/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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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 ...
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How to enable user_xattr in Mint Cinnamon?

I just installed Netflix Desktop on my Cinnamon Mint, but I can't start it. When I run the program, I get the following message: It appears that you do not have extended file system attributes ...
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UUID in /etc/mtab

In some versions of Ubuntu. Disks are mounted by UUID. in My machine, /proc/mounts /dev/disk/by-uuid/UUID / ext4 rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0 /etc/fstab UUID=U-U-I-D ...
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Resize / remount /dev/shm not working

I've got a linux box dedicated to playing host to an Oracle server installation. It's got 4Gb RAM and by default, 50% (2Gb) has been allocated to /dev/shm. I want to change this to 3Gb, but I am ...
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Something happened to Swap; it is not used by default

I always have to go to gparted and then turn my swap on. The swap space isn't used by default and if I turn the swap on, the swap is not used! How can I make the swap space be used by default at boot? ...
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How to allow access to only one NTFS folder of already mounted partition for specific user?

I have two users: userA and userB. I have also NTFS formatted parition. Whole parition is only accessible to userA thanks to this in /etc/fstab: /dev/sda3 /home/userA/data ntfs-3g ...
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External ext4 drive unmounted after some time (Raspbian)

I am using BitTorrent Sync on my Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) which syncs files on the external hard drive (ext4). I wrote a small script that spins down the drive after 5 minutes of inactivity. As soon as ...
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how do I mount a CIFS share so I can fully control the mounted volume on the client

It's a simple question: but I am in much pain over this situation, so here is the question: How can I "mount" a share so that a) the share is run on boot b) that I can control things like chown/chmod ...
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Exporting Logical Volume to Mac for use as Time Machine drive

I have an Ubuntu server, and I have put a hard drive into this server. The logical volume on this hard drive looks like Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 ...
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Safe to disable boot fsck on read-only ext3 file system?

I have a large, frequently read, ext3 file system mounted read-only on a system that is generally always hard power cycled about 2-3 times per day. Because the device is usually powered off by ...
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How to align fstab entries easily

Editing /etc/fstab with my text editor makes all the spacing go out of alignment. I could go through the file and insert/delete spaces to line everything up, but I'm looking for a more automated ...
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Mount NTFS drive with 777 permissions

I need to mount a NTFS drive with permissions set to 777. The code i have in fstab now is: /dev/sdb2 /disk ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=000,uid=1000,windows_names 0 0 But ...
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fstab doesn't mount after boot of a virtual machine

I created virtual machine out of WordPress turnkey appliance (I believe it's based on Ubuntu) inside Virtual Box. I am able to mount a folder on turnkey from the host (Windows7) manually. So I added ...
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Does initramfs use /etc/fstab?

The way I understand it, initramfs is responsible for loading the "real" root filesystem. Now, there are two places where we define that root. First we put an entry in /etc/fstab. Second, we put the ...
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fstab mount drive as my /home

I am trying to: mount my 2TB external USB hard drive as my home directory at /home/peter ensure that the home directory is owned by me (not root) do all this automatically at bootup Currently: ...
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Is there any reason to move away from fstab on a systemd system?

I'm on an Arch Linux system, which means systemd. In systemd there are native unit files for mountpoints, with the extension .mount. I've always just used /etc/fstab, which never gave me problems ...
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How to enable quotas in the fstab file?

I want to enable quotas. My fstab currently has: # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc ...
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mount options for bindmount

Due to some complex requirements, I had to put the following two lines in /etc/fstab: /dev/xvdg1 /srv/storage ext4 $OPTIONS1 0 2 /srv/storage/dir /var/opt/dir none bind,$OPTIONS2 0 0 ...
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What is loop0 and how do I e2fsck it?

EXT3-fs (sdd1): using internal journal EXT3-fs (sdd1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: EXT4-fs (sdb1): mounted filesystem ...
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Can fstab options uid and gid be the user-group name or must they be numeric?

I'm learning how to set up a tmpfs in fstab for my www-data user and I was wondering if I can use the actual user/group name instead if the numeric ids (personal preference)? I'm on Debian with ext4, ...
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understanding /dev/disk/by- folders

Question: What does /dev/disk/by-pathdescribe? And where is this documented? Going through the meaning of what is displayed in the folders /dev/disk/by- I've got that far, and I wonder is this ...
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Finding correct information to update mtab and fstab?

