/etc/fstab is the configuration file which contains the information about all available partitions and indicates how and where they are mounted.

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FS wont mount at bootup and when using certian commands [on hold]

I am using this line below in my fstab file to mount sda2 but I am having some problems mounting it. At boot up it fails to mount. If I run mount -a it fails to mount. Says I need to be root, which is ...
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Limit access on external drive mounted and used by sftp

I've got a unix user "popolo" who is chrooted in /srv/ftp/ and I mount my two external drives by /etc/fstab in /srv/ftp so I have /srv/stp/dude and /srv/ftp/sweet. Popolo has access to those drives ...
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How do I add newly created mount point to fstab?

I just mounted sda2 to /mnt. How can I force a refresh of fstab so it can pickup the changes and insert a new line for sda2-/mnt?
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Why is the exec option not listed in /proc/mounts?

My understanding is /proc/mounts should list all mount options for a filesystem, including kernel defaults, so I was surprised to see that exec (among others) is not listed here? For example, my root ...
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puppet mount a loopback device

I was taking truability test to assess my skills. I got the below question. Create a puppet manifest in /root/puppet/lad.pp to mount the filesystem located in /root/files/LAD/disk.ext2 that: will ...
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UUID vs /dev/sdX in FSTAB

I have Linux system in which we force /dev/devname for running the system. proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/sda1 / ext3 ...
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fstab group option?

Environment Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit Problem only members of group_name should be allowed to mount,unmount and read,write,execute drive_name Potential Solution edit /etc/fstab add ...
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Point folder on main HDD to newly mounted 2nd HDD

What is the best way to point a folder in one of my websites directory to a folder in a second HDD I just had installed? I see things about fstab and symlink but am lost at what is the best way to do ...
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Storing a keyfile in an encrypted LVM

I'm using RHEL 6.5 and I want to encrypt some of my logical volumes (LVM). In order to not have to enter the passphrase multiple times, I want to store a keyfile in an encrypted LV. Example: ...
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Will mount search fstab for a best match?

I have several external harddrives that I want to mount to the same point: /media/ext_hd So I have this in my fstab: # EXTERNAL HDS LABEL=Elements /media/ext_hd ntfs-3g ...
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Difference between 'sync' and 'async' mount options

What is the difference between sync and async mount options from the end-user point of view? Is file system mounted with one of these options works faster than if mounted with another one? Which ...
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Why is my swap not being activated automatically via fstab?

I've got a Linux embedded system that I'm experimenting with (the Elektor Embedded Linux Made Easy board, based on the GNUBLIN http://en.gnublin.org/index.php/GNUBLIN-Elektor). I'm using the 3.3 ...
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Map a network share folder in Debian with read-write permission

I want to mapped a folder on samba server at Debian Squeeze startup. I found a guidance by google as following: Open file /etc/fstab and add line //server/share /mnt/dir smbfs ...
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Is there any danger in changing the labels of my hard drives?

I've have both Ubuntu and Arch installed on my computer, and want to change the labels of the / and /home partitions (four in total), to make it clear which is which. Can this potentially break ...
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How to set permissions for user to smb mount with fstab?

Here is the line in my fstab file (with the names of the server and username changed): //server/user /mnt/share cifs ...
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mount: / not mounted or bad option

I'm running a custom Raspbmc build on my raspberry pi. On startup, I always see the message mount: / not mounted or bad option The filesystem is still mounted, but still want to know whats causing ...
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Archlinux, move files to a different partition

During the installation I thought I had generated the correct fstab, but now, after cp complains that the filesystem is full, I discover that fstab is empty. I have this configuration: # lsblk NAME ...
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Auto mounting other partitions in Arch Linux

Im using Arch Linux. Is there a way to automount other NTFS or Ext partitions automatically without writing about them in /etc/fstab?
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Why does fstab use UUID instead of the actual file system name?

For example, this is the first line of my /etc/fstab: UUID=050e1e34-39e6-4072-a03e-ae0bf90ba13a / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 And here's the output of df -h command (reporting free ...
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How to mount NFS shares via /etc/fstab - Access denied by server while mounting

I am trying to mount a NFS share to my OpenSUSE 13.1 Server on startup using /etc/fstab file with the following entry: l00nim10:/export/werk/ /home/smbshares/nimshare_03/ nfs vers=3 0 ...
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ACL is NOT enabled but it's working [duplicate]

How this is possible? ACL is not enabled in /etc/fstab, and I can verify it via manually opening fstab or running sudo mount | grep -i acl. But getfacl & setfacl Commands would work without any ...
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How to automatically mount an USB device on plugin-time on an already running system?

I know how to use /etc/fstab to automatically mount devices on boot or when doing sudo mount -a, which works perfectly fine. For example, here is my current line for my device UUID=B864-497A ...
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Moving /var, /home to separate partition

I am attempting to move some folders (such as /var and /home) to a separate partition after reading this guide: 3.2.1 Choose an intelligent partition scheme I was able to move one folder ...
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Make part of read-only filesystem writable

I have a filesystem on flash using jffs2. I would like to mount this filesystem read-only, except for a single folder that I would like to be writable. Is this possible without resorting to something ...
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Wildcard automounts with systemd

I’m running jessie/sid with systemd 208 and try to convert the following wildcard autofs configuration to either an /etc/fstab or .mount/.automount definition. $ cat /etc/auto.master /home/* ...
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Mounting USB Drive — Cannot delete files unless have su permissions

