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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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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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My Seagate 4TB HDD doesn't mount in OSX El Capitan

My Seagate 4TB HDD doesn't mount in OSX El Capitan on my MacBook Retina. I have been using it for the last week on this computer, but today it doesn't mount. It shows up in Disk Utility, but when I ...
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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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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 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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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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Permanently change mount point of volume?

I'd like to set another user's home folder to use a certain volume on my disk. To that end, I'd like to be able to mount said volume at a specific location, say, at Users/foobar I can do this using ...
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Is it possible to mount a DVD iso to look like it's a DVD drive?

I have an old game DVD (Chessmaster 9000) that I bought legit (I swear), and I would like to play it on my Mac Air, which has no optical drive. With another game (Civ V) I've had success data-dumping ...
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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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Mounting a Network share on login (There was a problem connecting to this server)

I have a new piece of software that I've installed that relies on a mounted network share in order to operate. The network share is a hosted MacMini Server, connecting over SMB. I've added the share ...
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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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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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How can I *unlock* a CoreStorage logical-volume without mounting it?

I had a damaged disk that's encrypted with CoreStorage / FileVault. DiskWarrior was unable to operate on it while encrypted, obviously (“This is an offline, unavailable Core Storage disk.”); but the ...
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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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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 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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macOS Sierra Finder doesn't automatically authorize network-mapped folders on login

After updating to macOS Sierra, the OS no longer seems to automatically authorize network-mapped folders on system login. I have mapped NAS drives to connect to on startup, using System Preferences > ...
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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 can I mount an SMB share from the command line?

I would like to mount an SMB network share from the command line (terminal); how would I go about that? I am using Mac OS X 10.6.4.
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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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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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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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How to make afp://appleserver01._afpovertcp._tcp.local a fully qualified DNS name or IP address instead?

This problem is plaguing our users and driving management crazy. We have users that are onsite that need to share file locations for files that are on a local server as links in email to other users. ...
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Why USB stick formatted with exFAT on Windows is not mounting on Mac OS High Sierra?

I got a 64GB USB Stick formatted as exFAT from Windows containing a lot of files. The stick mounts without any problems on a Windows 10 system. My MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.13.2 cannot mount it. ...
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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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Mount external HDD readOnly option

I have the following problem: I used the optical bay to use a HDD in my mid 2010 13" Macbook Pro in addition to my SSD. It was working just fine until a few days ago, when it started to get "slower". ...
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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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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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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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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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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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why wont my macbook pro mount my disc

I have been using my macbook pro since 2013. Around early 2017 I got a 275gb crucial ssd and installed it. It was working fine until about a month ago my macbook would no longer turn on. Took it to ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...