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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Securing USB or external HDD mounts with a password (open-source solutions)

I would like to have a password required each time I mount a USB drive or memory stick onto a Windows Vista or 7 computer. It seems to me like I would need an encrypting filesystem: move everything ...
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Access samba3 share via terminal

i have a raspberry pi with samba3 on it (network access for my external HDD) And i have ubuntu14.04 on my laptop. For one on my scripts im working with i need to access the HDD via terminal. I ...
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Harddrive won't mount in windows 7

I've got an external hard drive, that doesn't seem to want to mount in Windows 7. The drive was working but unfortunately Windows froze (I even got a windows has stopped responding - do you want to ...
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Is mounting a filesystem as read-only enough to prevent FS/data corruption in case of power loss?

I have a home-made HTPC setup. I often plug and unplug USB drives on it. I was wondering whether just unplugging these drives without umounting them first would be alright considering that they are ...
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How to access ISO image connected to virtual machine?

I am new to Linux environment and i want to install a package to a virtual machine. I have vmware esxi server, and i installed a virtual machine with fedora17 OS. My intention is to install Dropbox on ...
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systemd: decrypt luks device on access

I have an external drive with a LUKS-encrypted partition. As the device is an external USB device and I don't always need it, I only want to decrypt and automount on demand. I can easily automount the ...
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Is it possible to mount a ntfs drive by name?

So I am currently using ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /home/mountpoint/ to mount an external usb drive. But what I want to be able to do is mount it using its volume name, in my head it would look something like ...
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Unable to start Windows 8 in system with both window 8 and ubuntu 14.10

Starting Windows gets stuck while loading user desktop. When i start ubuntu, drive with window installed do not mount giving error : Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/itsfoss/01BC76G7Z2628FB0: ...
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“Directory doesn't exist” & “Cannot cd into flash drive” errors: mounting flash drive OpenWRT

What I am trying to do: I have a TP-Link Router running OpenWRT. I have files on my router in the OpenWRT OS that I want to save to a flash drive. Steps to complete the task: 1. I navigated to the ...
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Start a systemd service after a device has been mounted

I'm writing a systemd's .service file for minidlnad (DLNA server) under CentOS 7. Since my media file collection is hosted on a RAID array, I need that array to be mounted BEFORE the minidlnad server ...
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NFS mount causes boot delay

When booting my debian unstable linux box the process is delayed when it attempts to mount NFS partitions from another machine which is not switched on. The message displayed during boot is: [*** ] ...
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How to gvfs-mount a CD as non-root user?

I can mount a CD like this: sudo dbus-launch gvfs-mount cdda://sr0 And I get the tracks as .wav files in /root/.gvfs. But it mounts as root, and chown doesn't work (not implemented in the fuse ...
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Mount USB drive as local folder on Mac

I bought an external 1TB USB drive and I want to make my Google Drive use the USB drive instead of my external disk. The reason why I want to do this is because my Google Drive account is 1TB and my ...
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Mount FAT32 loopback as writeable

I'm trying to fix a corrupted FAT32 partition. The partition is working again, but I want to delete the remaining files containing wrong names and similar. I have a full dump of the SD-card in ...
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OS X - undoing mkdir followed by mount and another mkdir

So far I've tried my google fu to figure out exactly what I've done on the terminal (I'm running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3), but I'm not satisfied with my current understanding on how mounting and mount ...
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Problems with (local) mount at boot (sysvinit)

During boot, some/many mount points in /etc/fstab are not mounted. The /etc/mtab file contains these mount points - my understanding is that the system believes the filesystems are already mounted. ...
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How do I automatically (after boot) mount an USB disk for the general user read/write/execute

This question has been answered several times here, however I want the disks been mounted automatically after boot - with an entry in /etc/fstab presently I have: /dev/sdc1 /media/disk500 vfat ...
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fstab nouser - device still mounted

Please correct me if my understanding is wrong. The nouser option forbids an ordinary (i.e., non-root) user to mount the filesystem. This is the default. In my /etc/fstab, I have: ...
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Display Formatted Mounted Partitions

How can I display current mount points with a custom format? I tried sending the output of mount through sed, but the slashes, parentheses, and other symbols get confusing quickly. I can't quite get ...
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Recover data from partition formatted through Android USB

I formatted an sdcard with GParted through the USB share of an Android phone. Neither the phone, nor the computer recognize the partitions on the sdcard anymore. When I share the sdcard through USB, ...
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How to mount a encrypted tar file in Linux?

Let us imagine I have encrypted my tar file with gpg as we can see here but I want to mount that with archivemount (e.g.: answer) without holding the unencrypted file on disk. Is it possible? If not, ...
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Can you mount motherboard spacers/standoffs into plastic?

I'm planning on building a custom computer case out of acrylic plastic. With little-to-none electrical engineering experience I'm wondering if the motherboard spacers needs to be screwed into a ...
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Recovering Data from a Laptop Hardrive

My laptop stopped working suddenly. I would like to clone its hardrive (size 500 gb) before I send it for repairs. The laptop had a dual boot windows/ ubuntu setup with grub bootloader. To clone the ...
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OSX: Making sure Dropbox always starts after SD card is mounted?

