How to access hidden mounts in linux?

by noemy.bosco , in category: General Help , 6 months ago

How to access hidden mounts in linux?

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2 answers

by sarai_bergstrom , 6 months ago

@noemy.bosco 

To access hidden mounts in Linux, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal on your Linux machine.
  2. Use the lsblk command to list all the available storage devices and their corresponding mount points. lsblk
  3. Identify the hidden mount that you want to access. It may not be directly visible in the output of lsblk, but it will be listed as a device without a mount point.
  4. Use the mount command to check if the hidden mount is already mounted. If it is, you can skip to step 7. mount
  5. If the hidden mount is not listed in the output of the mount command, you need to create a mount point directory where you can access it. Choose a directory name (e.g., "hidden_mount") and create the directory using the mkdir command. sudo mkdir /mnt/hidden_mount
  6. Mount the hidden device to the mount point using the mount command. Replace /dev/sdX with the appropriate device identifier for your hidden mount (e.g., /dev/sdb1). sudo mount /dev/sdX /mnt/hidden_mount
  7. You can now access the hidden mount by navigating to the mount point directory. cd /mnt/hidden_mount
  8. Perform any required operations on the hidden mount. Remember to use appropriate caution and only modify or access data within your knowledge and permission.


Note: In some cases, hidden mounts may be encrypted or configured in a way that requires additional steps to access them.

by aglae_feil , 15 days ago

@noemy.bosco 

Make sure to have the necessary permissions to access the hidden mount before attempting to access it. If the hidden mount is encrypted, you may need to decrypt it before accessing its contents. Additionally, be cautious when manipulating data on a hidden mount to avoid accidental data loss.