Questions tagged [mount]

A computing concept whereby physical storage devices, or certain datafiles such as disk images are made available to the user so there contents can be accessed.

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Union mount doesn't work on macOS Mojave

Is union mounting still available on macOS Mojave 10.14.5. I have tried: https://aplawrence.com/foo-mac/union-mounts.html and using mount -t hfs -o union with two HFS+ images, and I can't seem to ...
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Disk has multiple partitions but Disk Utility can only mount first one [duplicate]

View from Disk Utility: Output of diskutil (for this disk only): /dev/disk6 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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How does file system mounting in macOS work

I unmounted /dev using the following command: umount -f /dev. I can still access mounted file systems. When I restarted my changes are still there. Question: How does the mounting application know ...
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Computer Froze, Now Raid over iSCSI (APFS Format) is no longer mountable. GPT/MBR not present

I was exporting video in Premiere and the computer froze so I had to restart. Upon restarting, I noticed the raid drive I connect to over iSCSI was not showing up on my desktop. However, it appeared ...
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Ability to write files/create directories on mounted filesystems not working in Mojave

Recently, I upgraded to Mojave and I have discovered that filesystems to which I connect with Finder appear to have rw access, but I cannot change or create files. Similarly with NFS mounts. Having ...
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How can I mount an encrypted disk image so that it is read-write?

I have created an encrypted disk image containing a folder whose contents that I want to keep secure, using the disk utility app. I am able to mount this either by clicking on the image or by using ...
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macOS Mojave Command line: How to mount drive but NOT EFI and hidden partitions

If I connect a external GUID-Formated Mac Drive, the Finder does mount all partitions except the "hidden" ones EFI and if existing "Recovery HD". That's fine so far. If I unmount the disk in the ...
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Mounting sshfs volume in /home directory

I am using macos 10.14.5 My apologies if I use the wrong terminology, I'm not at all familiar with this stuff. My home directory on a remote server is /home/xxx/me. On my mac I would like to create ...
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Finder alters mount dir names to share names. How?

Issue mounted a share with mount_smbfs //srv/myShare ~/Desktop/myDir. According to Shell, this folder is ~/Desktop/myDir According to Finder, this folder is ~/Desktop/myShare. How does Finder do ...
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MacOS Sierra: ERROR: volume / is mounted with write access. Re-run with (-l) to freeze volume

MacBook Pro 17'' (Early 2011) with Sierra 10.12.6 e new SSD. I found this error in the Filesystem repair log, after installation of Sierra on my new SSD: /dev/rdisk1: ERROR: volume / is mounted with ...
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How can I mount a thumbdrive to my iPhone?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s running iOS 10.3.3. I'd like to be able to connect a r/w thumbdrive to my phone, but I don't know what kind of adapter I'd have to buy/make. Does anyone have any ...
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Cannot mount external drives or flash drives

I tried multiple file systems and multiple devices, none of them will mount. I also tried looking for fsck (not running), resetting the NVRAM (and restarting the Mac of course) and it still doesn't ...
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OS X stopped auto mounting external drivers

My MacBook stopped auto-mounting external hard drives this week. I have to mount them in Disk Utility, which works fine. This has happened with three different drives (which all had Time Machine ...
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How do I mount an SSD I got from an old Macbook?

I ripped a perfectly fine SSD out of a Macbook with a broken display. So far, all my attempts to access the file system on the SSD have failed. I've tried to put in a nearly identical Macbook. This ...
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Automatically Mount Encrypted Core Storage Volume (10.14.4+)

Prior to Mojave 10.14.4, macOS would automatically attempt to mount locked Core Storage volumes, and if the necessary password was found in the current user's keychain this would occur automatically. ...
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How do you use fstab to set mountpoint containing spaces

I have tried every combination I could think of to no avail. None of these work: UUID=2960F79CE8E2 /Users/davec/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music apfs rw UUID=2960F79CE8E2 /Users/davec/Music/iTunes/...
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How to fix CoreStorage not mounting? Broken GPT, GUID, volume etc?

