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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Can't mount external HDD. Device listed at lsusb but doesn't appear at /dev

Device works at Windows but doesn't appear at /dev. How can I mount it? So let's go to the infos... uname -a: Linux deeptought 3.13.0-30-generic #54-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jun 9 22:45:01 UTC 2014 x86_64 ...
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Unable to write as root (but can as user)

I have an NFS/NIS based file system. NFS and NIS servers are on different physical machines. When we log into our head node home directories are automounted. When logged in as a user I can write ...
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mount on busybox: invalid argument when trying to mount smb share

I am trying to mount a smb share on my embedded Linux running on ARM (3.6.9) with busybox 1.21 mount -t cifs //192.168.0.12/mydata /mnt/myData results in an invalid argument error: mount: ...
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better to mount storage using udev or fstab?

I could write rules to mount storage devices using fstab or udev. Obviously the syntax is different, and unless I'm mistaken, udev is more flexible and has access to far more information than fstab. ...
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mounting and accessing Encrypted LVM after reinstallation of Linux

I had Fedora installed on a LVM & had my /home & another file systems in it encrypted. ( i remember the passwords but forgot the cipher protocol used ) Now, I installed Ubuntu without ...
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Linux: mount options to improve performance on slow HDDs?

I encounter a performance problem with two HDDs. One is fast but mounted remotely through NFS, the other is local (ext4) but slow. No, exchanging the two drives is not an option, because it would ...
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No drive letter assigned to partition

I have an external drive for backups, which worked perfectly for a while, but suddenly I can't access it. I've tried to run recovery programs and what I understand now is the following. The ...
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Script to automount a pendrive in linux

I want my pendrive to automatically mount in my linux server system. I have Scientific Linux 6.4(32 bit) without gui. I want to write a script to do this. Usually the drive is at /dev/sdb1 but it ...
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Mount NTFS disk in Windows 7 formatted in Ubuntu

I want to mount / assign a drive letter to the highlighted disk above, but that option is not available. The disk is formatted as NTFS in Ubuntu and contains around 1 TB data. How can I mount it in ...
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Why can't I create a soft link in Oracle VirtualBox from my Macbook Pro?

I have setup a VirtualBox (version 4.3.12) running on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.9). This VirtualBox is running CentOS 6.5. I can successfully SSH from the Macbook to the CentOS VM by doing ssh ...
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Unable to automount SSHFS with OSXFUSE in fstab

The line in my /etc/fstab file is as follows: sshfs#user@address:/media /Users/acc/Desktop/CODAAMOK fuse port=??,reconnect,allow_other,volname=SERVER 0 0 The error I'm receiving is as ...
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How to create soft link in Oracle VirtualBox from my Macbook Pro?

I have setup a VirtualBox (version 4.3.12) running on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.9). This VirtualBox is running CentOS 6.5. I can successfully SSH from the Macbook to the CentOS VM by doing ssh ...
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How to share/access files in CentOS running in VirtualBox from my Macbook Pro?

I have setup a VirtualBox running on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.9). This VirtualBox is running CentOS 6.5. I can successfully SSH from the Macbook to the CentOS VM by doing ssh saqib@127.0.0.1 -p 3005 ...
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Export Ubuntu 13 VMWare Home folder to be use on Mac OS X

I run Ubuntu 13 on VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X. I prefer to do my development on the Mac since the Mac keyboard and shortcuts on Ubuntu are either difficult to setup, or sometimes don't work. One ...
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Mounted NTFS on Debian server - access denied in Document and Settings

I am trying to make backup of Windows server 2008 R2 with a script on Debian station. I mounted system disk of the windows server with this command: sudo mount -t cifs -o ...
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Linux: Sort /etc/fstab by the mountpoint field

On linux, how would you sort the /etc/fstab file by mountpoint? I'm interested in sorting a section of fstab (whatever is mounted under /x) in such a way that parents are mounted before its children ...
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Mount encrypted HFS in ubuntu

I try to mount an encrypted HFS+ partition in Ubuntu. An older post described quite good how to do it, but lacks the information how to use encrypted partitions. What I found so far is: # install ...
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pendrive automount not working

There are lots of ways to disable pendrive automount. I used one, but regreted, forgot which one and now need to reenable pendrive automount. It may have been a changed setting after pressing a button ...
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ioctl LOOP_SET_FD failed: Device or resource busy

I'm trying to get Backtrack to run on my Droid DNA. I've been tweaking the script little by little but I still come up with the following. I changed the loop on it, and another program always seems to ...
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Mounted HDD not having enough permissions from Apache/PHP

Piwigo gallery, on apache and php. The root system is a RAID 128GB. /var/www/html is on the root file system. Mounted the 320GB hdd to /var/www/html/320 using defaults, it's an ext4 fs. Put a ...
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Mount ISO in Windows 7 [closed]

You can easily open a .dmg is OSX thanks to their drive utility application, however there is not a hint of this functionality in Windows 7. What's the best program for mounting an .iso in a virtual ...
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Linux if elif else fails

I am trying to find if mount point 1 is available and if not mount it. If mount point 1 fails, mount 2nd one. If that fails then display a failure message. Here is the code: mount > /tmp/log; ...
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Auto-mount/unmount truecrypt volume on login/logout

Ubuntu offers the ability to automatically mount/unmount the home directory using encFS when the user logs in or out. How can this be applied to a truecrypt volume using only a keyfile (no password) ...
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Permanently mount multiple directories from different disks under /

I have SSD and HDD. Some directories like /var, /srv and /tmp should be on HDD, while /boot, /usr and /lib on SSD. But do I have to create separate partition for every single directory? I want to have ...
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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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How to mount a CD or DVD as Read Only on Mac OS X?

