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

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Mount a folder as a removable drive on Windows

I'm using some compression software that requires a USB dongle to operate. There's nothing special about the dongle, it's just a usb drive with files on it. We're attempting to move the operation into ...
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Cannot stop service (PostgreSQL) in Ubuntu 14.04 minimal OpenVZ

(Tips to people looking for questions to answer: This one already has a promising answer that I'll accept after some days or after my hosting provider has replied to a ticket of mine. Bye) I'm trying ...
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Could you explain this “chroot” /tmp directory creation? [migrated]

In the following linked article they explain how to create a "chroot" /tmp directory. I'm a bit confused by what they did. Could someone explain what the following commands are doing? Noexec and /tmp ...
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How to mount encrypted volume at login (Ubuntu 12.04, pam_mount)

I'm trying to get pam_mount working on Ubuntu 12.04. I have /dev/sda1 (encrypted partition) with /dev/dm-1 (ext4 formatted) inside it. Should ~/.pam_mount.conf.xml be trying to mount /dev/sda1 or ...
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Mounting a self-encrypted drive - should I be seeing this?

I installed CentOS 7 on a Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) last night. As part of the install, I checked off Encrypt Drive and entered a pass phrase. For science, I connected this drive up to an old ...
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mount: mount to NFS server 'IPADDRESS' failed: RPC Error: Program not registered

I've got two Redhat5/CentOS systems which share a folder. I'm trying to change the shared folder location, but I ran into this error on the machine on which the folder is mounted... How can I correct ...
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How to mount vfat drive on Linux with ownership other than root?

I'm running into trouble mounting an iPod on a newly upgraded Debian Squeeze. I suspect either a protocol has changed or I've tickled a bug, which I don't know where to report. I'm trying to mount ...
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“Unstable” NFS mount point

I've posted that on StackOverflow and I've been advised to move it here. Sorry for that. First of all, this is the first time I'm posting a question on ServerFault, so please don't kill me if I've ...
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Unable to mount cifs in redhat 6

I am relatively new to Linux, and I am trying to mount a CIFS filesystem from an openfiler instance I have on my network in Red Hat. The openfiler instance is authenticating using AD. I am able to ...
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Mount FTP folder on Synology (not CIFS)

I am trying to mount folder using the FTP protocol on my Synology. What I managed to do so far is to use the option mount remote folder of the file station, but you can only mount folders with CIFS ...
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umount Device or resource busy; already tried: mount, lsof, fuser, exportfs, ps axf

As part of an automated VM creation system a block device is mounted to a temporary folder ( /tmp/whatever ) . Various scripts install and configure the VM prior to it's first run. Recently ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 glusterfs volume failed to mount at boot time

I have just setup 7 KVM guests, all running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit Minimal server to test out glusterfs 3.2.5 from the Ubuntu official repo. Two of them form a mirrored pair (i.e. replica 2), and five ...
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How to mount a windows administrative share on linux via SMB

I'm currently trying to mount a windows shared drive under linux. The machine is using windows 7 and by default it shares all windows drives if you login as an administrator. I've been able to login ...
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Can't mount samba share, but can access using smbclient

I have a network share on Windows server in my local network. I can access this share using smbclient on my Ubuntu 13.10 (with installed cifs-utils package) desktop like this: smbclient ...
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Can't mount disk (VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem)

Tried to mount a disk (hardware raid) but failed. #mount -t ext4 /dev/sda /data mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda, missing codepage or helper program, or other ...
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Unable to mount '/dev/sda'

My server has two 2 TB hard disk drives in soft RAID 1. I can't mount /dev/sda. Output of parted -l root@rescue:~# parted -l Model: ATA HGST HUS724020AL (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB Sector size ...
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Web server directory structure with additional volume for media (in Amazon EC2)

I'm re-building my server (LAMP) structure. I have now only one root volume that includes all data. Now i'm adding (EBS volume) for userdata like media etc. so i can just backup that volume and not ...
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“Stale NFS file handle” after reboot

On the server node, it is possible to access an exported folder. However, after reboots (both server and client), the folder is no longer accessible from the clients. On server # ls /data Folder1 ...
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NFS and mounted subdirectories

I have two physical disks mounted as such: sda1 -> /mnt/storage sdb1 -> /mnt/storage/homes I've exported /mnt/storage as an NFS share. The client sees all of the contents of /mnt/storage, ...
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CentOS thinks Disk is busy, can't mount or fsck

I'm a longtime user, and first time question submitter. I've spent a full day searching this and many other sites for a solution, but I must resort to requesting assistance to resolve my situation. ...
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What's the best way to get info about currently unmounted drives?

First, the situation: I've got a Linux computer with two eSATA drive bays that accept removable SSD drives. I'm trying to write a little GUI application that makes it easier for the user to ...
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Is there a way to alter default mount options for the xfs filesystem?

Q1. Is there a way to alter default mount options for the xfs filesystem? E.g. for ext2/3/4 it is done in /etc/mke2fs.conf file. Q2. Also is there a way to see default mount option on the mounted xfs ...
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Autofs mount problems

I need a suggestion how to configure autofs to mount a windows share automatically to CentOS. I can successfully mount the share, but I can't seem to enter parameters into auto.master corectly. ...
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Why would a bind mount unmount unexpectedly?

I have configured some bind mounts on all users's home directories to access a shared directory (or parts of it) that is somewhere else in the file system, so I have entries like these on my fstab ...
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recursive mounts not visible in endpoint

I have a little (virtual) infrastructure with multiple servers - and some of these configuration I cannot change because of software restrictions. 2 of the servers are WEBservers, and a NAS-like ...
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No device file for partition on logical volume (Linux LVM)

I created a logical volume (scandata) containing a single ext3 partition. It is the only logical volume in its volume group (case4t). Said volume group is comprised by 3 physical volumes, which are ...
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How do I do 'mount --bind' in /etc/fstab?

