Talk:mount (Unix)

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Please expand[edit]


could you please add some examples of how to manually do mounting and unmounting USB disks on my Ubuntu PC from inside bash? also could you teach how to loop-mount an ISO file? Thanks, --unforgettableid | talk 23:57, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a manual, guidebook, or textbook. The Ubuntu forums are easily searched through Google; Wikipedia isn't an operating system manual. Chris Cunningham (talk) 11:36, 22 January 2008 (UTC)


The counterpart of mount really is spelled umount and not unmount, as anyone who has any experience with Unix knows. But why? JIP | Talk 17:58, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Fine-grained privilege[edit]


Is it possible to explain a litter futher what the sentence, and quoting "The mount and umount commands require root user privilege or the corresponding fine-grained privilege", means ? Specifically, what does the author mean by, and quoting, "or the corresponding fine-grained privilege"?

Thank you very much,

LuisFilipeM (talk) 17:39, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

addressing the how-to complaint[edit]

I think we can all agree that anyone with admin provileges will know a better place than wikipedia for the following? From the pmount section:

To configure, the administrator would add a list of devices to /etc/pmount.allow that non-root users can mount:

echo /media/cdrom >> /etc/pmount.allow &&
echo /media/dvd >> /etc/pmount.allow &&
echo /media/thumbdrive >> /etc/pmount.allow

from the Use section:

To mount an ISO file (Linux):

$ mount -o loop ~/disks/dvd-image.iso /media/dvd

To mount all filesystems listed in fstab:

$ mount -a

Elinruby (talk) 01:43, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

removing templates[edit]

I have worked on the article and may have fixed the issues. Let's see if it gets reflagged. Meanwhile, some comments:

|refimprove = March 2011

it really does not need additional references. Those provided are very authoritative.

|howto = March 2011

see above

|notability = March 2011

it's a fairly important command and one that new users frequently get stuck on. If we do pages for Unix commands this should be one of the commands. If we don't, that's a position that I can respect, as there is always man but I am betting that we do.

Elinruby (talk) 01:52, 4 January 2013 (UTC)


broken link (talk) 15:09, 27 January 2015 (UTC)