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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MacOS Catalina make fs folder writable [duplicate]

i need to install some extension on MacOS Catalina. But i can't disable csrutil, i boot to recovery option, and select terminal, then put: crsutil disable , the command is accepted and then ask for ...
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Is it Possible to Mount SMB share in Internet Recovery?

I'm currently setting up a Time Machine backup on a Windows Server. The simple method is to create a sparsebundle image on the Windows Share and mount that in macOS which works fine. In the past ...
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Seeking a clean way to mount a directory on one HFS+ drive as a directory on another such drive on same machine

I need to seamlessly mount (and automount, e.g. via fstab) a directory (folder) on one drive to appear at the commandline and GUI level as a directory on another, on the same machine. This is to ...
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How can I automount a network share on macOS Catalina?

I want to connect to a network share and I want the connection to remain active after logout. I tried: $ echo "/- auto_smb -nosuid,noowners,nofail /- auto_afp -...
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Cannot mount or erase or use first aid on a partition of WD hard drive

i wanted to use this partition for the Time Machine, i tried creating this partition on windows machine as it won't erase the data. using AOMEI app. it was later formated with FAT32. then i came to my ...
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hide files With certain extension when mounting a directory

When working on a remote Linux desktop, I am often finding myself mounting the remote folder to look up the outputs on my mac: umount -f /Volumes/somename mkdir /Volumes/somename sshfs -o volname=...
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How do I mount a Synology remote folder on iPad running iOS 13.3

I have a number of shared folders on a Synology drive which I can mount without any issues on a couple of different Macbooks running different versions of Mac OSX. I am assuming the folders are ...
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macOS: Can't mount exFAT External Drive

I have a Western Digital MyBook (25EE) 8TB External Drive. It is formatted with exFAT. I can't recall exactly how it was formatted, but I believe it was done with Synology's DiskStation for my ...
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Unable to mount a SSD hard drive on macOS Catalina

I attached a brand new Seagate USB SSD drive (Backup Plus Slim) to a MacBook Pro running 10.15.2. It mounted the first time, I could see it in Finder, and was able to run the Mac start up program on ...
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Hard drive in external enclosure won't mount

I'm trying to retrieve data from an old MacBook. I've removed the hard drive, put it into an external enclosure, and connected it to my current MacBook. This is the structure of the drive in Disk ...
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Mounting an SMB share uses the share name and not the local directory name

I'm mounting an SMB share via the command line in 10.9 with the following: mkdir /Volumes/MountName mount_smbfs //user:password@server/Share$/SubDir /Volumes/MountName Previously in 10.8 this would ...
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Applescript to Unmount Volumes Matching a Pattern

I have several backup offline and bootable backup volumes on a disk , and I would like to unmount all of them at startup. They all start with the name "Backup" I've found the following Applescript ...
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Mounting External Drive in Single User Mode When Internal Drive Unmountable

2010 iMac running OS X 10.12.6 is failing to start up (progress bar gets to about 75% and then it powers down). I have exhausted all of the following to try to at least salvage some files: Go to ...
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How to create a read-only RAM disk on macOS from the command line?

On macOS Catalina, a RAM disk with 512MB space can be created with the following command: diskutil eraseVolume HFS+ "RAMDisk" `hdiutil attach -nomount ram://1048576` On Ubuntu, a RAM disk and its ...
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How to mount the pc/iso partition of an iso file when it also contains an HFS partition?

I have a disc image with the .iso file extension. Mounting this brings up contents that look much like I would expect from something 20 years ago on a pre-OSX Mac. When I do a mount command in ...
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Mounting a remote SCP or SFTP share on Mac

I use Fuse4X and ForkLift to mount a remote directory (a dev server). I use PHPStorm to open projects and source (/Volumes/dev/project_path), but sometimes it happens that Forklift freezes (in ...
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How do I prevent DMG shadow file growth on image reads?

