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

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Use a directory to simulate a USB storage device? Or any other way to simulate a USB storage device?

When it comes to CD's you have virtual CD software in which you load an .iso and it works like a CD-Rom. But when it comes to USB is there something similar? Is it possible to use a directory to ...
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blkid not working immediately after cdrecord

I have a product based on a CentOS 6.3 system. One of our features is that the user can spit their data out to a CDROM. In making some fixes, I've run into a weird issue - immediately after the ...
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How do I mount an SD card?

My SD card will suddenly not automount. It works on another Mac. Can someone provide a solution to mount with Terminal? $ diskutil list /dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME ...
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Create folder as Apache with user add Centos

I have a windows drive that's mounted onto my Linux server. PHP and Apache web server needs to create folders on the windows drive with (mkdir) but I get permission error. I have mounted my windows ...
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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 do I mount a Mac thumb drive on a Linux system?

When I insert a FAT thumb drive in a USB port it automagicly mounts. When I do the same thing with a thumb drive from a Mac system it does not show up in my file manager. How do I mount a Mac thumb ...
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Repair or recover seemingly damaged partition on USB external disk

A friend brought this WD My Passport external harddrive to me to see if I could recover her files. The device is "not working" after a power outage. As per her testimony, when the device is connected ...
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External hard drive can't be mounted on linux(windows says: Format it)

I have a hard disk and I can't mount it on linux. These are information may be helpful: # fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 63 1250258624 ...
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Mount USB flash drive to /media/<label>

I did a minimal install of Debian using a USB thumb drive (instead of a DVD) and rebooted my box. At the console, tty1, I logged in to my user account. I re-plugged in my USB thumb drive that ...
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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 ...
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Why do we need to mount on Linux?

I understand what mounting is in Linux, and I understand device files. However I do not understand WHY we need to mount. For example, as explained in the accepted answer of this question, using this ...
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Bind Mounting across different file systems

Does the command mount -o bind allow mounting a folder from a different file system (vfat, ntfs) to a folder in Linux native partition?
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error when trying to remount / readonly [closed]

On my Debian wheezy system I'm trying to remount / readonly. I switch to runlevel 1 and then issue mount / -o ro, remount which always errors out with "column: invalid argument" Additional ...
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cannot mount usb drive [closed]

This is my first day on linux and I can't figure out how to mount a usb drive. I plugged it and used fdisk -l to locate it. However when I type mount /dev/sda1 it says that sda1 does not exist. ...
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Showing only “interesting” mount points / filtering non interesting types

I used mount to show mounted drives, I don't want to see the not so interesting ones (i.e. non-physical). So I used to have a script mnt that did: mount | grep -Ev 'type (proc|sysfs|tmpfs|devpts) ' ...
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Mount USB on Read-Only filesystem

I've got a damaged Mac filesystem, and in single-user mode the command mount -uw / fails (error is something like SATA warning: Enable auto-activate failed). However, I don't need the whole filesystem ...
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Drive cannot be mounted automatically, but manual mount is successful

I have an external hard disk that all of a sudden gives an error when Linux Mint attempts to auto mount the thing when it is plugged in. For some reason I see two "External Drive" (the drive's name) ...
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Replacing a partition within a .img with another one

I have 2 .img files (embedded Linux images, each with 2 partitions- a boot partition and a rootfs). I need to replace the rootfs partition in one with the other's. How can I do this In the .imgs ...
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Can`t mount external hdd

I am using Debian and I`m using Windows as well (much longer). I loaded a external disk on Windows but when trying to mount on linux again I keep getting the same error: Error mounting: mount exited ...
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Trouble with understanding the concept of mounting

Having read both What is meant by mounting a device in Linux? and understanding "mount" as a concept in the OS, I have a problem where it is stated that All accessible storage must have ...
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Difference between /dev and /sys

Exactly what is the difference between devfs and sysfs? Both seem to maintain a list of hardwares attached to the system. Then why the need for 2 separate fs even arose? As far as I can get /sys ...
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How to force a device to be mounted as Mass Media Storage (MMS) rather than Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)?

I use various Sony Walkmans to record a multitude of short audionotes on the go (while running, swimming, or simply walking or taking the bus). I used to mount each device as a Mass Media Storage ...
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mounting nfs from Xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to Oracle Linux 6 - I see empty folder

I have folder /media/vitaly/BACKUP/VMs/vmware/forte/PF/conf/. In my vmware player shared folder functionality not working - I don't know why. When I try to reconfigure vmware-tools I see Mounting HGFS ...
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Mount Solaris Partition in Linux

I have a USB disk which when connected to a CentOS 6.5 system shows this as the output in fdisk -l. Disk /dev/sdn: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders Units = ...
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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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Linux dual boot wiped Windows data

I have a Windows Vista/Debian Linux dual boot on my computer. Yesterday I did a bunch of work on Windows, while Linux was hibernated. Today I logged into Linux and tried to look at the data in the ...
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Cannot mount external hard drive after using Clonezilla

Linux Mint 17 Qiana 64-bit. Cinnamon. Yesterday I tried to back up my internal (where Linux resides) hard drive's image to my external USB hard drive using Clonezilla. Last month this operation went ...
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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 ...
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chroot with unionfs-fuse, can't access /dev/*

I have created the a chroot jail in combination with unionfs-fuse so that I don't need to install another system inside it. However, the resulting system's /dev entries are not readable.This is ...
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How to delete a file in QNX4 format when a CF card is mounted as read-only in Linux?

