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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How to mount Amazon S3 bucket to a directory on FreeBSD?

I can't find a solution on how to mount an Amazon S3 bucket to an existing directory on FreeBSD. I suspect, I need to install port fusefs-s3fs. But how should I configure it? I can't find any info.
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Listing content of directory with absolute path is not equal to listing with relative path?

I launched Ubuntu 14.01 instance in AWS by using its API (with Python and Boto). I changed properties of the root device - 30GB instead of the default 8gb and used magnetic disk standard instead of ...
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zpool: pool I/O is currently suspended

I'm using ZFS on OSX and I've zpool which is active and online: NAME SIZE ALLOC FREE CAP DEDUP HEALTH ALTROOT WD_1TB 931G 280G 651G 30% 1.00x ONLINE - but I can't ...
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Why does cifs asks for su rights to write any data into it?

I'm mounting a windows share as follows: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.178.49/public -o users,username=name,dom=domain,password=pword /mnt/nas Then I'm trying to create a simple file with some basic ...
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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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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 CD/...
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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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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 credentials=/root/.credentials,uid=1000,gid=...
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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 "SWORDFISH,...
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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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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 to/...
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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 allow_other,...
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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 do I get the full path to a USB drive in Windows 7 with no drive letter?

I plug in a Nokia C3 phone to USB and select view files on this device. It shows up in the Explorer "my computer" window as Nokia C3 under "Portable Devices" but there's no drive letter associated ...
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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 credentials=/path/.credentials,uid=someuser,...
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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 mount partition with spaces in path

I created one partition and I wanted to mount that partition to this directory /home/max/VirtualBox VMs I wrote this line in fstab: /dev/sda4 /home/max/VirtualBox\ VMs ext4 defaults 0 ...
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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 sda1(...
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what happens when mount a partition on / ?

I have a partition /dev/sdb1 what happens after executing this command? sudo mount /dev/sdb1 / -o rw ^ I know that must change mountpoint "/" address as mentioned above. ...
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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 I'...
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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 of=/disk2/Archive/...
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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 ...