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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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CIFS VFS: Server X has not responded in 120 seconds. Reconnecting

CIFS VFS: Server X has not responded in 120 seconds. Reconnecting... ... This message is spamming my dmesg output. The warning is caused by the following mount of a windows share: # CIFS shares //X/...
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No access to symlink folder on NTFS partition

I am using an NTFS parition for storing data I like to access both from Ubuntu and Windows 7. On my Ubuntu HOME partition, I like to link the folder Assets in order to access it from an application ...
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Linux: Changing Permissions – No space left on device

I have an external drive. When I just plug the drive into the PC, with a default /etc/fstab file, the OS just detects it and it's there in the Dolphin browser. I can select it, I can navigate to it on ...
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Linux Mint fails to boot if unable to mount (shared) device listed in fstab

I have a dual-booted system of Mint and Win7, both of which share an external drive storing non-essential files. I listed the drive in /etc/fstab/ UUID=693E145023EB681E /media/External_HDD ntfs-3g ...
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How to set permissions for user to smb mount with fstab?

Here is the line in my fstab file (with the names of the server and username changed): //server/user /mnt/share cifs user=user,uid=1000,gid=1000,domain=DOMAIN,rw,username=user,password=password,...
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Give domain users permissions on cifs shares?

I am using CentOS 6.5 - users authenticate using winbind, all are domain users except for root. /home is mapped to a cifs share on a windows server in /etc/fstab with this line: \\server\home$ /home ...
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jbd2 journal constant i/o

iotop reports a constant i/o about 3% of [jbd2/vda1-8], I think this is the journal manager for ext4. my fstab is: UUID=X / ext4 defaults,noatime,nodiratime 1 1 tmpfs /dev/shm ...
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Mount cifs with group permissions

I want to mount windows network share with different permissions based on group owners should have read/write permissions, others, only read permissions I am adding the following line in /etc/fstab ...
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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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Mounting USB camera on Ubuntu

I have to install this SwissRanger camera on Ubuntu. I am trying to follow their USB mounting instructions. From the instructions: Modify the usbdevfs entry in /etc/fstab by setting devmode ...
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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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Inotifywait not working on folders mounted via fstab

I'm trying to watch a folder via inotifywait which is mounted via fstab and originally located on an extern NAS. Inotifywait is reacting on any change done by SFTP-Connection or directly via terminal, ...
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Mount specific folder in bucket using s3fs in /etc/fstab

Using S3FS, a specific folder in a bucket can be mounted using s3fs bucket:/path/to/folder <mountpoint>. This works fine for me. I'd like to mount in the same way using an entry in /etc/fstab, ...
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Run fsck in the background on boot

Running openSUSE 15.1 with systemd, when it determined the need, the boot processes will invoke fsck on a particular disk. By default, this check will run in the foreground, blocking the completion of ...
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How to tame Nautilus sidebar to show local volumes and removable media?

Nautilus used to show my local volumes and removable media properly, but that does not work on a new computer I just installed (clean system). See the example below with Nautilus v. 3.26.4 on the left ...
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Why does BTRFS filesystem mount automatically?

So I've made a btrfs filesystem that spans across one logical drive (md1) and a USB drive. its all raid 0. so that: sata\ md1--\ sata/ \ btrfs called "Storage" usb-------...
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Idle timeout for NFS share mounted with systemd automount

What I want to do? I want to configure my /etc/fstab so that my NFS share was: mounted automatically when accessed (auto-mount on-demand), unmounted automatically after specified idle timeout (x-...
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SSHFS mounts on a mobile laptop - system hangs when not on LAN

This is an Arch Linux system. I have 7 SSHFS mounts listed in /etc/fstab. They all use these options: <source> <mountpoint> fuse.sshfs x-systemd.automount,_netdev,user,follow_symlinks,...
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How to properly mount other partitions (NTFS) on my Fedora FSH?

I recently switched to Fedora 27 Beta (UEFI install, dual-boot with Win 10), and I changed my /etc/fstab to include the two following lines: UUID=D0E24ECDE24EB78C /media/DownloadsBin ntfs-3g auto,...
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Mounting afp share via fstab crashes boot boot process but works after boot

I just migrated my NFS shares to AFP shares. It looks like it works like it should so I added the records to my fstab: afpfs#afp://username:password@192.168.1.100/Transfer /home/andy/NAS/Transfer ...
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creating an overlay directly over a mount (systemd-fstab-generator causes error)

I would like to create an overlay over my /var directory. I am using debian/stretch with a recent kernel and install. systemd 232. I am using something along the lines of (all lines with an implied ...
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MSYS2 why doesn't adding “mingw” to fstab have any effect?