Is there a way I can automount this USB drive so that I don't need to have root privileges to delete files? This is what I currently have in my fstab file: /dev/sdb1 /mnt/epson auto ...
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Device in fstab not mounting at boot

The following is in my /etc/fstab file: UUID=596ac80a-5571-41dc-a00e-b3270ecfe7c4 / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1 /dev/sdb1 /home/teamspeak/ts3/files/virtualserver_1/channel_527 ext3 ...
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fstab does not mount cifs at startup

I'm using Cent OS 6.5. I have a cifs share which needs to be automatically mounted at the system reboot/startup. Following is the line from my /etc/fstab file : //192.168.1.2/files/ /users/ cifs ...
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Ubuntu hangs on boot [closed]

After installation mount manger software, upon restarting ubuntu won't boot up . It hangs on boot splash screen and doesn't move further. I have duel boot running in this computer so, I can boot and ...
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What does genfstab's -p option do?

While following this guide to installing Arch Linux the reader is instructed to execute the following command: genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab It is stated the the -U option uses UUID's ...
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mount error 13 = Permission denied

One of my servers is set up to automatically mount a Windows directory using fstab. However, after my last reboot it stopped working. The line in fstab is: //myserver/myfolder /mnt/backup cifs ...
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Can not mount internal driver in Archbang 2014

I have just installed archbang 2014 on my laptop Asus K53SV. I followed the instruction on Archbang wiki. I have already installed ntfs-3g, but I can not access to the internal (ntfs-formatted) ...
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Give domain users permissions on cifs shares?

I am using CentOS 6.5 - users authenticate using winbind, all are domain users except for root. /home is mapped to a cifs share on a windows server in /etc/fstab with this line: \\server\home$ /home ...
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Allow NonRoot User to Mount a Particular NTFS External Hard Drive

I have a 4TB external hard drive connected to an Linux server. The fstab permissions on this drive are set so that only one particular non-root user has access to it: ...
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How to rename /dev/sdax(partitions) in Linux

I made a partition like /part on my machine with some important data... But I can't stand the name of it... I want a clear solution to resolve it and change the name of it to for example /test... ...
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mount --bind other user as myself

I'm using fstab to bind a folder that belongs to another user in one of my own directories. I know that I can map users when I mount an SSHFS, I've been doing some research and I can't find a mount ...
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How do I mount a shared VMWare folder on startup?

So I'm following this article on how to mount a shared vmware folder. I can successfully mount with the following command: mount -t vmhgfs .host:/foo /home/user/Documents/foo However, I can't seem ...
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How do I mount an XFS partition via /etc/fstab and non-root users can r/w to it?

I have 2 XFS partitions I want to mount via /etc/fstab: /dev/sdb1 /media/data xfs defaults 0 2 /dev/sdc1 /media/backup xfs defaults 0 ...
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How to set automatically permission at automount without mask

I store my data on a NTFS parition to share it with my Windows. I use the dmask,fmask option in my fstab entry to avoid rwx default permissions to everyone, for coherence, security, and also because ...
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Debian 7.3 - Nautilus doesn't show devices and partitions in left panel after changing partitions

Today I changed some partitions (moving, resizing) on my second hard drive and after restarting Debian I noticed that Nautilus doesn't show either partitions nor removable devices in left panel. In ...
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fstab bind inconsistency - Is a link a better option?

When binding two folders together as configured in /etc/fstab; #folder-with-old-data new-empty-folder fs option flags /home/user1/Mydata/Pictures /home/user1/Pictures none bind 0 0 ...
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special device tmpfs does not exist

I'm trying to speed up a project which uses a folder for cache by mounting the cache folder on tmpfs. But whenever I mount it I get this error message: mount: special device tmpfs does not exist ...
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fstrim trims more than half of partition size even though partition mounted with discard

When I installed my SSD I just mounted with discard and didn't sweat it. However today I was reading about the pros and cons of using fstrim instead and decided to run the program to get an idea of ...
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can not create /dev/shm

I need to create /dev/shm on an embedded ARM system. From "Installed The Latest Changes to Current and......". I see that it can be created with mkdir /lib/udev/devices/shm, but I'm wondering what ...
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NFS File Sync on Mount

I have an ext4 hard drive mounted and working correctly except, if I add a file/folder to the mount on the server side, I can't see the changes on the client side unless I reboot the client. i.e. The ...
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How is /etc/fstab accessed before root is mounted?

I was making some changes to /etc/fstab, when this chicken and egg question occurred to me - if /etc/fstab contains the instructions for mounting the file systems, including the root partition, then ...
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Linux: difference between using autofs with NFS and just using fstab

What is the difference between using auto.master and having autofs automount your NFS mountpoints versus just putting the info in fstab? Linux Red-Hat 5/6
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jbd2 journal constant i/o

iotop reports a constant i/o about 3% of [jbd2/vda1-8], I think this is the journal manager for ext4. my fstab is: UUID=X / ext4 defaults,noatime,nodiratime 1 1 tmpfs /dev/shm ...
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Is a bad NFS mount preventing a clean boot?

I'm on Ubuntu server 11.10 (x86) and I basically ran into this problem as this: http://serverfault.com/questions/56588/unmount-a-nfs-mount-where-the-nfs-server-has-disappeared The umount command ...
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mount -a locks up my script if any of many remote drives are offline

I've written a backup script which backs up multiple windows servers by mapping those server's hard drives to the linux file system at a particular mount points. At the beginning of the script, I ...