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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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How to clear cached bits of an app when launching from app from mounted DMG?

This is a weird problem that I've just noticed happening, and trying to figure out why this is happening and how to "fix" the problem as I've already identified a way to work "around" the problem. So ...
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Deleting the ._* files from a mounted volume kinda screwed some things up

I have a thumb drive that I use frequently, which results in a lot of the ._* files being created, which I periodically delete by executing something like find /Volumes/Secure -name '._*' -exec rm -vf ...
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Is there anyway to make a block device read-only?

I am NOT talking about mounting a filesystem read-only. On Linux, I can make a block device read-only and when I do that not even filesystem modifications that would occur if I partition read-only (...
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How to prevent/remove the Remember password in my keychain check box

I have some encrypted sparse disk, but every time I try to mount them I get the pop-up dialog asking for the password and below an option to remember the password in my keychain. How to disable/...
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VM volume showing up in /Volumes

I notice that if i run a first-aid scan in the Disk Utility app on what's known as "Container disk1", it shows a mounted volume called "VM". To my understanding, VM stands for "VirtualMemory" and its ...
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Applescript to turn HDDs off during day, and back on at night

I figure I should ask my first question, I'm curious to see how an Applescript could control my HDD that my TimeMachine is backed-up on to un-mount during the day, and back on before the scheduled ...
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How to get rid of “The disk you inserted was not readable” and auto ignore it? (without installing apps)

whenever I plug in an ext4 partition type external USB drive, this message will pop up. and then I need to press "Ignore" to ignore it. This is very annoying. How can I auto ignore it? I did google ...
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macOS: Is /etc/fstab file deprecated? What is the recommended config file then?

I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. When I look for /etc/fstab file, I found /etc/fstab.hd file (no /etc/fstab file was present), and the file content says IGNORE THIS FILE. But when I google, ...
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Connect old data doubled drive to new Mac

I had a 2012 MBP with data doubler instead of the superdrive. My 2012 died and I bought a 2016 MBP. I removed the drive from my old 2012 to get some data from it but I can't mount it. Here is a ...
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tar extraction errors on NFS : “Can't create … OR Could not stat …”

I need to install homebrew on a Macmini6,2 on which I don't have the admin rights and cannot write in /usr/local so I try to extract brew-1.7.1.tar.gz in $HOME (which is mounted in an NFS). But then ...
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Mounting a single partition dd image in macOS?

Using testdisk, I have made what is apparently a dd image of a single HFS+ partition (what was originially /dev/disk1s2, I think). Now I try to mount this image file, but seemingly I cannot - even if ...
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fstab entries not automatically mounted after reboot

I have two SMB shares that should be mounted automatically on a macOS 10.12.6 machine after reboot. I added both to /etc/fstab, however, they are not mounted after a reboot. $ cat /etc/fstab //user:...
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How ask for administrator password before mounting any disk or image?

I have a place with some mac computers and I don't want anybody mounting anything. Is there a way to ask for administrator's password before mount an USB or image?
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How to mount disc from RAID 1 OS 10.11.6?

My NAS RAID 1 disappear :/ Crappy Unitek Y-3357 I think that one drive is healthy but ...is there any way to mount the disc and recover data ?
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Unable to mount with sshfs under expect script

I have a script: #!/usr/bin/expect set timeout 20 spawn sshfs root@192.168.1.19:/var/webapps/ /Volumes/my_dir expect "*password*" { send "my_password\r"} interact It works without errors but ...
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How to escape password for smb mount

I want to mount a SMB share with different user credentials. Therefore I want to use mount -o nodev,nosuid -t smbfs //user:pass=<word@host/share /mnt/share However, this command fails: -bash: ...
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How can I *unlock* a CoreStorage volume that is not recognized?

I have a 4TB Seagate Expansion Portable Drive with <1 TB data. It's HFS+, GUID Partition, encrypted with File Vault. It was unplugged without disconnecting, and now the disk image does not mount. ...
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Does high sierra eject external USB drives upon logoff?

