives as read/write for non-root users in /media. But, whenever I use mount from the command line on Ubuntu or any ...
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Mounting /dev/shm in a Gentoo chroot on Xubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install Gentoo, and instead of using one of the bootable minimal install CDs provided by Gentoo, I'm using a chroot in Ubuntu. I'm mainly following the instructions outlined here, ...
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Listing content of directory with absolute path is not equal to listing with relative path?

I launched Ubuntu 14.01 instance in AWS by using its API (with Python and Boto). I changed properties of the root device - 30GB instead of the default 8gb and used magnetic disk standard instead of ...
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How can I mount NFS file in unix?

I am using Cent OS 5.6 and I have two VMs. I am trying to mount a file but unable to do so. Here's what I have done. Mkdir/uxadm Chmod 777 /uxadm vi /etc/exports /uxadm ...
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Factors that influence whether an NTFS partition can be mounted by a regular user on Linux

I have two Win8-made NTFS partitions on my system. Running Debian testing, Linux kernel 3.16, I can mount one of them as a regular user, but trying to mount the other one results in an error: $ mount ...
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systemd cant mount partition

I use a ssh tunnel at work to browse the internet. Yesterday I realize that my terminal is very slow responding to commands, I inspect htop, iotop, netop and see nothing in particular, only the ...
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Mount error(5):Input/output error on mount

I am getting mount error (5): Input output error on mounting to cifs windows share. Command executed: sudo /bin/mount -t cifs //server/folder /mnt/folder/ -o ...
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Can't mount ZFS mountpoint, mountpoint or dataset is busy

So my roommate, in a misguided attempt to fix a fuse issue in our apartment, decided to toggle all the fuses in the fusebox. He did this before I could safely shut down my fileserver and now the zpool ...
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How to mount USB drive on Ubuntu so that other users can access it?

Yes, this question has been asked before, but as far as I'm concerned it has not been answered satisfactorily. Many answers mention that an extra line in /etc/fstab is required. I don't want to add ...
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Mounting a thumb drive encrypted o OS X yosemite on Debian

I recently encrypted a thumb drive on mac OS X Yosemite, by right-clicking on it and choosing "encrypt volume". Now I want to mount it on Debian jessie (read only access is sufficient). However, I ...
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Mounting EBS volume on Ubuntu 12.04 taking long time

I have written one shell script which Checks if volume has file system on it or not Formats the volume with ext4 if no file system present Creates mount point directory Tries to mount volume using ...
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Mounting HFS+ (hfsplus) RAID 1 under Linux 3.13

I'm using a Linux Mint liveCD to rescue data off a Hackintosh which had its boot drive fail. I also have an HFS+ RAID 1 (created with Disk Utility in OS X) on separate drives in the system. ...
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Unix write permission for owner vs group

I wanted my Django app to kick off processes that write to a mounted drive. Django's development server runs under my user which has root privileges, so it works fine. But the actual webserver runs ...
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Mounting exFat on Linux

I was given a USB hard drive formatted in exFAT to mount on a system running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. I've installed the exfat-utils and fuse-exfat RPM's, but when I try to mount the exFAT ...
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How to correctly mount a tmpfs?

Excerpted from the documentation So 'mount -t tmpfs -o size=10G,nr_inodes=10k,mode=700 tmpfs /mytmpfs' will give you tmpfs instance on /mytmpfs which can allocate 10GB RAM/SWAP in 10240 inodes ...
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How I mount an image on linux in fake read-only mode?

I have a image, that I want to mount read-only. I know how to do it: losetup -r /dev/loop0 /path/to/image But the problem is that any attempt to write to this device, will produce an error that the ...
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Mounting /dev/sda on / and /dev/sdc on /usr

I want to know why you can do that kind of things? Why can you mount /dev/sda on / and /dev/sdc on /usr? Why don’t directory contents collide between /usr of /dev/sda and /usr of /dev/sdc? It ...
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mount a specific dev device under chroot

I want to use a specific disk under chroot. I know this command: mount -o bind /dev /mnt/chroot/dev This command populates all devices under chroot. But I want to use only few devices under ...
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How do I mount as SYSTEM?

