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/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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mount and fstab: why can they be configured to allow users to mount but not umount?

I noticed recently that is possible to allow normal user/s to mount a device through fstab, but apparently in any case umount can only be done by root. Even the man page of mount only talks about ...
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Recommended fstab options for removable /home partition?

What are recommended mounting options in fstab for when the user home directories are on a partition on removable media, like an SD card? Currently, I add errors=panic to the default options to ...
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What is swap priority and why does it matter

While seeing the manual for swapon command the priorty option is described as -p, --priority priority Specify the priority of the swap device. priority is a value ...
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Is my From-Scratch system using fstab?

I've started writing a simple, small distro, not using LFS. Everything has been going amazingly smooth so far. I only have one problem, which I address here - whenever I boot up, my system is "...
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How to mount a btrfs subvolume via fstab? Has the root subvolume to be already mounted elsewhere?

I'm trying to mount two btrfs subvolumes from a same (luks-encrypted) device via the entries in fstab. The crypttab entry must be correct, since the system asks for the password on boot. But then it ...
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mounting smb at boot with /etc/fstab

related to thread How to edit /etc/fstab properly for network drive? i have added the following line to /etc/fstab //192.168.0.52/public /mnt/PC52/public cifs username=guest,password="" 0 0 ...
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How can OS know my fstab?

I have the following fstab on my Raspberry PI: /dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat noatime,ro 0 2 /dev/mmcblk0p3 /settings ext4 defaults,nodelalloc,noatime,commit=60 0 ...
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Set up file share with automatic mount using NFS

Here's the problem: I wanted to create a file share between my laptop and my pc at home so that I have access to my files from both machines. The laptop is the server (as I might need the files when ...
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cifs mountpoint dismiss (mount can see, but df is gone)

I have a question about mount point dismiss issue. /etc/fstab : /dev/vg_root/LogVol01 / ext4 defaults 1 1 UUID=414cec5a-7d60-4e66-a478-f72998c118d2 /boot ...
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How do I find the filesystem/partition UUID of an ExFAT partition?

All in the title. My problem is, I have an ExFAT partition on my disk that I want to mount using a UUID, but I can't seem to find any information on it. fdisk -l says: [logandark@arch-base ~]$ sudo ...
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Mounting a Samba Share as a File

This issue has been driving me crazy after about three months of fussing with it. Here's the current situation. I have an ntfs drive (left over from the windows days) on a computer running Kubuntu ...
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Remounting /home in a new volume

I mounted a new ext4 storage volume to my server after I had already installed an application that primarily uses /home. This application needs to take advantage of the additional storage, so I want ...
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How to fstab a backup device to target mount point

On a remote, embedded linux box (ubuntu, 5.4+ kernel), I have a mission critical USB flash drive storage device mounted by fstab. How can I config fstab to mount (to the same mount-point) an attached ...
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Is there a way to configure permissions, ownership and ACLs on /etc/fstab mounted NTFS-3g partitions during runtime?

ntfs-3g locale=en_US.utf8,inherit,big_writes,windows_names,nofail,uid=1002,gid=1002,umask=000,auto,acl,suid,async,user,rw,noexec,nodev 0 2 My initial goal was to enable SGID or an ACL ...
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Mount ext4 with UUID in /etc/fstab

I'm trying to mount USB thumb drive to my router. My USB thumb drive is 32GB,divided to two partitions : 16GB NTFS and 16GB ext4 . The 16GB NTFS partition will be automatically detected in router as ...
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Swapfile Swapon invalid argument

I had swap from a swapfile working for quite some time, but for some reason it stopped working. sudo fallocate -l 4G /home/.swap/swapfile sudo chmod 600 /home/.swap/swapfile sudo mkswap /home/.swap/...
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Span /home on multiple partitions

I am going for installing Gentoo for the second time. I read that multiple swap partitions can be created and their entries in /etc/fstab can be prioritised with pri mount option. Just wanted to ask ...
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Found ordering cycle on sockets.target/start

