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What is the correct way to configure a linux installation's partition system?

FIRST Sorry if this is technically a duplicate. i Have searched for the information and was unable to find it in any of the answers or forums. SECOND Since SE likes to close questions that don't get ...
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Mountpoint for static mounts

I have a new Server with multiple hard drives (four of them). It's running Debian and I am currently installing it. Now I want to mount the HDDs according to the FHS. I found two possible locations: ...
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Mounting a read/write filesystem

I added this line to my /etc/fstab: UUID=6F8F-1789 /mnt/USB auto users,noatime,umask=0 0 0 It mounts the filesystem but I still can't write to it. Am I doing something wrong?
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USB disk not auto-mounting in Ubuntu 12.04

It used to, but suddenly now it doesn't. The device shows up in the following: dmesg | tail -1 [394191.758315] usb 2-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 9 using ehci_hcd ...which I know is the ...
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USB Filesystem that can run executables and can mount on Linux and OS X

I'm looking for a filesystem that I can format a USB drive with that can run C++ executables. Tried FAT32: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission denied Tried NTFS: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission ...
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How to mount PS3 Blu-ray discs on Windows 7 (or any OS/Blu-ray drive)?

I have a BD-drive (Blu-ray disc drive) and I would like to mount the filesystem used by the disc, however, nothing happens when inserted. My BD-drive doesn't even report that anything's there, from ...
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How do I mount an SSH folder in linux so I can access it and read/write as if a normal folder?

I have a remote server that I can SSH into. I want to mount a folder that's on that server onto my local linux desktop. Then I want to be able to read/write files there from within my text editor. How ...
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Can I expand the size of a file based disk image?

I created an empty disk image using dd, then I used mkfs to make it a real filesystem image. I am mounting and using it fine. What I need is to be able to expand or shrink this file based disk image ...
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Is there such a thing as a file hosted container which deduplicates data held within?

Background I have backups of a website which stores all of it's data into a single file. This file is several gigs large and I have many different backups of this file. Most of the data within is ...
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How to mount zfs-fuse earlier in boot sequence so I can do rsyslog there on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm trying to use zfs-fuse as the file system driver for a read/write partition that includes system logging on an Ubuntu 12.04 distribution. I have succesfully redirected rsyslog there by modifying ...
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du -x still examines mounted filesystems when using wildcards

If I try du -s -h -x /* it will try to examine all filesystems (real and pseudo) mounted directly under /, e.g. /dev, /proc, /sys, /run, and /home (/home is on an extra partition). I think it ...
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FAT filesystem error obtained many times in console

I have an embedded board which runs linux, i have partitioned file system and additionally. I have also added a partition(mtdblock5) such that whenever I attach a pendrive to the embedded board, it ...
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Overlay with read only NFS and writable NFS

i use a PXE Boot with mounting a read only NFS Share. Now i like to overlay this with another RW NFS Share. How would I do this?
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QEmu to share a directory with the host

My problem is that networking devices in my device tree are not very stable so I thought the best way to share a folder between qemu and the host system is mount the same img without cache on both ...
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Max OSX: Prevent detection of mounted volume

for security reasons I am mounting some directories from an encrypted true crypt volume into the mac file system. This works very great, I am using hdiutil for it. The problem is: One of the mounted ...
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How to mount an NTFS filesystem, allowing all users full access?

How could I mount an NTFS filesystem in a way that would allow all users full access to it? If I use sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/drive, then only the root user can use it. It won't let me ...
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What exactly happens when you “mount” a drive?

What underlying things happen when you mount a drive. Even when a drive isnt mounted, it is visible to the computer (such as sudo fdisk -l / diskutil -list). When a drive is mounted, is all that is ...
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How are ties broken in AuFS with the top-down-parent file creation policy?

The AuFS manual says: Policies for Creating create=tdp | top−down−parent Selects the highest writable branch where the parent dir exists. If the parent dir does not exist on a writable branch, ...
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Mount a Linux Disk Image with two file systems?

I'm working with the new Kali Linux ARM images, and after hours of not figuring anything out in terms of mounting, I got it to mount via my Mac and fuse. Here's the curious thing, it's a single image ...
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USB pen drive not getting assigned anything in /dev/

dmesg | tail -f: [17597.228060] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 11 using dwc_otg [17597.330548] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=18a5, idProduct=0300 [17597.330580] usb 1-1.3: ...
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The opposite of mount -o loop: can I read a block device as a regular file?

I'm trying to back up an LVM volume using Duplicity (note: not just the file contents of the volume, but the actual volume itself, byte-for-byte). The best way I've so far found is to dd all the data ...
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Sparse image filesystem suitable for live linux filesystem

I want to boot linux (Mint 14) from an USB drive, but mount essential parts of the filesystem from the hard drive (/home, /usr, /opt). Is there a filesystem type that can be used within a sparse image ...
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what's the easiest way to match up /dev/sdx with a device mounted in /media?

