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 make your ubuntu filesystem read-only

I wonder whether there is a way to make my ubuntu read-only when I mount it on another linux system. Let me clear what I want. I have a usb stick on where my ubuntu is installed. However, the problem ...
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Cygwin fstab - what am I doing wrong?

I'm trying to automount my Windows home directory over my Cygwin home directory. If I run the mount command manually it works fine, but putting the mountpoint into /etc/fstab doesn't seem to work: $ ...
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fstab on boot: mount when device is plugged in

I have an external USB drive which I want to be mounted automatically on boot when it is plugged in. With the current settings in fstab, mount will try to mount it even when it is not available, which ...
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Option to set a drive letter missing

So.. I need to edit the BCD for a partition on my local hard disk using a program called EasyBCD. This program needs the partition to be mounted (have a drive letter) so it can access \Boot\BCD, but ...
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USB drive is recognized but not mounted

The flash drive is recognized as shown by /var/log/messages.log: Jul 12 10:58:41 phelps kernel: [ 5865.612777] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci_hcd But I can't find its dev ...
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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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Disk is apparently in use by the system

I've just fitted two disks to my home server. I'm trying to format and then raid them but I'm getting a problem that hours of Googling hasn't resolved this. The error that I'm getting is: # ...
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Windows 7 not mounting volume on restart

On my system Windows 7 is not mounting one of my partitions on restart. I manually got to mount it which is really annoying. It is a HFS+ partition which needs a special driver (MacDrive) to be ...
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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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Failed to mount disk at startup

I have a 10.10 Xubuntu installed with the kernel 2.6.35-22 but for work I need to make a downgrade to 2.6.30.5, for that, I compiled the kernel with all modules I need (or so I think) and when ...
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Linux - Advanced automounting via /etc/fstab file

I have a simple server with 6 hard disk drives (all SATA) inside of it. They are in a simple JBOD (just a bunch of disks) mode, so Linux just shows the following devices (assume each one has a single ...
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How to avoid sshfs freezing?

So the issue is this: I've installed sshfs on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to connect to a couple of remote servers. So initially the mount seams successful. Sometimes Gnome even picks it up and ...
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How do I stop ubuntu waiting for me to “Press S to skip of C to continue…” when it fails to mount on startup?

I've been having some issues with my RAID setup recently on my headless Ubuntu 10.04 server which means one of my mount requests is failing on bootup. Clearly I need to fix the RAID issue, but this ...
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OS X Lion working with SMB mounts modifying permissions etc. on mounted server?

I hope this is a Superuser question and not for Server Fault. At work, we use a variety of Linux/Unix boxes. I mount these on my OS X Lion laptop via SMB. I've noticed when I work with files on the ...
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Can I mark a folder as mountpoint-only?

I have a folder ~/nas which I usually use sshfs to mount a network drive on. Today, I didn't realize the share hadn't been mounted yet, and copied some data into it. It took me a bit to realize that ...
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What are network domains?

When I log in at work, I am on NT.xyz.com domain. But work on my project, via Linux, has to be through project.xyz.com. I can navigate to project.xyz.com via Windows Explorer, after authenticating, ...
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OSX Lion groups: add group, set GID, add user to group, implement FakeGroup fix - all for NFS

I have three goals: Implement the "FakeGroup" fix Add a group with a specific GID (i.e. customgroup with GID 1111) Add a user to that group Implement the "FakeGroup" fix According to this ...
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Mounting a drive that was formatted as NTFS on a different computer

I recently downloaded some files that were over 4 GB, but they wouldn't do a direct transfer to an external HDD. This was attempted on a separate computer called Computer1. My computer, called ...
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Why is my USB drive not mounted during startup

I have Arch Linux running on my Raspberry Pi. I added the following line to my fstab file: /dev/sda1 /mnt/MyBook ntfs defaults 0 0 for a while this worked fine, the device was ...
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How to mount sftp resource using private key file in kubuntu?

I know how to mount sftp connection in kubuntu (using Dolphin), but this way it's impossible to use private key file. Is there any way to mount a sftp resource using key file in kubuntu?
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How to mount filesystem at boot when filesystem exist

I have Linux mint 13 maya installed on USB Pendrive (my portable linux). I run it on different computers. Is there a way to set the fstab to auto mount the hard drive from X computer at boot? So far ...
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Whitelist disks to mount in Mac OS X

Is it possible to make a white list of disks to mount? I have multiple systems on multiple drives and I would prefer not to mount everything all the time. I can unmount it afterwards, but that is not ...
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Loop mount file available through FTP

Using curlftpfs, is it possible to mount a file available through FTP on a loop device? I get a Permission denied error when I try it: $ sudo losetup /dev/loop0 FTPMount/BigFile losetup: failed to ...
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Cannot mount harddrive from HP ProBook via SATA-USB adapter

I'm trying to mount harddrive from HP ProBook 4525s to another computer for data backup from damaged laptop. There are two ext4 and one swap partition on hdd. I'm using SATA-USB adapter, but after I ...
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Why does LVM HDD fail “mount” command when booting from CDROM?

