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script to disallow mounting of certain idVendor

I'm trying to write a script to disallow mounting of certain usb thumb drive's brand like silicon-power my thought was to use tail -f /var/log/messages and grep it to idVendor and blocking it upon ...
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Can't access external harddrive in OSX

For some reason i can't access my external HDD anymore. It's not showing up in Finder, although i can see it in the Volumes folder and in Disk Utility app. When i access the HDD from terminal and try ...
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Not able to safely remove external disk after having mounted and unmounted a VHD on it

I am using Windows 7 SP 1. I have an external hard disk (Seagate 500GB) which I am able to use without problems most of the time. I am able to plug it in, use it and then safely unmount it via the ...
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Can a USB be removed with out un-mounting during de-fragmentation

I have a USB flash drive formatted to fat32 and I have a batch file to defragment it. Would there be any damage done to the flash drive or it's files if I was to unplug it from the USB port while it ...
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Can't eject an external hard drive

I was attempting to backup my system with Time Machine and for whatever reason a passerby disrupted the hard drive wire and the backup failed due to an 'improper ejection'. Now, after attempting to ...
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lsof reports no files open on external volume but it still cannot be safely unmounted

I've searched around here on SX and other places but have not found an approach that gives me any traction on my issue. I've a volume (used by Time Machine as it happens) on an external Firewire ...
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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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Can't load or repair Windows

I can't run my Windows 7 64bit. I tried: System repair – hangs at the repair screen Start normally – hangs at the Starting Windows screen Start in safe mode – hangs at the classpnp.sys file Start ...
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How to remove shortcuts of drives from desktop without unmounting it in Ubuntu?

I have a doubt in UN-mounting the drives in Linux. Whenever I open any drives in system its shortcut/image will be shown in the desktop. To remove that I need to right click on it and select ...
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TrueCrypt Command Line: Dismount by Volume Name?

Considering the command: TrueCrypt.exe /q /e /v "dummy.tc" 1: Is there a way to dismount dummy.tc from the command line WITHOUT knowing its drive letter? 2: Is there a way to discover, after this ...
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UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME error on laptop with no CD Drive

I am getting the UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME error on my Samsung laptop which does not have a CD Rom drive. I tried to merge the C and D partitions to get more space but since then the laptop does not ...
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How to prevent partitions from being mounted automatically in Linux(Mint)?

I have a Linux(Mint)/Windows dual boot PC. Checked /etc/fstab and their are no entries for the Windows and System Reserved partition. Don't really understand how it's happening. Any other place I ...
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Unmount iscsi volume from bash script

Plan: I want to unmount an iscsi volume on my OS X Desktop in a script only if it's mounted. So far, I've identified the disk as disk4s2 with: diskutil list | grep 'V-Movies' | rev | cut -c1-7 | ...
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Mac OSX: restart required after removing auto mount

By default /home directory is protected in mac osx and you need to remove the auto mount by editing the file /etc/auto_master and replace the following line /home auto_home ...
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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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How to forceably unmount stuck network share in Mac OS X?

Not long ago my Xserve failed (power loss) while an iMac was working with files on a particular network share (called "Work Share"). This volume, "Work Share", is now stuck. It can't be seen in the ...
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Windows XP getting USB on off sounds repeatedly?

My laptop has gotten into a mode whereby it makes the USB mount and unmount sound repeatedly in a random fashion. This is the two tone ascending pitch for mount and descending pitch for unmount. The ...