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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Mounting a CDROM in Ubuntu

I'm using a software that needs to read data from a cdrom. The instructions say to mount the cdrom (mount /mnt/cdrom). I understand that I need to mount the cdrom to /mnt/cdrom. I created a folder ...
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How to automatically mount a LUKS-encrpyted iSCSI device at boot time

I have a Debian Lenny server and a client with Kubuntu 10.10. The server provides some iSCSI storage. One of the devices is the /home of the Kubuntu client. I know how to add devices to /etc/crypttab ...
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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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In regards to ddrescue, do not run on a mounted partition

Never try to rescue a r/w mounted partition. The resulting copy may be useless. source: http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/manual/ddrescue_manual.html what does this mean exactly? I have finally ...
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mounting remote hard disk (Linux)

I have a machine running Ubuntu 10.04. I have a VPS (virtual private server) also running Ubuntu Linux. The VPS has a dedicated IP. I want to have a setup, so that the directories on the VPS are ...
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How do I mount USB devices in opensuse?

I have tried: Mount /dev/sdb /mnt Mount /dev/sdb /media Mount /dev/sdb1 And so on I have also tried reformatting in partition editor. I unplugped and plugged it back in , but I can't find the ...
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Do I need to mount?

I do not have access to /media/Acer/i/XAMPP/xampp/htdocs until after I open a file from this location in gedit. After this point I can navigate to it from the command line.
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Is it possible to mount a .tar file?

The only result of any import when I searched for this was from 2001. In the intervening decade, have any tools/methods for mounting a tar file as a filesystem (perhaps utilizing fuse) been created? ...
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MacBook Pro not recognizing external HDD

My hard drive is about to flake out, and I'm trying to back everything up before it dies. However, it is now not recognizing my LaCie external hard drive. I can see the drive in Disk Utility, and I ...
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Phantom flash-drive repeatedly appearing on my Windows 7 system, how to remove?

I have a phantom USB memory stick appearing and disappearing repeatedly on my Windows 7 HP laptop computer model 8730w. The computer keeps making a noise 'bah-dum', about once a second and in the ...
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Mounting network storage over wireless

I have a laptop that is connected to my home network over wireless connection. The laptop runs a bit torrent client which downloads to a mounted NAS filesystem . I would like the laptop the run the ...
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iPhoto backup on TimeCapsule using encrypted disk image

I have the following setup: Pics on my MBP Backups on my TimeCapsule iPhoto library alias pointing the real library on encrypted disk image Every time I open iPhoto, it mounts the encrypted disk ...
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strange: random google-XXX.dmg mounts and umounts on OSX

I just noticed via HardwareGrowl, that a .dmg image file mounted and unmounted all by itself. It was called google-XXX.dmg (where XXX represents a number i did not note down that fast. I am running ...
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How does one mount a file system (afs, cifs, or smb) at boot so that the mount is persistent. (mac 10.6.6)

I would like to have directories on several PCs available to other users of a macbook pro running 10.6.6. Is this possible? I was able to get this to work for nfs via the disk-utility. I purchased ...
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Mount a disk image root has no access to

I need to mount a disk image located on an NFS network share without copying it first. Only a non-root user (apache) on the RHEL 5 machine I'm on has permissions to access the files on that network ...
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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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Ubuntu Alert: /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I'm currently using Ubuntu Maverick, and whenever I try to use a kernel newer than 2.6.32-21, I get this message: ALERT! /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell! Does ...
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Detect filesystem type (can't mount filesystem image .img)

I am trying to mount a file image, like this mount -o loop /tmp/apps.img /media/apps But I get the following: mount: you must specify the filesystem type I try ext3: mount -o loop /tmp/apps.img ...
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FreeBSD mount at reboot

In FreeBSD, how do I automate the process of mounting of a directory into a jail at boot time?
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Are there any non-windowsy ways to map a windows drive from one computer to another

Short story, I want to transfer all files from an internal harddisk on a laptop to a temporary storage outside the laptop. Then I will wipe the disk and transfer an Ubuntu which I now run from an ...
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EC2 volume not mounting via fstab; manual mount successful

I have a Micro instance running Ubuntu 10.04 x86 (AMI ami-3e02f257). It has the OS volume attached at /dev/sda1 and a second volume attached at /dev/sdf (reported as ...
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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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How do I mount a .iso or .dmg image as a CD on a Mac so that it's recognised as a CD and not just a volume?

I have a knackered super-drive, and need to install software from a CD. However I do have backup images (as .dmg's) of all my install disks. Usually it all works fine, but with two particular installs ...
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Mount specific ntfs directory on Linux

Hey SuperUsers, I have Linux mount question. I have a dual-boot Win7/Linux machine. My main OS is Windows, and that's where most of my work lives. Generally all work done under Linux, is to be ...
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Cannot unmount handy drive

HP 210 Mini Fedora 14 xfce 2.6.35.11-83.fc14.x86_64 I have inserted my handy drive. However, when I right click and select unmount I get the following message: An application is preventing ...
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External Hard Drive Won't Mount - MAC OSX

I have a Western Digital hard drive that's about 4 or 5 years old. It's 500 GB, USB. I use it to backup my Mac every so often. I had it partitioned: 1 side for full backups, and the other side for ...
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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 ...
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how do i make sure i have read and write access to the folder when i'm mounting it in Linux (Ubuntu) using the fstab file

follow up to How do i set up shared folders in virtual box (windows 7 host, Ubuntu guest)? i can get the folder to mount on start up, but it keeps coming up with a padlock symbol on the icon and i ...
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Is there a way to mount an EXT4 volume image in Windows 7?

