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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What is the difference between ISO and DMG images?

What is the difference between .iso files and .dmg files? Why are they used differently?
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Mysterious “media” volume mounted on desktop Mac OS X

I have a mysterious volume mounted on my desktop that I can't seem to forcibly unmount. I've tried using umount and also diskutil, but it seems to automatically remount itself. I've copied my hdd with ...
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Pysdm has disabled my ability to write to my storage partition

I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Mint 13 Cinnamon. As well as their respective partitions, I also have a large one (NTFS) for storing all my music, videos, documents etc. I downloaded ...
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Mac OSX: restart required after removing auto mount

By default /home directory is protected in mac osx and you need to remove the auto mount by editing the file /etc/auto_master and replace the following line /home auto_home ...
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Windows 8 ISO Mounting at startup / permanently

I am using Windows 8 Pro RTM. It now has the support of mounting ISO files as a system drive, but when the computer is restarted, the ISOs are not mounted anymore. How can I make this mount permanent ...
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Weird file truncation issue in CIFS mount

With reference to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12211629/php-file-put-contents-not-truncating-file-in-cifs-mount We have a Seagate BlackArmor NAS device, which is mounted on our Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Ubuntu mounts ISO but some files are unreadable

I'm new to Linux and just installed ubuntu 12.04 amd64 this month. I had failed to install Texlive with texlive2012 iso image. I used the recommended command to mount: mount -t iso9660 -o ...
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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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How to mount a partition on the root directory (for example /data)

I am installing Ubuntu on my empty hard drive and I would like to have a separate partition on which I would store my data, like movies, music, documents, etc. I don't like the idea of putting those ...
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Why does 'mount' give the error “mount: can't find /mnt/disk”?

I am trying to following the to mount an img file on ubuntu: http://askubuntu.com/questions/129305/how-can-i-open-binary-image-files-img But when I do 'sudo mount -o test.img /mnt/disk' $ sudo ...
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How do I mount internal HDDs in Ubuntu via the command line?

I'm new to Linux and have a home server set up running Ubuntu. In the GUI it's very easy to mount my additional internal hard drives. I just double click on them. Since I have made this server ...
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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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How to mount image created with dd?

I used 'dd' to create an image of my hard drive as a file on another drive. Question: how do I mount this image to see that it's valid? Notes: "file image" yields (all one line, I just broke it up ...
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How to mount read-write an ext4 partition on Windows?

I want to use ext4 on my external HDD, but it must be cross-platform. (At least Linux, Win7 & WinXP). Unfortunately, I haven't found any proper driver allowing Windows to WRITE to ext4. I've ...
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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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How to permanently mount ntfs drive in WUBI installation mode?

I have a Windows 7 installed as my primary operating system on my C:\ drive. I have another ntfs partition, D:. Ubuntu is installed using WUBI on C:\Ubuntu, which makes C:\ accessible through ...
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How do I mount a ssh folder in linux from a script?

I already have sshfs installed and I know how to mount the drive, but when I try to automatically supply the password it doesn't do anything different. eric@MAVERICK:~$ sshfs ...
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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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External hard drive won't mount on Mac

Anyone had problems mounting an external hard drive on a mac? It shows up (dimmed) in disk utility and all is fine according to first aid, but it just refuses to mount. It simply says "The disk My ...
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Permission Denied running python script from samba share

I'm trying to mount a samba share on a Ubuntu 12.04 desktop from a Fedora 17 desktop. I can create, edit and delete files with no problem but when I try to run python scripts on the share i get a ...
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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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Bypass “Daemon is inhibited”

When GParted is open, I cannot use the GUI to mount, unmount, or do other operations to partitions. The GUI (includes GNOME, KDE, and Xfce) complains that the "daemon is inhibited". However, if I ...
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Mounting an old drive with a rescue partition causes unmount/mount cycle

I have a 2.5 SATA drive from an old laptop that ran Windows Vista. In addition to having the main partition with the OS, it has a "Rescue" partition on it. I put the old drive into an external ...
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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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can not mount romfs image

with mount version 2.21.2 I get this error every time I try to mount a romfs image sudo mount -t romfs mlsrc.img mp/ mount: unknown filesystem type 'romfs' I am running arch linux with kernel 3.4.7 ...
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Detect and mount external usb drive - Linux (Debian)

I have a 3TB USB 3.0 External HDD (Seagate) that I would like my Debian machine to pick up on boot so that I can use rsync to backup to it using cron. If i unplug the drive and plug it back in then ...
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Mount remote UNIX directory in Windows 7

I have ssh access to a UNIX machine. I was wondering if there was a way to mount my home directory as a windows drive, so that I'm able to edit the UNIX files with in windows. Any free software would ...
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Accessing a VMDK / installing a VMware product

I took an old computer that I was getting ready to wipe, and converted it to a VMware virtual machine so I could continue to access both files and programs/settings from the computer. I stored this ...
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Can mounting an ISO image execute malicious software within the mounted ISO image?

I use MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager to mount ISO images. What I'm wondering is: can a file within the ISO image be executed when the ISO image is mounted by MagicISO?
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Create ram disk mount to specific folder in OSX

I am using a command like so to create a ram disk: diskutil erasevolume HFS+ "ram disk" `hdiutil attach -nomount ram://307200` This works succesfully, and I get a /Volumes/ram disk mounted on my ...
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mount cifs through fstab non readable/writable

I have FreeNAS server and domain-controller with Windows Server 2008. I use OpenSuse 11.4 and my Windows account have full access to FreeNAS CIFS share. I can connect through any filemanager with smb ...
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mount server as drive

Is there a way to mount a server to a drive letter in Windows? I know a compareable software called MacFusion. I really like the idea. and was wondering if anyone knows ways to do this type of thing ...
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Mounting system directories from network

I was thinking about how to keep write access to my Raspberry Pi's root file system (residing on a SD card) at a minimum. Of course, /var is a primary candidate for being kept somewhere else. I have ...
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Ubuntu shared folders in other drives not mounting

I have two other Drives in my System, which I have automounting when system startup using FSTAB. And I have installed Samba on my Machine to create shared folders. Then created some shared folders in ...
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Is there a way to make OpenVZ container with HDD and SSD space at the same time?

I would like to create containers which will have / on hdd and /home on ssd. I guess it could be done by creating several partitions on ssd and mounting them with http://wiki.openvz.org/Bind_mounts ...
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Move /usr to other disk

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 installation on a machine with two harddisks, /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. /dev/sdb2 is mounted on /. I would like to move /usr to the second harddisk as it is very fast (but small). ...
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How do I mount a Windows partition in Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu on a laptop through the windows installer. It is very different in that there is not a way to manually partition the HDD. After completing the install, fdisk -l shows: /dev/sda1 ...
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How to add a command in /etc/rc.local file?

I installed Fedora in Virtual Box with host windows xp. I want to share file between host and guest. Someone suggest me to run the command in fedora #sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 F_DRIVE ...
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linux mount issue with fstab

I'm trying to create a ramdisk inside a VM. I think I have the ability to use tmpfs, because it is Ubuntu 10.04 which comes with kernel > 2.6. I added this to /etc/fstab: none /mnt/test tmpfs ...
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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 ...