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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
14 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
29 views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
23 views

Fate of home folder after reallocation to other partition

Yesterday I moved my home directory from the root partition to another partition following the steps here. Basically copied all files to the new partition and added a new fstab entry with the ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Do entries in /etc/fstab control what points devices partitions are automatically mounted to?

What it says in the title. But for those of you who might need more of an explanation, my question is about how to change the points where devices and partitions automatically mount to upon being ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

Mounting /tmp in another drive on RHEL 7.2 in AWS

I'm running RHEL 7.2 in Amazon Web Services and am trying to make my /tmp use an attached 10 GB volume /dev/xvdh. Data does not need to persist, but I have to have a bigger volume just for tmp, ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

NFS mounts in fstab are not mounted during startup on RHEL

I have run into a problem with auto mounting nfs exports on a RHEL 6 server. To give you a brief configuration and what I have tried, I’m mounting 6 NFS exported shares from the network. Unfortunately ...
2
votes
2answers
22 views

fstab pass value for non root partitions

If I open /etc/fstab on an up to date Amazon Linux Server (using init, not systemd) I see the following: LABEL=/ / ext4 defaults,noatime 1 1 tmpfs /dev/shm ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

What are all the spaces in the /etc/fstab for?

I get that I can use mount to set up / directories and that I can use the /etc/fstab to remount them on reboot. Testing the fstab file is also fun with mount -faV. When I'm looking at the fstab ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

Permission denied when writing a file

Upon installation, I have created an extra partition and mounted it as /data. The partition is visible, but I get a Permission denied error when trying to create a file or directory in it. Doing it ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Mount with KDE a fstab defined partition

I have a fstab line to mount a remote filesystem through sshfs like this: user@domain:/path/ /media/user/folder fuse.sshfs ...
5
votes
1answer
85 views

What is the purpose of listing the rootfs in /etc/fstab?

In BuildRoot 2015.08.1 /etc/fstab contains the following line. /dev/root / ext2 rw,noauto 0 1 On my encrypted Ubuntu laptop /etc/fstab contains the following line. /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root / ...
2
votes
0answers
41 views

Linux Mint fails to boot if unable to mount (shared) device listed in fstab

I have a dual-booted system of Mint and Win7, both of which share an external drive storing non-essential files. I listed the drive in /etc/fstab/ UUID=693E145023EB681E /media/External_HDD ntfs-3g ...
2
votes
0answers
184 views

sshfs mounts share in read-only mode

I need to mount a share using sshfs. When I mount it using sshfs directly, i.e. # sshfs martin@192.168.1.10:/home/data/ -o allow_other /mnt/data/ or # sshfs martin@192.168.1.10:/home/data/ -o ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

mount error(6): No such device or address

I'm trying to mount my NAS server to my raspberry pi server, but without any luck. Mounting a NAS is pretty new to me. my fstab: //10.0.0.15/volume1/pie /home/nas/ cifs ...
3
votes
1answer
76 views

How to specify owner and permissions for an NFS mount?

I have an NFS mount in fstab: 10.0.12.10:/share1 /net/share1 nfs rw 0 0 which defaults to root as owner and group and 777 permissions. How do I specify another owner and different ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

'PARTUUID' in '/etc/fstab' and (hardware) RAID0 don't play well together, do they?

Fresh Arch Linux install on (hardware) RAID0 under 64-bit UEFI system with GPT partitions. Had to add MODULES="ext4 dm_mod raid0" HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block mdadm_udev filesystems ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

How to hide original mount points with bind mount?

I use OpenMediaVault, a NAS software on top of Debian Wheezy. This system usually mounts the file systems at /media/, but that is cumbersome to type and to identify. As such, I've modified my fstab ...
1
vote
2answers
35 views

How do you access the contents of a previous mount after switching to a different the partition?

I installed an additional Linux installation into a separate partition set the /home directory into that partition as well and afterwards I modified /etc/fstab to point to the old partition. How can ...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

Where is the location of this swapfile in /etc/fstab

Highlighted in orange is the swap location. But it isn't relative to any path, where is it located?
1
vote
1answer
40 views

NTFS Partition Not Mounting Properly, Cannot Execute Despite Ownership

I'm trying to execute a script located on an NTFS partition that I own. I own the mount point, which is ~/Migration. ls -l in the directory where the mount point is contained shows me drwxrwxrwx ...
0
votes
1answer
249 views

External HDD not mounted at boot, but fstab seems ok

I'm on a Raspberry with DietPI distro and I cannot mount a NTFS hard drive at boot. This is the fstab file: #Internal Drives--------------------------------------------------- proc /proc ...
1
vote
2answers
122 views

Use CIFS share mounted in fstab for apache svn

To set up an svn repository (running on arch linux) I would like to use my NAS to store the repository. I can only mount it with CIFS (smb). At first there was an issue where the httpd user could ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Can't log into Centos

I have a CentOs 6.5 mail server which was compromised and used to send spam therefore forcing us to do some hardening. I followed enter link description here hardening tutorial to the letter which ...
2
votes
1answer
581 views

fstab mount, boot stuck on “A start job is running for dev-disk-by\…”

I am running debian 8.1 and working on this for hours now! I try to auto mount seagate and medion on boot if they are plugged in, but if the server is booting without one of these LABELs it stucks ...
1
vote
2answers
49 views

Fixing fstab after reformatting swap

I just made a small mistake and reformatted my swap partition. It's still formatted as a swap partition - I was fortunate not to touch anything more important. However, I notice that the uuid has ...
0
votes
0answers
119 views

Cannot add noexec to fstab /tmp/

Does anyone know why my Graphical Interface does not load after reboot when I remove " noexec " from fstab? So if I remove the " noexec " from the /tmp/ entry in FSTAB, it will load the GUI fine ...
0
votes
0answers
108 views

CIFS Shares No Longer Automounting At Boot

I have a couple of CIFS shares that used to automount successfully (on an Arch Linux box) at boot but have recently stopped doing so. I've tried to discover why but am currently stumped so hope ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Is fstab syntax the same as mount?

I would like to mount a filesystem permanently. If I understand this correctly, it can be done by adding a line to /etc/fstab. If my mount syntax is like this: mount -t cifs -o ...
1
vote
2answers
85 views

Tmpfs mount for directories on another partition

I have /var on a 10Gb EXT4 partition separate from /. I want to stick /var/cache in RAM using tmpfs. The /etc/fstab entry would be quite simple: tmpgs /var/cache tmpfs ...
3
votes
1answer
228 views

Force reconnect on sshfs drive mounted via fstab

I have a remote sshfs drive that I use on a daily basis. I previously executed the following command every time I booted up my computer. sshfs -o Ciphers=arcfour -o Compression=no -o reconnect ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

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 [-- ...
0
votes
2answers
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
199 views

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|#' ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
385 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
92 views

Swap suddenly vanished from Debian?

Everything has been going fine for 6 months now until my swap suddenly vanished today. Now that I look into it, I find that my disk partitioning is a bit weird. What happened to it, and what should I ...
-1
votes
1answer
113 views

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
0
votes
1answer
98 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
599 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
227 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
127 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
54 views

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 ...