Automounting is the process where mounting and unmounting of certain filesystems is done automatically by a daemon.

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Unable to mount volume, an operation is already pending (with multiple users)

I'm running Linux Mint 14 - pretty much whatever the default install settings are. When I have multiple users logged in and I plug in a flash drive, or digital camera, or any other USB storage, rather ...
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Automounting USB sticks on Debian

I'm running Debian Squeeze on a plug computer (so SSH only, no GUI) and what I'm trying to do is get it so that when a USB stick is plugged in, it gets automatically mounted. What I've done is ...
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Automounting vfat usb drive

I use debian 8 with kde-full package, everything is up-to-date. I have 4 usb flash drives: all of them are formatted in Windows OS. But only Sandisk "14.9 GiB Removable Media" is automounted correctly....
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Disable USB partition from auto-mounting on Gnome 3.16

I have a Sony PRS-T1 ebook reader which is based on Android 2.2. When I connect it to my PC, it shows up as two USB partitions: READER and SETTING. The latter is a read-only partition, only useful the ...
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Where is the information about the file system format stored in External Hard Disks

I was reading about mounting in Operating Systems and have the following question related to it: When we plug an external hard disk it gets automatically mounted in our file system, the one our ...
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How does Linux know which USB hard drive is which?

Currently I have Linux Mint installed on my PC with a USB hard drive partition mounted as /home. This is working well. If I install a second USB hard drive, is there any chance Linux will get ...
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Why do you have to unmount a drive before formatting or resizing it?

I always have to unmount a filesystem/drive (like a USB) before formatting it or resizing it. Why is this necessary? On a related note (I feel like this would help me understand why it is necessary) ...
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Error in findmnt

I'm writing a backup script prompting the user to insert (mount) a given backup USB stick if it is not mounted. For this I use findmnt --source UUID="my uuid" --poll=mount --first-only. It works fine ...
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debian jessie: how to automount from tty1?

[Note: before you mark this a duplicate: There are several similar-looking questions in this stackexchange (which did not show before creating this question--one seems to get much better matches in ...
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what is the difference between mounting via command line and using GUI?

I am in great trouble as of now as if I have to mount my drive only using command line because if I mount my drive using GUI it gives me permission as read only for command line operations. See the ...
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Linux - mount command returns zero/0 but not working

Sounds strange, I have a shell script that it gets trigger by udev rules, to mount attached USB device to the system file tree. The script runs when an usb device attaches to system, so the rules ...
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CIFS Shares No Longer Automounting At Boot

I have a couple of CIFS shares that used to automount successfully (on an Arch Linux box) at boot but have recently stopped doing so. I've tried to discover why but am currently stumped so hope ...
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automount doesn't work in linux mint after upgrade to rafaela

I recently upgraded my mint, I'm using 64bit version on cinnamon. The problem is that ntfs partitions in the hard drive and flash drives and android attached phone don't show automatically in the ...
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What is the proper way of mounting external devices on NixOS

I have a usb stick and NTFS hard drive partition that I'd want to use in nixos. On some other distribution I'd mount it using ntfs-3g in /mnt. But on nixos the directory doesn't exist, I suppose nixos ...
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udev+udisks2: udisksctl gives 'Error looking up object for device'

In Debian Wheezy I had a special rule for my ntfs usb hdd. When it is inserted it is mounted in /media under a specific sub-folder. ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{serial}=="<serial_number&...
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How to mount removable media in /media/<LABEL> automatically when inserted, without any desktop environment?

I have a Debian sid system (Wheezy) (and same for arch), without any desktop environment (and no Xorg at all). I can mount my SD-cards, USB sticks, external HDD by label into a specified directory in ...
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How Do I Automate A Mount On Bootup

I have a RAID array which I have to manually mount every time my computer has rebooted. Is there a way to automate this? Every time my PC starts I type this. sudo mount /dev/md0 /mnt/raiddrives I ...
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Cannot find directory & Cannot cd errors during usb mount openwrt

What I am trying to do: I have a TP-Link Router running OpenWRT. I have files on my router in the OpenWRT OS that I want to save to a flash drive. Steps to complete the task: 1. I navigated to the ...
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Mount remote home directories

I have a SAMBA/CIFS server where the users have their own directories. My client machines run Linux or Windows. What I am trying to do is to use that share in both OSes. But my users can login in any ...
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Mounting Windows 8.1 partition in fstab fails even when FastBoot is turned off

I'm using Arch Linux, and with this in my fstab for mounting my Windows partition: /dev/sda2 /media/windows ntfs-3g josh,exec 0 0 it panics and goes into emergency mode on boot. I turned off ...
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USB hard drive doesn't auto mount

I just bought a raspberry pi and want to start using it as a NAS. I'm fairly new to this, but I've gotten this far.. I've got an external hard drive (freshly formatted NTFS) connected with a USB cable ...
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UDEV-Rule to mount USB-Stick / execute script

I have a problem with an udev-rule. i simply want to mount a usb stick when it is plugged in. the rule correctly executes a script which mkdir the mount point and then calls mount. everything seems to ...
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Can't mount second hard drive on CentOS 6.6 - Duplicate VG name

Yesterday I add a SSD to my PC configuration and I make on it a fresh installation. At the moment of installation I replace my old HDD and there was only the SSD. When the installation finish I make a ...
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What regulates user privileges for the `mount` command?