I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard edition. I am trying to perform a read-only mount, even though a CD-ROM is write-protected after it's being finalized. Should I use hdiutil, mount or both?
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Mounting A Specific NFS Server Based On The User Logged In

I am trying to create a network wherein there are four NFS servers named nfs1, nfs2, nfs3, and nfs4. I'm currently experimenting with one client and configured it such that when I logged onto it as ...
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Mounting network drive in session 0 results in error 85 (already in use) but is inaccessible

Our build server requires some mounted drive to pull data from it, as it is executed in session 0 as system process I need to mount drivers for system user. Therefore I have created a batch that is ...
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CIFS share got full while running script, all processes got stuck with a D State.What to do?

The title pretty much says it all. I had a little script in charge of compressing and copying files to a MS Shared folder. Apparently, one day last week other processes also had to copy files to the ...
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Automount LUKS encrypted USB HDD with keyfile auth in Mint/Cinnammon

My external backup HDD is LUKS encrypted and can be mounted with password or key file. When plugged in, Cinnammon asks me for a password and mounts it to /media/user/drivename. I want to change ...
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Unknown Filesystem Type vboxsf

I am trying to run the command sudo mount -t vboxsf SharedUbuntuWindows SharedUbuntuWindows but I get the error unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf' on my guest Ubuntu machine. I am following these ...
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Not able to safely remove external disk after having mounted and unmounted a VHD on it

I am using Windows 7 SP 1. I have an external hard disk (Seagate 500GB) which I am able to use without problems most of the time. I am able to plug it in, use it and then safely unmount it via the ...
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providing a windows share to linux machines in a multiuser environment

I have a file server running Windows Server 2012. The files should be accessible from several Linux machines, some of them forming a cluster. Users must be mapped correctly (all logins are done via ...
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Some doubts about Linux partition managment

I am not very experienced using Linux and I have the following situation that cause me some doubts. I have wrote RaspBian (the RaspBerry linux distribution) on an SD card using this command on ...
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Centos 6.4 Mounting RAID Drive

I already have 2 hdd on my dedicated and I just added 2 new RAID hdd on my current system. When I use hpacucli ctrl all show config command I can see my all drives like this: Smart Array P410 in ...
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Would Changing fstab file entry to rw put data on Hard Drive at risk?

On my Linux Mint 16 Petra, I have encountered a problem where the USB's are inaccessible and the wireless is not getting turned on. Also Kdesu Konsole will not display. It says in the tray that it is ...
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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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Truecrypt Drive appears empty?

I have a 2TB storage drive which I have been using with full-volume encryption via Truecrypt. Truecrypt normally attempts to mount the drive at login, and I simply enter the pw, and the new volume ...
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How can I automatically set write permissions on mounting a usb drive in linux?

When I mount an external usb drive on linux (CentOs4), the permissions are by default set to read-only. Since there are multiple users on the computer who need to use the external drive, I want ...
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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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device or resource busy, despite that it is not mounted and nobody is using it

> sudo rmdir workspace/log rmdir: failed to remove `workspace/log': Device or resource busy >sudo umount workspace/log umount: workspace/log: not mounted >fuser workspace/log > >lsof ...
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How to connect multiple Linux user on the same Linux server

I have a server called CALCSRV used to run some big scripts from multiple USERS. Each user has on that CALCSRV a personnal HOME. Each user has his own Linux Computer. Each user can connect to CALCSRV ...
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ntfs disk dying or..? rsync and mkdir failing, strange behavior

System root@host:~# uname -a Linux host 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.57-3+deb7u1 i686 GNU/Linux Mounts root@host:~# mount | tail -2 /dev/sda1 on /mnt/sda1 type ntfs ...
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Error mounting in fstab Ubuntu

'm working on a bash class project which needs me to create 2 partitions in Ubuntu and make them be automatically mounted each time the systems boots with fstab. I got the following file which ...
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Mysterious drive letter on Windows 8.1

Recently I've noted a "Q:" drive letter on my computer which I can't access, giving "Access denied". MOUNTVOL gives the following. \\?\Volume{830815a7-9c08-11e3-afef-b0ee45f5b28c}\ Q:\ I can ...
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How do I mount a network file system?

I'm trying to mount a filesystem on a remote machine: root@Wolf:/# mount -t nfs 192.168.0.131:/disc2 /temp mount.nfs: mount system call failed The error is delivered after a long pause. I can ping ...
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Do not mount certain partitions

I have an external hard drive that has Ubuntu installed on certain partitions. Whenever I connect it to my main PC, Windows attempts to mount two of the partitions, which are ext4 filesystems. So, it ...
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Unrecognized mount option “fmask=0111” or missing value

I'm using a mostly clean Ubuntu 14.04 install. I can mount the device successfully, using sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sda4 /mnt/share. However, when I run sudo mount -a, I get the error mount: wrong fs ...
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Windows XP getting USB on off sounds repeatedly?

My laptop has gotten into a mode whereby it makes the USB mount and unmount sound repeatedly in a random fashion. This is the two tone ascending pitch for mount and descending pitch for unmount. The ...
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How to boot into a root filesystem stored as partition image file on a bootable DVD?

I have created a bootable CD from a USB stick (built from Ubuntu core 12.04 according to this example) by copying the files of the USB stick's boot partition (containing vmlinuz and initrd.img) into ...