fstab is a file on in Unix / POSIX systems that stores settings about where devices system startup are mounted.

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Mount USB drive as a specific user under Linux

I'd like my linux box to mount a certain USB drive for a specific user rather than mount for the currently logged in user. For all other USB drives, I'd like to keep the default behaviour of the ...
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better to mount storage using udev or fstab?

I could write rules to mount storage devices using fstab or udev. Obviously the syntax is different, and unless I'm mistaken, udev is more flexible and has access to far more information than fstab. ...
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Linux: Sort /etc/fstab by the mountpoint field

On linux, how would you sort the /etc/fstab file by mountpoint? I'm interested in sorting a section of fstab (whatever is mounted under /x) in such a way that parents are mounted before its children ...
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Mounting A Specific NFS Server Based On The User Logged In

I am trying to create a network wherein there are four NFS servers named nfs1, nfs2, nfs3, and nfs4. I'm currently experimenting with one client and configured it such that when I logged onto it as ...
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Unable to automount SSHFS with OSXFUSE in fstab

The line in my /etc/fstab file is as follows: sshfs#user@address:/media /Users/acc/Desktop/CODAAMOK fuse port=??,reconnect,allow_other,volname=SERVER 0 0 The error I'm receiving is as ...
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How to add a VMware fusion shared folder mount to /etc/fstab?

I'm mounting a VMware Fusion shared folder (vmhgfs) called foo to /var/www using the following command: mount -t vmhgfs .host:/foo /var/www/ This works fine and creates the following /etc/mtab ...
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How do I get my Drobo FS to work with fstab under OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks?

My Drobo FS was working fine with OS X Mountain Lion and auto_mount, but Mavericks changed the way it works. Before Mavericks, I had automount configured so that the DroboFS was visible when iTunes ...
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Linux mint - Debian Edition: Mounting hard drive for specific user

I want to automatically mount a hard drive but only with an specific user and to have the drive owned by the user. By now I'm using this line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sdb1 /home/mjrofra/funes ext4 ...
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How can you execute files mounted via sshfs?

This does not work: $ touch testfile $ chmod 777 testfile $ ls -l testfile -rwxrwxrwx 1 quinn dialout 0 Apr 18 10:15 testfile $ ./testfile -bash: ./testfile: Permission denied $ sudo ./testfile sudo: ...
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How can I auto mount a CD or DVD to the same location/path every time?

I am running Linux Mint 13 and I am enjoying the convenience of having a CD or DVD automatically mounted after I insert it (to some mysterious place). I have converted this machine to a headless ...
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bindfs doesn't work from fstab on openSuse 13.1

everybody. I'm trying to use bindfs to mount a partition with access for the two users I have in my PC. I installed bindfs from repository: bindfs 1.12.2 I created a mountpoint called ...
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issue mounting LV to /tmp in RHEL

I tried mounting an LV to the /tmp directory and it has seemed to mess up my RHEL VM. To mount, I did the following: 1. Added following line to fstab: /dev/VolGroup00/lvol0 /tmp ext3 ...
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Having Trouble Mounting HFS Filesystem at Boot on Ubuntu Server

While the command "sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdc1 /home/external3" mounts the hfs file system on the /home/external3 directory on my Ubuntu server, I don't understand how to get it to mount at boot. ...
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Mounting a read/write filesystem

I added this line to my /etc/fstab: UUID=6F8F-1789 /mnt/USB auto users,noatime,umask=0 0 0 It mounts the filesystem but I still can't write to it. Am I doing something wrong?
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How to mount a iSCSI/SAN storage drive to a stable device name (one that can't change on re-connect)?

