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 a HFS partition in Ubuntu as Read/Write?

I plugged in my external harddrive (which was formatted on my Mac into HFS+ journaled) to my Ubuntu desktop 9.04 64bit. I am not able to get the drive to mount with write capability, how do I do ...
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Automatically mount external drives to /media/LABEL on boot without a user logged in?

This question is similar, but kind of the opposite of what I want. I want external USB drives to be mounted automatically at boot, without anyone logged in, to locations like /media/<label>. I ...
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Linux is to mount as Windows is to _______?

So Linux "mounts" a hard drive to perform some operation such as reading/writing. Does Windows "mount" in the same way? Is it called something different in the context of Microsoft?
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How do I mount ext2/ext3 partitions in Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

Is there anything that will natively allow read/write on an ext2/3 partition within Snowie? Just don't want to get a Linux box to mount, and then access via samba. Although I could perhaps through ...
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Linux - Mount device with specific user rights

How can I mount a device with specific user rights on start up? I still have some problems figuring it out. I would like to mount the divide with uid=1000 and gid=1000. My current entry to the ...
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How do you mount a directory as a drive in Windows 7?

I have a directory on another drive that I want to show as a new virtual drive. How can I do that?
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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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Mount second drive as c:/Users in Windows 7

So about a month ago I set up a Windows 7 Professional machine where I was able to mount the secondary hard drive to the path C:\Users. This put all of the userspace files on the second hard drive ...
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Modify fstab entry so all users can Read and Write to an EXT4 Volume

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 box with an EXT4 partition. This partition is set to automatically mount in /etc/fstab. For the purposes of this post, we'll call it: /media/foo. Unfortunately, only root ...
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Mac Lion: fstab is deprecated. so what replaces it to prevent a partition from mounting?

If fstab is deprecated in Lion (and before, I think?) how does one, properly, prevent a partition from mounting on system boot? This is loosely related to this question which as of this post has no ...
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Option to mount .iso in Windows 8 missing

I just upgraded from Windows 7. I hear that Windows 8 has native mounting. However, when I right-click the .ISO file, there is no mount option. I really need to do this, because I got a message that ...
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How can I mount an ISO via PowerShell/programmatically?

How can I mount and dismount ISO images from PowerShell in Windows 8 without 3rd party programs? This question's original revision got me wondering if it's possible to mount an ISO via PowerShell in ...
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How to mount an NTFS partition read-only in Windows?

I feel like this is a really simple and fundamental function that Windows should have, but so far Google has been telling me it isn't possible. How can I mount an NTFS partition read-only in Windows? ...
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Mount VirtualBox VDI disk

I have a virtual Windows 7 computer using VirtualBox on a Linux host. How can I mount this virtual pc's harddisk (VDI file) in Linux? It's a dynamic file, meaning that it only takes up as much space ...
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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 SSH/SFTP shares on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SFTP as a folder on Vista I'm fairly unfamiliar with Windows, especially Windows 7, but using it for a school project; essentially I have a directory accessible through ...
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Usable, free ISO file editor that runs on Windows? [closed]

I need a free (libre) utility for Windows that allows a person to edit an ISO file. The goal is to be able to: Mount the ISO file with the ISO filesystem being readable and writeable. Make changes ...
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How do I manually mount a linux file system read/write as a normal user?

This may seem like a stupid question, but with most Linux stuff, it seems to me that a lot of trivial things are not documented. Anyway, I want to simply mount an ext4 file-system onto a normal mount ...
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How to mount read-write an ext4 partition on Windows?

I want to use ext4 on my external HDD, but it must be cross-platform. (At least Linux, Win7 & WinXP). Unfortunately, I haven't found any proper driver allowing Windows to WRITE to ext4. I've ...
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UNIX - mount: only root can do that

I need to allow a non-root user to mount/unmount a device. I am a total noob when it comes to UNIX, so please dumb it down for me. I've been looking all over teh interwebz to find an answer and it ...
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Mount encrypted HFS in ubuntu

I try to mount an encrypted HFS+ partition in Ubuntu. An older post described quite good how to do it, but lacks the information how to use encrypted partitions. What I found so far is: # install ...
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Ubuntu - How to automount an external drive at a preconfigured mount point?

Normally, when I attach an external USB drive to my Ubuntu system, the filesystem on it are automounted to /media/label. However, I'd like the filesystem to be mounted at a mount point of my choosing. ...
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How to “Un-Eject” a USB Flash drive — Eject is easy (safely remove hardware), but what about Un-Eject or Reconnect?

There are times after I eject a USB Flash drive, I want to copy some more files over to the USB Flash drive. In this case, do I always need to unplug the drive and plug it back in? Is there a way to ...
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Android USB volume name

When I turn on my (Nexus S) Android's USB storage, Mac OS X mounts it as "NO NAME". Among other mounted volumes, it's confusing. How can I give it a more relevant name?
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Can't execute a script on a mounted external drive

The /mnt/ext is mounted to an ext2 filesystem, an external hard drive. For some reason I can't run scripts from there. Please see the session below. luntain@plato /mnt/ext $ echo "echo success" > ...
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My virtualbox fstab will not auto-mount on reboot?

