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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How to find a certain device and mount it correctly

I have booted with the System Rescue CD and I have figured out how to mount a windows partition by using for example mount or ntfs-3g. But how do I know what device is what drive? If I have some ...
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How to determine the used size of device associated's buffer

when mounting a device without the "sync" option, e. g. by invoking the following: mount -o async /dev/sdc1 /mnt a buffer is associated with a device to optimize (speed) read/write operations. Is ...
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Prevent user to read files from vfat filesystems - but allow to write

Its possible do that? I want to mount a flash drive(vfat) in linux and the user be able to write to it but not to read. I've tried: mount /dev/sdb1 /media/mpoint -o fmask=0444 but no results. ...
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Safely remove external USB drive fails due to $extend

When connecting an external USB 3.0 hard drive to my USB 3.0 ports I can never safely remove it. Somehow windows always keeps the journal files open: "Always" as in this time I only connected the ...
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Ununtu 12.0.4 LTS Boots to some unknown mount point

I installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS to a 2TB Sata with a swap partition and a data partition. I installed mdadm and setup an incomplete raid. I later unmounted that raid (to which it erred as non-existent) ...
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Is there a way to mount a file.tar.bz2 without extracting it onto the filesystem?

Is there a way to mount a file.tar.bz2 without extracting it onto the filesystem? I don't care if the mount is read only. Hopefully your answer will also apply to file.tar.gz. "mount" in this ...
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Changing file permissions on an HFS+ filesystem

I ran the command fdisk -l to find out what my external drive is formatted to, I found out it's uses GPT partitions and the filesystem is HFS+. When I try and create a new folder on the external ...
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How to cd into smb://user@100.100.100.100 from terminal?

I am using ubuntu and gnome on my computer. When I open up File Browser, on the left hand rail, I see conveniently a folder called "Work Server". When I mouse over it, the following caption appears ...
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fdisk -l shows a partition is not in /dev directory

I am having troubles on mounting my NTFS hard drive on Linux. I am running Ophcrack live CD. fdisk shows me the hard drive I have installed on my computer. fdisk -l Disk /dev/hdc: 30.0 GB, ...
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How can I tell what block size a disk-like device uses, when it has no mounted volumes?

This seems absurdly easy, and I have the idea I used to know how to find out, but... On Mac OS 10.4, I want to do a raw copy between two devices using dd if=inputdev of=outputdev ibs=?? obs=??. How ...
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Linux fstab mounting

I'm trying to get fstab to auto-mount a removable device when its plugged in? Is this possible and if not what is the easiest way to auto-mount a removable device?
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How can I know if a partition is mounted or unmounted?

maybe this is a simple thing but I have the following doubt. If I perform fdisk -l, in the output I can find these devices that represent 2 partitions on the /dev/sdb device that is my SD card: ...
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how to mount a crashing HFS+ to ubuntu 14

I have a mac hard drive that is crashing that I am trying to pull all of the files off of. I want to be able to remove files from the drive so that I can narrow down where the issues are to try to ...
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Mounting a unionfs hides ALL lower-layer files

I have partitions in /dev/mmcblk0p5 and /dev/mmcblk0p7. I would like to union them together such that p5 is read-only and p7 holds the changes. I'm mounting p5 on /ro-root and p7 on /root-overlay. / ...
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Cifs share doesn't preserve permission configuration in smb.conf (775 instead of 777)

So I have a share on ubuntu that is accessed through both ubuntu and windows machines. my relevant smb.conf is like this: path = /share create_mask = 0777 force create mode = 0777 security mask = ...
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How to view mounted CD drive in Solaris 10

Say I have a Solaris 10 Virtual machine VM mounted on vmware platform and I only have telnet terminal to connect to it. How do I see if this VM has a CD already mounted? thanks
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Playing mounted ISO File on Windows 8 (VCD)? No player works?

I used ImgBurn to create an iso file from dvd movie folders, then mounted to my windows 8 box's virtual drive using Virtual Clone Drive. It use to be in my old Windows 7 machine that it would start ...
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How to add a VMware fusion shared folder mount to /etc/fstab?

I'm mounting a VMware Fusion shared folder (vmhgfs) called foo to /var/www using the following command: mount -t vmhgfs .host:/foo /var/www/ This works fine and creates the following /etc/mtab ...
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Linux Mint Petra won't Auto-Mount USB Devices

I recently updated my OS to Mint Petra and am no longer able to plug-and-play my USB devices. Olivia would automatically mount my jump drives or external hard drives, and I don't see why Petra ...
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Error mounting fstab

I have read many questions and answers in this and other forums before asking. I watched videos on Youtube to learn how to deal with the fstab file too. So forgive me for bringing back this doubt ...
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Executing multiple commands using winexe

./bin/winexe -U <username>%<password> //<ip> "cmd.exe /c net use x: \\\\<ip>\\share /user:<user> <password>" This command works fine, but for me to run another ...
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How to find username and password of a mounted Windows share?

I'd like to use cifs from Linux to mount a Windows shared drive. That shared drive is provided by a NAS running Linux / Samba. There are several Windows computer successfully using that shared drive ...
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Cannot access my NFS share on my debian Plex Media Server box

I have a Synology NAS sharing a "MEDIA" folder by NFS. http://i.stack.imgur.com/J55lW.png (screenshot) I would like to access this folder from my Plex Media Server (running on Debian). I added ...
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RW mounted usb drive regarded read-only by cp

Context Can any of you help me with the following, I've got a micro sd card inserted via a usb stick into my Compaq 8510w laptop running the latest Arch Linux (x86_64) release. I have a udev rule ...
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How to access a network folder in Ubuntu using the terminal

I am new to Ubuntu(and Linux for that matter) and I am trying to access files using the terminal. The network folder is on my Desktop, but when I go to the Desktop folder via the terminal, the ...
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Store disc images on a hard drive

I'm cleaning up around my computer (A Win7 ultimate machine), and part of my plan is to rip all my program CDs and store them on a dedicated 1TB hard drive. My initial plan was to simply dump the ...
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How can I mount a single RAID 1 disk/partition as ext3?

