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 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 ...
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Unable to mount usb drive

I try to mount a usb key but it does not work. dmesg | grep SCSI: [ 1.213907] Block layer SCSI generic (bsg) driver version 0.4 loaded (major 253) [ 1.614532] SCSI subsystem initialized [ ...
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Simple process for backing up all files on a Macbook running OS X 10.4

I need a simple way to backup the contents of my girlfriend's Macbook hard drive. The Macbook is running OS X 10.4.11 - Tiger I don't need to be able to restore the entire OS Install. I just need to ...
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Is it possible to access files “shadowed” by a mount?

In Linux, is there a way to access files on a mounted filesystem that have been "shadowed" when another file system was mounted over a subdirectory? E.g. cd / mkdir /foo touch /foo/bar mount ...
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Compressed, read-write file system within a single file?

Is there any free Windows software which can create compressed archives, and subsequently mount them transparently (with write capability) onto another directory? So far, the only such program I have ...
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External hard drive only visible in System Profiler, doesn't mount, not visible in Disk Utility (Mac)

I have an external hard drive that does not mount to my Mac laptop, nor is it visible in Disk Utility. It is, however, visible in the System Profiler under the USB section. Any suggestions as to how I ...
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Why doesn't DroboElite mount all my volumes?

I am using a DroboElite with 8 hard drives, connected over the LAN using the iSCSI protocol. I have defined several volumes (2 x 2TB, 1 x 4TB and 1 x 8TB) and mapped drive letters to each of them (no ...
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By-passing default permissions when mounting HFS+ volumes in linux

I have a dual booting macbook pro with Snow Leopard and Kubuntu 11.10, and want to read (don't care about write) my home Mac home directory when I'm running Kubuntu. I can mount it without any ...
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Mount USB drive on Ubuntu: “Not Authorized”

I'm having some problems with my Ubuntu 11.10 installation on a Toshiba A300-16l laptop, of which the primary problem appears to be allowing permissions escalation. I want to backup my home directory ...
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Need more swap space - out of disk slots

A server I am using was setup incorrectly with only 1G of swap space. There are no more hard disk physical slots. There is content on the existing disks. I would like to resize the partition, but ...
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Why is “System Reserved” mounted in Windows 7 and how can I make it hidden again?

A fresh installation of Windows 7, however the System Reserved ~100MB is mounted at G:. Why is this? How can I make it hidden again?
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How to mount HFS+ drive and ignore permissions

I installed Ubuntu and Windows on my MacBook and Ubuntu is my primary OS; however, all of my media stays on my OSX partition. I want to be able to access it (at least my OSX user's home folder) from ...
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How to make mount points inaccesible for any user or process in Ubuntu, when no filesystem is using it?

I have noticed that my mountpoints in /media often acquire underscores, double or triple at time, when I use Vuze which is configured to save the files on a mountpoint directory in /media. This is ...
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mount Command Works, but fstab Version Fails - Samba Issue

I can mount a share with this command: sudo mount -o username=user,password=pass //192.168.5.227/share /mnt/share And in my fstab I have this line: //192.168.5.227/share /mnt/share cifs ...
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Mount SMB/AFP share on network reconnect

There's a myriad of possibilities for mounting shares upon Login within OSX. I'm after having it done when a network connection is restored. Ideally: Mount the share connection lost connection ...
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Mounting a LVM volume as normal user.

Here is what is observed: sharad@nt535:~$ ls -l /mnt total 12 drwxr-xr-x 2 sharad sharad 4096 2012-01-17 17:14 MyPicsAndVids drwxr-xr-x 2 sharad sharad 4096 2012-01-17 17:14 SharadHomeDir ...
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How to force a drive to mount at startup in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu I have an external USB drive that gets automounted when accessed through Nautilus. The problem is that if I first open up a terminal and try to access the files, they're not there. I have to ...
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Cannot mount Windows share anymore from Debian Linux

Since I upgraded my Debian 'testing' with an apt-get dist-upgrade yesterday (Wed Jan 6th 2012), I cannot mount anymore a Windows share. The share is still available, as I can connect to it using ...
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How can I mount my photo camera for a write access?