Made with ddrescue. I'm guessing not.
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Disable linux read and write file cache on partition

How do i disable the linux file cache on a xfs partition (both read an write). We have a xfs partition over a hardware RAID that stores our RAW HD Video. Most of the shoots are 50-300gb each so the ...
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mount won't load partition — thinks its FAT?

I found an Acer Aspire T180 desktop next to the dumpster in my apartment complex. Looks in good shape, took it in to tinker with it. I managed to get it to boot, but it loads Windows 7 and I don't ...
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Mount drive at /Volumes/NAME/ or similar in Cygwin

I'm using Cygwin on Windows 7. When I plug in an USB stick, the drive automatically gets mounted to /cygdrive/x . This is good and really easy to use. My problem is that the drive letter changes ...
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Prevent all access to hard drives from Linux Bootable CD

I'm working on creating a bootable Linux CD to distribute a sandbox environment to customers that will work on multiple PCs. One requirement of this environment is that we do not want the user to ...
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Filesystem handling for embedded Linux device

I am developing a device that will run Linux as its operating system. The device is a small form factor X86 device with a flash drive exposed as a SATA-device. So it is not very dissimilar from any ...
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Possible to mount a specific directory on Linux server to a local Windows machine?

I have a directory on my server at /home/dave/www/images/site (ext3) which I want to mount directly to my Windows computer so that I can transfer data easily via command line tool. Is that something ...
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How to mount another hard drive as /Users on OS X?

I replaced a 320 GB HDD with a 128 GB SSD on my Apple laptop, but it turns out that I don't have enough space to put my own stuff under /Users. I know in Linux systems people can mount another HDD as ...
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How to access USB stick content from VMWare running Ubuntu 10.10?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 via VMWare under Windows 7. I have followed the procedure to install the USB stick. It is now connected to the host. However, I don't know how to access the content of the ...
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How to access a casper-rw loop file in Windows?

I'm booting BackTrack off a USB harddrive and writing dumps to a persistent casper-rw file. Is there a way I can mount the drive and read the data from Windows?
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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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Can't delete a directory on external drive (OS X)

I have a brand new Transcend StoreJet 25M3 (external HDD) mounted to MacBook (Leopard 10.5.8) at /Volumes/Transcend. I copied some data from my old Windows (XP) machine on it, and now, after cleaning ...
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fstab line for auto mount drive that all users can read/write

I have installed a cable that connects from the CPU's SATA motherboard connection to a removable drives' ESATA connection. I would like to be able to swap drives on the ESATA connection and have all ...
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How to free up block device that is mounted to an inaccessible place?

root@vi-notebook:~# cat /proc/mounts | grep raidy /dev/md0 /root/e/i/wpc2/boot/mnt/raidy reiserfs ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime 0 0 root@vi-notebook:~# umount -n /root/e/i/wpc2/boot/mnt/raidy ...
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eCryptFS: How to mount a backup of an encrypted home dir?

I use eCryptFS to encrypt the home directory of my laptop. My backup script copies the encrypted files to a server (together with everything else in (home/.ecryptfs). How can I mount the encrypted ...
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How to Set “<options>” in fstab - Manual Mounting is Successfull

I am not real familiar with fstab yet, so I have a couple questions. When I use this command to mount devices: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=admin //192.168.1.134/share_name /mnt/share_name With ...
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Auto mounting an SDHC card on Ubuntu during boot

I have the following entry in my /etc/fstab file: /dev/mmcblk1 /home ext3 default 0 2 Now my problem is that the device at /dev/mmcblk1 changes its location periodically. When I set up the mount ...
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How to use qcow2 disk image in Linux?

I have a large qcow2 formatted disk image, which I use as storage. Often I need to move data to and from this disk image. I mount the disk using the qemu-nbd tool as follows: modprobe nbd max_part=63 ...
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How to handle non-determinant harddrive assignments?

I recently installed another harddrive into my Arch Linux computer. The first time I booted up all worked fine. The next time I restarted my computer though I was greeted with a /dev/sda2 not found ...
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NTFS-3G is only mounting external drives as read-only

I'm currently running RHEL 5.5, and I installed the ntfs-3g utility from here: http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/. I have also followed their instructions for auto-mounting NTFS USB ...
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format ntfs to Journaled HFS+ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: mac: ntfs hard drive not mounted, how to reformat to Journaled HFS+ and keep data I have recently connected a hard drive to my mac pro and im not able to use it because ...
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mounting local volume as network share

I have a locally stored disk image. I would like to mount this, but have macosx think it is shared over a network (a network shared volume). I want to do this because TimeMachine would then ...