I have a Macbook Pro with a relatively small SSD, so I use a 128GB MicroSD card in a nifty little adapter I plug flush into the side of the laptop for some extra storage. I have quite a large ...
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How to mount a public windows 8.1 share in linux

I have a folder shared on a windows 8.1 machine. It is shared with "Everyone" and "Everyone" has "read/write" access. In the security tab of the properties dialog of the folder, again "Everyone" has ...
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Access Files from a restricted partition

I am attempting to gain read-only access to memory from the Windows partition of my computer. I determined there was no mount point for it (according to sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o ro /dev/sda4 ...
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Cannot mount /dev/sdb1, getting a bad option, bad superblock error

Trying to mount /dev/sdb1 on my linux server and I am getting the following error. Here is the output of the mount command as well as mount, lsblk, and fdisk -l. I see in fdisk -l that dev/sdb shows a ...
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mount root (/) again after mistake, without /etc/

I think I accidentally mounted /dev/hde1 to / after formatting another disk with mkdosfs -F 32 -I /dev/hde1 /dev/hdc1 should be mounted on / but now there is no way to remount it again since ...
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OSX Yosemite - fstab not working - changing mount point

I am trying to set a different mountpoint for my external harddrive in osx yosemite. I have tried editing /etc/fstab using the following line (my external drive has no UUID so I can't use that): ...
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How to unmount dvd (external usb) via eject button on device?

I have an problem with my external usb Dvd-Drive. Everything works fine, the mount works, unmount or eject via shell works. But if I press the eject button on the device it just eject the dvd but does ...
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How to set up per-user mount points in Mac OS X?

I have a Mac OS X client machine with several users, let's call them UserA and UserB. I also have a Linux server that exports a couple of Samba shares. Let's say, one of these shares is called ...
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Arch Linux chroot cannot mount sysfs

I am running in a chroot with Arch Linux. It is good. I can start it and also did pacman -Syu. My problem is, I cannot do any pacman activities. It says I should do pacman-db-upgrade, but pacman is ...
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Cannot browse files stored on mounted VHD with explorer, but can access via apps & directories

Running Windows 8.1 and created a VHD on an SD card (SD: NTFS; VHD: NTFS [bitlocker], Windows 8.1). Created script & task to mount on startup, and have directories stored on it (ie: documents, ...
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User space application for CIFS

I need to mount my windows share on linux machine which does not have CIFS kernel module. Is there any user space application available equivalent to CIFS kernel module? Or is there simply anyway I ...
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Can't mount VMware tools cdrom in VMware Player

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out where the vmware tools cdrom is (for instance it's not /dev/cdrom) and so I can't figure out how to mount it. I'm on Kali ...
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Using /etc/fstab to add a mount as a user (VirtualBox, centos)

I'm mounting my mac folder as a share in virtualBox CentOS6 machine with the following command: mount -t vboxsf git /mnt/git/ -o uid=500,gid=500 It works perfectly but I can't figure out how to ...
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To show bind mount source path for mount v2.25.2

The syntax for bind mount has always been mount --bind olddir newdir However, I noticed a difference in how mount reports the bind mounts between Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic and Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid, i.e., ...
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Mount a HFSPlus disk with read/write permissions in Linux

I realise that this question is similar in nature to this question, but I'm hoping to specifically bring more attention to an additional problem in one of the comments of this answer to that question. ...
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Install ubuntu (or debian) on NTFS using posixovl

I'm trying to install Xubuntu on my USB pen drive. I would like to use the pen drive as generic storage device as well, so I would like to keep it as a single NTFS partition for maximal compatibility ...
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Mount VMWare Disk Images Under Linux

Is it still possible to mount VMWare disk images under Linux? I found the following two articles, both of them recommend to use kpartx -av diskimage-flat.vmdk. However both the articles are old and, ...
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mdadm build legacy array on boot

I have RAID0 that was built using windows dynamic disk. I've read that this is a legacy array and can be assembled using build in mdadm. I've gotten the array to build and mount using the following ...
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How can I have write access to remote NFS file system?

Now I have an old machine xuhangremote.tt.com. I make it act as a nfs macine using the below way. shareFolderPath=/usr/sharefolder exportShareFolder=$shareFolderPath" *(rw)" echo $exportShareFolder ...
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How can I know which partition is EFI system partition?

I want to install ArchLinux from working dual-boot system. There's one step where I got stuck: # Mount the EFI System partition with: sh-4.3# mount /dev/sdaX /mnt/boot/efi I ran fdisk -l ...
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ZFS for file sharing between Ubuntu and OSX with auto mount

I want to use a ZFS volume to share files between Ubuntu and OSX on a dualboot configuration. At this point everything is working nicely except for the fact that I have to: zpool export MyPool ...
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Windows Spanned Disk (LDM) automount

Every time i startup the server with 2x2tb raid harddrive i need to call the following methods to mount: ldmtool create all mount /dev/mapper/ldm_vol_SPONS_SERVER-Dg0_Volume1 /media/data Which is ...
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Unable to mount harddrive in LinuxMint on a dual boot config with Windows 8.1

I have installed linuxmint on a dualboot config with windows 8.1, when I try to browse the files in windows partition (say C:, D:, E:, F:,) it usually shows an error message similar to this one. but ...
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In what state is an external hard drive if it is seen by OS but content is unreachable?

I have an USB external hard drive. If I connect it to my computer which is run under Ubuntu, I can see a new folder corresponding to the hard drive (in both terminal and in the directories browser). ...
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Recover Partitions deleted by rm

In my PC I have 3 NTFS partitions 1 for Windows Boot Loader, next one is windows installation directory and the last one is for storing my whole data. They were mounted like this /dev/sda1 => ...
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iPod Touch 1st Gen suddenly does not mount in Linux Mint 17.

It previously worked flawlessly in Mint 16. Still does work in Windows using identical hardware and cable with dual booted PC. Full restore in iTunes has no effect. The system in question ...
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System went read-only suddenly

My web server (Linux, Debian Wheezy) has suddenly gone read-only, MySQL have crashed (but Apache didn't) - giving errors when pressing tab to complete file name as: bash: cannot create temp file ...