Fresh install Of Mint 17.

I have few partition and 3 OSs Win/Ubuntu-Gnome/ and this newly installed Mint. One of these partition is a storage disk for all documents, photos etc.. and I used to use it from both Linux OSs without any problem and mount it during start by editing fstab. Last days i decided to try Mint 17.3 and after installation I wanted to edit fstab via disk manager and

  • after changing mounting properties to

    dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxx(here proper UUID) /mnt/Local ext4 nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show 0 0

    it failed with

    Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sda3:
    Command-line mount "/mnt/Local"' exited with non-zero exit status 32:
    mount: wrong fstype, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda3`
  • So I check it with fsck.ext4 /dev/sda3 : no faults
  • Then I tried mount with mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/Local And it was mounted successfully :) (and it is mounted as ext4 - as it should be)

I tried all possible options via UUID, via /dev/sda3 via LABEL and it is not working - the same error... I have to add that the same option in fstab under my Ubuntu Gnome works properly... Any ideas?

  • Did you try mounting with "defaults" instead of "nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show" ?
    – Dani_l
    Feb 24, 2016 at 17:27
  • yes, i tried, with the same result...
    – Korbaczek
    Feb 24, 2016 at 17:28
  • when you mount manually, mount | grep sda3 - what's the output? can you try using those exact options in your fstab?
    – Dani_l
    Feb 24, 2016 at 17:30
  • It looks like something is wrong with x-gvfs-show.. (other options works fine). Don't know why as it used to work always (i used it in many distros) Thanks for all comments guys! i will try to investigate what's wrong with gvfs-show.
    – Korbaczek
    Feb 24, 2016 at 18:47

3 Answers 3


First Method:

  1. using the following command to check filesystem type and UUID and partition associated

    # sudo blkid
  2. in /etc/fstab add the entry in following format as

    UUID=XXX.XXX.XXX /mnt/local   ext4    defaults        0 0

    (in-case file system is ext4)

  3. mount the partition using

    # mount -a
  4. to check partion is working fine or not using

    # df -h

Another method:

  1. use following command to check the partition(current and umounted)

    # lsblk
  2. enter the entry in /etc/fstab eg: if block partition is /dev/sda6

    /dev/sda6 /mnt/local ext4 defaults 0 0 

Any one method will help you...

  • As i wrote above - it is a problem with x-gvfs-show. Not a matter of fs_spec or fs type (checked with all possible and relevant) or if a partition is working (it is).
    – Korbaczek
    Feb 24, 2016 at 19:07
  • I will get back on this soon Feb 24, 2016 at 19:09
  • I was going through google and found one link, kindly check with this method by adding comment=x-gvfs-show askubuntu.com/questions/454225/… Feb 24, 2016 at 19:13
  • Yes, found the same... i have to check why it worked on other distros.. (perhaps it was not working and just ignoring this param) Thanks!
    – Korbaczek
    Feb 24, 2016 at 19:16
  • Looks like it was discussed few times - askubuntu.com/questions/594197/…
    – Korbaczek
    Feb 24, 2016 at 19:18

The problem is with wrong option "x-gvfs-show". "comment=x-gvfs-show" shall be used instead. https://askubuntu.com/questions/594197/unrecognized-mount-option-x-gvfs-show-or-missing-value


From your question it seems you wrote /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx /mnt/Local ext4 nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show 0 0 in your /etc/fstab when it should be UUID=xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx /mnt/Local ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,exec,auto,nouser,async,nofail,comment=x-gvfs-show 0 0.

(defaults: rw suid dev exec auto nouser async)

  • Thanks, but you can address it by few things :) I checked them all and it was not a matter here.
    – Korbaczek
    Feb 24, 2016 at 18:43

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