I'm trying to use DMG files for a sort of DIY union FS, or snapshot, scenario. That is, I create a compressed UDF disk image with hdiutil, like hdiutil create -format ULFO -volname "$name" -srcfolder ...
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MacBook Pro partition disk0s2 cannot be mounted

I am new in the internet forums. I apologize in advance. I believe I have a similar problem than the one described in second_step, since I am coming from a removal of Ubuntu dual boot. But the ...
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Mount a NAS AFP volume to be accessible by Apache

I need to mount a NAS share (via AFP) so that it can be read by Apache (which runs as user www), or, more precisely, by PHP (using opendir() and readdir().) I had no luck with chmod ugo+rX /Volumes/...
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How to interpret the output of `mount` on Catalina

When I run mount on my system, it lists the following /dev/disk1s5 on / (apfs, local, read-only, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse) /dev/disk1s1 on /System/Volumes/Data (apfs, local, ...
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How to remove unmounted drive folders from root directory

Recently I have noticed that in the / directory, there were a lot mounted volumes from my old NTFS drive (which I haven't been using for a long time). Several failed attempts to delete them are listed ...
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Disk won't mount Microsoft Basic Data in mac

I was not able to mount my Hard disk to my Mac. Below is the error in the terminal /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER ...
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smb mount cause Finder to freeze

I mounted a smb share of my NAS through Finder. After some time, I discovered that Finder is not showing new files. I then forced-quit Finder. Finder did not restart and instead hangs. Because this ...
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Unable to mount read-write in OS Catalina 10.15.4 in Single User Mode

The command /sbin/mount -uw / no longer works after I upgraded to Catalina. I've read that this is due to Apple. Is there a new solution to mount to read and write through Single User Mode?
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Catalina | Mount not working with external disk

My MBP is not booting up. When I run the mount command to use /sbin/mount_hfs /dev/disk2s1, I get the following error: Get Master Block : Error 1 opening /dev/rdisk2s1 mount_hfs : error on mount(): ...
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Applescript, how to mount remote server without error if unavailable?

I attempted this question earlier today but finally realized I had completely mangled what I was trying to ask and also posted the wrong script code. This is attempt #2. I have two Macs that reboot ...
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Auto-mount of the contained disk-image, when the external disk is mounted

I have one external SSD drive that automatically mounts a partition Backup. Inside Backup there is a sparse-bundle disk image called TimeMachine. Backup is not mounted to /Volume but to a specific ...
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Mount volume over a not-previously-existing folder

mount always requires an existing folder path as destination mounting directory. But on macOS the /Volumes folder doesn't have most od the mountpoints and they are created at plug/mount time. What ...
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Ask for password input when mounting a volume via Automator

I have Automator mounting a volume with hdiutil, but it requires a password to mount. Natively macOS would prompt with a hidden-password input field; but I don't know how to trigger the same when ...
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Getting error: RPC prog. not avail while trying to mount using nfs

On my Raspbian jessie I have NFS server running: $ sudo service rpcbind status ● rpcbind.service - LSB: RPC portmapper replacement Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/rpcbind) Drop-In: /run/systemd/...
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Can I set a mount order via stab

I have a Mac mini, and am using /etc/fstab to mount iTunes folders, one under each other. My stab looks like this: # Warning - this file should only be modified with vifs(8) # # Failure to do so is ...
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Where can I find the log of all mounted volumes?

To be more specific, I mean the file that keeps a history of every disk image/volume ever mounted. I know it exists because I found it once, but it was a long time ago and I have no idea how to find ...
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Problems with macOS path on Synology NAS (SMB)

I am having issues with macOS where, after mounting a drive it will mount new drives instead of just jumping to the sub-folder path within the mounted drive. For example, I'm seeing where I send ...
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My SMB shares won't mount under Catalina! What's wrong?

