/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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Umount device after bind mounting directories: is it safe?

I have a home partition which is shared by mulitple distros on the same box. I'm using bind mounts from fstab. Each Linux install has something like this: UUID=[...] /mnt/data ext4 ...
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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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specific swap partitions for multiple debian instances in a single computer

I'm trying to setup a computer with three debian instances (wheezy, jessie and sid), I've created / and swap partitions for each debian instance, during the installation I did specify which swap ...
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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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Mount USB drive (FAT32) so all users can write to it

I have a USB FAT32 drive that is on /dev/sda2. I've mounted it as /media/bigdrive however, I get permission denied whenever I try to touch a file there as a non root user. When I run mount I can see ...
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specify mount option in /etc/fstab (mode=1777)

I have following line in my /etc/fstab: /dev/mapper/tmp /tmp ext4 noexec,nodev,nosuid,mode=1777 0 0 When I try to mount /tmp, I get following error in dmesg: EXT4-fs (dm-1): ...
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Problem mounting additional partitions after kernel update

Today I upgraded my pretty ancient Debian Linux kernel (3.2-23) to 3.16-7. The machine boots okay, except that some fstab entries are suddenly causing issues. # /etc/fstab: static file system ...
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use fstab to mount ntfs partition with correct permissions

I'm always having trouble setting up the permissions in the fstab file for ntfs drives. I want to set permissions to rwxr-xr-x or 755 so I expect my umask would have to be 022. Because I am having ...
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How can I mount a drive under my home directory at boot?

In my current setup, I have a RAID0 array of 2x3TB HDDs with btrfs, two partitions: / /home Under the /home directory, there are two users, both admin, one of which is myself. So far, this setup ...
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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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how should I mount my ext4 partition in fstab

so that it appears in Thunar's sidebar under the name 'Schijf-2'? I am running linux mint13 xfce and this has been a headache causer for the last couple of days. the UUID of this partition is: this ...
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What is the difference between mounting in fstab and by mounting in file manager

..and what are the consequences of the different methods? I have been trying some things with the mounting of an sda2 partition. Mounting in fstab, not mounting in fstab but from the file manager. ...
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Loopback (bind) mount automatically mounting additional ext4 USB drive

I have a USB (ext4) drive connected and it's registered in /etc/fstab. It mounts at /media/Backup fine. I want to mount a specific directory on that drive using a bind / loopback mount (this is ...
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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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How does _netdev mount option in /etc/fstab work?

I'd like to know what is the exact mechanism (implementation) used to defer mounting until after network interface is up when one uses _netdev option in /etc/fstab? Does systemd alter this behavior? ...
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UUID Of A drive that won't show up in /dev/disk/by-uuid or blkid

I have a USB drive that is not receiving a UUID. When I look at the contents of the /dev/disk/by-uuid it doesn't exist there. The dev point that the partition lives in is on /dev/sdb. I am able to ...
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How to allow user to mount Ubuntu partition on Arch Linux without authentication?

I have a dual boot system with two partitions for Ubuntu and Arch. In Arch, whenever I need to access the Ubuntu partition, I am asked for the password. I added a line in fstab as follows: ...
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Mounting alternate devices (with different mount options) at the same mount point

I have a server (running Ubuntu 14.04) that has a hot-swap drive bay. I typically use the hot-swap bay to mount one of a bunch of loose hard disks that I shuttle large scientific datasets around on. ...
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How do I properly bind directories inside chroot jails using fstab?

I'm running nginx, PHP-FPM and MySQL on Debian Wheezy. I've set up chroot jails (with debootstrap) for each individual virtual host in /srv/. Everything is working like one would expect, but after ...
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Can't find drives on Debian VPS on a XenServer

I've rebooted my VPS and afterwards the VPS can't find the extra added drives. During boot the VPS gives following message in the console: fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open ...
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Run fsck automatically when calling mount from command line

I have a backup script that mounts and unmounts a USB drive. I just noticed that its warning me: EXT3-fs warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended My question: How can I ...