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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sftp disabled, but have ssh access. How to mount?

some lab computers at my university have sftp disabled. However, I have normal ssh access. Obviously I don't have root permissions on these computers. I need to transfer a fair amount of VHDL ...
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How can I allow normal users to mount tmpfs under subdirectories of their home directory?

How can I allow normal users to mount a tmpfs under any subdirectory owned by them?
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Auto-mount USB drives read-only

I'm currently setting up a laptop for my grandparents to use. They have never used a computer before, so I'm trying to make this as fool-proof as possible. The system will be setup with Ubuntu 10.10. ...
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Permission denied while mounting samba cifs share on linux

I have a samba server set up on a Linux computer that uses winbind on an AD domain. Everything seems to be working but I haven't been able to mount a samba share on another machine. Right now, I would ...
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USB sticks NEVER mount! What are some things I can try? (XP)

I'm using Windows XP, SP 2, which is not something I can change (work computer). When I put in a USB stick, it never mounts. I get the two-note audio signal that means "USB activity" or whatever, but ...
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Setting filesystem mounting umask on OS X

(Using Snow Leopard.) When I plug in a flash drive formatted with FAT32, the permissions on all files on the drive are set as 0666; between colored ls and my obsessive-compulsive nature, this is ...
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mhddfs+osxfuse via fstab?

I'm trying to create a virtual drive pool using FUSE for OS X and mhddfs. This command works for me: sudo mhddfs /Volumes/D01,/Volumes/D12,/Volumes/D103,/Volumes/D110 /mnt/DrivePoolA -o ...
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NFS: Network disconnect causes Gnome Nautilus to hang / Jumping progress bars

I mount NFSv4 export via /etc/fstab and mount and use the shared folder in nautilus. There are two issues: When I copy a large file (around 4 GB) to the NFS server, the progress bar rapidly goes to ...
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How can I mount a single RAID 1 disk/partition as ext3?

I need to copy data from a single HD, which used to be part of a Linux RAID 1. I've googled around, but can't find any clue how to mount partitions from this single HD. Background: The HD comes from ...
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How to mount remote samba share from local host with multiple groups?

I am using mount.cifs to mount a remote samba share (both client and server are Ubuntu server 8.04) like this: mount.cifs //sambaserver/samba /mountpath -o ...
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How can I know if a partition is mounted or unmounted?

maybe this is a simple thing but I have the following doubt. If I perform fdisk -l, in the output I can find these devices that represent 2 partitions on the /dev/sdb device that is my SD card: ...
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When running `rm -rf`, is it possible to exclude certain subdirectories?

I routinely use bind mounts to aid in making space available in multiple locations without having to have multiple logical volumes / physical partitions / LUNs, etc. For example, I may have a 200G LV ...
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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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Mount C drive from another computer without breaking drive letter?

I have 2 computers here. Computer A has a SATA harddrive with 2 partions (200GB C and 700GB D) and Windows XP SP3 is installed on the C partition. At the moment computer A is dead and may or may not ...
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Linux: Changing device names in /dev, causes problems on boot

I have many disks and volumes in my system. Some of disks IDE, some SATA. Volumes on SATA disks cause me problems - I have them listed in etc/fstab, but on every boot, they have different name: ...
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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 ...
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Mount user-specific folder on logon

There is a small network with an active directory, and there is one machine with RAID-1 storage. How can I mount a user-specific shared folder, for example: \\NetworkStorage\Storage\%USERNAME% when ...
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How to access the “Shared folders” in VirtualBox?

I am running Fedora from VirtualBox with Windows XP as the OS host. How do I mount the selected shared folder in Linux?
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How to mount a drive from terminal in Ubuntu?

I want to mount a drive from terminal at startup. At startup if I use ls /media, I notice that it is empty. If I go to Computer and click on VM drive there, I can then see the VM driver in ls /media. ...
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How to mount an LVM volume?

I'm trying to mount an LVM2 volume in Linux, but all the instructions I see online say to mount the Volume Group, such as: mkdir -p /mnt/VolGroup00/LogVol00 but I don't know how to figure out the ...
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Force unmount in Ubuntu, to fix problems after netbook sleep mode

The only thing I actually need to know here, is how to force an unmount while device is busy. umount -f doesn't work. The following description is just background for why I need to do this, in case ...
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Why does 'dd' produce different files for same USB stick?

I've just saved the restore for Windows 8.1 onto a USB stick; now, I've been creating the low level copy of it on my HDD, by executing the following command: sudo dd if=/dev/sdf ...
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Is there really no way in Linux to get creation time for files on cifs/smb share?

I am embarrassingly far along in a bash backup script and have missed something major. I know that ext3 filesystems don't track creation date, but copying files within ext3 updates the changed time as ...
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What is the difference between ISO and DMG images?

