How to disable auto mounting on Linux Mint Cinnamon?

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I prefer Linux Mint (I am using Cinnamon) not automatically mounting a portable storage such as USB disk or iPhone for me and I would like do the mounting manually if I need it. The default behavior of Linux Mint is to automatically mount the disks. How to disable this? The auto mounting on Linux
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How to dynamically attach a disk to running DomU in Xen?

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I want to attach a disk to a DomU. The Xen DomU is running and should not be rebooted. Hence, changing its configuration file is not an option. How to dynamically attach a disk to running DomU in Xen? To attach phy:vg_xen/vm-228-large to vm-228 as xvdb, run this on Dom0: # xl block-attach vm-228 phy:vg_xen/vm-228-large
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How to attach and mount Xen DomU’s disk to Dom0

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How to attach and mount Xen DomU’s disk to Dom0 To attach phy:vg_xen/vm-10.1.1.228 to xvda on Domain-0: # xm block-attach Domain-0 phy:vg_xen/vm-10.1.1.228 xvda w Mount the new partition /dev/xvda2 to /mnt/xvda2: # mount /dev/xvda2 /mnt/xvda2 After finishing using the partition, umount it and detach it: # umount /mnt/xvda2/ # xm block-detach Domain-0 xvda

Mount Ext4 Partitions in Windows in read-only mode

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How to mount Ext4 partitions from Linux in Windows in read-only mode? Read-only is required to ensure safety. Mounting is required so that traditional programs can use the partition without any changes. Ext2Fsd is a great tool for this. Ext2Fsd is a file system driver which allows accessing (both reading and writing) ext2, ext3 or
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How to Export an NFSv4 Server to External Networks

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We ever discussed fixing ports used by NFSv3 so that it can be easily exported to external networks. For NFSv4.1 or higher, things are much easier. The ports for mountd, statd, and lockd are not required in a pure NFSv4 environment. We have less ports to control or allow for connections. Only port 111 and
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Forcing Linux to Unmount a Filesystem Reporting “device is busy”

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Linux may report “device is busy” when we try to umount a filesystem. This behavior is reasonable as it can help us avoid data loss by disallowing unmouting a filesystem when it is being used. But for situations when we are sure there is something wrong happened or we care not data lost such as
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How to Get Available Filesystem Space on Linux: a C Function with a C++ Example

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It is common for programs to write to files in filesystems on disks. However, what if the disk was almost full when your program writes to the filesystem on a disk? For systems software and mission critical programs, it is a better or must-to-do practice to check the available filesystem space before actually writing to
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Controlling Filesystem Mounting on Linux using /etc/fstab

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Controlling the mounting of filesystems is a useful technique for managing Linux systems. The mounting configurations are mostly in the /etc/fstab file. In this post, we will discuss 2 common and useful techniques for controlling the filesystem mounting by playing with the /etc/fstab file: allowing non-root users to mount/unmount filesystems and avoiding mounting failures blocking
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How to Play Movie from Remote Host using MPlayer over SSH

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MPlayer is a great movie player. SSH is a great tool to connect and transfer data over the network securely. Combining these 2 great tools together will be greater. You may already has a small server storing some movies or videos or music and playing them on your laptop will be convenient. In this post,
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Unified Linux Login and Home Directory Using OpenLDAP and NFS/automount

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In this post, how to unified Linux login and home directory using OpenLDAP and NFS/automount will be introduced. 0. System environment This solution is tested on Fedora 12 systems and CentOS 5. LDAP and NFS server: IP: 10.0.0.2 OS: Fedora 12 x86_64 ldap base dn: “dc=lgcpu1″ Clients: IP: 10.0.0.1/24 OS: Fedora 12 x86_64 1. LDAP
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How to Bypass Bad fstab Failure When Booting Linux

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If /etc/fstab file is created with errors or the hardware configuration changes such as adding hard disks, Linux will boot into failure state. We can bypass the fstab failure by adding booting parameters to Linux. We can do this in two methods: Method 1: Boot to single user mode When booting into single user mode,
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How To Mount Google Drive on Linux

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Google Drive is nice cloud storage which provide document editing features. However, it does not yet provide a Linux client. I find a good third party tool that works with Google Drive on Linux very well: google-drive-ocamlfuse. The website of google-drive-ocamlfuse provides easy to follow instructions to install it. In this tutorial, we show a
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Yum Using DVD as Package Repository

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We introduce the method to use DVD as the package repository for yum. In this post, we use CentOS 5 as the example. 1) Modify /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo Delete baseurls in [Base] baseurl by add ‘#’ at the beginning of the lines Then add a line at the end: baseurl=file:///media/CentOS_5.0_Final ‘file://’ means this is a local directory.
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How to Set Up and Configure NFS Server and Clients

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NFS is widely deployed and used even after more than twenty year. NFS is easy to set up and easy to use. This introduces how to set up the NFS server and clients. We use the Fedora system as the example. The tutorial here is for RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and derived Linux OSes. Set up an NFS
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Setting Up Ubuntu DomU on Xen: Ubuntu 10.10 on Fedora Xen Dom0

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Setting up Ubuntu 10.10 DomU on top of Fedora Xen Dom0 is introduced in this post. The process of setting up Ubuntu 10.10 DomU is the same as Setting Up Stable Xen DomU with Fedora: Unmodified Fedora 12 on top of Xenified Fedora 12 Dom0 with Xen 4.0 This post only show the difference which
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Setting Up a NFS Server on Top of tmpfs /dev/shm

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tmpfs has blazing speed. Why not set up a high speed NFS server on top of tmpfs? A little trick is required for setting NFS server on top of /dev/shm. If we add a normal entry in /etc/export and them run # exportfs -a exportfs will give us a warning like this: exportfs: Warning: /dev/shm
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How to Set Up eCryptFS on Linux – The Manual Way

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How to set up eCryptFS in Linux will be introduced in this post. We can store encrypted files in one eCryptFS directory, the manual way. The content can be seen only after it is mounted as eCryptFS file system. Otherwise, the users can only see garbled characters in the files. Note that this tutorial will
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Mounting Remote Folder Through SSH

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SSH is a very convenient tool on Linux that can be used to [[port-forwarding-using-ssh-tunnel]], [[proxy-using-ssh-tunnel]] and others besides its basic functions (remote shell). We can also use SSH to mount a remote folder to a local directory. We can use `sshfs` to mount remote folder through SSH tunnel securely over network. Install sshfs Install `sshfs`
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How to Create ISO Image from DVD Disk on Linux

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DVD disks are still commonly used in some areas while the disks are not fast and convenient enough for frequent usage. For frequent usage or archiving, an image of the DVD on hard drives will be better. ISO images do not use a particular container format. They are just a sector-by-sector copy of the data
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