I need to copy data from a single HD, which used to be part of a Linux RAID 1. I've googled around, but can't find any clue how to mount partitions from this single HD. Background: The HD comes from ...
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Create an image of a partition that I can mount on windows/linux

I am going to change my PC but I would like to create an image of the partition of my old PC (windows is installed there) that can I use on my new PC (I mean just reading/writing data not running the ...
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How to mount a HFS partition in Ubuntu as Read/Write?

I plugged in my external harddrive (which was formatted on my Mac into HFS+ journaled) to my Ubuntu desktop 9.04 64bit. I am not able to get the drive to mount with write capability, how do I do ...
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How to mount NFS export on Mac OS X?

I have FreeBSD (test.local) box configured as NFS server. And I'm trying to mount its NFS sharing form my mac (hhmm.local) /nfs hhmm.local /nfs has 777 permission. And I checked from mac that ...
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Mount USB drive as a specific user under Linux

I'd like my linux box to mount a certain USB drive for a specific user rather than mount for the currently logged in user. For all other USB drives, I'd like to keep the default behaviour of the ...
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How to mount a drive from terminal in Ubuntu?

I want to mount a drive from terminal at startup. At startup if I use ls /media, I notice that it is empty. If I go to Computer and click on VM drive there, I can then see the VM driver in ls /media. ...
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User based NFS access

I have an NFS server called nfs-server and several nfs clients (nfs-client1,nfs-client2,nfs-client3). I'm trying to share the home directory of myuser1 to be available on all nfs clients, but with ...
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Mount second drive as c:/Users in Windows 7

So about a month ago I set up a Windows 7 Professional machine where I was able to mount the secondary hard drive to the path C:\Users. This put all of the userspace files on the second hard drive ...
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Recovering data from possibly corrupted Truecrypt volume

I have an external hard drive (no system files on it) which has been encrypted using truecrypt. Suddenly today when i tried to mount the hard drive, I got the following error: Incorrect password or ...
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Understanding mount option nodev and its use with USB flash drives

mount(8) OS X Manual Page describes the nodev option: Do not interpret character or block special devices on the file system. This option is useful for a server that has file systems ...
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mount XFS filesystem in ubuntu with permissions

I want to remove data from a Netgear Stora drive that I can no longer access via the Stora itself. The drive appears to be fine, but the Stora is fighting with my router, and it's old and somewhat ...
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What is the significence of the max width on a VESA mount?

I just purchased a 34 inch "ultra widescreen" monitor. Most reviews recommend using a VESA stand, because the one that comes with the monitor is so terrible. However, the maximum supported width I can ...
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How do you mount a directory as a drive in Windows 7?

I have a directory on another drive that I want to show as a new virtual drive. How can I do that?
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Custom Names for SMB shares on OSX

I have a number of (windows) networked drives that I need to connect to using my Mac - the trick is that on many of these servers I'd like to be able to connect directly to the c$ share. So I end up ...
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What do I have to do so I can get 2 users to be able to access disk drives / partitions at the same time?

I mounted a disk drive using UserA ==> /run/media/userA/myDisk . userB is a member of the same group of userA. Why can userB not access the mountpoints? What do I have to do so I can get 2 users ...
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Ubuntu can't mount windows share

I want to access by termin a Windows share so on my Ubuntu 14.04 system I executed the following command: sudo mount.cifs -o username=dana //192.168.1.4/Users /mnt/ After entering the sudo ...
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Can't mount external HDD. Device listed at lsusb but doesn't appear at /dev

Device works at Windows but doesn't appear at /dev. How can I mount it? So let's go to the infos... uname -a: Linux deeptought 3.13.0-30-generic #54-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jun 9 22:45:01 UTC 2014 x86_64 ...
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Unable to write as root (but can as user)

I have an NFS/NIS based file system. NFS and NIS servers are on different physical machines. When we log into our head node home directories are automounted. When logged in as a user I can write ...
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mount on busybox: invalid argument when trying to mount smb share

I am trying to mount a smb share on my embedded Linux running on ARM (3.6.9) with busybox 1.21 mount -t cifs //192.168.0.12/mydata /mnt/myData results in an invalid argument error: mount: ...
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better to mount storage using udev or fstab?

I could write rules to mount storage devices using fstab or udev. Obviously the syntax is different, and unless I'm mistaken, udev is more flexible and has access to far more information than fstab. ...
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mounting and accessing Encrypted LVM after reinstallation of Linux

I had Fedora installed on a LVM & had my /home & another file systems in it encrypted. ( i remember the passwords but forgot the cipher protocol used ) Now, I installed Ubuntu without ...
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Mounting Directories with bind & different permissions

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 & trying to mount a folder using bind in /etc/fstab. Shown below is one of many similar entries; /media/Storage1/test /media/Storage1/WebDAV/Alex none ...
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Linux: mount options to improve performance on slow HDDs?

I encounter a performance problem with two HDDs. One is fast but mounted remotely through NFS, the other is local (ext4) but slow. No, exchanging the two drives is not an option, because it would ...
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Permission denied while mounting samba cifs share on linux

I have a samba server set up on a Linux computer that uses winbind on an AD domain. Everything seems to be working but I haven't been able to mount a samba share on another machine. Right now, I would ...