Uncommenting this line in fstab removes the ordering cycle. Where should I start digging? tail -n1 /etc/fstab //192.168.178.1/FRITZ.NAS/ /home/xyz/media/fritz cifs credentials=/home/xyz/....
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root is mounted as read only filesystem but /etc/fstab looks alright [closed]

My ubuntu 18.04 boots into read only filesystem / and i really dont know why. I know, that a bad fstab can cause this problem, but my fstab looks okay: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # #...
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mount: can't find /run/user/65534 in /etc/fstab on startup

When I reboot my system and log into LxQt, I get a pop-up dialog that reads: (X) mount: can't find /run/user/65534 in /etc/fstab [ OK ] While my fstab is really ...
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Native exFAT support in 5.4 kernel - issues?

Fresh install Ubuntu Server 20.04. cat /proc/filesystems shows exfat in the output. Not installed any other packages for exFAT as it should work from kernel. Mounted 2 internal HDDs on in fstab as ...
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Mounting successively in fstab: wait for partition to be mounted?

I mount successively two points using fstab in my linux system # Mounting apps drive UUID=c54ca7da-117d-4cb2-8897-019ba4f6f12d /media/user/apps ext4 defaults 0 2 # Mounting opt based on apps ...
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Hard drives added to fstab not mounting at startup – Pop-OS 20.04

I added three drives to the fstab file following a tutorial but only one of them mounts at startup. I tried sudo mount -a and all three drives mounted. fstab: # /etc/fstab: static file system ...
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Root partition full due to rsync personal files to remote server via fstab ip address mounted in /mnt

I have been running my rsync routine on a crontab process for the past couple of months but today I received an error related to lack of space in my root directory. As explained in the title, I have ...
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Dual boot (Win10 & Mint) “storage drive”: rw mount /etc/fstab loads as read-only

Im following along howtogeek: how to harmonize your dual boot, however I have ran in to an issue. I have added my storage drive to etc/fstab as followed: # storage mount UUID=748A56588A5616C8 /media/...
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Internal drive turns read only

I am using ubuntu 16.04 and have an internal 8tb harddrive which I want it to be mounted to all users on my machine both admins and not. I've created a folder called 8tb in /media/8tb Then I added the ...
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Permanent network drive mount in fstab not working (due to network not being online whilst attempting to mount)

I have a network drive hosted on a Windows10 Machine, it mounts fine to my CentOS7 machine through the command: sudo mount -t cifs //ipaddress/sharedfoldername /mountpoint --verbose -o credentials:/...
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fstab issue mount system call failed not a directory

I added two extra entries in my fstab file in an attempt to move tmp directories off SSD to HDD: /dev/sdb1 /tmp none bind 0 0 /dev/sdb1 /var/tmp none bind 0 0 However this stops my PC from booting ...
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/etc/fstab - fuse-compatible alternative to nofail

I want to join several external usb-disks with mergerfs to one large data-storage. Because the disks might not be available at all times I added the nofail-option, to prevent errors during boot. This ...
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'exec' option ignored in fstab for sshfs, need to specify to 'mount' on command-line?

I'm using sshfs in my fstab to mount a filesystem in Ubuntu 18.04.04 LTS: sshfs#dave@myservergoeshere.com:/remote-dir /mnt/local-mnt fuse rw,exec,user,allow_other,noauto,reconnect,...
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mount same tmpfs on two mountpoints

I have this in my /etc/fstab: tmpfs /home/user1/tmp tmpfs rw,nodev,nosuid,noexec,size=16G 0 0 user1 has tmpfs mounted as /home/user1/tmp. I would like to mount same tmpfs for user2 as well, ...
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Does “PARTLABEL” affects fstab behavior in Ubuntu16.04?

One of my attached disks had xfs filesystem. I formatted the disk to ext4 using: sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdc1 Now when I run sudo -i blkid, I get this output: /dev/sdc1: UUID="df722345-7e80-4a08-8da1-...
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Debian 10 fstab - Is there an option to prevent boot sequence hanging when device does not exist?