Is there an automated way to update my mtab and fstab? Or a command I can run so that I can copy the output into these files? I'm just nervous about tampering with these files because I know they are ...
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EBS Volumes Mounted On Wrong Directory After Reboot

I have three EBS RAID 10 volumes in my /etc/fstab on an Amazon AMI hosted with AWS/EC2... Everytime I reboot the instance, the volumes get mounted to the wrong mount points. Any ideas on how I can ...
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How to mount two windows shared folders in linux?

I'm using OpenSuse 12.2 x64. I have tried this in /etc/fstab: //192.168.6.80/shared/folder1 /mnt/folder1 cifs rw,user=guest,password=,uid=1000 0 0 //192.168.6.80/shared/folder2 /mnt/folder2 cifs ...
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Gentoo mounting root as read only, why?

I just did a Gentoo fresh install but when I boot it the root filesystem mounts as read only. Once I login I can remount it with mount -o remount,rw / but it's not even recognizing my hostname. ...
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Bootup prompt for ecryptfs password

Is it possible to setup ecryptfs mounts to prompt for password upon bootup? Say for example /home and /var are ecryptfs folders that need to be mounted; how do I force a prompt upon bootup to ask for ...
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How to mount aufs file system on boot in archlinux?

I want to use aufs to combine a few disks.I am able to mount the aufs file system using the mount command from the command line. However, when trying to mount the same through an fstab entry, it ...
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I need an fstab example for archivemount (want to umount without my password)

I am using archivemount to mount one of several tar.bz files in Ubuntu. It works very nicely for me. I mount and umount frequently (I'm in a testing phase). I want a solution that will allow me to ...
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Mounting a drive and accessing it

I have created a partition on /dev/sdb I want to be able to go to this drive when I type: cd /name What I did, which did not work. mkdir name in /mnt mounted the /dev/sdb on /mnt/name updated ...
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NFS server dropped connection momentarily, now df, ls, and umount all hang

I have this fstab entry: machine.local:/srv/files /res/files nfs defaults 0 0 It was working great until machine.local dropped the connection momentarily. Now, the share isn't accessible. df, ...
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Moving /etc to separate partition

How to put /etc on separate partition? Obviously i can't do that by editing /etc/fstab like i did with /home, because... it's in /etc. I want /etc and /home on one partition (sda7), and the rest on ...
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Option “user” work for mount, not for umount

I am experimenting mounting options for a program I am writing. I am running Linux Mageia 2. I added the following line to /etc/fstab /dev/sr0 /mem auto user,noauto, 0 0 and I removed all other ...
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btrfs and the discard mount option on an ssd

I can't seem to find an answer to this so I thought I would ask here: In /etc/fstab and when using the mount command in ext4 you would add the option discard to activate TRIM on an SSD. Similarly ...
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mount defaults and various filesystems

I read on the man page defaults Use default options: rw, suid, dev, exec, auto, nouser, async, and relatime. Do the options set depend on a mounted filesystem or not?
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group option in fstab not working

I'm trying to take advantage of the "group" option for fstab entries and not having any success. From the mount man page: Normally, only the superuser can mount filesystems. However, when fstab ...
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Debian: Mounting NFS Volume at boot with fstab not working, How to change when this is attempted on boot

So there are a bunch of NICs and vlans on the server and after adding the last ones the auto mount of a network volume is not working. I can do it all right if i SSH in and use mount however it doesnt ...
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Error mounting drives

I am not able to mount the disk. It is showing error. Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sda3: Command-line `mount "/media/tusharmakkar08/Local"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: [mntent]: ...
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fstab not mounting VirtualBox shared folder?

I have a virtual machine here which I use for development, so as not to mess anything up in my existing environment. I've made a share named "web" available to the guest OS (Ubuntu 12.10 Server) ...
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Mount a folder without noexec

Is it possible to mount a single folder without the noexec option. I have a situation in which a web app in the users home folder on the server has to be mounted without noexec to run correctly, ...
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how to prevent reboot being stopped by nfsmount?

I can't imagine there isn't a simple strategy to solve this issue of stale nfs handles preventing a machine from shutting down normally, but I'm not sure what that would be. It's pretty annoying to ...