What is the difference between .iso files and .dmg files? Why are they used differently?
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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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Mounting a USB device to more than one machine at once?

Is it possible, using a Y or similar arrangement, to mount a USB device to more than one machine at once? I realize a NAS or similar would be preferable, but if it were possible to mount en external ...
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How do I use the terminal to log into another mac?

I have some Bash scripts that copies files from one mac to another trough the LAN, but I need to be logged on to the other mac for the scripts to work. It's a bit cumbersome to go trough Finder to do ...
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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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Will mounting my disk as “ro” make it completely read-only?

I've got a dualboot installation with Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 Ultimate. I've got 2 drives with the following partitions set up: 500 GB drive 2 partitions: C:/ 320GB NTFS (Has Win 7 on it) ...
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mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking

I am trying to mount a disk from a remote computer but I get this error: root@sidibalkan:~# mount -t nfs rat:/develop /mnt mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking. ...
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Can I use fstab to mount HTTP shares?

I typically mount the "drive" in question in Windows with an http://1.2.3.4/sharename address. In Linux (Ubuntu 10.04), I tried adding the following entry to /etc/fstab to no avail: ...
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Indexing across a mount point in windows

I have a new windows 7 computer. The first thing I did was in stall a 2nd hard drive and mount it at C:/Users/me this seems to work just fine, except one issue. Search does not find and file there, ...
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External HDD doesn't show up in /dev on raspberry pi

here's my problem: I have an old 500GB HDD drive from one of my old laptops which I connected to my Pi via USB. First issue: Every time I plug in the device, the Pi reboots. I already read this is due ...
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How to force a Huawei E3276 LTE modem to only mount as a modem?

I have a Huawei E3276 LTE USB-modem and I need to force this modem to only mount as a modem when connected to the computer. Per default, the modem also mounts as a CD-drive and a USB mass storage ...
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Cannot mount USB after unsafe eject

I have a 16GB usb flash drive and I made it bootable to install Linux Mint. But for some reason, I couldn't install and did an unsafe eject. Now, I cannot mount the drive, neither on Windows nor ...
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Why is my new internal hard disk is not showing up after reinstalling Windows 7?

I have a desktop with an Intel motherboard running Windows 7. A few days ago I bought a 2nd internal hard disk (SATA Seagate 500GB). I installed it and it was running normally. I copied some of my ...
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Can't mount hard drive. Ubuntu

I can no longer mount an extra internal hard drive on my Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit system. I could up until a few days ago. I had added a line at the end of fstab for the drive to automount, but I don't ...
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Finding out the time a filesystem was last mounted

I want to find out the last time a filesystem was mounted on Linux (Debian). Any help?
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What's up with stat on Mac OS X/Darwin? Or filesystems without names

In response to a question I asked on SO, Give the mount point of a path, one respondant suggested using stat to get the device name associated with the volume of a given path. This works nicely on ...
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mount an external drive in Ubuntu

Under Ubuntu, I am trying to mount an external hard drive . (1). First I tried to find out the name of the device: $ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Prevent a partition on a USB drive auto-mounting in Linux

On Linux (Gnome desktop) how do you prevent one of the partitions on an external USB drive auto-mounting when it attached to the machine? I don't just want to prevent the Nautilus window from popping ...
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Is there such a thing as a file hosted container which deduplicates data held within?

Background I have backups of a website which stores all of it's data into a single file. This file is several gigs large and I have many different backups of this file. Most of the data within is ...
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Why is it not possible to resize/move mounted (non logical) partitions at runtime?

While searching, why it is not possible to resize a mounted partition I mostly found answers like this: It is filesystem and partition dependant, different flesystems and partitions will use ...
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Why Linux /etc/fstab UUIDs are case sensitive?

I recently added a line for a USB memory stick to /etc/fstab, to be able to mount it automatically, using UUID to identify the device. Before I already have several external ext4 drives that have ...
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How can I make sure that my two USB disks are mounted at startup?

When I start my ubuntu server, my two USB hard disks are typically not automatically mounted. However, if I unplug the disks and and plug them back in, they're detected and mounted. How can I ensure ...
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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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How does one 'mount' a partition in Windows 7?

A friend's Windows 7 laptop no longer allows access to the 'D:' Drive. The partition is still there, and contains his data. Booting with Knoppix we were able to mount the partition and access all ...
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Using Ubuntu “Connect to Server” to mount Windows share?

I have a system with Ubuntu 9.10 installed. I can connect to remote windows shares by using the "connect to server" under "places" menu. I can't figure out where these mount in the file system. Is ...
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Mount a share on a Mac using a login hook

I have a script that mounts a Samba share to a folder on the desktop, it runs no problem but when its setup as a LoginHook it doesn't mount the folder. Does anyone have a working login hook that ...