/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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What is in fsck section in fstab?

I have a basic understanding of fsck utility but what does "fsck" section in /etc/fstab denote? It has values 0, 1, 2 what are these values? Googling says 0- it wont be checked 1- will ...
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How to make an ext4 file writable on mounting by a user (not root)

I have been trying to write onto a newly created partition My partition block is /dev/sda6 I am unable to write anything onto that partition. My Corresponding fstab file is this ...
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fstab not mounting a disk on boot

I'm running Arch Linux on a Macbook. I want to automatically mount my Macintosh partition when booting Arch, so I added the following to /etc/fstab: /dev/sda2 /media/Machintosh hfsplus defaults 1 2 ...
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Can I configure my Linux system for more aggressive file system caching?

I am neither concerned about RAM usage (as I've got enough) nor about losing data in case of an accidental shut-down (as my power is backed, the system is reliable and the data are not critical). But ...
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sshfs always asking for password in fstab?

I'm trying to enter an sshfs mount in /etc/fstab with the following line: sshfs#oli@192.168.0.2:/media/usb0 /media/ExtHD fuse defaults,nonempty,allow_other 0 0 So that this volume is mounted at ...
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/etc/fstab is mounting rw filesystem as read-only

A partition of my internal hard drive (not the root partition) I want to mount automatically on boot. I've been using /etc/fstab to mount my external backup drive automatically read-only, so this is ...
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config fstab file for a diefferent partition root directories

I have copied my /var /opt /usr directories to a newpartititon and now I need to configure the fstab file. That is the new partition content: drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Dec 20 12:16 opt ...
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LinuxMint, unable to set swap partitions to equal priority

I only recently realised that you can specify multiple swap partition, spreading them across drives. Well that's great for me as my desktop system often uses swap space and I have three different ...
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Linux Mint: drives' map changing at reboot brings fstab error

I've set up fstab to auto mount media drives on a Linux Mint machine. The OS is installed on a IDE/ATA Disk while 3 SATA disks hold data to share. The BIOS has the ATA disk as first boot device. All ...
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pmount - omit rules in fstab

How use pmount that it omit fstab rules? For example # fstab: /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom ... (etc.) # in terminal pmount /dev/sr0 /media/xxx # it will omit /media/xxx mount point and it will mount in ...
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mount ramfs as user

My fstab entry: none /home/jreinhart/ramdisk ramfs defaults,user 0 0 The directory before mounting: drwxrwxr-x 2 jreinhart jreinhart 4096 Oct 17 11:31 ramdisk The directory after ...
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Mounting Windows share on startup without storing password in plain text

I have the following in my /etc/fstab on a Red Hat 5 system: //share/folder /mnt/folder cifs username=<my username>,password=<my password>,ro,soft,nounix Can I replace this with ...
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How are NTFS drives handled by Linux? Nothing is in fstab yet it's automounted. Nothing in mtab yet it's currently mounted

I'm running Fedora 14 with the 2.6.35.13-92.fc14.i686 kernel and Gnome 2.32.0. I have a few NTFS drives that are mounted when I start up. However, there is no entry for them in fstab and nothing in ...
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Recommended fstab settings

I made a new partition for my home drive by following this guide I have no idea what the fstab setting it suggests mean: UUID=???????? /home ext3 nodev,nosuid 0 2 I ...
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Why is my fstab entry for an external USB drive not working?

I have an external USB drive which my system recognizes as /dev/sdb1. I want to have it automounted with 755 permissions on boot and shared over the network with samba. I created the mount point ...
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How do I add an entry in /etc/fstab for a windows share?

I want to be able to mount our file server's file share (on a Mac OS X server, shared via AFP and Windows File Sharing) on my Ubuntu 10.10 linux laptop. I want to be able to mount it as my normal ...