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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Execute PHP files in mounted directory from VirtualBox host system is not working

I've set up a VirtualBox with a Debian 6.0 to act as a webserver. The host machine is my PowerBook running OS X 10.7.3. Under /User/cb0/Sites I have a webproject in symfony that I used to develop ...
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How to mount a folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive?

As a follow-up on my question VMware Workstation 8: how to fake a bootable USB stick? How can I mount a Windows folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive? That way, I could mount the folder as a virtual ...
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Looking for definitive answer to accessing a network drive/NAS/SMB drive via Windows 7 HOME and Windows 7 Professional. Is it possible and how?

I want to be able to access my Lacie 2Big network drive in Windows 7 Explorer. I have a machine with Windows 7 Home and one with Windows 7 Professional. Neither Windows 7, home or pro, can access the ...
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Mac OS X 10.6: Never try mounting a specific drive

We have a (public-use) Mac (running 10.6), which also has Linux installed on a separate partition. After every reboot, the first person who logs in gets a message "The disk you inserted was not ...
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How to mount a VirtualBox .vdi disk on Linux?

I am running Fedora on a VirtualBox. Sometimes to allow for performing some real hardware testing, I need to run my development environment on a physical machine. So I need the hard disk of the ...
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How to rescan and remount drives on Ubuntu Hardy or Jaunty?

When I connect an USB drive to an Ununtu Hardy and Jaunty system, the system mounts the partitions found on the drive, and opens a Nautilus window for each mounted partitions. Within Nautilus, I am ...
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How to automatically mount a TrueCrypt volume on OSX after login with password/keyfile

I would like to do the following: I. After logging into my account I would like OSX to automatically mount 2 of my volumes (located on same external HDD connected via FW800) using a password or ...
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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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understanding how filesystem type is determined before it is mounted

Is there any commandline tools to determine filesystem type on a block device before mounting it?and how is that achieved? I believe it is possible since I usually mount external disks with $ mount ...
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Mount external USB drive in Debian Linux to a mount point based on the volume name

How do I configure my Debian installation to mount external USB drives to mount points based on the volume names of the drives? For instance, if I have a thumb drive with the volume name of ...
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Mount a disk image root has no access to

I need to mount a disk image located on an NFS network share without copying it first. Only a non-root user (apache) on the RHEL 5 machine I'm on has permissions to access the files on that network ...
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ubuntu 9.10: What's the difference between “Unmount” and “Safely Remove Drive”?

I always though that unmounting would flush the cache (if any) and it was then safe to remove the drive, but I see that there are two different options (and actually, sometimes eject shows up too, for ...
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Automatic remount cifs/SMB after short network interruption

A Windowsserver provides a network directory called data via CIFS/SMB protocol. The data folder is mounted on a Linux client with password and user authentification. Sometimes the drive gets ...
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Wrong free space reported for an ext4-formatted 3TB drive

I've just bought a WD elements 3TB external hard drive, formatted it to ext4 and mounted it on raspberry pi (raspbian (fork of debian) with latest kernel and package updates), and I've a problem linux ...
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Mount on a per user basis

I am in charge of a small nfs network and I would like to set the machines to perform different mounts depending on which user logs in. Is this possible? For example, if user A logs in I want them to ...
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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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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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How do I access contents of mountpoint directory before mount without unmounting?

I'm running a linux server and have an encrypted partition. After a reboot, I manually log into the server, enter the passphrase and mount it at /home. Is there a way to access the content of /home ...
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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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How to mount a drive in a running FreeDOS?

I'm currently using FreeDOS to load USB stick content to a virtual drive. The connected HDD won't get a drive letter, as it is simply not formatted. After that, I'm using Drive Snapshot to fill the ...
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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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Error mounting external hard drive

When I tried mounting an external hard drive connected via usb I got the error quoted below. So far I've tried using ntfsfix and chkdsk. My operating system is Arch Linux and the drive is NTFS ...
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How do I always mount the same drive to the same location?

I have Debian running on a laptop of mine, and an rsnapshot config that does a wonderful job of backing up incrementally to a 1TB external drive of mine. Unfortunately, sometimes the drive mounts to ...
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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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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 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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How do software .dmg files mount or work in OS X?

I am a new Mac user and have an iMac. Coming from the Windows world where everything is installer based, OS X seems to mount .dmg files and run them. I've seen this happen prior to an install and ...
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Two distinct mount points with one device

After being disappointed with Ubuntu's release update feature, I finally decided to have separate mount points for / and /home. Towards this, I reformatted my HDD giving most of my drive to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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How can I find out the /sys/class or /sys/devices entry for a mounted filesystem?

What I have: I know the place in the filesystem where a microSD card is mounted, e.g. /storage/sdcard1 What I need: To find out which device folder it corresponds to, e.g. /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0 ...
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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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How to obtain the “eject” / “remove safely” for USB on Windows 8?

I've got a very serious problem which I've seen many other users have too: there's simply no way anymore to "eject" / "safely eject" an USB drive from Windows 8 / Windows 8.1. By googling I realized ...
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How to mount an .iso image in Windows 8.1 marked as sparse file?

I downloaded some iso and tried to mount it but Windows 8.1 refused. Then I found this post that advises to copy the .iso. Yes and it works. People who commented said that it should be possible ...
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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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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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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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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 ...