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 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 ...
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Checking how/where a path gets mounted from

I mounted a network share (CIFS) long time back to be mounted into a specific folder. Now I don't even have that folder mapped anywhere in /etc/fstab. I'm also mostly sure I mounted it manually (not ...
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How do I prevent a partition on the hard drive from auto-mounting on boot?

I've tried this: Having the UUID for the volume (seen on disk utilities) to hide during the mount process, from an admin account edit the /etc/fstab file: sudo pico /etc/fstab/ Add a line with ...
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Linux drive automount point path conventions

Like many I have several physical disks installed in my system and I set them up to be constantly mounted to some paths. I want to find a conventional general approach to it. In my experience I've ...
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CD/DVD image mounting on Windows 98

Which software (and which version) can i install on old computer with Windows 98? All i can find is designed to xp and newer systems and dint even installs on 98. I made old computer to play old ...
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Where did my partition go?

Yesterday, I reinstalled Windows Vista and now I want to recover my old data from the old partition. But the partition isn't visible. Where did it go?
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How can I mount/mirror/symlink individual web-published files onto my hard drive?

Basically I want to download a file, but then have it automatically update if the web version changes. I'm expecting the web version to have a static URL. I'd like to be able to move the file ...
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Can't mount old IDE hdd using an USB adapter

I have an old IDE hard drive that has some data I must recover, so I bought an usb adapter to plug it to my new pc and copy everything. But Windows installed the drivers when I plugged it in, but ...
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How to mount SMB share from terminal using keychain?

I need to be able mount a SMB share from terminal, for MAC OS versions (10.7). Is there a way to use mount_smbfs with keychain so I don't get prompt the username/password or have to add it to the ...
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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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Is it possible to change the mount point used for external USB devices from /media to something else under GNOME?

I'm using CentOS 5.x and am trying to change the mount point that get's used when I insert a USB thumb drive or external USB drive. They're showing up under /media/KINGSTON for example. I'd like to ...
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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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linux change ext4 block size to 8192 now can't mount it

I've done that: mkfs.ext4 -j -b 8192 /dev/sda3 Now I'm trying to mount it with: sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sda3 foo But I'm getting this error: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on ...
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Mount internal HDD - folder location convention (unix)

Is there an agreed convention exactly where to mount internal harddrives? I read people use /mnt/ is used for external space like usb drives or portable harddisks. Some people use /usr/local/share/ ...
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How do I write files to a USB without being root?

I have a 4GB USB stick which I partitioned using sudo cfdisk /dev/sdb and formatted using sudo mkfs /dev/sdb1. It's currently set to ID 83 with System Linux when I run sudo fdisk -l on my Debian ...
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How can I find out what's blocking my device? (Sysinternals Process Explorer didn't help)

I have an eSATA docking station like the one in this picture: ...
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How to mount cell phone by USB as SCSI block device?

A Motorola RIZR Z3 is connected by USB to my desktop machine running XUbuntu (or Ubuntu with xfce tacked on later) with the goal of viewing the phone's file system, copy images back and forth, etc. ...
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How to find Mac OSX UID from Ubuntu

How do you view Mac OSX user id without having to boot into OSX? I can mount the drive, but I can't find the UID for my user, which would hopefully enable me to access files without being root.
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Windows 7 - Disk Read Error, Boot Disk not mounting

Some background first (a little long): A while ago, my desktop got stuck at the "logging off" screen (prior to shutdown, the machine was sluggish and I suspected some process making trouble). I ...
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Can I mount a volume that is targeted by iSCSI in Linux?

I have a GPT NTFS volume that I have targeted by iSCSI. I need it to be a drive on my Windows machine AND access the information simultaneously in Linux. Is this possible? I can do some kind of ...
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Benefits of NFS-based fileshares

I've been reading up on fileshare tools like NFS the past few days, and I understand the concept of exporting directories, mount points, shared files/directories, etc. However, each of the ...
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Benefits of distributed home directories

I read that in Linux it is possible to configure a server (using a fileshare tool like NFS) to mount user home directories whenever they log in. I assume (please correct me if I'm wrong!) this means ...
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Is NFS appropriate for large networks?

In pure Linux networks, I've read that NFS is good if the network is small. Are there performance issues that one runs into when using NFS for large networks? Security issues? Is there a competitor ...
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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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Linux `mount --bind` made client's folder disappear?

I tried making a VSFTPD user with access to all of our clients' FTP folders. (the users are all chroot'ed to their home directories, where the public_html folders are). What I did was create a new ...
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Unmount One hard-drive and re-mount it as another directory in Unix

I recently got my first Unix Dedicated Sever running CentOS I just ran df -h and found this: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 ...
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Mount a SMB share's subfolder as a drive in OS X Lion

In Snow Leopard I was able to mount a subfolder of a Samba share directly using a path like the following in the "Connect to Server" Finder dialog: smb://someserver/someshare/where/i/really/want/togo ...
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File execute permissions for automounted USB HDD (Ubuntu 11.10)

I have an issue with Ubuntu 11.10 automounting USB HDDs where the permissions for all files on the mounted volume are set to -rw-r--r-- and I can't change them with chmod. I don't have the same issue ...
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File execute permissions for automounted USB HDD (Ubuntu 11.10)

I have an issue with Ubuntu 11.10 automounting USB HDDs where the permissions for all files on the mounted volume are set to -rw-r--r-- and I can't change them with chmod. I don't have the same issue ...