i try to install "mount" with apt, but i can't locate it, or a package that contains "mount".

i've tried:

  • just to run mount:

    no command 'mount' found

  • apt update && apt upgrade

  • apt install mount busybox toybox

    busybox is already the latest versuib; mount and toybox do not exist.

  • apt -s mount

    option not understood

  • apt search mount

    proot ...

  • apt install proot
  • mount

    not found...

  • google, locate mount, ls -lR. GOT YOU

3 Answers 3


The mount command is part of the util-linux package. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Util-linux

Try apt install util-linux

  • 1
    Doesn't look like it's the case for Termux: dpkg -L util-linux | grep mount gives nothing.
    – iBug
    Commented May 2, 2019 at 12:35
  • Might have to build it. github.com/termux/termux-packages/tree/master/packages/…
    – 5p0ng3b0b
    Commented May 3, 2019 at 19:39
  • libmount is disabled in Termux's util-linux package. mount and umount are shell scripts which call same binaries from /system/bin. Commented Mar 21, 2020 at 19:39

Either type


manually or create a shortcut by

ln -s /system/bin/mount $PREFIX/bin/mount

so that you can access it more easily later.

Don't bother with toolbox or toybox. Whichever contains the mount command will be symlinked to by /system/bin/mount.


While which mount yields nix, any of the following should produce output in Termux on Android, Chromebook and Fire OS.

/system/bin/toybox mount

/system/bin/toolbox mount



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