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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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: # mkfs....
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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 loaded,...
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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 loading,...
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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 ...
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How to avoid sshfs freezing?

So the issue is this: I've installed sshfs on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to connect to a couple of remote servers. So initially the mount seems successful. Sometimes Gnome even picks it up and ...
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How do I stop ubuntu waiting for me to “Press S to skip of C to continue…” when it fails to mount on startup?

I've been having some issues with my RAID setup recently on my headless Ubuntu 10.04 server which means one of my mount requests is failing on bootup. Clearly I need to fix the RAID issue, but this ...
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OS X Lion working with SMB mounts modifying permissions etc. on mounted server?

I hope this is a Superuser question and not for Server Fault. At work, we use a variety of Linux/Unix boxes. I mount these on my OS X Lion laptop via SMB. I've noticed when I work with files on the ...
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Can I mark a folder as mountpoint-only?

I have a folder ~/nas which I usually use sshfs to mount a network drive on. Today, I didn't realize the share hadn't been mounted yet, and copied some data into it. It took me a bit to realize that I'...
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What are network domains?

When I log in at work, I am on NT.xyz.com domain. But work on my project, via Linux, has to be through project.xyz.com. I can navigate to project.xyz.com via Windows Explorer, after authenticating, ...
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OSX Lion groups: add group, set GID, add user to group, implement FakeGroup fix - all for NFS

I have three goals: Implement the "FakeGroup" fix Add a group with a specific GID (i.e. customgroup with GID 1111) Add a user to that group Implement the "FakeGroup" fix According to this ...
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Mounting a drive that was formatted as NTFS on a different computer

I recently downloaded some files that were over 4 GB, but they wouldn't do a direct transfer to an external HDD. This was attempted on a separate computer called Computer1. My computer, called ...
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Why is my USB drive not mounted during startup

I have Arch Linux running on my Raspberry Pi. I added the following line to my fstab file: /dev/sda1 /mnt/MyBook ntfs defaults 0 0 for a while this worked fine, the device was ...
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How to mount sftp resource using private key file in kubuntu?

I know how to mount sftp connection in kubuntu (using Dolphin), but this way it's impossible to use private key file. Is there any way to mount a sftp resource using key file in kubuntu?
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How to mount filesystem at boot when filesystem exist

I have Linux mint 13 maya installed on USB Pendrive (my portable linux). I run it on different computers. Is there a way to set the fstab to auto mount the hard drive from X computer at boot? So far ...
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Whitelist disks to mount in Mac OS X

Is it possible to make a white list of disks to mount? I have multiple systems on multiple drives and I would prefer not to mount everything all the time. I can unmount it afterwards, but that is not ...
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Loop mount file available through FTP

Using curlftpfs, is it possible to mount a file available through FTP on a loop device? I get a Permission denied error when I try it: $ sudo losetup /dev/loop0 FTPMount/BigFile losetup: failed to ...
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Cannot mount harddrive from HP ProBook via SATA-USB adapter

I'm trying to mount harddrive from HP ProBook 4525s to another computer for data backup from damaged laptop. There are two ext4 and one swap partition on hdd. I'm using SATA-USB adapter, but after I ...
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Why does LVM HDD fail “mount” command when booting from CDROM?

Currently I have a superuser post asking if I can install/upgrade existing LUKS/LVM without having to erase and rebuild the partitions. This has provided instructions to mount the HDD, but there are ...
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Mountpoint permissions messed up after user mount

On a freshly installed Debian squeeze amd64, $ ls /media -l drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 13 12:13 usb0 But after mounting, $ mount /dev/sdb1 $ ls /media -l drwx------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 12 ...
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PHP crazy behavior on mount

I have a mount to my windows machine on a linux machine. When I try to run any php scripts there it says it's not found, however, when i copy the files to the local storage it runs with no problem. I ...
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Windows mounted Devices

/dev/sdb1 This is an example of a mounted USB key under Linux. It's a file that can be viewed as hexa, edited, .. etc, but not used to manipulate device via serial communication protocol. Simply, ...
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How to perform a nested mount when using chroot?

Note that this question is prompted by the circumstances detailed by me (as Xl1NntniNH7F) in http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-desktop-74/boot-failure-upon-updating-e2fsprogs-in-ubuntu-10-...
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Mac Finder: WD My Passport won't mount

I have a WD My Passport 650GB (with Firewire and USB). I'm using it for almost a year now and it always worked fine. While underway I simply plug it in via Firewire - at home I connect it to my ...
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Remount filesystem readonly

I want to remount /dev/sda2 [mounted on /var/www] as readonly # mount -o remount,ro /var/www mount: /var/www is busy There are no open files on that filesystem # fuser -v -m /var/www ...