My installation of CentOS 6.5 has stopped auto-mounting DVDs in KDE (default) X Window desktop environment (e.g. with all the KDE helper functions). Trying to troubleshoot this unexpected change in DE ...
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USB drives un-mounts and remounts to different mount point

I use PLEX and Sickrage to manage and play video content. My video content is on a USB drive, which is mounted to /media/series. For whatever reason, at some stage the USB drive would be un-mounted ...
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Samba and usbmount: can't write on automounted device

This is my problem: I configured my RPi with Debian: Samba shares /media/, that is readable-writeable-executable from my home network usbmount automount USB devices when inserted in my RPi, in /...
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Is there anyway to automatically mount a filesystem when I open a symbolic link to a directory on that filesystem?

I am using Arch with Xfce. Recently, I have created a symbolic link to a directory on a filesystem. But I don't want to mount the filesystem during boot or manually mount it before I open the ...
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Problem mounting mmcblk

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 on a Vaio laptop. When I insert my card it is not automatically mounted. I need to remove and insert around 3 or 4 times until the file manager opens. So I'm trying to mount ...
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Udev rule is not being used?

I'm setting up udev to handle my external USB hard drive when it gets plugged in and removed (no mounting yet). So far, I've made two new rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules to log adding/...
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Mounting all partitions on hard disk automatically on Linux Mint

Issue I have a Linux Mint installation. Every time that I boot, I need to manually mount the two partitions on my computer(New volume D and Drive C). If I don't do this, these drives don't show up ...
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Lazy mount of remote filesystem (with sshfs)

I have a remote computer, and I mount its filesystem with sshfs to my local folder ~/user@host, like that: sshfs user@host: ~/user@host Works nice, but I want to implement "lazy" mount: i.e. I don'...
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Preventing automount in CentOS 7

How can I tell CentOS 7 not to mount a new IDE drive (new to the system, but with data I want to examine) the first time I plug it in, so that I can do forensic analysis on it knowing I won't have ...
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files & directories are not share on remote server with 777 permission using sshfs

I am successfully mount the remote directories on my local directories, I have to created folder and files with 777 permission so others can able to access this files so that's why I used umask=000 ...
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What is the service that's responsible for automounting a USB drive in CentOS 6.4?

I know of the legacy Linux way of mounting a USB stick or drive: mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ But in some CentOS 6.x installations I saw, you just insert the USB stick and CentOS automagically mounts it, ...
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Suggestions needed for udev, udisks, autofs, notification setup for a complete automounting solution on Linux

Continuing on Automounting plugged devices in linux, which left things a bit basic. Running Gentoo, I'm automounting a combination of local and network devices on my laptop with autofs-5.0.4-r5. Doing ...
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How to edit /etc/fstab properly for network drive?

I'm trying to automatically mount a network drive at startup by editing /etc/fstab but doesn't work. If I execute this líne, sudo mount.cifs //192.168.0.67/test /home/pi/test -o username=myname,...
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access to USB drive broken after changing uid

Since changing my uid I no longer have the permissions to see a USB hardrive/stick that is automatically mounted at /media/USERNAME. Nautilus gives the message Unable to open a folder for ...
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Automounts: All mounting and will not umount on its own [closed]

I have a few SLES 11.2 servers. They do something really strange with automount. We have nearly 500 possible automounts our users and their codes may need, including automount entries for each user'...
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Does fstab actively run to detect new filesystems and mount them?

I'm creating an encrypted filesystem with LUKS. Inside of it is a single BTRFS filesystem. If I add the UUID (and subvolume) of the filesystem to /etc/fstab, will the filesystem automatically be ...
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ps shows my mkdir command with a space where I had a slash

I have a script that I ran which seemed to hang during a mkdir command. The command is of the form: mkdir -p /a/b/c/d However, in the ps results, I see: mkdir -p /a/b c/d What could cause this ...
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Automounting NTFS Hard drive in Centos 7

I am using Centos 7. I have a question. I have a NTFS formatted drive which i want to automount when i login. Right now i need to always click on hdd name on my computer windows and entering root pass....
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Mount Realtek RTS5129 Card Reader Controller in CentOS 6.5

I have an in-built card reader that works fine under windows, but in Linux, I cannot mount the drive whatever I do. lspci doesn't show the device lsusb shows Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0129 ...
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How can I get a vfat pendrive to automount as posixovl filesystem?

I'm using Kubuntu. I'd like to use my pendrive primarily for storing various data for my Linux (and not losing metadata like permissions and ownerships), but I don't want to exclude access to it from ...
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How to disable automount for external devices in openSUSE 13.2?

Previously I used openSUSE 11.4 and I had an old manual mount. Despite, I copied all config files (I think) I noticed that unknown to /etc/fstab devices are automounted (know I defined as noauto). But ...
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How do I prevent SD card from dismounting when suspended?

I have Android Studio installed in my SD card. When it's running and the system is suspended, java starts throwing a bunch of I/O error. Is there a simple way of disabling this so that the SD card ...
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Linux sloppy mount

Could anyone describe to me what sloppy mount is? There's two mount points on my server but I have no idea how to erase the sloppy one. I hope some one could explain to me the potential faults or what'...
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encfs automount and authorized_keys

Here's my problem: I have encfs configured in such a way that on login the subfolder ./private is mounted. However, when I use the workstation remotely via ssh, I don't give my password on login, ...
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automount ext4 external hdd partition for owned by specific user

I'm trying to figure how to mount an ext4 formatted external HD with permissions for a specific user using autofs, but I'm only able to mount it as owned by root. I have read that ext4 mount points ...
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Unmount NFS shared drive without stopping nfs-kernel-server

I have a setup in which I have a Raspberry Pi B+ with Raspbian as file server, sharing a 5 disk usb rack. I don't whant the rack to be on all the time, so I turn it on when I'm going to use it and ...
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How can I mount a drive under my home directory at boot?

In my current setup, I have a RAID0 array of 2x3TB HDDs with btrfs, two partitions: / /home Under the /home directory, there are two users, both admin, one of which is myself. So far, this setup ...