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

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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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Force-Mount windows hibernated partition in Read/Write mode

I have a dual boot system with an NTFS partition (C:) dedicated to the windows 8 OS files, an EXT4 partition dedicated to Linux Mint 17. There is also another NTFS partition (E:) which I would like ...
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How to allow users to mount windows shares

Our company uses both Windows and Linux. Each user has access to many Windows Shares, e.g. \\machine1\A, \\machine2\B, etc. In Ubuntu, how to allow non-root users accessing those shares? Is there a ...
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Understanding the automated mounting of USB Thumbdrive and doing it myself

I can break this down into two subcomponents: Why/how does this automated mounting procedure create (and destroy) it's own mounting point? Why do I have to manually create my own mount point when ...
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How to mount an external encrypted drive?

My computer stopped working so I'm plugging the hard drive with a USB adapter to another computer to recover my files. After plugging it the passphrase prompt appears to unlock the volume, I type the ...
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Can I mount a microsoft mirrored dynamic disk?

I'm testing out sw raid in windows 7, but I almost always use linux and I would like to know if it's possible to mount such a mirrored dynamic disk. I can already mount each members separatly but ...
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Mount windows share

I've just literally spent about 2 hours trying to simply mount a windows share on linux. Mounting with cifs causes deadly hangs as discussed here. So I tried to mount via nfs as discussed in this ...
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Which is the best way tu run fsck.hfsplus before mounting an external disk (HFS+)?

I'm using a Raspberry with an external hard disk formatted in HFS+ and sometimes, for example after a power failure, the external hd is mounted only in read-only mode. In this case I run manually the ...
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Unable to mount root fs over NFS

I am attempting to set up the first (of many) Raspberry Pis running Pidora (a Fedora Remix) to boot from an NFS share. It is my goal to eventually place a dozen or more Raspberry Pis in the datacenter ...
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Why is Linux's filesystem designed as a single directory tree?

Can anyone explain why Linux is designed as a single directory tree? Whereas in Windows we can have multiple drives like C:\, and D:\, there is a single root in Unix. Any specific reason there?
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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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Installing Fedora onto Hard Drive: Error checking storage configuration

I am trying to be able to dual boot my windows laptop. In the setup process, navigating to Installation Destination -> Done with Automatically configure partitioning checked, the error message ...
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External Hard-Drive not visible in /media

I cannot seem to ssh into my external Hard-drive on "/media" it used to show up there, but now it doesn't. I have erased the Disk and verified it (on MAC OSX) and it still does not show. I have ...
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Auto mounting external hard drive not working

so I'm trying to mount my external hard drive automatically on my server running Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried editing fstab directly, I've tried gnome disks and I've tried Usbmount. None of them work ...
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Does “defaults” option include “acl” option in /etc/fstab?

I'm working with ACLs on CentOS 7 and noticed that the partition (/) where ACLs are applied is mounted with defaults options. As far as I know ACLs need that the acl option is enabled in the mount, ...
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Meaning of output of mount [duplicate]

$ mount /dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0) proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs ...
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Where is my /tmp mounted?

$ df /tmp Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/root 480589544 42607368 413546516 10% / $ ls /dev/root ls: cannot access /dev/root: No such file or directory I ...
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specify mount option in /etc/fstab (mode=1777)

I have following line in my /etc/fstab: /dev/mapper/tmp /tmp ext4 noexec,nodev,nosuid,mode=1777 0 0 When I try to mount /tmp, I get following error in dmesg: EXT4-fs (dm-1): ...
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Mount MTP Android Device in Linux Mint 17.1

I need help in mounting my ASUS Android device in Linux Mint 17.1 (MTP). My pc didn't see my device, so I tried following the answer in this page: ...
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How to recycle USB device names on Linux after forced removal

When a mounted USB stick is manually unplugged (without unmounting it) the device name in /dev (e.g. /dev/sda ) is somehow reserved, plugging it on again will yield on my system the alphabetically ...
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mount directory cannot be seen from within apps

I have successfully mounted a local network location on my Android device to /sdcard/routersd with permission set drwxrwxrwx; I can successfully browse within this mounted directory and do copy/delete ...
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Mounting a multi-partition (GPT/HFS+) USB 2.0 harddrive on Debian

I have a 3TB USB 2.0 hard-drive which has two HFS+ (Mac) partitions using GUID partition table for the partition records. It was partitioned with Mac OS Disk Utility. How can I mount these partitions ...
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How do I mount a USB external hard drive in RHEL rescue mode

I had a boot failure on a RHEL 6.2 machine and I can now only start it in rescue mode with the recovery CD. I would like to move all the data to an external USB-mounted drive but I am having problems. ...
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Meaning of root in GRUB config file

Refering to here with a configuration as grub> root (hd0,0) grub> kernel /vmlinuz-i686-up-4GB root=/dev/hda9 grub> boot The preceding is usually sufficient to boot a Linux box. The ...
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How can ubuntu/truecrypt be configured so users can mount volumes if-and-only-if they have proper permissions on the mount-point?