Recently, the DMA device of our lab is broken and the suspected problem is in the CF card which is in QNX4 format. I want to delete a file named 'calforce.dat' and recreate it by calibrating the ...
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Mounting a NFS file system by changing default owner

I want to mount a NFS file system with user/group ownership of <admin> . How it can be done ? mkdir /cert chown admin.admin /cert mount -t nfs 192.168.2.149:/portalweb /cert/
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Mounting hard drive from FreeBSD Live CD?

Before my question, a little background info, as I'm not sure whether it might be pertinent or not: I am trying to set up full disk encryption using GELI, booting from an external thumb drive, on ...
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Copy ISO to folder, then back to ISO cause an error

I've got an ISO image, which include install file. I use AcetoneISO to unpack ISO to my folder. Then, I overwrite file I need and: genisoimage -o myImage.iso /my_folder Where my_folder is ...
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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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udisks cannot read label - force to recognize (and mount under) partition labels?

This is kind of similar to How to mount removable media in /media/<LABEL> automatically when inserted, without any desktop environment?, but not exactly. For a while, I've had a setup with an ...
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Tuning NFS: Identifying source of getattr requests

we run some Linux NFS clients against a NetApp NFS storage system. Currently we have over 50% getattr requests running against the NetApp using up precious CPU cycles. Using the netapp-top.pl script ...
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Is it possible to look 'behind' a mount point while still mounted? [duplicate]

I have two partitions, one mounted at / and one at /crypt. I'm using a bind mount to mount /crypt/home at /home/ (and various others). Problem is that I kinda need to look at the original /home dir ...
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Weird mount behaviour

I have a weird thing happening and I can't explain. first take a look at the attached picture. As you can see I have a CentOS based AMS-ASPERA01 server in the DMZ, and I have 6 machines in our ...
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How to properly mount new hdd, to free up the old one

I installed a new hdd /dev/sdb1, and mounted to /home/ubuntu/new1, and moved some files there to free up the old hdd, but when I do du -h new1 is still takes space in the old hdd, below are my fstab ...
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“wget --restrict-file-names=windows” seems to fail converting links for NTFS

I've downloaded a website from the net using the wget command-line tool with --restrict-file-names=windows so that once the download is complete I could copy the downloaded files to a mounted Windows ...
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FAT file-system between the MBR and first partition

I have an old 64MB USB flash-disk which seems to have MBR: root@3:~# fdisk -lu /dev/sdd Disk /dev/sdd: 64 MB, 64880640 bytes 2 heads, 54 sectors/track, 1173 cylinders, total 126720 sectors Units = ...
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Is it possible to mount two different external nfs filesystems into 2 directories with the same radix (overlapping)?

I'd like to know if it is possible to mount two different external filesystems via nfs into two directories that overlap. Do the overlaping directories cause any issues? /usr/proj/projectA ...
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Problem mounting additional partitions after kernel update

Today I upgraded my pretty ancient Debian Linux kernel (3.2-23) to 3.16-7. The machine boots okay, except that some fstab entries are suddenly causing issues. # /etc/fstab: static file system ...
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How to catch mount events on Linux?

I want to somehow get notified if a mount or unmount occurs for a USB drive. At the moment I use udev and then wait for x seconds for a new entry in /proc/mounts. This works ok if the mounting is ...
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Mounting synology disks in ubuntu

I have some files on synology disk that I would like to recover with extundelete. I have mounted the raid1 setup. So on the disk is two raid storages (md2 and md3) and they are connected to one with ...
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Sharing MySQL data between Windows and Linux?

I'm trying to share my MySQL database files between a Windows and a Linux distro (Mint). I have a dual boot plus a separate data partition (NTFS). I've tried mounting the partition with ownership on ...
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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 ...
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How do I figure out what is preventing a bind mount from unmounting?

I have a problem with a mountpoint being too busy to unmount. Normally, lsof or fuser would tell me what process is using it, but this is a bind mount, so lsof and fuser show what is using both the ...
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Automate a mount without linux password to mount a remote cifs filesystem

I have a directory in my Debian home: /home/myuser/pchome/ which i want to use as a mount point for a remote cifs filesystem. So i have a bash script, which is run on every myuser login. This script ...
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Loopback (bind) mount automatically mounting additional ext4 USB drive

I have a USB (ext4) drive connected and it's registered in /etc/fstab. It mounts at /media/Backup fine. I want to mount a specific directory on that drive using a bind / loopback mount (this is ...