I have both a USB hub that has a flash USB and an external USB drive. A family member often pulls it out without ejecting, and I'm trying to ease the effects of that. I put an AppleScript on the ...
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Difference between “diskutil mount” and “sudo mount”

I was looking for a way to mount the EFI partition on macOS when I realized there was actually two commands to mount a partition: mount and diskutil mount. What is the difference between them? I ...
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WD external hard drive got disconnected without eject

So my WD External Hard Drive wasn't ejected properly. It shows up in Terminal and Disk Utility, however it is unable to mount. When trying First Aid, I always get these results: Repairing file system....
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Disk takes long time to mount after not ejecting

I have a problem with an external disk. Whenever I don't eject my external hard drive (this happens quite often because of my broken adapter - usb-c) I have to wait 20 minuetes or so to mount a ...
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Partition Type FFFFF-FFF… broken GPT [duplicate]

EDITI followed all the guides mentioned as duplicates and lost all my data thank you it clearly wasnt the same issue :) Im running a MacBook Pro Retina 15’ With Sierra triple booted 500Gb ssd.Today I ...
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See a log of all DMG files that were mounted

Today I saw for a very brief moment (like a fraction of a second) an alert telling me that some “BaseSystem.dmg” file was being mounted, even though I wasn’t trying to mount anything, nevertheless a ...
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My Passport Ultra external drive doesn't mount in Finder but is visible in Disk Utility

I have very important data on my external hard drive (a Passport Ultra model). My external drive shows does not mount in Finder but shows up in Disk Utility. It can't be repaired, and it cannot read ...
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How to mount a .sparsebundle after External Hard drive mounts

I have an external hard drive, with which there is a .sparsebundle that I use for TimeMachine backups. I want to automatically mount this .sparsebundle after the external Drive mounts. I've tried ...
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How to mount /dev/disk1 with write permissions from Recovery Mode?

Using Command + R at boot, I entered recovery mode but the /private/etc/ directory is Read-Only. Is it possible to unmount the disk then mount it again with write permissions? # sw_vers ProductName: ...
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Mount HFS+ filesystem with disable read and write caches

I've got the HFS+ filesystem represented by .dmg image file. For security reasons I'd like to make sure every I/O applies directly to the .dmg file and not through any kind of memory in the middle. ...
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Why am I receiving this error when attempting to unmount external CF card?

Sometimes I receive the following error when trying to unmount an external USB, CF, or random drive: dissented by PID 17728 (/usr/bin/login) I attempted to cd out of the drive directory, and into my ...
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HFS partition fails to mount on Mac after being mounted on Ubuntu

I recently followed the instructions here to mount an Apple-formatted HFS external drive on Ubuntu. I transferred the files I needed, then unmounted the drive. Now the drive won't mount in OSX. In ...
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Mount remote file system without reboot

I have two Macs, A and B, on the same local network. I'd like to access a folder on B from A. I've used sshfs before, but this requires osxfuse which requires rebooting the machine. Is there any way ...
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How to unmount a disk mounted using “mount” and not hdiutil or diskutil?

I wanted to try to mount a Linux ISO in Mac and later mount it in a docker container (all for learning) but I wasn't able to mount the disk using hdiutil command as it kept on giving error - $hdiutil ...
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Unable to mount NTFS external HD

I have a 1TB Samsung M3 that I mostly use to read files, and not writing. I've always used it as read-only (the standard way OS X will mount NTFS disks) and never had any problem. However today I had ...
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MacBook Air High Sierra disk image not recognised couldn't open

I created a disk image from a folder using disk utility and now when I double click it to open it i get an error message saying image couldn't be opened. Image not recognised. What can I do?
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VirtualBox: mount USB in macOS High Sierra