If I add the line: ALL= /usr/bin/truecrypt to the sudoers file this lets all users mount volumes at arbitrary mount-points. The problem is a user could create a truecrypt volume and then mount it at ...
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What is the purpose of nodev? [duplicate]

I'm talking about the mount option. What is it used for? What is the purpose behind preventing device nodes from being created in a filesystem?
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gvfs-mount not working

I have ubuntu 15.10 (wily) on my machine, and I'm used to mounting sftp disks of remote machines via gvfs. There's a simple GUI way to do that in Ubuntu. However, this stopped working recently, ...
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Do entries in /etc/fstab control what points devices partitions are automatically mounted to?

What it says in the title. But for those of you who might need more of an explanation, my question is about how to change the points where devices and partitions automatically mount to upon being ...
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Windows directories keeps getting unmounted on two identical Red Hat servers

We have a pretty severe problem at my research center. I have, together with IT, set up an infrastructure like this: Users use their laptops at their desks. They all have a home-folder at a storage ...
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Mount an USB: dmesg shows nothing

I'm trying to mount a USB-drive. However, it seems that my Linux (Debian) doesn't recognise it at all (and any other usb-drive), though it powers it. The usb-hubs are OK, because I was able to boot ...
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gphotofs protocol error mounting Android device in PTP mode

I have connected an Android 5.1 device to a Linux machine and I would like to mount it with PTP, as it seem to be easer to copy/remove files than using MTP connection. In this case, I have loaded the ...
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Remount Arch Linux installation CD to download some additional packages

According to this post I can: Start the livedisk again, remount your drives archroot into your root partition and then install the packages you need and everything should work. However, I ...
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How to not mount a partition in fstab file on boot but rather on click on shortcut in nautilus?

I am mounting a samba share using fstab file as: //192.168.2.2/Expansion /samba/raspberry/ cifs ...
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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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USB automount call another x-session

I have FreeBSD 10.2 installed with Openbox as wm. When I put flash drive in USB new instance of openbox starts automaticaly. I don't undestand why. /etc/rc.conf # Hostname hostname="dark" ...
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Keep getting error while trying to mount external HDD with LVM2 format, using Knoppix from live USB, please help

I am computer savvy, but fairly new to Linux, so forgive me if not technical enough. I have a 3TB external HDD, a Seagate, and it used to be a NAS, but the Ethernet portion failed, so I have plugged ...
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How can I see the dismounted devices

How can I see if the usb device has been dismounted? Because when I did fdisk -l the information is the same, before and after the ran command umount /dev/usb.
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How do I automatically force a umount on a usb drive that has already been removed?

I have debian system that auto mounts an entry in my fstab file when a usb drive is connected. This is done so as a read only device The device is mounted to /media/usb1 If i'm in the console and ...
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How to find out the time since something was mounted?

Not every device is mounted during boot time. On servers it happens, that server log might already being rotated. How to find out, how long / since when a device has been mounted?
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How do I control what's mounted at Linux startup?

This might sound like, an "Edit /etc/fstab" answer. My fstab has the SD card mounted to /home directory. However, when I start the computer, the home directory ends up on the same partition as my / ...
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vfat not recognized in debian

I want to mount my usb drive (kindle vfat32). When I do mount -t auto /dev/sdf1 /mnt/usb I get mount: unknown filesystem type 'vfat' I checked if the drive is recognized with sudo fdisk -l and ...
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Is it possible to mount a device in a process' namespace after unshare()

Say I have a process with an isolated MOUNT namespace pid 1200 the process called unshare() to isolate its namespace from the parent process. I then want to mount a device only accessible outside pid ...
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treating web page like directory

I'm a Mac user and I want to cd to a web page and then cp some files onto a local directory. Is there a way to do this? This is the page I'm referring to: ...
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What's the difference between mnt vs media? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of having both? Aren't they both used for mounting drives?
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Gedit cannot save in shared folder (Virtualbox)

I'm getting the "Cannot save _ Unexpected error: Error renaming temporary file: Text file busy" in Gedit 2 when I try to save in a shared folder with Virtualbox (Debian). I've searched and apparently ...
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Mount HTTP directory on Raspbian?

Is there a way to mount an HTTP resource in Raspbian (default Raspberry Pi OS)? I have an HTTP server hosting music, and I would like to be able to have read-only filesystem access to that music on ...
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How do I execute a command if a drive is not mounted?

I am trying to create a shell script to mount a LUKS volume if it is not already mounted. The LUKS password will be in the shell script. The shell script is being stored in a encrypted folder so it is ...
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Cannot mount fresh partition twice

I try to partition a harddrive with a script, where I have some trouble remounting the partition. This happens both this btrfs as well as with ext4. So I assume the problem is the partition table, and ...
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Mounting a SafeDisc-protected ISO on Linux

I have a copy of a very old and obscure software CD (circa 2004). The disc uses SafeDisc copy protection and needs to be in the CD tray for the program to run. I have been using the original CD under ...
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umount failure, e2fsck not possible to check for errors

I am backing up my home computer using an rsync script to a remotely located WD MyCloud. I have recently found directories on the WD MyCloud that won't delete. Here is an example: ...