Mounting is the concept of attaching a file system to a computer for access.

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How to unmount when umount is not available?

Imagine you accidentally use mount --bind to hide /bin so that umount (and most other binaries) is not visible any more. How would you get out of this situation? Is there any way except a hard ...
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Re-mounting root partition on a live server

We've got a handful of apache/PHP/mysql servers running here, and I've noticed that not one of them have the noatime option specified in any of their fstabs. Given that the PHP applications running on ...
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Why is an nfs server mounted as rw returning read only filesystem errors

I am working on a Ubuntu Server 64bit. I have mounted an nfs as rw, but whenever I try to edit anything on the mountpoint in question, I get a read-only filesystem error my etc/fstab reads: # ...
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How to mount Soft RAID in centOS

My dedicated server crashes. I've rebooted it in rescue mode and want to mount to see the log and/or fix the boot file. I've CentOS and soft RAID. How do I mount soft RAID? Following are the details: ...
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LVM drive is not mounted after boot

I have created an LVM with three physical disks named "orcafiler1". Problem is, every time after boot, the LVM drive is not mounted and I have to manually run vgchange -ay orcafiler1 The fstab ...
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Unalterable folder or path to keep a mount point on Linux

I need to mount a tmpfs on a folder like /home/mysite.com/cache but this folder can be delete or changed by a user, but I don't want that the mounted filesystem become broken. Then if the user moves ...
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With virtualization, does it still make sense to use multiple mount points?

In 2013, does it make sense to still have multiple mount points on a new Linux image, or does allocating all space to / make more sense? I'd prefer to avoid the reboot required to increase the size ...
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how to reset root password in ubuntu server

We seem to have misplaced the root password for a dedicated server we have (with OVH). I asked them for instructions on how to reset the root password and this is what they said: Reboot in rescue ...
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How do i mount a Raid disk in linux

I have an ubuntu server that i had to restart on rescue mode and i am trying to mount a partition to reset the root password. I followed the instruction of the hosting company but got stuck and haven ...
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Can't mount ecrytpfs as a non-root user on Red Hat

I'm trying to mount a ecryptfs volume on Red Hat as a regular user. ecryptfs-utils is installed from source (repos only contain old versions). Mounting as root works normally, but trying with a ...
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Mount dell perc (megaraid) partitions on linux box without hardware raid

I have sata hard disk extracted from Dell server with perc 5i. I need to save data on another linux box, without hardware raid. Is it possible? How? I know there are two partitions on this disk, but ...
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NFS mounts not visible for other users in system

Recently I faced an issue of limited visibility of mounted NFS shares on windows 2008 server. Situation is like this: as user A I have mounted NFS share (from linux server) as User A I'm executing ...
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Is umount -f on non-nfs volume always evil?

Edit: Executive summary (--verbose version below): I need a machine to shut down quickly in a power outage due to short battery life. Is there any reason I should not use 'umount -f' (embedded in a ...
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NFS not working on bonded NFS interface - mount.nfs: No such device

We have an error message when trying to mount NFS on a RHEL server. NFS works fine on all our other servers, but not on 2 freshly kickstarted servers with the error "mount.nfs: No such device". ...
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Why is mount is forcing me to specify -t ext4 for one partition, but not the other?

I have two very similar partitions, /dev/sdb1 (labeled 'bigb') and /dev/sdc1 (labeled 'bigc'). I used to be able to mount both of them using mount -n -L bigX /mnt/donottouch/localX (with X being b or ...
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Mounting NFS Folder on to a Remote Machine (Both machines are on Red Hat Linux)

I'm a newbie to Linux and would need some advice on the thing I'm trying to achieve with regards to mounting a NFS Folder I have a NFS Server: usanfsd01 And a remote machine: usafssd01 I've a ...
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How can I use a temporary file descriptor with ecryptfs?

I'd like to be able to run a script, have it prompt me for my password, and then mount an ecryptfs directory. I do not want the password to sit around on the file system, or show up in logs, ps, etc. ...
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Why /dev/disk/by-id/ change after a suddenly server power-off?

I'm management a server that in /etc/fstab have references to some partitions using /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN. The server suddenly power-off and DISK_ID part of /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN ...
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How to edit/add file in VMDK

I have a VMDK (with several partitions) file which I need to modify. It is not attached to any particular virtual machine. I've tried using vmware-mount (from the VDDK toolset) in on Ubuntu server ...
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Raid superblock missing on single partition. Recovery needed

Ok so I have a 2 TB raid 1 setup that has three partitions: sdc1: linux sdc2: swap sdc3: LVM for data However the LVM will no longer mount. So I thought that I would take the spare drive, mount it ...
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Error while mounting partition with Live CD

While booting my system, It is going into initramfs prompt and it is giving some error. Before taking any further steps, I planned to take a backup my data from hard disk. So, I bootted the system ...
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is there any advantage mounting an LV by UUID instead of by path?

I know I can specify mounts in fstab by either putting their path (like /dev/sda1 or /dev/mapper/myvg-logicalVolume1) or by fs label (LABEL=root) or by UUID (UUID=1234-5678-...). I see a clear ...
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Detecting a newly configured raid array without restarting

So, I created a 4-drive raid10 array on an LSI card (9285-8e) via megacli: # megacli -CfgSpanAdd -R10 -Array0 [252:4,252:5] -Array1 [252:6,252:7] -a1 This completed fine, and I see the device in ...
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What causes partitions to be mounted at boot?