I'm running VirtualBox 5.2.8 on my Mac High Sierra 10.13.3. The guest OS is also macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. My external SSD is unmounted from my host system and is correctly mounted as USB 3.0 ...
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Failed to mount HFS drive using diskutil-mount, while /sbin/mount works fine

I have a disk image file (.dmg) with a single partition that points to an HFS+ formatted filesystem, which is observable via device file /dev/diskNs1s1. The record for the single image in the ...
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Fix MacOS Mount Point

I accidentally ended up renaming my non-OS partition originally named Sanu and mounted on /Volumes/Sanu. I then tried to rename it using get info but it didn't work. So I fired up terminal, did cd /...
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auto mount HFS+ filesystem from disk image (.dmg file)

I'd like to auto mount my dmg file which represent disk image with single HFS+ partition upon every boot. is it possible through autofs ? do I have to set the location of the dmg file in any ...
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How can I mount a dmg based filesystem for one specific process or user

I've got dmg file that formatted to HFS+ filesystem and i'd like to mount it with limited access rights. Is it possible to create a mountpoint that will be accessible to specific user (by name) or ...
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Trouble mounting High Sierra start up disk from OS X 10.9

I have a Mac mini late 2012/2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, with 2 disks, one SSD, and a HDD. The SSD has the most recent High Sierra and the second drive OS X 10.9.5. After many attempts to force High ...
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How to configure “DiskImageMounter” like in /etc/fstab?

Today I wanted to check the /etc/fstab on macOS and found that there is no /etc/fstab anymore. Ok, maybe its a long time since I've used it on OS X but i was always sure that the OS X had not too many ...
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umount of an sshfs volume mounted via fstab results in a zombie file (osxfuse)

I have installed osxfuse 3.7.1, sshfs 2.10, fuse libs 2.9.7 under High Sierra 10.13.3. Things seem to work, except that if I mount a distant directory via fstab, upon unmounting the mountpoint is ...
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Samba: Cannot access dynamically mounted share via finder

I need to share files with multiple people simultaneously sometimes. And I happened to have a Raspberry Pi, which can be used as a wireless file server. So I tried to turn my Pi into something like a ...
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MacOS High Sierra - Unable to mount network drive after waking from sleep

I have a 2017 MBP with MacOS High Sierra. When working from home, I typically connect to my work network via VPN and then I can mount various network drives (SMB). When my Mac goes to sleep, I seem ...
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Is there a way to get mount on osx 10.13 show the mount date?

I get a "disk was not ejected properly" to a time machine external ide drive connected to the hub (dell monitor) is there a way to have "mount" or another command report when a volume was [re]mounted?
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External drive mounts on Windows, but not macOS

I have an external 8 TB Seagate drive that I accidentally unplugged from my MBP (running 10.13.2) while it was being used and now it won't mount. This is what diskutil list shows: /dev/disk3 (...
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WD Passport not mounting

I copied a number of Adobe Premier Pro movie files and some mixed Pro Tools files onto a WD My Passport Slim from my Mac Pro in order to work on them on vacation. When I plug the external drive into ...
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Is there a way to disable the “enter a password to unlock the disk” prompt for a disk?

I installed macOS on a partition in an external drive which is encrypted with FireVault. I don't want to mount it when I plug it in, but I get the "enter a password to unlock the disk" prompt whenever ...
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Network drives are mounting when an app is launched

Ever since Sierra was installed, I have noticed that 2 network drives automatically mounted when an application is launched. The annoying thing is that the 2 network drives have nothing to do with ...
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How to mount an MTP filesystem using the automounter in OS X?

I've been trying to get my Samsung phone to connect to my MacBook Pro without relying on apps such as Android File Transfer. I'm currently using simple-mtpfs with osxfuse and it works fine from the ...
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macOS partition not mounted (FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF)

After upgrading to High Sierra, my Macintosh_HD partition got corrupted. Only Windows was working so I got into terminal from internet recovery. And corrected the FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF ...