/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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Automounting internal partition and usb

I'm running arch Linux with i3 window manager and I'm wondering if there's a way to replicate Ubuntu behavior about auto mounting internal partitions and USB. More precisely: Mount all partitions ...
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No root device specified error

I have created a LFS system by reading the book provided at the LFS website. I tried to create an ISO image of it using the tutorial provided here. Then I created a bootable usb stick using unetbootin ...
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How Do I Effecively Restore /mnt Path After Network Outage?

Running ubuntu 14.04 where I have a mounted cifs network drive. This mount is where some crucial data is saved from which a consumer process accesses. My problem is when there is a network outage. ...
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External HDD won't Mount during Boot

I've got a Cubox-i4Pro running Debian Jessie hooked up to an external USB3/eSATA dual HDD dock (via eSATA). It originally only had one WD Green 2TB drive installed. Via UUID in fstab this auto mounted ...
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kernel init without 'root=' parameter

From systemd/fstab-generator.c it follows that systemd treats root= as required kernel parameter, the only configuration source for /sysroot mount. However from kernel/init/main.c and kernel/init/...
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fstab doens't read mode value

Following this guide: I set my /etc/fstab file in this way: proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat defaults,ro 0 ...
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Problem with fstab

I am trying to automatically mount a drive on a virtual box by editing fstab. I have added this line to it: PycharmProjects /home/jon/PycharmProjects vboxsf defaults 0 0 However, when I reboot, ...
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Unclear on interaction between fstab auto and user options

I am confused about the interaction between the auto and user mount options in fstab. After mistakenly setting auto rather than noauto, I noticed that my mount would take place when a device was ...
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How do I set up a udev rule to mount the SanDisk Cruzer USB upon insertion in order to eliminate an fstab entry?

Suppose I run sudo mount -a after setting /etc/fstab to: /dev/usbhd1 /path/to/mount/point ntfs rw,auto,nofail 0 1 Yesterday, upon asking what steps our architect and I should do next after a ...
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Is it okay to modify Ubuntu Linux 16.04's /etc/fstab after I initialized it?

I modified /etc/fstab after I initialized it on an Ubuntu Linux 16.04 system running on an Lenovo Thinkstation desktop. After it messed up my Ubuntu Linux 16.04 system causing it to go into emergency ...
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Tolerant file system for a failed automount

(I am running openSUSE 13.2) My current setup I have an external backup drive which I mount at boot with the following line in my /etc/fstab: /dev/mapper/cr_backup /backup ext4 comment=...
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Linux: Changing Permissions – No space left on device

I have an external drive. When I just plug the drive into the PC, with a default /etc/fstab file, the OS just detects it and it's there in the Dolphin browser. I can select it, I can navigate to it on ...
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Samba share not working on second hard drive

I have a centos7 file server with a samba share on the main drive and this is working fine. However I have tried to add a share on a second drive with the same setting but machines on the network are ...
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NAS share not mounting on linux boot through /etc/fstab

I have a NAS share for my Linux server which I mount using the following command. mount -t nfs 172.16.2.115:/shares/OwnCloud /eStore/ now to automate this I added the following line in /etc/fstab ...
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how do I get fileshares to mount after a wireless connection is established?

Changed the computer from a wired to wireless connection for a few days. Now the network shares will not mount at boot. But they will mount with sudo mount -a. I tried adding _netdev but that made no ...
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How to reconfigure grub on a backed up arch linux on a USB flash disk

i managed to back up my arch linux suing rsync : # rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} / /run/media/username/archlinux edited ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, drive path changed on its own [duplicate]

So yesterday I had a grub issue that required me to comment out the other two drive sin my fstab that get mounted. 1. an ssd that houses my qcow2 vm. 2. a 1tb seagate So all I had listed was / and ...
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How to unmount a nfs or ntfs when a NAS is not reachable?

I have this environemnt: Redhatlinux Enterprise on fstab a NAS mounted as NFS yyyy.xxx.com:/vol/yyyy_nec_nosnap12/prod_data on /prod_data type nfs (rw,bg,addr=x.y.z.w) when the NAS doesn't reply (...
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External USB drive fsck fails on boot

Yesterday I tried setting the fsck flag on fstab to 2 for the external USB HDD I use in my Raspberry Pi, so that it would be checked on boot, like: proc /proc ...
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How to work out which drive and directory your system booted from if it is not mounted in /etc/fstab?

My /etc/fstab doesn't include the disk the system booted from, basically because I made some changes and forgot to include this. The initial /boot and / directories are on different drives. I noticed ...
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Arch linux; changing fstab for bootable backups

I am trying to setup a fully bootable Arch backup by following https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/full_system_backup_with_rsync I am having a little trouble understanding the example "Update the ...
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mounting a CIFS filesystem directly or via fstab

I am encountering a problem in which mounting a remote CIFS server without an fstab entry works, but mounting through fstab does not. The following command works: $ sudo mount -t cifs //w.x.y.z/Home$...
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Ignore unmounted file systems

I've got two devices on my LAN: a Raspbian jessie and an Ubuntu 14.04. The latter has some nfs shared folders, which are available from Raspbian at startup, set up in its /etc/fstab file as: 192.168....
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Powercuts and network mounts!