We need stable device paths for our Twinstrata SAN drives. Many guides for setting up iSCSI connectors simply say to use a device path like /dev/sda or /dev/sdb. This is far from correct, I doubt ...
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OpenSUSE “fstab” “mount” “An error occurred while accessing” “the system responded: mount: only root can mount”

Gentlemen, I trying to mount a network share at OpenSUSE's boot, when I try to access the folder where the share is mounted (using Dolphin) the system returns me the following error (edited): "An ...
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Show samba mount on file manager

I have two mount points on my /etc/fstab, one is a nfs share and the other a samba share. 10.1.1.1:/home/paulo/public_html /home/paulo/public_html nfs ...
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Why does this line in my fstab give me an “Invalid Argument” error

Here's the entry in my fstab that's giving me a mount error(22): Invalid argument error. //{address}/networkshare /mnt/pslive-netshare cifs ...
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Changing fstab options

What happens when file-system options in fstab are changed? Speaking of an already populated file-system, would changing options in fstab cause issues? For example, if one were to enable or disable ...
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Cannot change options in mounting ntfs partition for rw

I need to mount a ntfs volume for read & write for a particular group of users, so I tried putting in this line in /etc/fstab: (I have also tried UUID but it was the same result) /dev/sda1 ...
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mount: / not mounted already, or bad option

Can't mount the system with data=writeback I've added ,data=writeback to fstab than fstab: /dev/mapper/vg-lv_root / ext4 defaults,noatime,discard,data=writeback ...
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Mounting a VBox shared folder as user [duplicate]

In my Windows host, I have an Arch linux VirtualBox guest. I setup a Windows folder as a shared folder in VBox. I then manage to mount the folder as type vboxsf in my guest (done in /etc/fstab), but ...
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Login prompt does not appear after editing /etc/fstab

I am currently using CentOS 6.4. I've added 4 entries to the /etc/fstab to auto mount 4 disk. /dev/sdc1 /usr/bin ext4 defaults 0 2 /dev/sdc2 /usr/sbin ext4 defaults 0 2 ...
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Mount NTFS dive with permissions set to 777

I need to mount a NTFS drive with permissions set to 777 on debian. The code i have in fstab now is: /dev/sdb2 /disk ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=000,uid=1000,windows_names 0 ...
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Is it good idea to automount partitions on Linux?

I have three partitions: one ext4 for Linux and two ntfs partitions (one for Windows and the other for sharing data). I am really tired of mounting those separately. Is it good idea to edit fstab to ...
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Can I mount a (zip) archive in cygwin?

I do not see any example in http://www.cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#mount-table =
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Will the option NOATIME in /etc/fstab ruin my Unison synchronizations?

I read here in ArchWiki that the option noatime can improve hard disk performance and durability: The use of noatime, nodiratime or relatime can improve drive performance. Linux by default uses ...
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NFS only gives user read access

I had NFS set up such that my RasberryPi had its Documents/ folder stored on my main Ubuntu system and it worked fine. I then made it such that the entire /home/raspi1 folder (note, not /home/ itself) ...
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automount usb disk after pluged

from the man page of fstab auto - file system will mount automatically at boot, or when the command 'mount -a' is issued. noauto - the filesystem is mounted only when you tell it to. However, what ...
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SanDisk SSD, Builtin Background Garbage Collection

Looking at the spec sheet of the SSD's that come in my laptop: SanDisk (X110) http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/docs/X110_data_sheet.pdf It states "Background garbage collection" and "Support for TRIM" ...
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How to skip remote partition mount errors and continue booting?

I have an entry in my local machine's /etc/fstab to mount an NFS partition on a remote host: remotehost:/ /media/blabla nfs4 defaults,nobootwait 0 0 When I try to boot the machine while the remote ...
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Change owner/group of a subdirectory of an fstab-mounted vfat partition

In all likelihood this is a repeat question, but I seem to be currently experiencing difficulties forming a search query to locate an answer. I have a vfat partition mounted to /data containing all ...
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Raspberry Pi auto mount AirPort Extreme HDD

So I'm new to linux. I bought a raspberry pi that I want to mount my Apple Airport Extreme's HDD. I was able to find this online: sudo mount.cifs //10.0.1.1/Files /media/Files -o ...
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is it possible to mount hostname specific nfs share in /etc/fstab

