/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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Why create /home and mount to / partition? [closed]

Recently I just installed some kali linux, using manual partition created just: / /tmp /var /usr but not /home (habits from *BSD systems), now found (df /home) that this dir belongs to some kind: ...
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Mount posixovl using fstab

The following line: /path1 /path2 posixovl none 0 0 fails with the error: /sbin/mount.posixovl: invalid option -- 'o' Usage: /sbin/mount.posixovl [-F] [-S source] mountpoint [-- ...
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Best practice to mount directory in /home to directory in /media?

I have 4 drives on my home server. 3 external drives mounted in fstab to three individual directories in /media. The fourth drive contains a headless debian os install. I want to mount a directory in ...
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How do I set up bind mounts on startup correctly in the systemd world?

systemd, trying to be smart, parallelizes mounting entries of /etc/fstab. Unfortunately, this randomly messes up bind mounts: A look at my fstab, cleaned up a bit: $ grep -Ev 'ntfs|swap|#' ...
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Need to remove a line in fstab on OpenBSD

I thought it would be easier for me to mount flash drives automatically if I did the following to fstab: /dev/sd1i /mnt/usb (sd1i is found from sysctl hw.disknames) I rebooted the box with the USB ...
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Mount NTFS partition as /home with fstab

I am currently installing Arch Linux on a machine which has Windows 10 already installed on it, and I want to use a NTFS partition as /home (because that way, I can easily access my Linux-files from ...
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Swap suddently vanished from Debian?

Everything has been going fine for 6 months now until my swap suddently vanished today. Now that I look into it, I find that my disk partitionning is a bit weird. What happened to it and what should I ...
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What does this /etc/fstab entry mean? [closed]

What does this /etc/fstab entry mean? UUID=e67dc3e4-1ac3-4a68-b43f-c77c4dc965d9 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
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Problems with (local) mount at boot (sysvinit)

During boot, some/many mount points in /etc/fstab are not mounted. The /etc/mtab file contains these mount points - my understanding is that the system believes the filesystems are already mounted. ...
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Change the owner of an ntfs filesystem mounted via fstab

I want to mount a partition on boot and need it to have read, write and execute permissions. I'm using 64-bit Arch Linux and created the following /etc/fstab file: /dev/sda1 ...
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How do you mount a specific btrfs subvolume?

Suppose I start with a non-btrfs system and then add a secondary drive that I format as btrfs. How would I mount /var/log on a subvolume of the new drive instead of on the original drive? Is this even ...
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Mount remote home directories

I have a SAMBA/CIFS server where the users have their own directories. My client machines run Linux or Windows. What I am trying to do is to use that share in both OSes. But my users can login in any ...
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mount ecryptfs without sudo

I am using the following script to mount an ecryptfs directory (from How To Recover Synology encrypted folders in Linux). tty -echo read -p "Enter passphrase: " PASS; echo stty echo sudo mount -t ...
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CIFS: “permission denied” but (empty) file created?

System is a Linux Mint 17. From /etc/fstab: //fileserver/share /home/share cifs credentials=/etc/smb.credentials 0 0 Share exists and is successfully mounted (by the root process). Writing to the ...
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How to add 100MB of swap space as a logical volume in CentOS?

I need to add 100MB of swap space to my machine. I was trying to use a logical volume. # lvcreate –name lv_swap2 –size 100M vg # mkswap /dev/vg/lv_swap2 # swapon /dev/vg/lv_swap2 # vi /etc/fstab ...
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Moving 4 system folders to 1 separated partition

Some background: I have installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop SSD on a 10GB formatted partition and i have another HDD with 75GB, both ext4 formatted. The question part: I have two partitions ...
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Mounting ExFAT on Linux

I've been trying to set up my Raspberry Pi B+ as a HTPC that also shares a USB HDD over Samba and AFP. The latter is working just fine, and the Samba share seemed to be working too for a moment. ...
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NFS: mount.nfs: Protocol not supported

I want to mount the NFS share of a Zyxel NSA310s NAS. Showmount, called on the client machine, shows the share: $ showmount 10.0.0.100 -e Export list for 10.0.0.100: /i-data/7fd943bf/nfs/zyxelNFS * ...
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Automatically mount a drive using /etc/fstab, and limiting access to all users of a specific group

I currently have an extra HDD which I am using as my workspace. I am trying to get it to mount automatically on reboots using the following line added to /etc/fstab /dev/sdb1 /media/workspace auto ...
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mounted label name disappears

I mounted a Windows HDD as follows in the /etc/fstab file as sudo: # 250 GB SSD UUID=400888B80888AE8A /media/user/wt ntfs-3g defaults,locale=hu_HU.utf8 0 0 I'd like to see in GUI the label name ...
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CIFS mountpoint timesout when attempting to Mount

I am trying to mount a folder in Windows (shared by Everyone) to a centOS server using cifs. In /etc/fstab, I got: //192.168.x.x/DOUGSLAPTOP/hatest /mnt/fsr01 cifs guest 0 0 I ...
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Simple automount USB devices with fstab: is it normal behaviour?

I notice that adding this in /etc/fstab: /dev/sdb1 /media vfat nofail 0 0 will automount any SD card of my USB SD reader, and even auto-remount if I remove the card, and insert a new ...
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Raid devices are mounted with different UUID

Centos 7.1 64. This is what I have: Two raids, but not md0 and md1 [root@localhost]# cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md126 : active raid1 sdb2[1] sda2[0] 974711616 blocks super 1.0 ...
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Several specific configurations to the file system

Task: "You have to configure the /home's filesystem-mounting-method in such a way, so that all I/O operations will be always done in a synchronic mode, without the possibility of using the SUID ...
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Windows cannot access disk mounted on linux boot

I do have a NTFS files partition that I use both in linux (LXLE 14.04 which is Lubuntu based) and windows (8.1). While back, I added and entry in /etc/fstab in order to mount the files partition ...
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bind mounting and df output

I have a partition, /dev/sdb1, that gets mounted at /data. In /etc/fstab I have: /dev/sdb1 /data ext4 defaults 1 2 After that partition gets mounted, I then have the following ...
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Mount iscsi drive at boot - system halts

I am running Oracle Linux 7 (CentOS/RH) in a Virtual Box VM on a Mac with OS X 10.10. I have a Synology Diskstation serving as an iscsi target. I have successfully connected to the Synology, ...
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mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'. What's wrong?