I want to mount a share as system. I need to run a TACKSCHEDULER task as "Run when not logged on", but I can't access my network drives: mount: R: on /cygdrive/r type ntfs ...
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google-drive-ocamlfuse does not upload encfs directory content

I am trying to setup automatic upload of an encrypted directory structure to google drive. To do that I use google-drive-ocamlfuse (grive keeps crashing and is never done), and encfs. First I create ...
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Connecting to FreeNFS from CentOS 6

I'm trying to mount a FreeNFS share located on my Windows 7 host, under my CentOS 6 virtual machine inside VirtualBox. The networking between the host and the guest is working fine, and I've been ...
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Execute a script when filesystem is mounted [duplicate]

I would like to have a script executed when a (any) filesystem is mounted by the mount command. Currently I have a process watching /proc/mounts for changes, but I am interested to know if there is ...
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Mount a file/folder as a removable drive

I'm trying to test an application I've written to image USB drives when they're plugged in. Unfortunately, I've just lent my last one to a friend. I know I can mount a folder as a drive using subst ...
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Mount partition to several directories in linux

I have a PC with an SSD and an HDD. I'm running linux. I wish to put all the static (very rarely changing) files on the SSD and the rest on the HDD. To achieve that I'd like to have /boot, /usr, /lib, ...
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Extract Contents of .img with unknown filesystem

I have an image file: kali-linux-1.0.9a-armhf.img. It's an image of Kali Linux ARMH build. I am trying to extract the contents of the image, but to no avail. I have tried to mount the image, but I ...
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does a scsi-host-scan affect mounted filesystems?

I have four disks attached to a virtual machine: sda - mounted sdb - mounted sdc - not in use sdd - mounted I can now hot-remove the disk /dev/sdc from the virtual machine, but the linux system ...
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Image files do not show up on mounted SD card but are still visible via the camera

I am using Manjaro Linux on my Chromebook Pixel. My camera is Oly E-M5. I mount the SD card with the command sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdc1 /media/sdcard The card seems to mount correctly, and I can ...
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How to TRY automounting an external drive in Arch

So I'm trying to setup my own NAS using a Model B Raspberry PI running archlinuxarm and a 500GB external hardrive. In the past I used fstab to automount the drive on boot but I found out that when the ...
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Seagate external hard drive starts then stops

I have a 4TB Seagate external drive that stopped working when it was incorrectly ejected from Mac. Since then won’t appear on Mac or Windows machine except as a drive visible in disc utility (Mac) and ...
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How to set umask for a samba mount?

On linux (Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid) I want to mount a samba share to a remote Mac (OSX) such that files created on the share have full read/write permissiona across user/group/other (like umask 0) # umask ...
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Remote mount point fails: Prevent unresponsive applications

I need to mount a remote filesystem on Ubuntu 14.04 via sshfs or ncpmount (Novell). Currently I am calling ncpmount, ncpmount -S SomeServ -A someserv.somewhere.net -V shareX -U username -t 200 /mnt/H ...
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How to identify and mount filesystem of partition type 63 - Unixware

How can I identify and mount the filesystem from a old Unix machine ? Using file to the dd image simply reports X86 boot block. Using testdisk and checking the bootblack I get multiple entries ...
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Execute permission is not set for folders which are shared form a widows 2008 R2 server using NFS

I have shared few folders using NFS share(ro) form a windows machine and mounted on a Linux server. I could not see execute permission from them. [root@db2suse mnt]# ls -l total 9 drwxr--r--. 2 ...
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Google Drive headless mount - how to exclude folders?