I can never remember which device is what so when it comes to partitioning, etc. I'm afraid of messing up the wrong drive. Automounted devices like external drives don't seem to turn up in fstab. So ...
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Is there a race condition when two computers have the same remote directory mounted over NFS

I am seeing some very strange results in a filesystem where I have one machine that creates a directory in a mounted NFS filesystem, does some work it in, then makes a remote call to another machine ...
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mount gives unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'

I'm getting an error message mount: unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf' when trying to mount a shared folder on my guest Ubuntu machine. I have a Windows 7 machine running 4.1.22V Oracle VM VirtualBox. ...
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Linux mount part of filesystem as template

Here's what I'd like to do: I have some directories that I need to have separate copies of, but these directories are 2+ GB so simply copying the directory several times seems inefficient. 90% of ...
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Are there any CDNs that can be mounted like a filesystem

I am running a project with an architecture, that can currently serve content only from local filesystem. I want to store content at some CDN. Is there any way (or specific CDNs) I can mount a CDN as ...
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Mount /tmp on swap in Linux

I have seen this before ... the /tmp directory mounted on swap space. I am aware something similar can be done using tmpfs, but I don't think that what was being used. I too would like to mount /tmp ...
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Hidden mount --bind

I found in one of the machines I work with a little extrange thing. I have some mount --bind done it on my machine that are not listed when I type mount. Is there any idea to how to list all mounted ...
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Unable to share ufsd file system folder through nfs client

I have pen drive and mounted on ufsd(Universal file system ) file system in linux.I want to share that folder through nfs client.I have installed nfs server and put a entry in the /etc/exports file in ...
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Read-only file system RHEL

I am using a RHEL 5.5 on my PC. I was playing around with chmod and chown. suddenly my home folder become read-only. all the folders in /home/goutham/, where goutham is username, became read-only. I ...
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mounts not present in fstab. where are they?

my debian system is using tmfs for a few things, notably /tmp and it's using a rather small size for it. And it's nowhere to be found in my /etc/fstab i guess i could just add the entry in fstab and ...
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What's the difference between mounted file system and active file system?

Just go over the VFS interface of linux. It is said that There is one VFS structure per mounted filesystem in the kernel and one vnode structure for each active node. Then what's the ...
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Dealing with different usernames when mounting removable media in Linux

I have a laptop in which my username is, say, "foo". I have an external drive, formatted with Ext4, for which all files are owned by "foo" (at a filesystem level). Now, I have a desktop in which my ...
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Could I add an item in `/etc/fstab` to bind an old directory with a new one?

I have a problem with binding two directories. The problem comes that storage on hard disk is almost run out and I install another disk moving files in ~/Documents/ into one folder of the new disk. I ...
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Mount -a on reboot after modifying /etc/fstab

I added the third line to /etc/fstab. proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 none /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0 tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs ...
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Does SSHFS copy the files locally all at once, or only when I cd into them?

If I sshfs an entire filesystem at the root directory, does that mean it will download the entire root directory? Is that how SSHFS works, it physicallly downloads the whole thing? Or does it fetch ...
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How to check which file systems are supported (and enabled) on my system to use with mount?

I've been reading man page for mount as well as googling for an answer for some time now, with no success. I would like to check which file systems are supported for use with mount on my system. I ...
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Linux: Shared and mounted directories

Fairly-new to Linux and am trying to see if I can start getting a little clever. I have a server that contains files that I'd like to have "locally" accessible on other servers directly under the / ...
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Compressed, read-write file system within a single file?

Is there any free Windows software which can create compressed archives, and subsequently mount them transparently (with write capability) onto another directory? So far, the only such program I have ...
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Unable to create filesystem on new partition - Amazon EC2 instance

I created a new partition /dev/xvda1p1 on linux amazon ami. After that i am unable to create a filesystem. What is the issue? # fdisk -l Disk /dev/xvda1: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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does 'noatime' make sense for a read-only filesystem?

mount -o remount,ro,noatime As the title says - if the filesystem is actually read-only, does noatime have any affect?
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How to mount a partition at startup for single user, and deny access for the others?

I need to mount an EXT4 partition at startup but not for all users, only for my user. If it's possible (I'm sure it is) I would like to deny all permissions from that partition for the other users.
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What do we mean by mounting a filesystem?

I am new to filesystems and trying to understand mounting. Is it something like adding a node in tree?
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understanding how filesystem type is determined before it is mounted

Is there any commandline tools to determine filesystem type on a block device before mounting it?and how is that achieved? I believe it is possible since I usually mount external disks with $ mount ...
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How would I programmatically find the mount options for the file system that the current directory is on?

I want to find the mount options for /var. I can get a list of mounts and their options with mount. but how do I find the right one for a particular file? I could start with the filename (/var) and ...
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Cannot mount disks after installing Fedora 15

In short, this is where I found the best answers to my problem with my disks: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery During Fedora 15 installation, I added all my 3 drives to be mounted on ...
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Linux: Changing device names in /dev, causes problems on boot

I have many disks and volumes in my system. Some of disks IDE, some SATA. Volumes on SATA disks cause me problems - I have them listed in etc/fstab, but on every boot, they have different name: ...
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Which are the best file-systems/mount-configuration for each folder on GNU/linux?

One of the good points of Linux is that is easy to customize the partitioning scheme of the disk and put each directory (/home, /var, etc) in different partitions and/or different disk. Then we can ...
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fstab: When do you use the “dump” and “fsck” options?

I found a great tutorial on how to use fstab: http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/fstab.html Using this tutorial, I was able to successfully get my SIMPLE mounting needs working. But during the ...