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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OSX: Making sure Dropbox always starts after SD card is mounted?

I have a Macbook Pro with a relatively small SSD, so I use a 128GB MicroSD card in a nifty little adapter I plug flush into the side of the laptop for some extra storage. I have quite a large ...
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DD-WRT mount USB UUID or Label

DD-WRT v3.0 Busybox v1.24.1 Netgear R7000 I'm trying to set auto-mount on my DD-WRT to mount specific drive partitions to specific mount points. Otherwise on boot (or reconnect) the drives get ...
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Troubleshooting hung NFS drive

I have mounted a NFS drive through /etc/fstab on an Mac OS X computer, and it seems to be hung or stuck. When I try cd /path/to/mounted/drive, the command sticks and never completes. What commands ...
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Mount ExFAT-Volume 0755 under OS X

I know that ExFAT doesn't support file permissions but is it possible to mount the filesystem under OS X to a location and/or with some options to make the whole volume/mountpoint root:wheel 0755?
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Can Windows tell me what is using my USB drive?

Being the good citizen I am, I left-click on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in my taskbar, and select my USB drive to dismount. Then I get the message: Windows can't stop your Generic volume ...
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Automount using AutoFS and AFP permission issue

I have a FreeNAS server of which I'd like to mount volumes on my Mac. I'm using afp and mounting via Autofs following this tutorial. The folder / mountpoints on which I mount the drives are located ...
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How do I convert a Linux disk image into a sparse file?

I have a bunch of disk images, made with ddrescue, on an EXT partition, and I want to reduce their size without losing data, while still being mountable. How can I fill the empty space in the image's ...
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Securing USB or external HDD mounts with a password (open-source solutions)

I would like to have a password required each time I mount a USB drive or memory stick onto a Windows Vista or 7 computer. It seems to me like I would need an encrypting filesystem: move everything ...
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Translate network mount command to fstab

I've got the following working mount command: mount -t cifs -o credentials=/home/git/.smbcredentials,sec=ntlm //SRV010/Service\ Center\$/Informatie\ Management/Development /home/git/repositories ...
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How do I make a USB-docked hard drive not “disconnect” from the connected system when idle?

I have connected a WD30EZRX WD Green HDD to a Thermaltake Blacx Duet 5G USB dock (similar linked, for example) in Ubuntu 12.04. Every thing seems fine until the HDD idles, when it seems to have cause ...
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Mounting a Linux distro iso under OS X El Capitan

I need to access a few files which are part of a linux distro iso that I've downloaded. I can't install the distro so I was wanting to mount it if that's possible under Mac OS X. I found a guide ...
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How to set up per-user mount points in Mac OS X?

I have a Mac OS X client machine with several users, let's call them UserA and UserB. I also have a Linux server that exports a couple of Samba shares. Let's say, one of these shares is called ...
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What does Linux do with existing files in a mount point?

If I attempt to mount a folder that already has files in it, does linux give me an error message or go ahead and show both the mounted filesystem and the files that were already in the folder?
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How to NFS-export /Volumes/drive as /nfs/drive on Mac OS X?

I've got the following /etc/exports entry on my Mac OS X machine: /Volumes/a/long/path/to/folder -ro -alldirs -network 192.168.1.0 -mask 255.255.255.0 It works great, except I don't want it ...
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access to hard drive on plex media server

I am attempting to set up a plex media server on my Ubuntu 15.04 system from a few external hard drives. However, the plex system is unable to find my hard drives. The following is shown where ...
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Script repeatedly runs when USB mounted on Ubuntu

First post so bear with me if I don't give enough info first time around. I have a script set to run when either of 2 USB drives are plugged into my Ubuntu server. I have FSTAB set correctly for the ...
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Mount subfolder on cifs share fedora 23

I have a home folder on windows box at work. //SERVER/SHARE/hq/USERNAME username is what i want to mount. SHARE is the share. HQ is folder I don't have access to or SHARE directly it seems. I can ...
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VHDX File Empty When Mounted Windows 10

I've found a old vhdx backup on a harddrive and I want to get some files off of it. Whenever I mount the disk is Windows 10, it mounts an empty volume even though the vhdx file is 350gb. Here is an ...
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bootsect.exe /nt60 - No bootcode was successfully updated

I am trying to modify my 500GB usb harddrive so I can use it to mimic a DVD BOOT disk I have formatted and created a primary partition on it using cmd.exe diskpart list disk select disk G clean ...
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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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Mounting external FAT partition on OSX

I would like to mount an external HD on OSX. That disk has been the internal drive of an ubuntu notebook with a data partition in FAT32 (disk2s2). All that works so far is mounting the EFI partition ...
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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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Error mounting USB on RHEL 7.2 within vmware fusion

I am running two instances of the same RHEL 7.2 version on vmware fusion, one with GNOME gui and one without. I have inserted a USB stick, when I do, on the GUI instance everything works fine, my USB ...
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How to mount a HDD on PC via SSH?