I am able to mount my drive manually like this (ubuntu): sudo mount -t vboxsf C_DRIVE /mnt/saga_c But when I try and add it to my fstab it does not mount when I restart the machine. Is there ...
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fdisk -l shows a partition is not in /dev directory

I am having troubles on mounting my NTFS hard drive on Linux. I am running Ophcrack live CD. fdisk shows me the hard drive I have installed on my computer. fdisk -l Disk /dev/hdc: 30.0 GB, ...
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Mount a partition from dd-created image of a HDD

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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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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How can I mount a VMWare Disk in Windows 7 64-Bit

I need to mount a VMWare disk image in Windows 7 64-Bit however the "VMware Mount Utility" only works on 32-Bit operating systems. Is there an application or method that I can use to mount the disk?
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Safely remove external USB drive fails due to $extend

When connecting an external USB 3.0 hard drive to my USB 3.0 ports I can never safely remove it. Somehow windows always keeps the journal files open: "Always" as in this time I only connected the ...
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Share Truecrypt container

is it possible to put a truecrypt container on a net share and access/mount it form multiple machines (windows) at the same time? I fear that if both would write the file could be corrupted.
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Mount vdi as drive in Windows

I am wanting to mount a VDI file that no longer boots to a drive in Windows to, hopefully, recover some files. I am aware that Winmount advertises this function, but I am a bit confused about which ...
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How to mount remote SSHFS via intermediate machine? Tunneling?

I would like to mount a remote file system (A) using SSHFS, but sometimes I have IP address, access from which is not allowed. So my plan is to access it via another machine (B) in that network. Do I ...
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How do I mount a .iso or .dmg image as a CD on a Mac so that it's recognised as a CD and not just a volume?

I have a knackered super-drive, and need to install software from a CD. However I do have backup images (as .dmg's) of all my install disks. Usually it all works fine, but with two particular installs ...
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How to find the /dev name of my USB device

I am running Ubuntu 11 on VmWare on Windows XP. I want to format an SD card in Ubuntu. But, I can't figure out which /dev/xxx device the SD card is. I plug the card into the built-in socket of my ...
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How can I automatically set write permissions on mounting a usb drive in linux?

When I mount an external usb drive on linux (CentOs4), the permissions are by default set to read-only. Since there are multiple users on the computer who need to use the external drive, I want ...
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Is it possible to mount a .tar file?

The only result of any import when I searched for this was from 2001. In the intervening decade, have any tools/methods for mounting a tar file as a filesystem (perhaps utilizing fuse) been created? ...
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How can I make Windows not mount a drive when it is plugged in?

Due to my employer's IT policy, I'm not allowed to have any kind of MP3 playing software on my computer. I do, however, like to plug my iPod into my computer to keep the battery charged during working ...
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Is there a way to mount a file.tar.bz2 without extracting it onto the filesystem?

Is there a way to mount a file.tar.bz2 without extracting it onto the filesystem? I don't care if the mount is read only. Hopefully your answer will also apply to file.tar.gz. "mount" in this ...
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How can I mount dd image of a partition?

I created a dd image of a partition (containing an HFS+ FS) of one of my disks (and not the entire disk) a few days ago using the following command - dd conv=sync,noerror bs=8k if=/dev/sdc2 ...
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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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How to cd into smb://user@100.100.100.100 from terminal?

I am using ubuntu and gnome on my computer. When I open up File Browser, on the left hand rail, I see conveniently a folder called "Work Server". When I mouse over it, the following caption appears ...
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How can I mount a disk image?

I have a disk image myimage.disk which contains the partition table and a primary partition (i.e. a FAT32 filesystem). Think that as a USB pen image. I want to mount the primary partition to a local ...
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How do I mount a sparse disk image permanently?

On Mac OS X 10.6.7, when I mount a sparse disk image (either by double-clicking it or using hdid from the command line), the image: Appears on my desktop Needs to be re-mounted every time I log in ...
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Is it safe to just yank an external hard drive if you know nothing is writing to it?

Yes, I know somewhat about the possibility of data corruption if there was data that hadn't been all written to it. But I just saw this: Note:If u remove HDD(not USB sticks) without safely ...
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How do you Upgrade Ubuntu from an ISO Image By Mounting as Loopback (without burning)

I'm trying to upgrade 9.10 without burning the ISO image to a disk. What are the steps to get this to work? I am using the Ubuntu-9.10-desktop-amd64.iso image. There are a few postings around on ...
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How to automount an Android phone as USB mass storage?

When connecting my Android device to a PC, it prompts to mount it as USB mass storage. Is there a way to force it to auto-mount?
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Mount drive at /Volumes/NAME/ or similar in Cygwin

I'm using Cygwin on Windows 7. When I plug in an USB stick, the drive automatically gets mounted to /cygdrive/x . This is good and really easy to use. My problem is that the drive letter changes ...
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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 ...