I want to mount a hostname specific nfs Filesystem in /etc/fstab. 10.0.0.1:/testmy/<hostname> /nfs_for_host if there any Variable to do this ?
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Mounting Directories with bind & different permissions

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 & trying to mount a folder using bind in /etc/fstab. Shown below is one of many similar entries; /media/Storage1/test /media/Storage1/WebDAV/Alex none ...
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EC2 fstab and the best time to bind a directory

I have a server on aws that I needed to upgrade ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 to get the newer version of php. I ran several tests to see if my setup would upgrade and all appeared ok. However, I ended ...
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Create mount point on read-only filesystem for fstab to mount

I'm running TomatoUSB on a Broadcom-based broadband router. I have a busybox-style shell available to me. I'd like to have a partition on the attached USB hard drive mounted in /data under the root ...
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Linux doesn't show plugged in devices

my Linux doesn't show plugged usb devices... i can manually mount them but i don't want to do it every time i plug in a usb stick. I am using KDE and few days ago there was a notification if i ...
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SMB share fstab entry won't mount but same options with 'mount' command will mount

I'm running into some problems when mounting my SMB share using the /etc/fstab file. Mounting the share with the mount command works just fine: mount -t cifs //hostname/dir /mnt/dir -o ...
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How to umount file.tar.bz (that was mounted with archivemount) without needing sudo

As a regular user I mount my archive files with this: #!/bin/sh ARCHIVEF=$(zenity --file-selection --filename=/shared/); archivemount $ARCHIVEF /media/archivemount/ Unfortunately, sudo is required ...
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Can I automount /etc on a different partition?

This seems like a chicken-and-egg problem. Inside the /etc/fstab file on the root partition, can I specify a different partition to mount at the /etc mount-point, such as: /dev/sda6 /etc defaults ...
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mounting share in fstab error

I've been successfully able to mount a share on my Ubuntu Server using this command: sudo mount -t cifs //IPTOSHARE/DriveLetter$/Folder/"Folder Space" /mnt/Folder/"Folder Space" -o ...
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Mount hibernated Windows partition

I am trying to mount my Windows partition at boot. It works fine when Windows is in shutdown, but when Windows is hibernated, it can't be mounted as read/write, and I am sent to the root shell at ...
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Mounting samba share from fstab

Currently I have 3 network drives I mount each time i restart my system. The command I use is: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.1.8/ARES /media/Ares -o user=USER,password=*** sudo mount -t cifs ...
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LVM volume activation before fstab mounts

I am trying to mount LVM volumes during startup of my Debian Squeeze system. Since for some reason, the LVM volumes / groups are inactive by default, they need to be activated before any mounting can ...
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Automount NTFS partitions in Linuxmint 14 KDE

I am trying to set an NTFS partition to be auto-mounted in Linuxmint 14 KDE. I have already added command in /etc/fstab file as below: /dev/sda1 /media/MyDrive ntfs defaults 0 0 After saving the ...
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How do I always mount the same drive to the same location?

I have Debian running on a laptop of mine, and an rsnapshot config that does a wonderful job of backing up incrementally to a 1TB external drive of mine. Unfortunately, sometimes the drive mounts to ...
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Cygwin fstab configuration issue

Can't quite see where I'm going wrong. Trying to replicate the command "mount c: /c" in my fstab file, similar to this question: Cygwin fstab - what am I doing wrong? Michael@Michael-PC ~ $ cat ...
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LMDE with gnome 3 - Change automount options

I've got GNOME 3 on an LMDE machine and I need to change the automount options to mount without the noexec attribute for an NTFS partition. Does anyone know where I could find such configurations and ...
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Why Linux /etc/fstab UUIDs are case sensitive?

I recently added a line for a USB memory stick to /etc/fstab, to be able to mount it automatically, using UUID to identify the device. Before I already have several external ext4 drives that have ...