mount command, allows mounting of a file system at a specified point in the file hierarchy.

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Check if folder is a mounted remote filesystem

What is the best way (reliable, portable, etc.) to check if a given folder is on a mounted remote (nfs) filesystem within a shell script? I am looking for a command that would look like: ...
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file still read-only after a mount --bind from a rw partition

I use mount --bind to "overlay" a file from one ext4,rw filesystem onto another file in ext4,ro filesystem. For example, /etc/hosts is on a read-only / partition, but I have another partition where ...
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Correct way to mount a hard drive

I have a 2nd hard drive SDB but not sure how to mount it under linux. mount -a did not seem to mount all. Also would like to mount this RO for recovery.
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User mounted secondary drive as /var

I have a drive that someone else mounted using mount /dev/sdc1 /var At some point they complained that all the data was missing Now: mount /dev/sdc1 /media/testdrive df -h shows 130GB used du -h ...
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Can you mount UFS partitions made in Solaris (Sparc) on Solaris (x86)?

I am reading about Endianness and it seems both systems save their data differently. Sparc uses big endian and x86 uses small endian, meaning the byte order is different. That makes me wonder... is ...
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How to mount samba rw because everything fails

I'm trying to mount windows share on my laptop and everything mounts ok but somehow I get permission denied when I try to create new file inside mounted folder. I tried noperm, uid, gid, noacl etc. ...
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Listing both ls information and mount points of a directory?

On my Ubuntu Natty, typically all new drives inserted (e.g. USB Flash thumbdrives) are mounted under /media. So, on my system, I can do something like this: $ mount | grep '/media' /dev/sda6 on ...
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Mount 2 directories on other servers to the same partition of local server

I have 3 servers, same OS (redhat 5.5 x64). There's the same package installed on these servers. Server 01 and 02 store their files at the directory /A (cause they use the same package, the directory ...
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What's the use dirsync option for mount?

Today I stumbled upon this mount's option: dirsync All directory updates within the filesystem should be done synchronously. This affects the following system calls: creat, link, unlink, ...
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unionfs filesystem

I recently learned about unionfs and aufs and would like to put it to some real use. The scenario I have in mind is the following. Boot a machine with ubuntu on it which will serve as our base. Make ...
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Error while mounting directory from host via NFS

I've been looking around the site but I couldn't find anyone with the same problem. On VirtualBox, I have a machine with IP *.28 and another one with IP *.20. The latter should mount a directory ...
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What is the fastest way to extract an ISO?

Currently I'm mounting an ISO to a (readonly) directory (using mount -o loop command) and then copying the contents to another normal directory. This takes lot of time as the ISO is large. Is this the ...
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Is disk space wasted when an ISO is mounted?

When we do mount -o loop filename.iso /path/to/mountdir, is twice the memory required to store the files? If no resources are used, can I mount hundreds of ISOs at a time? As in, is it like a softlink ...
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/etc/vfstab in Solaris 11

I would like to mount a folder from the remote server 10.12.13.2. When I type: mount -F nfs 10.12.13.2:/username /remote/username, the folder username gets mounted in the directory /remote/username. ...
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NFS server optimization for maximum performance

I'm looking for maximum of performance for a NFS mount. I'm on local network, it could be completly unsecure, the performance is the most important in my case. What I already found : In /etc/export ...
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LXC: How can I mount a drive/directory without restarting the container?

If I configure LXC's fstab and restart, there's no problem with the mount, but do I have to restart?
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LXC: How do I mount a folder from the host to the container?

I'm trying to mount a folder on the host to an LXC container. The host has a folder /mnt/ssd/solr_data created (this is currently on the root filesystem, but later I'll mount an SSD drive there, so ...
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Obtain device name and mount point if partition label is known

How to obtain the partition device name and mount point when the file system label is known? There are several possibilities: Linux File system label to device name The device name can be obtained ...
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Can the same ext4 disk be mounted from two hosts, one readonly?

I know that mounting the same disk with an ext4 filesystem from two different servers (it's an iSCSI vloume) will likely corrupt data on the disk. My question is will it make any difference if one of ...
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Why is my unmounted USB disk still seen by `fdisk`?

I've mounted my USB disk to /mnt/kingston/ dir, and umounted it from there by typing in umount /mnt/kingston/. But I can still see my USB disk after issuing the fdisk -l command. Why? If I type ...
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fstab not mounting VirtualBox shared folder?

I have a virtual machine here which I use for development, so as not to mess anything up in my existing environment. I've made a share named "web" available to the guest OS (Ubuntu 12.10 Server) ...
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Moving stuff off of SSD to HDD after installation. Using mount --bind? LiveCD?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my SSD. /dev/sda1. No other partitions. No swap. Then I went about reading how to optimize usage, and have come to the conclusion I want my /home, /var and /tmp mounted on ...
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Span a directory on an SD card and an attached USB stick

Can I span a folder on the SD card on my Raspberry Pi with a folder on an attached USB device? I'd like to basically extend the size of a directory by using an attached USB memory stick. I'm running ...
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remount chrooted read-only subdirectory (non-mountpoint) to read-write from within jail?