I'm trying to figure out how to add "mount --bind /proc/ /chroot/mysql/proc" to /etc/fstab, but how can I to do this?
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Mounting NFS shares with pam_mount module

I am setting up a classroom environment where Windows 2012 R2 Server is used as a domain controller and file server. All the clients will be Kubuntu 14.04. I have set up the domain and NFS shares ...
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External drive switching from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb

We have a small box with external drives attached for backing up configuration sets. I found out the problem is simply that on reboot or whatever unknown event the drive switches from /dev/sda1 to ...
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linux + mount from local dir [closed]

in my Linux machine I run the following command under from /usr/cti/APPS directory cd /usr/cti/APPS mount -t nfs $server:$target_dir /mnt I want to show something very interesting I can run ...
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Can NFS be forced to refresh stale files/directories when not using noac on the mount?

We mount without using noac. I have a file that I append to once every 20 minutes. Then it will be read with mmap about 5,000 times a minute. We only mmap a couple blocks for each read. Needless to ...
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How to prevent a service from starting until a volume is mounted?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04, how can I prevent an upstart service from starting until a couple of network volumes (GlusterFS) get successfully mounted?
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“Network Error - 53” while trying to mount NFS share in Windows Server 2008 client

CentOS | Windows 2008 I've got a CentOS 5.5 server running nfsd. On the Windows side, I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. I have the "Files Services" server role enabled and both Client ...
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Mounting partition in FreeBSD is not working

I am new to FreeBSD and I try to mount a partition p2 of ada1 on a new FreeBSD installation by entering: sudo mkdir -p /mnt/ada1p2 sudo mount /dev/ada1p2 /mnt/ada1p2 This leaves me with mount: ...
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Remount root RW without reboot

Today I did something stupid on production xen vm server. I mounted the external device mapper as read only to make a copy of the filesystem. This process went well but then the rootfs / become ...
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how to add a raw device on RHL

I am using a server to which someone added a harddisk. I am struggling to get this to work. I am a regular Linux user (but haven't done this stuff before). I have googled up and tried to follow the ...
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CIFS mount in fstab succeeds on IP, fails on hostname written in /etc/hosts

I wonder why my Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS has problems resolving a hostname from fstab. I tried to mount the following entry: //NAS-5h2-20/backuppc/ /mnt/backuppc cifs ...
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Mounting an Azure blob container in a Linux VM Role

I previously asked a question about this topic but now I prefer to rewrite it from scratch because I was very confused back then. I currently have a Linux XS VM Role in Azure. I basically want to ...
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Mounting GlusterFS share under www-data user

Problem: After directory is auto-mounted, Web Server has no write permissions to it. Question: How to auto-mount GlusterFS endpoint via /etc/fstab so that mount point belongs to www-data after it's ...
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Why is my curlftpfs write only?

I have mounted a FTP backup solution to /opt/backup and it seems to be write only (even as root, as shown). # touch foo # ls -l -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Feb 19 16:00 foo # cat foo cat: foo: ...
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umount bind of stale NFS

i've got a problem removing mounts created with mount -o bind from a locally mounted NFS folder. Assume the following mount structure: NFS mounted directory: $ mount -o ...
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Mount Remote CIFS/SMB Share as a Folder not a Drive Letter

Is there any way to mount a remote CIFS/SMB/SAMBA share as a folder/directory and not as a drive letter. For example, I want this map: \\Server\ShareName -> C:\Folder\ShareName Instead of the usual ...
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Deleting file in tar mounted with archivemount?

archivemount allows rw-mounting tar archives. What happens when I delete a file? Is it actually removed from the tar archive? Is a delete flag set? If the file is actually removed, then I assume the ...
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Mount EncFS at boot

am trying to get an EncFS encrypted home to mount at boot without user input (directly, not via ssh). Have tried various solutions (adding a volume entry in pam_mount.conf.xml, various tweaks to ...
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Permission denied to remount tmp for exec

I'm running Fedora Linux on MediaTemple using their (ve) virtual Linux box. Pretty much a clean install (Linux **** 2.6.18-028stab089.1 #1 SMP Thu Apr 14 13:46:04 MSD 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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openVZ mount of host folder

i am trying to setup openVZ on my new server, but I am running into a problem with mounting the folders which i cant understand. It shows different files in the VZ and on the Host, despite the mount ...
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Can't mount nfs volume - time out

I have an NFSv3 export from a Linux fileserver which used to mount fine. The fileserver had to go down for hardware maintenance. After bringing the server back up, the Linux client can no longer mount ...
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Mount Partition Read-Only in Red Hat

We have a server installed with Red Hat, kernel (2.6.18-274.3.1.el5) and RHEL version 5.7 (Tikanga) with Raid 10. When we try to copy files to one mounted partition it will change autocratically to ...
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Mounted HDD not having enough permissions from Apache/PHP

Piwigo gallery, on apache and php, CentOS 6. The root system is a RAID 128GB. /var/www/html is on the root file system. Mounted the 320GB hdd to /var/www/html/320 using defaults, it's an ext4 fs. ...
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Getting NFS clients to retry mount if NFS server down when client boots

I have an NFS server that several clients mount. I am using the following in my /etc/exports on the server: /content *(rw,no_root_squash) and on the clients in my /etc/fstab I have: ...