I'm working from home for a while and would like to mount the other HDD on my work PC (Ubuntu 14.04). But I haven't found the correct command. I have tried: Disk /dev/sda: 512.1 GB, 512110190592 ...
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Windows 7: Specify which (internal) drives to mount on startup

I am running a machine with Windows 7 and multiple internal hard drives/partitions on these drives - booting from one of these. All of these drives/partitions are mounted on startup. Is there a way ...
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mount .dmg from one hard drive to another

I was able to create a clone from a failing 1 TB HD via Data Rescue 3. The .dmg that is produced is 1.01TB and currently sitting on a borrowed 2TB hard drive. In order to mount this onto the brand new ...
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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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Install .deb packages into mounted fs

I have a ext2 partition on CF card to use in external device. I've inserted this card into my PC and mount it as /mnt/linux. I've installed (extracted) a linux distribution to this partition. And I ...
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Mount: unknown filesystem type 'swap'

I'm running vanilla Debian Jessie and I need to enable swap file. It works fine when I use swapon /var/swap.img but I'm unable to make it mount with fstab at boot time. The following entry in fstab: ...
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Use hard disk image like a regular hard disk on Linux

If you have a hard disk image (including partition table, multiple partitions,...), is it possible to let Linux treat it as a regular hard disk? By "regular hard disk" I mean I would like to have the ...
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How do I mount a HFS+ dd image in OSX?

I had an HFS+ formatted drive that was going bad and wouldn't mount at all on OSX. I created an image using ddrescue on linux, and was able to save most of it. I can mount the drive and see the data ...
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Easier way to create floppy disk images?

I'm using Vyatta routers with KVM and want to attach a floppy drive with a config file for Vyatta when I boot the image. I'll be doing this over and over again, and as such am looking for an automated ...
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How can I mount a partition from dd-created image of a block device (e.g. HDD) under Linux?

I have an image of the entire disk created using dd. The disk structure follows: kent@cow:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 750.1 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders ...
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KVM mounting a directory with p9 driver and right permissions

I run virtual machines with KVM (libvirt) in Ubuntu. So there you can mount a local filesystem of your host machine using p9 drivers (http://wiki.qemu.org/Documentation/9psetup) Now I only found ...
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External hard drive can't be mounted. OS X(10.10.4) running huge fsck_hfs process

It is sad to say that my external hard drive is currently facing issues. The hard drive is listed when I run diskutil list (TOSHIBA_EXT): /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME ...
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Mount sshfs share in /etc/fstab with key-based authentication

My configuration: client & server: Ubuntu 12.04 server Remote directory on server which should be mounted by key-based authentication through sshfs on client machine. /etc/fstab: ...
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How to list ALL connected HDD devices in a scrip-friendly way?

How to list ALL connected HDD devices in a script-friendly way? All - means both mounted and not mounted. Script-friendly - means something I can use for (u)mounting in my shell script with minimum ...
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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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How to prevent auto-mounting a specific SATA drive?

I'm trying to recover data from a laptop drive using ddrescue. After first getting slow speeds via an external USB case, I connected it directly via SATA inside the desktop computer. However, ...
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What is the default mount point on Linux systems (all)?

My question is very basic in nature. Is the mount point for external media (like USB) always /media? Because in a Debian system, if I plug in any USB device that goes to the /media folder. So is it ...
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Mounting local external hard drive on a remote machine

I have an external hard drive, which stores extremely large files. This is LOCAL and is connected to my laptop/desktop. I run many different programs on a REMOTE Linux server. I need to use some of ...
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How to mount an SMB share on Linux as normal user on the commandline nowadays?

This is basically the issue I mentioned in my answer to User space application for CIFS reformulated as question as I currently don't know a real solution. In the past there was a tool called ...
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User space application for CIFS

I need to mount my windows share on linux machine which does not have CIFS kernel module. Is there any user space application available equivalent to CIFS kernel module? Or is there simply anyway I ...
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How do I disable automount in Debian 8?

I've managed to override any automounting in Debian 7 by opening GParted before connecting any USB drive or hotplugging Sata drives. But now in Debian 8, this doesn't work anymore since Gparted went ...
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Error: /dev/hugepages does not exist

Today, when I run a command for DPDK (Data plane developement kit) on ubuntu: sudo mount -t hugetlbfs -o pagesize=1G none /dev/hugepages I got error like this: mount: mount point /dev/hugepages ...
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File count limit for NFS Mounted Drive

Is there a known upper limit on the number of files one can place in a folder on an NFS mounted drive on 64bit Linux systems? I have come across one excellent source that discusses related issues but ...
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Harddisks aren't recognized in new system (ubuntu 14)

I used to have a small home server with two attached USB disks, both formatted as ext4. Now I bought some new hardware, took the disks out of their USB case and installed them in the new server. In ...
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Installing Linux Mint, how to partition disc, mount points, boot flag?

I'm getting used to Linux a bit now, came to it as an XP refugee, and am still firmly a noob. I can google until I'm blue in the face, but I still don't know enough to understand what all the ...
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Trouble mounting OSMC to micro SD card on Mac

I'm trying to install OSMC on my 8GB micro SD for my raspberry pi 2. I'm trying to mount via the SD card reader on my MacBook Pro which is running OSX 10.7.5. When I try to mount the image a window ...
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Make Mint forget share credentials

I typically edit my /etc/fstab file when I want to mount a share, but I was in a hurry when installing a new OS and instead used the GUI to mount a samba share and I selected the "Remember forever" ...