/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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NAS set-up issue with NFS protocol in linux Mint

I have a Synology NAS that I'm trying to map in my Linux machine as if its like a regular HDD drive. I have looked all over the internet without being able to figure out how this thing works. I have ...
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Advantages/disadvantages of increasing “commit” in fstab

I have done many obscure system optimizations in the past, but I got rid of most of them after powertop told me I should set my USB ports to autosuspend, which forced them to an eternal sleep, and ...
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USB hard drive won't remount after power outage

My home server has a USB hard drive plugged to it. Once in a while, the breakers jump or there are power outages. Since my server is a laptop, it keeps chugging along, but the rest of the hardware ...
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changing /var in running system

I have the challenge that I cannot start a CentOS Linux server in single-user-mode, but I need to change the /var (currently part of /) to a new disk. My way would be: mount the new disk on a ...
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“PTY allocation request failed on channel 0 stdin: is not a tty” when SSH'ing into a Debian server

My hosting space (Debian Wheezy) serves two websites (one WordPress and one Rails). Today I saw both were down and I rebooted the server. The Rails site works again and the WordPress one now says that ...
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bind mount /var with fstab

I'm messing around with having both /home and /var on a seperate partition which will be mounted in /myhdd. Next, I use mount --bind to mount /var on /myhdd/var and /home on /myhdd/home. With this ...
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Use mount options from /etc/fstab for autofs?

I am using autofs to automount some partitions that I had mounted based on fstab entries before. I expected that I can apply the mount options defined in /etc/fstab to be used as options for the ...
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Wrong mount point for internal SSD

I am having a problem with mounting an internal SSD. For some reason The mounting point is chosen as /media/user/Data instead of, as specified in /etc/fstab, /mnt/Data. The according line in ...
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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 ...