I have an external hard drive with two partitions, each one formatted as "OS X Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)". The second partition mounts and asks for a password, but the first one does not. The ...
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iPad being using in wall mount battery swollen

Ive got an install with an iPad mini 4 installed in a wall mount running locked to a single app. The wall mount has a POE to USB adaptor built in. The iPad is powered by a TP link POE adaptor : https:...
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How to connect a Windows CE peripheral to my Macbook?

I am trying to connect a device on Windows CE on my Macbook. The device is a in-situ gamma spectrometer running on Windows CE. The files that I need to retrieve are the .cnf files containing the ...
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Login problems with Automount and SMB shares

I am using automount to mount a set of network shares on my macbook. My problem is that when these shares are not available, e.g. when I am out of the office using a different network, I cannot login ...
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Lost connection to NTFS external drive in the middle of use, now it won't mount

Problem: I was watching a movie through iTunes and 20 minutes in the movie just stops and says it can't find the file location. I recently moved my iTunes library to my external drive, but I watched ...
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Issues with linking to a file on a local network file server

In my workplace we often save files to a local network file server, sometimes in locations with a very long hierarchy tree to navigate. This can take up time and lead to confusion. I've recently been ...
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Manually mount a RAID 1 set - 2 of 2 drives are Online but Disk Utility cannot mount, set name is not displayed

Overview: WD My Book Thunderbolt with 2x WD 4TB drives (factory-fitted), connected to 2014 iMac (macOS Sierra 10.12.6) via Thunderbolt 2 port. Drives are configured as RAID 1. Both drives are listed ...
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How can I get Time Machine to mount a local sparsebundle - error 45

I'm switching from a local backup disk to a local .sparsebundle so that I can easily save the encrypted .sparsebundle to remote storage. The following works: Mount the sparse bundle to /Volumes/foo ...
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Can't mount writable images in Disk Utility

I'm trying to add a file to an ISO then reburn it. In Disk Utility, I mount the original ISO, choose "Create From ..." to create a new image file with "read/write" access and save it. When I mount ...
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Finder thinks there are many nonexistent volumes named “m”

I have a clumsy but mostly working AppleScript that ejects all partitions on one of my external drives except for the partition called Data OWC4_500. The first commands in the script are tell ...
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External hard drive APFS marked as read only, after repair does not mount at boot time

I have an external 2TB hard drive formatted with APFS connected to my 2017 iMac 27" running Mojave/10.14. Until yesterday, this external disk would be mounted during boot time and everything worked ...
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did the following steps now disk is not recognized!

So I did this for a flashdrive and it worked perfectly then I tried it for an external harddrive and it will not work. After entering: sudo mount -w -t msdos /dev/disk3s1 /Volumes/MIXTAPE I get this ...
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Mount local volume using bindfs and map it to a folder within a “Package”

I know how to mount a volume that is mapped to a local folder on my Mac, using bindfs. Yet, when specify a folder that is within a "Package" (accessed by clicking on "Show Package contents"), then ...
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Updating to Mojave & enabling FileVault at the same time

Recently I decided to update to Mojave. Additionally, FileVault encyption was mandated remotely. Upon the reboot all hell broke loose. The output of "diskutil apfs list" tells me Macintosh HD is "Not ...
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How do I resolve a non-unique HD Identifier problem?

I use a HD with a caddy adapter for saving some files. macOS attributes a unique identifier for each external drive connected. But I needed to swap my adapter for the same disk, and now it's not ...
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And yet another… corrupted partition table

I have an external hard drive that has two partitions and one of them is not being mounted. The one that is not being mounted has data I would like to recover. Right before the problem I had installed ...
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How to mount an APFS volume as a user's home directory?

