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

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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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autofs error - “No such file or directory”

I am trying to link a remote RHEL machine to our network. I can now ssh between the machines using fixed NAT addresses. I have copied the /etc/auto.misc, /etc/auto.master and /etc/exports files from ...
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How to change mountpoint name?

This question has been asked before, but because I have a few more doubts about the process. I am working in ubuntu, this is what df -h shows: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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fstab doesn't mount after boot of a virtual machine

I created virtual machine out of WordPress turnkey appliance (I believe it's based on Ubuntu) inside Virtual Box. I am able to mount a folder on turnkey from the host (Windows7) manually. So I added ...
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Cannot mount LVM2 partitions [closed]

I have a 160GB hard drive here with an LVM2 partition that contains two EXT3 partitions that I'm trying to mount. However, when I try to mount either of those two partitions inside the LVM2, I get ...
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umount failed: device busy

I have a folder in /tmp that is mounted as ramfs. After some action that my script does, I delete everything inside said folder with the command: rm -R -f "$tmp_dir"/{*,.*} Then, I try to unmount ...
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What happened to the old files if we mount a drive to the directory? [duplicate]

mkdir /home then we mount something on /home. Say /home already contains files. What happen to the old files after a new drive is mounted to that directory?
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Regarding the output of “df -h” in Linux

Regarding the output of "df -h" in Linux. [root@]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 193G 82G 101G 45% / tmpfs 1.9G 272K 1.9G ...
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udisks2: permission denied

When I mount blank btrfs partition in Dolphin, I get "Permission denied" on write. You can see that it's mounted on /run/media/%username% dir which is correct, but owner is root. [doctor@doctoror ...
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How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation?

How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation? I use s2disk. Note: Debian
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Samba share permission denied user writing file but still shows

Very strange issue... Samba share on remote: [javaerpm] path = /u/abas/erpm/java force user = erpm guest ok = yes read only = no writeable = yes Mount command on local using ...
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fstab mount drive as my /home

I am trying to: mount my 2TB external USB hard drive as my home directory at /home/peter ensure that the home directory is owned by me (not root) do all this automatically at bootup Currently: ...
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mknod of content in directory

I would like to create a virtual device from a directory i.e. you know, there's these cloud storage providers like dropbox and co and they generally have a software client and then give you access to ...
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USB hard drive not recognized

My computer runs Cruncbang Linux (debian based). When I try to connect my friends external USB hard drive, it's not recognized. sudo fdisk -l doesn't show any new devices when I plug the USB drive in. ...
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Cannot Remove (Unmount) Server Share (NFS) from Mount List [duplicate]

Note on Duplicate - This has been marked as a duplicate quite a few times, so can someone link me to a solution which works for me? Because everything I've tried in all the other posts I've found, ...
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Can anyone explain the output of mount?

I'm getting the following output when the mount command is executed. [root@]# mount /dev/sda2 on / type ext4 (rw) proc on /proc type proc (rw) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw) devpts on /dev/pts type ...
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Can't change group of files on mount point

I have mounted some ntfs drives. /etc/fstab looks like this: /dev/mapper/fedora-root / ext4 defaults 1 1 UUID=b6603ac8-e004-4cd6-b141-9bc95409e32a /boot ...
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sshfs - can't unmount the point

I mounted a folder on a remote machine using sshfs, but didn't specify -o allow_other flag thus can't access the mounted directory. When I try to mount over with -o allow_other option sshfs gives me ...
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How to use nemo actions to mount an iso file?

I read these articles: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nemo https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mounting_images_as_user and try use Nemo Actions to mount iso files but nothing happened ...
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How to add a dependency to a systemd.mount that is activated by /bin/mount?

I want systemd on mount /mnt/test to automatically call a program (in real life cryptsetup to unlock the underlying device, for testing here echo) before the file system is mounted and after it is ...
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How to undelete just deleted directory with “rm -R” command?

I deleted an important directory with rm -R command. This is an very populer host data. It was located /var/zpanel/hostdata/ayrintilih After remove ayrintilih directory has gone everything. I tried ...
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How to check if a partition is mounted as 'noexec'?

Currently, I'm using grep '\s/location/\s.*noexec' /proc/mounts. (Is that a right way of checking this?)
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ls on device without mounting it

Is it possible to run ls on a device without mounting it first? Something like this: # ls /dev/sda1
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How to remove a USB drive without worrying if its been unmounted?

Sometimes I unplug my usb drive only to find out files were not written to it. I suppose the only way to ensure files are written to it is to right click on the USB drive on the desktop and then ...
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AppArmor and bind-mounts

Can someone outline the semantics of AppArmor with respect to bind-mounted folders? As I understand after reading the documentation (1, 2, 3, 4) - yes, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with the 3.8 kernel - ...
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How to get mount point of filesystem containing given file

I am looking for a quick way to find the mount point of the file system containing a given FILE. Is there anything simpler or more direct than my solution below? df -h FILE |tail -1 | awk -F% ...
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How to remove a USB drive without worry if its been unmounted? [closed]

Sometimes I unplug my usb drive only to find out files were not written to it. I suppose the only way to ensure files are written to it is to right click on the USB drive on the desktop and then ...
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My HFS+ (hfsplus) partition won't mount with exec permissions

I'm dual-booting an old MacBook Pro with OS X 10.5 and Ubuntu Studio 13.04. I've partitioned my internal SATA drive as follows: /dev/sda1: LABEL="EFI" UUID="3F3C-1AF6" TYPE="vfat" (EFI Boot ...
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Linux fails to mount Android device in USB MSC mode

I was referred here from android.stackexchange.com. I wish to mount my Sony Xperia ST21i (Android 4.0.4) under Linux (Debian) via USB. However, I get this error: # mount /dev/sdb /mnt mount: no ...
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Is it Possible to Boot a New OS While Currently Running?

