/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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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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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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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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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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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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How to automatically set 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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/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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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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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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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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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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Mounting USB camera on Ubuntu

I am quite new at Linux and I have to install this SwissRanger camera on Ubuntu. I am trying to follow their USB mounting instructions and I got stuck. From the instructions: Modify the usbdevfs ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to fix boot failure due to incorrect fstab?

It seems that I have added incorrect record to /etc/fstab: //servername/share /mnt/share cifs defaults,username=myuser 0 0 When I did mount -a, it asked user password to mount network ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Boot process - Dev sdX name changes

I had a Slack 13.1 machine with 2.6.36 kernel. Then, I updated the kernel to 3.12.1. This machine has connected: a bootable disk with three partions (/dev/sda1 --> Linux OS files..., /dev/sda2 --> ...
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Does fstab actively run to detect new filesystems and mount them?

I'm creating an encrypted filesystem with LUKS. Inside of it is a single BTRFS filesystem. If I add the UUID (and subvolume) of the filesystem to /etc/fstab, will the filesystem automatically be ...
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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 ...