TLDR; I can mount an APFS volume on /Users/foobar, where foobar is not an actual user, but mounting fails when trying to mount to /Users/newuser, when newuser is an actual user. BACKGROUND: I'm ...
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Cannot remove a rogue mount point

A mount point /home appeared in my root directory that I cannot get rid of. I suspect it was caused by using Docker for Mac, but I have completely uninstalled Docker for Mac, restarted my system ...
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Access (mount) VHDX images

Are there tools to access or mount VHDX images on macOS (Paragon VMDK Mounter for Mac OS X is not available anymore). Is a similar tool available? I would like to access Windows Backup images. I am ...
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Portable External USB drive can be mounted on Windows but not on macOS on the same MacBook Pro

One of my USB drives used to mount fine on my macOS, up until last night when I tried to upgrade from High Sierra to Mojave. During the upgrading, I realized that my drive was still connected, so I ...
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Prevent automount for new and unknown devices and volumes

For all of my known devices that I do not want mounted, I have a fstab entry that prevents them from being mounted automatically. What I want is either of the following. All new and unknown devices (...
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How can I mount a removable device as un-ejectable [duplicate]

I have a Micro-SD card which I keep permanently inserted in my MacBook Pro using a nifty Mini-drive. I doubt it should matter, but this is a 13" early 2011 MacBookPro, running High Sierra (hardware ...
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Is there a way to automatically mount a volume from another Mac on start?

I'm using my Mac Mini as a TimeMachine host. I have a couple of external drives plugged in via USB. TimeMachine doesn't work unless I use Finder to manually Browse the network and mount the volume ...
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GenLed SK-868 USB stick mounts to /Volumes/InstallESD instead of /Volumes/DISK_IMG

When I plug my GenLed SK-868 digital voice recording USB stick into my macbook pro (running macos 10.13.6), it sometimes mounts correctly and sometimes does not. When it mounts correctly, I see this ...
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Can't mount back up drive on MacBook Pro

I have an ADATA Classic CH94 back up drive I've had since 2012, along with my MacBook Pro. However after a minor Apple update I did through the App Store (I'm currently still on macOS High Sierra) I ...
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How to run .sh script from usb in Terminal Recovery Mode? [closed]

I am a novice user. I would like to run MacUserGenerator exported shell script to create an account on a brand new iMac without manually doing this in the set up process. Not sure if this possible? ...
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How to make a modified dmg distributable?

Adding files to a dmg and redistribute it Purpose : Adding some settings files to firefox.dmg (mozilla.cfg and policies.json) in the objective of redistributing the modified dmg How the dmg is ...
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Move macos user home folders on external drive

I got a shiny new Mac Mini but couldn't afford a 1TB internal SSD to hold all my stuff, so I'm testing ways to leverage an external disk for user storage. I know I can point Photos and iTunes to ...
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How to mount an external drive read only on the first try

How do you setup the Mac to mount the next disk you connect (through USB for example) to mount read only? My goal is to access a disk without making any changes to it so mounting it read/writing ...
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Mojave plist error: Path had bad ownership/permissions

I'm trying to mount a fileshare at boot. I copied the plist from a 2012 mini (where it ran fine) to a 2018 mini, both running Mojave. On the new mini I'm getting the error: Path had bad ownership/...
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Check automatically if a drive is mounted

I'd like to automate my family backups, specifically I'd like to run a shell script (with rsync) when an external drive is connected. Since it's a family thing, it should be also sort of GUI driven, ...
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HFS external drive aways mount read-only

I am having a problem with an external HFS+ USB drive on a MacBook Pro running High Sierra: When I plug the drive into the computer, it gets automatically mounted as read-only. I have to manually ...
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How do I mount a IDE disk connected with USB?

So I bought a USB device that I connect different HDD to. IDE and SATA. It has a built in molex power adepter. The device works when I'm connecting SATA devices. Photorec works like a charm on SATA ...
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How will macOS behave when creating folders in /private/var/folders to mount a NFS share with?

I'm writing some software that can ideally mount and unmount multiple Network File System (NFS) locations dynamically. To avoid clashing with local names I plan on generating a new temporary dir ...