Mounting Drives In Linux

In this post, we will look at different mounting options.

Mounting external drives in read-write mode
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# source: http://www.cyberciti.biz/datacenter/linux-unix-bsd-osx-cannot-write-to-hard-disk/
mount -o remount,rw /media/"disk_name" #replace disk name with the drive name
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Mount a drive in Ubuntu Mate
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# if the disk is formatted in NTFS, then list the disk with NTFS
#format using the following command
fdisk -l | grep NTFS
# to mount
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/NTFS_PARTITION /mount/DIRECTORY
# NTFS_PARTITION is the partition of the drive you want to mount not the device
# DIRECTORY is the the location where you want to mount
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Rename USB drive in Ubuntu (source)
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# Firstly unmount the device
sudo unmount /dev/sdb1
sudo ntfslabel /dev/sdb1 my_external
# Now remove the device and put back again and mount it.
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Unmount a busy drive
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sudo umount -l /PATH/OF/BUSY-DEVICE
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List block devices
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lsblk
#with some additional parameters
sudo lsblk --output NAME,FSTYPE,LABEL,UUID,MODE
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