I have a Debian 10 machine which has a nfs mountpoint specified in fstab. This is the line 10.0.0.2:/mnt/md0 /mnt/md0 nfs4 _netdev,auto,nofail 0 0 I thought nofail would prevent my ...
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Why can't I mount my optical drive in Linux Mint 19.3

I'm having trouble mounting my optical drive in Linux Mint 19.3. I figured this constituted a new question because of how outdated other posts have been on the topic. My system: ~$ uname -a Linux ...
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Auto-mount disk at start-up on Fedora 32 Linux

I can't get a disk to auto-mount at start-up since I upgraded to Fedora 32 (from Fedora 31, with clean install). Although if I issue a sudo mount -a after boot, the disk mounts immediately. I didn't ...
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Mounting as <user>, a loop still assigns root ownership

I am trying to set up a virtual drive from a file. This file will then be written to a flash device (not relevant). Because creating and manipulating the virtual drive will be in a script, I need to ...
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mount an external usb hdd and share through samba

I have an external usb hdd. I would like to do this: automount it from boot and share it through samba. 1) I put it in the fstab and it automounts correctly on boot, no problem: UUID=XXX /usb-hdd ...
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Pop_OS! 19.10 to 20.03 Upgrade Fail?

Clicking Download shows these error image. Tried sudo findmnt --verify, it shows findmnt: /etc/fstab: parse error at line 12 -- ignored 1 parse error, 0 errors, 0 warnings this is my fstab file ...
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Linking samba shared folders onto FSTAB linux

As per the title, I would like to mount automatically the OMV5 samba shared folders onto FSTAB, however I failed multiple times. The shared folder is called Rsync_Dell and it is on a static IP.
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Are there alternate disk mounters running in Raspbian?

When I boot my Raspberry Pi it can't mount the Samba shares and it halts the booting process. Which is curios since those shares have the nofail option in the fstab file. But to get over this I've ...
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Unable to use mktoolnix on a file in a NAS

Cannot for the life of me understand how to use fstab so I can change title info on video files stored on a NAS. The only way I can do it at the moment is move all the files off the NAS onto my ...
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gpt ext4 /etc/fstab doesn't work [closed]

I have tried using 3 different identifiers to mount my partition at /dev/sdb1 to /mnt/drive2, but every time I boot it doesn't seem to work and I have to mount it manually. I am connected remotely so ...
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“Permission denied” with ffmpeg (via snap) on external drive

I got a new drive and I can copy files fine with simple cp on the drive. However for some weird reason I get Permission denied with ffmpeg. Permissions seem fine unless I'm missing something > ll ...
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Remove start job for disc not in use

I am very new to Linux and it seems that i have created an bad issue. I wanted to install another OS on a disc already in use by my Linux Manjaro. I did format the disc and installed the os. I forgot ...
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Making /tmp and /home be on the same partition

An application running under RHEL 7.x wasn't able to execute atomic file movement from /tmp to /home. It turned out they are located on different partitions # df -h /tmp/ /dev/mapper/rhel-tmp 3,9G ...
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Replace HHD home partiton with new SSD home partition

I have a 2 TB HDD which only contains my /home ext4 partion. Now I want to replace the 2 TB HDD by a new 1 TB SSD with a btfs filesystem. So I created the btrfs filesystem using GParted on the SDD and ...
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resources mounted via sshfs and fstab on a nginx-server give 404 errors - gone on refresh

Here is a scetch of the situation: I'm running a nginx server (machine 2) which provides the work of our students. The student work itself lies on another machine (machine 1): our gitolite server. ...
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Remount all filesystems in fstab with new options

The mount -a command disregards mount options, which makes it useless when that's what you changed. How to re-evaluate all the mount options in fstab as if rebooting?
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How can I make my ExFAT partition unmount cleanly?

I've got Raspbian running on a Raspberry Pi 4 B. I have a USB hard disk that I'm using with it. The hard disk is a 1TB drive formatted with a single partition using ExFAT. I've got exfat-fuse and ...
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Can we set the size in tmpfs syntax as percentage instead of static size

Can we set the size in the following syntax as percentage instead of static size? example from /etc/fstab tmpfs /var/work tmpfs size=100g 0 0 lets say we have ram memory with 120g , we can ...

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