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How to use mount command in Linux ?

This article covers the basics of the mount command and how to use it in different Linux distributions. With this knowledge, you should now have a better understanding of how to use the mount command in Linux.

 

How to  fix Mount Command Not Found Error in Linux ?

The mount command is a Linux utility used to attach a filesystem to the Linux directory tree. If you receive an error stating that the mount command is not found, then you will need to install the necessary packages in order to use it. 

Follow the below steps to fix the mount command not found error in Linux.

Before you begin, you will need to be logged in as a user with sudo or root privileges.

 

1. Install the Necessary Packages

The first step is to install the necessary packages for the mount command. The packages will vary depending on your Linux distribution. For example, on Ubuntu, you need to install the util-linux package:

$ sudo apt install util-linux

On CentOS, you need to install the util-linux-ng package:

$ sudo yum install util-linux-ng

 

2. Check the Installation

Once you have installed the packages, you can check to make sure that the mount command is installed correctly by running the following command:

$ which mount

This should return the path to the mount binary. If the command is not found, then you may need to add the path to your $PATH environment variable.

 

3. Use the Mount Command

Now that you have installed the necessary packages and verified that the mount command is installed correctly, you can use it to mount a filesystem. For example, to mount a filesystem located at /dev/sda1 to the /mnt/data directory, you can run the following command:

$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/data

Now you should be able to use the mount command without any issues.

 



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