I have a 2 TB hardisk connected to my router which is network mounted through fstab onto my Arch Linux PC. #External Drive LABEL=Crate //IPaddress/Crate /media/Crate cifs credentials=/home/...
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Enable Apache(UNIX) to write on a Windows SMB Share

I want to connect a virtual SMB drive to a Linux server to let peoples save their files/data in a "cloud". To do this, i'm using wordpress, and now what i have to do is to let the apache User write on ...
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Disabling USB automount in GNOME3

I'm trying to disable the USB automount in GNOME 3.14.1 (debian Jessie). I've modified the gnome media handling using dconf-editor, my configuration looks like this: I'm not sure of what proces or ...
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mounting network drive in /etc/fstab

The following command correctly mounts a network drive for me: sudo mount 192.168.0.15:/drive /media/data Yet the following entry in /etc/fstab does not work. Why? //192.168.0.15/drive /...
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Ubuntu 10.04 / Suse10 (yes outdated..): Edit /etc/fstab before it is read

As the topic says: I'm trying to edit the /etc/fstab before it is read during the system-startup OS: Ubuntu 10.04 and Suse 10 I've linked my edit-script currently under /etc/rc2.d/, but it is called ...
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Adding new hard drive as /home after installation

I have a desktop PC running Arch Linux that during inital installation only used a 120GB SSD for / and no other partitions. I have just recently added a 500GB HDD that I want to mount as /home to give ...
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How to stop debian from mounting a partition at startup

I installed Debian and set a data partition and now I want to stop it from mounting it everytime but deleting the line in fstab and updating initramfs won't stop it from mounting it. Is there a way to ...
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FSTAB trouble - unable to load linux system after unplugging additional hdd

I have two hard drives on my computer. On one of them I have installed linux (elementaryOS) and on the second one I store some of my data. I have made fstab entry to auto-mount this drive and ...
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[mntent]: line 15 in /etc/fstab is bad while running sudo mount -o

Running sudo mount -o rw,remount /mnt/Data reports above error. Here is the fstab file # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a #...
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SSHFS fails, Error - read: Connection reset by peer

SCP is working, but the sshfs is displaying the above error. sudo sshfs -o allow_other -o transform_symlinks username@192.168.2.207:/ /media/SSHFS_bbb
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Debian Jessie FSTAB Automount network problem

Ok I made a reinstallation of my Debian 8 Jessie last night and my home Directory wasn't erased (don't know if any confs might interfere on this). So I have a Network CIFS share I wanna Automount... ...
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Can't write file (but folder ok) in network folder

I am using a Raspberry Pi 2 and I want to access to a shared folder (An hard drive plugged into my VirginBox, my internet access provider box). I can access and write on it has I want from a Windows ...
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Correctly mounting windows partition

i have set up a multiboot with Linux Mint 17.3 64-Bit on 256GB SSD and Windows 7 64-Bit on a 3TB HD. I have symbolic links from Linux to the Windows Partition, so my Pictures, Documents, Downloads, ...
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Can't copy to usb device

Changed /etc/fstab /dev/sdc1 /media/usb rw,noatime,user,umask=0 0 0 Mounted mount -a But while copying showed Operation not permitted
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VFAT FS Sync/Flush Behaviour

In order to increase the life of my VFAT flash drives, I have them set to mount as async. One of these drives sometimes deals with large data changes, and as a result, the writes that occur on umount ...
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fstab mount problem

Fresh install Of Mint 17. I have few partition and 3 OSs Win/Ubuntu-Gnome/ and this newly installed Mint. One of these partition is a storage disk for all documents, photos etc.. and I used to use it ...
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Files are being created in folder before fstab mount point is complete

This is a new problem that started after an apt-get upgrade today. OS: Ubuntu 14.04 The LXD container hypervisor puts everything in /var/lib/lxd, but my / partition is a little tight so I bind the /...
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FSCK doesn't run automatically

My /etc/fstab for my main OS parition: UUID=5ee65c50-5672-42a6-9dcf-8bdba30c38aa / ext4 defaults,noatime,nodiratime,data=writeback,errors=remount-ro 0 1 One of the options is set to ...
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NFS Debian Jessie server and client

I am trying to find the correct syntax for mounting a file share of nfs. On the host I have the /etc/export file set like so: /mnt/externalHD 192.168.0.8(ro,sync) and the client fstab like so: 192.168....
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NAS attached with fstab

I have successfully mounted my NAS automatically at boot using fstab, however I am noticing that if I modify the files on the NAS from another machine(windows), the linux machine network mounts do not ...
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Auto mounting network share which is temporary offline

following problem: I have a server which needs to mount a windows network share in order to copy a file on it. So I added the share in the fstab so that it will be mounted on startup. //192.168.1.xx/...
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AutoMount A Windows CIFS Share to CentOS 7 Using Active Directory In A Single SignOn Scenario

I have a CentOS 7 machine I setup which is integrated into a Windows 2k8r2 Active Directory domain using SSSD and RealmD. I am using AD Security Groups to restrict domain user access to the Cent ...
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timeout when initiating a sshfs connection

I have following line in /etc/fstab 192.168.1.10:/data /mnt/data fuse.sshfs rw,noauto,nosuid,nodev,noexec,_netdev and following line in /etc/rc.local: mount /mnt/data During boot process, ...
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Mount iSCSI Partitions Automatically at Boot on FreeBSD 10

I have a FreeBSD 10.2 server that I mount iSCSI drives to. I would like to have those drives mounted automatically in fstab so that they are persistent across reboots. If I execute the command ...
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Problem mounting CIFS VFS via fstab at boot

I'm running Raspbian Jessie on a freshly installed Raspberry Pi Model B+. I used apt-get update and apt-get upgrade some hours ago, the system should be up to date. I'm trying to mount a USB disk ...
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Disk space full not changing after mount folder on other disk

I have a Virtual Machine setup on azure. I see basic disk was getting full so I attached disk to it and mounted /home/user/mydata folder to the new disk. I forgot to add configuration in fstab. My ...
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How can I have a filesystem mounted during user login?

I would like a file based filesystem (~/Archives/inventory.locker) mounted upon user login and unmounted upon logout (~/Documents/Inventory). pam_mount seems to provide the functionality I am after, ...