I'm trying to do the same of this question (multiple linux installation on same filesystem) but I get this result (root filesystem mounted as read-only) . I'm using debian/sid, have successfully ...
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How to mount multiple partitions

Is there a way to mount multiple partitions, or even all partitions, of a disk with a single command in Linux? Is there, perhaps, an option that the mount command accepts that would facilitate this? ...
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Mount cifs Network Drive: write permissions and chown

I have access to a cifs network drive. When I mount it under my OSX machine, I can read and write from and to it. When I mount the drive in ubuntu, using: sudo mount -t cifs -o ...
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Mount a folder without noexec

Is it possible to mount a single folder without the noexec option. I have a situation in which a web app in the users home folder on the server has to be mounted without noexec to run correctly, ...
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/dev/shm/ecryptfs-$USER-Private keeps climbing in Kubuntu 12.10 Install

I'm having a problem with an installation of Kubuntu 12.10 with an encrypted home directory. I've been trying to figure it out for several weeks. For transparency, I'll note here that I posted this ...
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Mount HTTP Server As File System

I have a machine on which I wish to mount multiple remote servers to access them all centrally. For remote Linux based systems I am using SSHFS which works fine. But for Windows systems, or systems ...
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how to prevent reboot being stopped by nfsmount?

I can't imagine there isn't a simple strategy to solve this issue of stale nfs handles preventing a machine from shutting down normally, but I'm not sure what that would be. It's pretty annoying to ...
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How to get UUID for a USB drive?

I want to mount my USB to a mount point which holds the UUID name. But I don't know how to express this in a command line! Can someone help me how to do it? I have searched and found that I have to ...
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How to mount an encrypted TrueCrypt partition always in the same point?

I just formatted my external HD and divided it in two partitions: an ext4 where important information will be, and a ntfs for "compatibility" things (i.e. movies, music, etc). I encrypted the ext4 ...
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Not mounting after restart?

I am mounting a drive via SSH, and then editing the fstab to reflect the changes, however after I reboot, the drive doesnt mount? I dont understand what I'm doing wrong? This is my fstab and its ...
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[mntent]: line 15 in /etc/fstab is bad

it works fine mounting manually from the cli but when running sudo mount -a after editing the fstab im getting errors. It seems right to me, any one have a suggestion. my fstab is: # ...
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Device mounted read/write, but can't delete files

Please have a look on the attached. What could be done to solve it? [root@LAB-oam-blade-3 tomcat]# mount /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw) [...] /dev/mapper/TOMCATp1 on ...
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How to mount USB stick on Debian Sid?

I've just installed Debian Sid on my computer but I cannot mount external USB drives as you can see in the image. Mounting failed Cannot mount "SENZATITOLO" Not authorized What should I ...
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Creating a local workspace for development/testing

I want to be able to mount, say /home/$USER/workspace to /usr/local/workspace. Right now I'm using the python package pyfilesystem which uses fuse to do that. My problem is, that inside that mount I ...
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NFS configuration redhat6.3 64bit

I'm getting this error on the client: [root@localhost /]# mount -t nfs 192.168.18.144:/linuxcast-nfs /mnt/ mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on 192.168.18.144:/linuxcast-nfs, ...
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Redhat: non-root user needs to copy files to a NFS share

Typically non-root users cannot mount directories. Running Redhat Have 6GB tar.gz (/dir/somefile.tar.gz) Need to move to a NFS share on another box (//somebox/somefolder/) We have no other access. ...
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file_mode and dir_mode do not work when sharing ext3 drive via cifs

I have a ext3 drive connected to my router and shared via CIFS protocol. I wan't to mount it with certain permissions for each file/directory. Permissions are 2770 for both. Here's my /etc/fstab ...
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When mounting, when should I use a loop device?

According to the following question: What is a "loop device" when mounting? A loop device is a file that acts as a block-based device. While I can understand that conceptually, how is this ...
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A drive changes device file name after resuming from suspend (Linux Mint 14)

I'm running into a very odd problem: When I resume Mint 14 from suspend, one of my drives (/dev/sdc) changes letter / device file name (to /dev/sdd). fdisk -l shows that it has the same partitions, ...
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Having owner access on files upon mounted NFS directory

I have a Linux RedHat server and a Solaris 10 client. I have mounted a directory which locates on the RedHat server, in the Solaris system with RW(read/write) option. I already have some directories ...
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Creating a Safe Web Server

Web server hosts multiple websites. Multiple users update each website. User home directory /home/user1 /home/user2 Web directory /var/www/site1 /var/www/site2 Each user uses SFTP to upload ...
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Why does mount require root privileges?

Why does Linux require that a user be root/using sudo/specifically authorized per mount in order to mount something? It seems like the decision as to whether to allow a user to mount something should ...
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/var has most of the drive space. Need / to have most of it

So when my host setup my dedi, they seemed to apply most of the drive space to /var I am on cpanel, and need most of the space for the /home directory where all the accounts and data are. But on ...
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How do you mount an ext2 formatted qemu disk image?

I am having issues mounting an image I created with the qemu-img program. Every time I attempt to invoke mount upon the subsequent file, it responds with failed to setup loop device: No such file or ...
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How to mount/recover data on a disk that was part of a mdadm raid 1 on another machine?

Some background The disk itself was "worked on" by a friend and is said to be still intact, undamaged and still mountable/recoverable The disk was part of a software raid 1 on Ubuntu 12.04 The other ...
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md5sum change after mount?

I have a ext3 filesystem on a .img file. After mounting and unmounting it, I noticed that the md5sum is changed, even if no file inside was changed! md5sum myfilesystem.img XXXX myfilesystem.img ...
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Mounting external drive does not work anymore

~$ dmesg | tail [ 479.558062] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: S07F1601A00000090095 [ 479.559231] scsi7 : usb-storage 1-1:1.0 [ 480.557093] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access Ext Hard Disk PQ: ...