I'm upgrading machines from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy. I do all the setup with FAI - disks, packaging, everything. So they come up ready for production. Its all good. One particular machine has two ...
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Cant mount GlusterFS volume on EC2 client

After a few days of trial and error I have successfully created my gluster volume on an EC2 instance (a single one at the moment) and it is successfully started… [root@domU-12-31-39-10-26-7E ...
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What's the best way to mount a file share for a CentOS-based webserver?

I use CentOS with Apache and PHP5 to make web development servers. Files (html, php, js, etc...) are located on a network file share (SMB) : So, basically, developpers work on Windows workstations ...
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www-data access sshfs mount point

I have an Apache2 on a Debian Linux. I mount a sshfs to the directory /mnt/mountpoint/ (it is mounted on boot time via /etc/fstab). It is accessed with a softlink from /var/www/mountpoint. When I ...
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How to mount Azure drive to the local windows?

How to mount Azure drive (attach disk) to the local windows? Does already exist some tool for this? So use case is the following. I have a attached disk to the virtual machine in the azure. Now I ...
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Screw size for Dell PowerConnect rack ears?

Does anyone know what the Screw size is (Thread and length) that Dell use on their PowerConnect Switches, to connect the ears to the switch? In particular the 6224 and 8224?
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mount -t cifs with krb5i

I am trying to mount a windows 2008 R2 share on my centos6 64 server and am getting the following message as a response to the mount: mount -t cifs //esb.local/dfs /mnt/win --verbose -o ...
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updating shadow file in a KVM guest in a mounted system

I have a KVM guest that I need to reset the password. If I use 'virsh console' to access the guest account, I'm able to update the shadow file with a new hash line like ...
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ls: reading directory ./: Input/output error via S3FS

I have a bucket with more than ten thousand files. I am getting the following error while doing 'ls -l' folder but working fine for less than 1000 files in the folder. Any suggestions? ls: reading ...
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How to remember a mount point

I am using Red Hat Enterprise 6.3 and I have just mounted a new volume in one folder of my preference. After reboot that mount point was lost and the volume was mounted at his original place. In ...
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Mount --bind versus symlinks

Linux server /www/website directory is my html directory Want users to ftp to /user/website/public_html directory which is chrooted and limited to ftp only access I currently accomplish this via ...
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Proxmox 2.3 don't use mount script

I am running proxmox 2.3 Since I installed proxmox on a new server I definitely can't use mount and unmount script on a container and I don't know why. Proxmox just doesn't read those scripts. Here ...
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Make a directory show up as a mount point [closed]

How can I make a directory in Linux show up as a mount point so users can see it with df?
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linux loopback remount-ro, ext4_da_writepages: jbd2_start: 8192 pages, ino 130135; err -30

I have a loopback device formatted with ext4 (^has_journal, disabled journalling). During shutdown, when I try to force remount as read-only, the loopback mounted filesystem. echo "u" > ...
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How to check how many external hosts have mounted and accessing a unix (solaris) folder?

We have a local folder in a central Solaris machine(used as a repository) and would like to find out how many external hosts have currently mounted the folder and accessing the files. Is there any ...
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How to boot copied partition

I have just ghosted an Ubuntu (12.04) instance from a 200GB HD to a 1TB HD. The ghosted instance has two mounted storage partitions both of about 100GB each and I have the following partition table: ...
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GlusterFS Mount Keeps Disconnecting Randomly

We are using GlusterFS to provide a distributed file system on 2 web servers which use a shared media directory and cache. So i have created 2 gluster volumes (media and var) and have mounted these in ...
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Heterogeneous environment “roaming” profiles

By "roaming profiles" I really mean "shared home directories". So, I set up an AD pair, and shared a folder on \\ad-1\homes. Then set the AD user object to mount H:\ = \\ad-1\homes\%username%. This ...
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How to configure Multiple diskless clients with CentOS6.4?

I need to boot multiple hosts from the same nfs server. to prepare I use: yum -y groupinstall "Base" "Server Platform" --installroot=/var/lib/tftpboot/cos6.4/root/ my tftp configuration is: vi ...
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mount.cifs error 14 but smbclient works

I have a debian server and I want to mount an external Win2008R2 share using cifs. I get: error 14: bad address. Using the same arguments with smbclient I can connect with success and browse share ...
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How to set permissions for a CIFS mount with autofs?

I've set up a CIFS mount on my CentOS 6.4 server with autofs : File /etc/auto.mnt : Photos ...
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mount tmpfs automatically on linux start up

# mkdir -p /mnt/tmpfs # mount -t tmpfs -o size=6400M tmpfs /mnt/tmpfs I ran that but if I was to reboot will I need to run that again because it is tmpfs? How do I get that mount point to come ...
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Mount updates /proc/mount but not /etc/mtab, making partition not show up in df, mount listing

I'm on RHEL 6. I created some partitions using parted, formatted them using mke2fs, and mounted them using mount. I also added them to /etc/fstab. However, they do not show up in the mount or df ...
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mount a partition on an lvm partition

I have a xen dom0 server (named virtserver), which contains a guest machine, let's call it "virtguest". The virtguest used to be a physical machine earlier, and the whole old disk (with several ...
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Linux mount to dir and transfer content to mounted device

I would like to mount an external network disk to a folder, but I would like to keep the content of the folder (so in this case it would go to the network folder.) For example: I have a folder: ...
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Mounting /var/www for File recovery

I'm in the process of recovering my server's files in a "Rescue" mode. Its a Ubuntu 12.04 with 2x3TB in RAID1. The instructions were to SSH into the server in "Rescue" mode, mount the partitions, ...
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/etc/exports & mount option

In my Linux server I have the following options in /etc/exports /home *(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,no_root_squash) And I mount from a Mac using mount -t nfs -o ...