I plug a camera to ubuntu 11.10. It is automatically recognized and browsed with nautilus or through terminal. But when I copy files to my camera no copying happened. How can files be written to the ...
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Mount directory as virtual dvd/cd (not disk)

I would like to emulate mounting as a virtual cd or dvd, so Mac OS X Lion thinks it is a real cd / dvd. I have already tried ToastMount, however it hasn't been compiled for Intel processors and I ...
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Unable to create filesystem on new partition - Amazon EC2 instance

I created a new partition /dev/xvda1p1 on linux amazon ami. After that i am unable to create a filesystem. What is the issue? # fdisk -l Disk /dev/xvda1: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Where does OSX store volume names?

I'm curious as to where OSX stores the names of mounted volumes. For example, if I connect my external USB hard drive, mount it and change the name to something else, how does OSX remember the name ...
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External USB hard drive is read only but I want r/w

I recently formatted a hard drive as ext3 to get it to mount in CentOS 5. Now it automatically mounts when I connect it to the USB port, and mounts to /media/disk, but i am not able to write to it. ...
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filedisk fails to mount sparse image on Windows7

I have a problem with filedisk tool (http://www.acc.umu.se/~bosse/) on Windows 7. I am creating FS image with mksparse: mksparse ramdisk.vfat 4M Then trying to mount it with filedisk tool: ...
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Tool to mount a zip/rar/* archive as a Win drive and be able to read/write as a normal device?

I'm looking for some tool that, given a zip/rar/tar/* archive file, mounts it as a new Windows drive. Some tools are WinMount or WinArchive, but I need one that allows me to write/create/delete files ...
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Can't access folders mounted by sshfs after sleep (or when connection lost)

Often, when I mount a filesystem via ssh: sshfs user@remote: ~/Mounts/Remote and the machine hibernates (closing the Laptop lid) if I wake up the machine I can't access the mounted folder. ...
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Mount Samba share without root access

I have access to a Linux machine, but not root access. I can access a Samba share through smbclient. I'd like to be able to mount this share so I can access it from within Matlab. Normally, if I ...
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Handling offline Network Shares When using `net use` to mount at start up

I'm using net use x: "\\DEVICE\SHARE" /persistent:no in a batch file to connect to shares at start up. However, sometimes if I am offline or if the server/device is offline the command will hang for a ...
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No mounting a USB pendrive on Debian wheezy

The system seems to know that my pendrive in insert, but when I try to mount it, I cannot do it 'cause it not appears in /dev/. I post the result of command dmesg | tail -n 6 [ 647.763175] ...
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Cant open file for writing with cifs mount

Hi I have mounted my QNAP on to a drive on my ubuntu machine using the following fstab entry //<ip-address>/Documents/Aly /home/aly/Documents cifs ...
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Windows, same mountpoint for two different Drives

I want to use two different HDD's to making backups. The backups I make with acronis. So I need a path for the Backup Destination, what have always to be the same, when Drive A is attached and when ...
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TrueCrypt System Favorite Volume doesn't mount automatically on boot

I've encrypted my system partition using TrueCrypt and I've read that I can mount my encrypted data partition (TrueCrypt volume) on boot by making it a "System Favorite" and giving it the same ...
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Automount external hard drive on Mac

I have an external drive plugged in to my MacPro via eSATA. At the moment, the disk only mounts if I log in. Since I am using the computer remotely, this is annoying since I have to open up VNC, log ...
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Mount Linux Drive in Two Places

I've been looking for a way to mount the same drive (e.g. /dev/sdd1) in two places on a hard drive. If I try using the command that I use to mount a drive in the first location again, I recieve the ...
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/dev name of already mounted device changes when a new USB device is inserted

I mount USB devices using the following command. I have no /etc/fstab entry, I mount these devices programmatically. mount -o nodev LABEL=xyz mount-point As soon as I attach another USB device, the ...
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How can I mount ext3 with restricted permissions, like setting uid, gid and umask?

I want to mount an ext3 filesystem on a device with uid, gid, umask options set. When I use these options during mount, I get an error. Below is the command I am using to mount: mount -t ext3 -o ...