I just added a few disk, update fstab and I got that error. fdisk -l shows this root@host [~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders ...
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Debian booting to black screen

I just finished upgrading to Jessie from Wheezy, and after a reboot, my system ran grub, goes through some checks and stuff after loading the kernel. It then says: Welcome Debian 8 servername Tty1 ...
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Preventing automount in CentOS 7

How can I tell CentOS 7 not to mount a new IDE drive (new to the system, but with data I want to examine) the first time I plug it in, so that I can do forensic analysis on it knowing I won't have ...
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Do you need to specify the “defaults” option in fstab?

The Arch Wiki on fstab specifies the options of / to be defaults,noatime, but on my installation the default fstab is created with the options of rw,relatime. The Arch Wiki covers the atime issues. ...
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How to mount automatically sshfs when RSA authentication is not an option?

I would like to mount a file system on a remote machine automatically at each Linux startup. However I always need to use password authentication because I cannot use ssh-copy-id. How do I make this ...
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aufs fs is being mounted before component parts

I'm having issues at boot time. It fails to mount the aufs (and so suspends the boot asking if I want to continue... no good on a server) I thought I had set up my fstab to mount the aufs AFTER the ...
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systemd mount 'rootfs' according to '/proc/cmdline'

SETUP Im running Debian 8 (jessie/testing) amd64 with systemd. On my system partition containing a btrfs filesystem, I do have the following layout: /dev/sda1 |-root |-root_snapshots/ ...
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Reloading specific base files

I am using Arch Linux and I have cleared the fstab file on accident. Of course I regenerate the fstab with genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab the thing is, I do not know what was in the ...
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The fifth field of fstab query

In "/etc/fstab" the entries are like this tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 The fifth field (0) is used by dump (a backup utility) to decide if a ...
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How are ownership and permissions of tmpfs folders created via /etc/fstab determined?

I've created a folder /mnt/ramdisk. I've got the following line in /etc/fstab to create the ramdisk at startup and mount it to /mnt/ramdisk: tmpfs /mnt/ramdisk tmpfs ...
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Raspberry Pi mount Samba Network Share

I tried for at least 3 hours to mount my Network Share to my Pi... I searched on many posts and tried so many things. But nothing worked... I want to mount my Share over the /etc/fstab file so I ...
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User specific fstab for fusermount

I wonder if there is something like "user specific /etc/fstab" for fusermount? ~/.fstab, ~/.config/fstab, something the like, which would work in cooperation with FUSE. I used sshfs foo.bar: ...
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Why is “nodev” in /etc/fstab so important? How can character devices be used for hacking?

I am learning about linux security and struggling to understand why a USB stick with a character device on it is potentially dangerous. If I have a USB stick with a bash executable that has setuid ...
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Can I mount a share and enable the user_xattr mount option?

I have a ext4 drive that is mounted using defaults mount options. It is a RedHat Enterprise Linux version 6.5, 64 bits. I can call lsattr on any file on that server. I need to share that drive with 3 ...
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FreeBSD can't mount fdesc?

I recently had a bad UPS lead to a sudden crash of several machines. One of them (running FreeBSD) didn't come back up until I replaced the power supply, but it's still not fully back. Both the BIOS ...
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Mount encrypted volume in Debian

I was given a HDD that was encrypted using dm-crypt and I'd like to mount it as /disk2 preferably having the decryption password stored in a file, so I won't have to enter the passphrase when booting, ...
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Temporarily mounted filesystems suddenly unmount

On a CentOS 7 machine, I've had several instances recently where filesystems mounted manually (not using an entry in fstab) suddenly get unmounted. This always occurs when I/O is occurring on the ...
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Why won't fstab remount my Samba drives at boot?

I have a couple of lines in my /etc/fstab file: //qnas01/mediaA /media/A cifs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,uid=1000,gid=1000,sec=ntlm 0 0 //qnas01/mediaB /media/B cifs ...
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Old HDD with arch linux on new machine won't boot

I am a bit of a newbie when it comes to migrations. I had an old machine whose PSU crapped out. So I took whatever I could salvage (i.e. RAM, gfx card and the HDD which still had my arch installation) ...
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How to edit /etc/fstab when system boots to read only file system?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I pasted something incorrect (from a tutorial) into my /etc/fstab file. As a result, the root file system will not mount when the machine boots up. I know what needs to be fixed ...
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/etc/fstab/ rw option is being ignored for mircosd card partition in ArchLinux

I have ArchLiinux Linux comp001 3.18.7-1-ARCH #1 PREEMPT Wed Feb 11 11:38:34 MST 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux for Arm installed on rPi and here is my /etc/fstab file: # # /etc/fstab: static file system ...
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How do I automatically bind mount on boot in a non-root encrypted home directory?

I want to bind mount a directory within my home when I log on. The line in fstab would be /foo/bar /home/me/wherever none bind 0 0 The trouble is my home directory is encrypted, so it has to happen ...
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Ownership of a mount point

I cannot create files in my newly mounted partition . The folder to which i am mount the partition, /media/hrmount, is owned by root so even if I add a fstab line like UUID=irrelevant ...