So I'm using google-drive-ocamlfuse to mount a Google Drive* in Linux. I do google-drive-ocamlfuse /mnt/google_drive/ and I can see all my files at /mnt/google_drive. Great! But is it possible to ...
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Running actions on insert & eject of a floppy disk over USB

(I've posted this in SU, not RaspberyPi because I don't believe the system hardware has as much impact as the OS in this question) I have a USB floppy drive inserted into a Raspberry Pi running ...
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AMD CPU fan bracket keeps breaking

I have a strange problem. The CPU fan mounting bracket on my AM2+ mobo keeps breaking. The first time happened about 6 months ago and the CPU fan had not been touched in about 2 years. Since then I ...
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Why does Ubuntu mount the wrong partition as root?

I am messing around with a problem of Ubuntu mounting a backup of my root partition residing on a different disk as / instead of the real one. I think the problem has been triggered by a clash of ...
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Binding (mount) a filesystem with different user/group

This is a question that has been asked many times here, but it doesn't seem like there is a (working) answer. I have folders that belongs to a "web" user: /home/web/example.com/user1/ (uid=web, ...
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Linux - fstab entry for hfsplus on ssd

I've got an Arch and OS X install sharing an HFS+ (non-journaled) /home partition. My Arch side seems to have issues with the partition. In particular, deleting multiple files causes the drive to ...
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I have 2 internal HDD that were partitioned into a single logical drive how to remount

I lost my PC over the weekend, but I recovered both disks, they are both fine, but due to the way they were partitioned together into a single drive I am unable to access them anymore via Windows and ...
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Creating a CIFS/Samba mountpoint on Windows 7

I have a PC that is already on a shared network. I am looking to see how to create a mountpoint for a folder in the C:\ with CIFS/Samba so that I can use it to have Linux mount to it. Is this possible ...
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Cannot mount vbox shared folder without sudo: “unknown mount option `user'”

I am trying to set a VirtualBox shared folder mountable by any user, so this is the line I put in /etc/fstab: # mint shared folder mint /media/sf_mint vboxsf defaults,user,uid=1000,gid=999 0 0 ...
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mount a local directory to a remote ssh server

i want to mount a local directory to a remote ssh server. specifically my ~/.gnupg directory so i can use my local keyring everywhere, without storing it remotely. so i think this solution: keep a ...
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How to use /etc/fstab and/or automount with sshfs on OSX?

I'm attempting to automount a directory from a remote Ubuntu machine on my Mavericks Mac. SSHFS works perfectly when mounted manually, in many different ways. The standard sshfs mount works great: ...
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How to build an sd card image, without an sd card?

We have a scripted process that builds up an embedded install of Debian Jesse on an sd card. The relevant parts of the script look like this: export DISK=/dev/sdb umount ${DISK}1 # make sure no ...
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How to execute a system command one minute after reboot (Linux)?

Is it possible to run a system command such as mount a certain amount of time after system reboot? My problem is that I had an entry in /etc/fstab to mount a host disk in a Linux (Ubuntu) virtual ...
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Change root '/' partition to another disk

I bought a new SSD and I want to transfer my current / directory there without loosing any data. I already copied the files to the SSD using a livecd but I don't know how to tell the system than now ...
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Finding space used on windows NTFS mounts

I have a few windows servers that I am interested in determining how much space is being used. If a drive is mounted as a drive letter, this is pretty easy. But in several cases I see volumes that ...
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Truecrypt mount system drive from “outside”

i am trying to mount an encrypted system disk from a Winbuilder Win 8 live disk with Truecrypt 7.1a. The encrypted disk originally has a 100GB and a 400GB partition, but truecrypts mount dialogue ...
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Ubunthu: Mounting of external drive during startup stopped working after I unmounted in nautlius

I have mounted an external drive by specifying this in /etc/fstab # NTFS external drive /dev/sdb1 /media/seagate ntfs-3g uid=erik,gid=data_rw,umask=0022 0 0 This worked fine for several months ...