Currently I have a superuser post asking if I can install/upgrade existing LUKS/LVM without having to erase and rebuild the partitions. This has provided instructions to mount the HDD, but there are ...
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Mountpoint permissions messed up after user mount

On a freshly installed Debian squeeze amd64, $ ls /media -l drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 13 12:13 usb0 But after mounting, $ mount /dev/sdb1 $ ls /media -l drwx------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 12 ...
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PHP crazy behavior on mount

I have a mount to my windows machine on a linux machine. When I try to run any php scripts there it says it's not found, however, when i copy the files to the local storage it runs with no problem. I ...
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Windows mounted Devices

/dev/sdb1 This is an example of a mounted USB key under Linux. It's a file that can be viewed as hexa, edited, .. etc, but not used to manipulate device via serial communication protocol. Simply, ...
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How to perform a nested mount when using chroot?

Note that this question is prompted by the circumstances detailed by me (as Xl1NntniNH7F) in ...
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Mac Finder: WD My Passport won't mount

I really need your help. I have a WD My Passport 650GB (with Firewire and USB). I'm using it for almost a year now and it always worked fine. While underway I simply plug it in via Firewire - at home ...
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Remount filesystem readonly

I want to remount /dev/sda2 [mounted on /var/www] as readonly # mount -o remount,ro /var/www mount: /var/www is busy There are no open files on that filesystem # fuser -v -m /var/www ...
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How do I mount a harddrive to my /home folder in OS X?

Im wondering how to mount my second HDD to my /home folder like you do in other *NIX systems, making the mount point just that folder and not a standard HDD. I am aware of the method of copying my ...
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Unable to mount device on Linux (XFS)

I am unable to mount a device on my server due to error when mounting, the device is type XFS. The mount command returns message: "mount: structure needs cleaning" I've tried using xfs_check and it ...
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CIFS share mount errors

I'm trying to mount a network share from a Linksys NAS200 to Fedora 16. The program I am trying to run won't accept network addresses to save to. I ran it without specifying the IP address of the ...
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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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QNAP NAS 509 (LINUX) - how to unmout busy volume and find physical disk?

On my NAS QNAP TS 509 I do have a technical issue. I need to run e2fsck. This works fine for me on md0 (see below), but how can I unmount the busy devices md9 and sda4 in order to do the same. ...
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How to umount / ? It's busy

I'm trying to use zerofree, which seems to be the answer for this: How to reduce VM size? I have successfully umounted /dev/sda1, and zerofree worked fine, releasing ~37gb. But I can't seem to ...
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How can I get the mount path of a USB device on OSX?

I have a backup script that backs up some data to a USB device. The problem I have is that OSX sometimes changes the expected mount path. For example if some file is locked under the expected mount ...
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Linux is to mount as Windows is to _______?

So Linux "mounts" a hard drive to perform some operation such as reading/writing. Does Windows "mount" in the same way? Is it called something different in the context of Microsoft?
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accessing linux directories from windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get access to EXT2, EX3 and EXT4 partitions on Windows 7? I want to access linux drives from windows. I have ubuntu and fedora installed along with windows. I ...
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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 set SELinux context for HTML files updated by Dropbox?

I am trying to use a shared Dropbox folder to make HTML files easily editable by several people, and am (re)mounting the Dropbox folder to somewhere in /var/www/ with the --bind option. I have the ...
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ubuntu 10.04 stuck on booting due to disk is already mounted

I replaced a failed hard disk which was mounted to /home. After boot, I logged in as root and replaced the uuid of the /home mount in /etc/fstab then rebooted it. Now it gets stuck on boot with the ...
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mounting 3TB hard disk

I have a 3TB Seagate Barracuda disk (model no. st3000dm001). The disk contains data and uses ext3. I am using an external SATA enclouser via USB. I am trying to mount the disk using my ubuntu machine. ...
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Win7 Mounting network drives depending on network

Is there a way of mounting certain drives with NET USE only when you're connected to certain networks? I use this particular laptop at home and at work. When I am at home and connect to the network ...
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Execute PHP files in mounted directory from VirtualBox host system is not working

I've set up a VirtualBox with a Debian 6.0 to act as a webserver. The host machine is my PowerBook running OS X 10.7.3. Under /User/cb0/Sites I have a webproject in symfony that I used to develop ...
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Map network drive for Google Drive to appears as a normal drive in Windows Explorer

Is it possible to "map network drive" for Google Drive so it appears as a usual Windows drive in Explorer? (And on a Mac and Linux?)
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cifs mounted files : permission denied on modification of newly created file (only)

I'm mounting my NAS with this line in fstab //192.168.1.253/Syno.1 /mnt/net/synonas/syno.1 cifs credentials=/home/rasp/.smbcredentials.synonas,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 I can ...
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Mount a Second Partition of a USB Drive on Windows

I have a Pen-drive of 8GB, I have 2 partitions on it, one of 15MB and another of the remaining (7GB+). I know that Windows only recognizes the first partition, is there any way to mount the second ...