I am in the process of migrating from Mojave, on my iMac's internal HDD, to Catalina, on a USB 3.1 SSD. I have an AppleScript that runs on login, "Connect to servers and set mouse pointer." It mounts ...
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Flash Drive not mounted on macOS Mojave

I have a flash drive which was formatted on Mac using the Disk Utility. But when I'm trying to replug the drive it shows up in disk utility but says Not Mounted. I'm unable to erase as it says ...
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Partition won't mount, can't recover files

The partition in question (disk5s3) was previously in Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and has become unmounted. The other partition on the same external hard drive (Time Machine) is not affected. In Disk ...
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macOS Catalina - can't mount external hdd - verification/reading of the omap object failed: Illegal byte sequence

I have an external hard drive with 3 partitions, and one has given up the ghost. I can mount the other two fine but the third, my backup of data, can't be mounted. I dug around a bit and here's what I ...
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Is there any way of setting the default mount point for an APFS volume? (10.14/Mojave)

I can create an APFS volume in 10.14/Mojave, with a command like % sudo diskutil apfs addVolume disk1 APFSX Stuff -mountpoint /stuff The intention is to create a case-sensitive volume, and have it ...
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Is there a way to mount a disk directly to a specific folder?

Using Mac OS X 10.4 I made a script a while ago for my linux box in order to take archived data off of 300 floppies that automated the process. I would make an image of the floppy and copy the files ...
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Diagnosing possible failing drive to see if it's worth reinstalling macOS

Here's what I'm working with: MacBook Pro 8,1 (13-inch, early 2011), High Sierra 10.13.6 drive is not original to the MBP, it's a Samsung 840 Pro SSD, 500GB, but was swapped out when the machine was ...
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Can I attach a .dmg without mounting the drive that it is sitting in?

I have a .dmg sitting on an external drive (which also contains other data). The .dmg is an image of a failed drive so I can't mount it but I want to attach the .dmg without mounting the partition it ...
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How can I get Automator to mount a network volume?

I am writing an Automator "script" that rsyncs media on my 10.6.3 MacBook Pro to my Ubuntu 10.10 HTPC. I can make Automator run my shell script for rsync commands, but I can't make Automator mount the ...
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Why will file.sparseimage path change result in mounting failure?

Please check the following steps: $ hdiutil attach file.sparseimage -mountpoint test This can be done successfully. $ umount test/ $ mv file.sparseimage ../ $ cd .. $ hdiutil attach file....
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Remote WebDAV hard disk loses connection when copying thereto

From my 2018 MacBook Pro I connect to a remote hard disk (located in other town) via WebDAV HTTPS protocol. The remote hard disk is Synology RackStation 2414RP+. Whenever I try to copy files larger ...
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Unable to mount an SMB share from cron

I have a script to temporarily mount an SMB share and copy some files that get generated for my team. It works find locally, but fails to mount the remote share when run from cron. I am not including ...
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Mac HD won't mount - FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF Error [duplicate]

Same error as a lot of users here, but I'm running Catalina, so I'm not sure if that changes things and I would rather make sure I'm going about it the right way so I don't make things worse. I ...
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How can I remove mounted volumes from the list that are no longer attached?

I have a problem and I suspect that it might be a symptom of a hardware issue though I am hoping I'm wrong. If I connect an external drive or mount a disk image it shows up in finder and I can see ...
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Network drive connected via ForkLift not accessible via Finder nor Terminal

When I connect to a WebDAV network drive via ForkLift (using CMD+K shorcut), I only see that drive in ForkLift, I cannot access it via Finder nor Terminal. Why is that and how can I access it with ...
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Cannot mount HFS partition - imaged using dd

Running into an interesting problem that I've been at for hours: I imaged the data partition of a hard drive (fs type hfs) using dd. I did not image the entire drive (i.e. I am missing the MBR). I ...
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SMB mounts wrong path when password is required

I have an SMB mounting script that uses the open command to connect to a remote drive with the structure smb://location/root/mydir When I connect to the mount if it asks me for a password then the ...

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