Let's assume I'm running CentOS (actually, if this question only applies to certain distros, which ones?). I have another drive (that I can boot from - it's got everything installed) mounted into my ...
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Odd behavior with a gzip compressed file

I've got a very bizarre issue occurring with a Redhat system. We have a Gzip-compressed TAR file that contains hundreds of small text files with absolute paths. It's only 8 MB. We copy this file to a ...
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systemd - umount device after service which depends on it finishes

I'm trying to implement a mechanism of automated backup using udev rules and systemd. The idea is to launch a backup routine upon hot-plugging a specific storage device, quite similar to this ...
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Zsh completion for mounts (/run/media/DISK-LABEL)?

I am looking or zsh functionality to expand disk-labels into mountpoins: Example: I have disk with label DISK-LABEL1 mounted on /run/media/god/DISK-LABEL1. Is there a plugin which expands input ...
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Enumerating\writing files in a specific directory hangs the command

I'm communicating with a machine remotely through ssh. This machine runs a custom-built Linux and it has very limited set of commands. At some point, a specific directory refuses files to be written ...
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Can't mount external USB driver - on Ubuntu 12.04

When I plug in external usb driver I saw next prompt: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE ...
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mount options for bindmount

Due to some complex requirements, I had to put the following two lines in /etc/fstab: /dev/xvdg1 /srv/storage ext4 $OPTIONS1 0 2 /srv/storage/dir /var/opt/dir none bind,$OPTIONS2 0 0 ...
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How to ensure File System is Mounted with ' atime ' enabled ?

Let's run mount /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root on / type ext4 (rw) proc on /proc type proc (rw) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw) devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620) tmpfs on /dev/shm type ...
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Atime value changing only once after file creation

I've mounted disk with explicit given value - atime: mount -o mount -o atime /dev/disk1 /myDisk then I've created a file by touch file_A after this operation stat output looks like that: ...
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How can I access a shared folder from R on Ubuntu to a 2nd Ubuntu machine using Samba?

I have two machines running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Samba installed. I have access to myshared folder as expected. However, when setting in R the path smb://mymachine1/mysharedfolder to read a file it ...
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mount tmpfs preserve current permissions

I have a directory of a web application cache and this has the permissions 755 (default), and I configured setfacl additional permissions. the problem is that when I restart the system, the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not recognize USB drive

Using Ubuntu 13.04 (with Gnome 3), my new USB stick (details see dmesg/lsusb) doesn't show up automatically. Situation: The drive does not show up at fdisk -l The drive does appear when running ...
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Mounting LVM2 volume gives me 'mount: you must specify the filesystem type'

I have a LVM2 Volume Group 'vgXEN' with a Logical Volume in it called 'test-disk'. This is the output of lvdisplay: --- Logical volume --- LV Path /dev/vgXEN/test-disk LV Name ...
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busybox initramfs loop mount

I'm trying to loop mount my root filesystem (a loop file) within a busybox initramfs. I try to run the command: mount /rootfs.raw /root ... which works on my Ubuntu laptop, however, I simply get ...
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Can fstab options uid and gid be the user-group name or must they be numeric?

I'm learning how to set up a tmpfs in fstab for my www-data user and I was wondering if I can use the actual user/group name instead if the numeric ids (personal preference)? I'm on Debian with ext4, ...
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Permission denied for user accessing mount

Using root I can mount another Linux share no problem. root@crunchbang:/mnt# mkdir javalib root@crunchbang:/mnt# mount -t cifs //10.1.3.7/javalib ./javalib -o username=guest Root can read/write to ...
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How can I override the kernel default options for mount?

I'm struggling with a program that creates a file system in a file and mounts it as a loopback device. The purpose of the program is to create a clone of the root file system and it thinks it's being ...
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What would happen if we mounted a file system that e2fsck is already running on?

It is generally a bad idea to e2fsck a file system while the file system is mounted (the man page mentions one specific situation where it is safe: -n given, and -c, -l or -L not given, and even then ...
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mount --no-canonicalize?

Neither man nor info page provide more information on this than: mount --no-canonicalize Don't canonicalize paths. The mount command canonicalizes all paths (from command line or fstab) ...
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understanding /dev/disk/by- folders

Question: What does /dev/disk/by-pathdescribe? And where is this documented? Going through the meaning of what is displayed in the folders /dev/disk/by- I've got that far, and I wonder is this ...
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How to access through terminal to a ntfs partition mounted?

Using Debian 7, I can access (and mount, indeed) to a ntfs partition of my hard drive.I do this by clicking on the 446 GB Filesystem shorcut in the "Files" applicacion which comes with Debian. How ...