The package I'm working on uses Autotools -- autoconf, libtools, configure, etc. I'm developing with MinGW-W64 on Windows XP sp3. In it's infinite wisdom, libtools has decided that my system files (...
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chmod and chown have no effect on mounted CIFS share, but emit no error either

I have an SMB share on a Buffalo NAS (nas01/storage) mounted on /storage. From /etc/fstab: //nas01/storage /storage cifs file_mode=0644,dir_mode=0750,uid=1000,gid=1000,passwd="XYZ" 0 0 It mounts ...
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fstab creates directory without execute permissions

Is it possible that a directory is created only with read permission by a kernel module ( don't know which one is responsible for fstab ) ? Like r--r--r-- ? I have an entry in fstab /dev/sr0 /media/...
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What is overriding the fstab permissions mounting option?

fstab: LABEL="Shared" /home/howard/Shared/ ntfs permissions,rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=howard,gid=howard,allow_other,noatime,fmask=033,dmask=022 0 2 Mount with: mount LABEL="Shared" mount ...
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Unmounted fstab entries showing up in GTK open dialogs

I have written entries in /etc/fstab for an extensive bunch of removable drives. All these entries, even unmounted and unplugged, appear in ANY GTK file open dialog, which is definitely a nuisance. I ...
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CentOS 7 - Can't mount /var/tmp as bind

I'm working on a freshly installed CentOS7 with LVM. I want to bind mount /var/tmp to /tmp and added the following to /etc/fstab. /tmp /var/tmp none rw,nodev,noexec,nosuid,bind 0 0 ...
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External HDD won't Mount during Boot

I've got a Cubox-i4Pro running Debian Jessie hooked up to an external USB3/eSATA dual HDD dock (via eSATA). It originally only had one WD Green 2TB drive installed. Via UUID in fstab this auto mounted ...
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fstab doens't read mode value

Following this guide: I set my /etc/fstab file in this way: proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat defaults,ro 0 ...
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Powercuts and network mounts!

I have a 2 TB hardisk connected to my router which is network mounted through fstab onto my Arch Linux PC. #External Drive LABEL=Crate //IPaddress/Crate /media/Crate cifs credentials=/home/...
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VFAT FS Sync/Flush Behaviour

In order to increase the life of my VFAT flash drives, I have them set to mount as async. One of these drives sometimes deals with large data changes, and as a result, the writes that occur on umount ...
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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: / not mounted or bad option

I'm running a custom Raspbmc build on my raspberry pi. On startup, I always see the message mount: / not mounted or bad option The filesystem is still mounted, but still want to know what's causing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mount order problem with systemd

Running Raspbian Buster. I have a loopback mount defined in fstab (bind option) where directory A is looped in as B. I have another service started later (with systemd After=local-fs.target) that ...
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Mounting NTFS USB drive on Debian with ntfs-3g

I formatted a USB drive with NTFS on Win and I'd like to use it on Debian. When I try to mount it by clicking the icon in Thunar, I get Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed ...
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fstab noauto keeps mounting on boot

I'm trying to have Linux not mount an external hard-drive on boot. Despite having 'noauto' flag, it still mounts on boot. UUID=7e507b2d-474b-47fb-8982-5d9ed6ef5f03 /media/nightmare/750v ext4 ...
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Automount with fstab and systemd

I added an automount rule to /etc/fstab for a USB drive in my board as follows: /dev/sda1 /media vfat noauto,nofail,x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.idle-timeout=2,x-systemd.device-timeout=2 .. I ...
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How could I mount a non-encrypted partition before crypttab starts?

I have an ARM server that I want to have booted with (not booting FROM) a USB flash drive containing a LUKS keyfile, that's needed to decrypt a hard drive I have connected to the drive. So in order to ...
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Connection reset by peer while trying to mount sshfs in fstab

I have the following line in fstab sshfs#dimskraft@MYSERVER:/ /mnt/MYSERVER fuse _netdev,user,idmap=user,transform_symlinks,identityfile=/home/dimskraft/.ssh/id_rsa,allow_other,default_permissions,...
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input/output error when copy or link a file containing escape characters from home directory to a nfs system

Suppose that I have a home directory /home/mydir,which has a file containing time format (YYYY-MM-DD_HH:MM:SS) in its filename. When I try to copy or link these files to a nfs directory, it will ...
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fstab bound folders show as disks in GUI

I'm trying to mount different folders on sda7 in the folders in the /home folder. like documents, pictures, and music. I always did that like this: /media/betty/Tuinhuisje/Betty/Documents /home/...
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Can you manage the entire fstab file with a GUI?

I hate constantly having to wrestle with a command line editor and looking things up when managing my fstab file. Is there a GUI that will let me do it by clicking on things? Why gnome-disk-utility ...
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Winxp share on Samba 4.2.14-Debian (10.0.0.6) not allowing guest write acces

Winxp guest cannot create files or folders on shared samba drive. How can I fix it? I get "access denied" and sudo chown does not change permissions. Here is fat32 SD card fstab: /dev/mmcblk0p1 ...
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Systemd service to run a script when a USB HDD is plugged in

I'm trying to run a backup script when a USB HDD is plugged in, I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. The backup script is also supposed to unmount (and possibly poweroff) the disk when done. I have no entries in ...
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Samba External SSD Share windows but cannot write to SSD from windows 10

have built a rasbian pi3 and added an external SSD. i have installed Samba to share SSD disk, wrote fstab $UUID=B260-EA42 /media/SSD vfat users,defaults 0 0 first problem is i cant login with user ...