Mount Options

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How to mount a hard disk as read-only from the terminal

You do not mount /dev/sda, that refers to the entire disk. You mount /dev/sda1 or whatever partition you want. Make a mount point, call it anything you like.

sudo mkdir /media/2tb

Mount

sudo mount -o ro /dev/sda1 /media/2tb

When your done, you should unmount the disk

sudo umount /media/2tb

See man mount or https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab

Mount SSH / SSHFS / SFTP

sudo sshfs -o uid=1000 -o gid=1000 -o allow_other user@remotehost:/path/to/folder/ /path/to/local/dir