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

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Why mount a folder to a folder in fstab?

I'm on an Ubuntu server with fstab like this: /dev/xvds /home/ubuntu/stuff auto defaults,nofail,nobootwait 0 2 /home/ubuntu/stuff /home/bob/things auto defaults,nofail,nobootwait,bind 0 2 I ...
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Swap mounts according to fstab, but with priority other than expected

My /etc/fstab looks like this: UUID=881b584c-9e25-41e6-b3f7-31753ba63188 swap swap defaults 0 0 UUID=d29ab744-5520-42fb-9b61-8eb582a66005 / ext4 ...
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/dev/pts not being mounted during boot

After I installed cryptsetup on EdgeRouter Lite running ubnt-debianwhen I try to connect using ssh I get the following error message: PTY allocation request failed on channel 0 The workaround that ...
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fstab ssh mount eating network and CPU

I've recently bought a NAS (WD MyCloud) and connected it to my router. I'm able to see it on the network and connceting through SSH. I was also able to put an fstab entry to automount a folder in my ...
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Mount specific fstab entry

Sometimes you need to disconnect and reconnect mounts that have gone bad and don't want to disconnect + reconnect the entire list of fstab entries. Is this possible without having to basically rerun ...
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What does “sw” option mean in /etc/fstab?

In my Ubuntu 14.04 /etc/fstab, I have following line: UUID=e4YGg1-2bHU-Ylum-3FwK-MK3s-1Fjf-ZvQEh2 none swap sw 0 0 Which seems pretty current for swap. I can't ...
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Alpine Linux on raspberry pi fstab overlayfs issue

I'm completely new to Alpine Linux and Linux in general so please advice! I've installed Alpine Linux on my raspberry pi following this wiki on alpine linux. Everything is fine until I reach the ...
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KVM/QEMU Guest mounting Host Storage

I'm running CentOS 7 on a host machine and I'm wondering the best practice to automatically mount a hard drive for a KVM guest. I've made an Illustration to help describe what I'm trying to do. The ...
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Chef Update Root Filesystem Attributes in Fstab

I need to add the acl attribute to my root file system and I'll like to add this to my Chef Recipe to automate new builds. Example: LABEL=ROOT / ext3 defaults 0 0 to LABEL=ROOT ...
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What is the noauto mount flag for?

Entries in fstab exist ONLY to specify things to mount at system boot or manually with mount -a, right? But I was reading up on the noauto mount flag, which apparently makes corresponding fstab ...
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Centos fstab how to know what filesystem to put

i have installed centos with default settings, and i'd like to partition my server securely by modifying fstab. Thing is i don't know which filesystem i should put in the fstab file to reference eg. ...
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One folder doesn't have write access - samba share

I have an external HD in NTFS format setup to share from my router. Here is the fstab entry I have for mounting in Ubuntu: //rt-n66u-8fe8/data /mnt/rt-n66u-8fe8/data cifs ...
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How I can properly auto-mount a drive using fstab?

On a raspberry pi, I can mount an external USB HDD via both sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 and sudo mount -a. However, I can't seem to achieve the same effect inside fstab and a reboot. That file ...
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How to boot centos for recovery without monitor or DVD?

I modified the fstab to include the newly created partition, then rebooted. But the system won't boot, and I suspect it is due to incorrect information in fstab. My machine has no monitor, no working ...
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Handling /etc/fstab when upgrading linode from Xen to KVM?

I have a linode that is currently on one of Linode's Xen servers. I see that I am eligible to upgrade to a KVM linode. One thing that concerns me is that Linode's upgrade guide says block devices ...
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How to skip startup jobs for fstab? No timeout CENTOS7

So I was working on CentOS7 by encrypting one of my drives which worked perfectly manually. However, after making a mistake in the /etc/fstab and /etc/crypttab for mounting automatically it will get ...
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fstab entry for NFS mount on laptop

I have an entry in my client machine's fstab to automatically mount my NFS at boot. When the NFS network isn't present I'm waiting an additional 1.5 minutes for my system to boot: "systemd-analyze ...
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“Windows is hibernated, refused to mount” but fast startup is disabled on Windows 10

I'm trying to mount a Windows 10 partition on Fedora 23, with read-write permitions (but the same problem occurs on Linux Mint 17.3 and Ubuntu 15.10), but everytime I get this message: $ sudo mount ...
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HDD not showing up in Xubuntu

I am having some real issues trying to make my extra hard disks show up in Thunar. I have edited fstab but I can only see them as root. It's playing havoc with my auto backup as I have to remember ...
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“Unable to find or create a directory of the trash” on NTFS partition

I use RFRemix, desctop XFCE4 ]$ uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain 3.17.4-302.fc21.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Dec 4 19:12:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux When I try to delete from NTFS ...
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Is it possible to use a symlink as a option to overlayfs in the linux kernel?

I'd like to do a overlay of a (writable dir, mounted squash filesystem), so that writes are preserved in normal directory. I can edit the fstab entries to add and remove overlay and squashfs entries ...
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Problems with (local) mount at boot (sysvinit)

During boot, some/many mount points in /etc/fstab are not mounted. The /etc/mtab file contains these mount points - my understanding is that the system believes the filesystems are already mounted. ...
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PC won't start after editing fstab

I have a box with Intel P5LD2-X/1333 motherboard. I installed 2 GB RAM. The box was working as it should, no problems basically. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it. After editing the fstab file, I tried ...
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OSX Yosemite - fstab not working - changing mount point

I am trying to set a different mountpoint for my external harddrive in osx yosemite. I have tried editing /etc/fstab using the following line (my external drive has no UUID so I can't use that): ...
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Using /etc/fstab to add a mount as a user (VirtualBox, centos)

I'm mounting my mac folder as a share in virtualBox CentOS6 machine with the following command: mount -t vboxsf git /mnt/git/ -o uid=500,gid=500 It works perfectly but I can't figure out how to ...
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mdadm build legacy array on boot

I have RAID0 that was built using windows dynamic disk. I've read that this is a legacy array and can be assembled using build in mdadm. I've gotten the array to build and mount using the following ...
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OSX Fuse/SSHFS will not auto mount from /etc/fstab on mac (but sudo mount -a works!)

I have recently installed OS X Fuse and SSHFS on my mac, and I can mount my sshfs manually with sudo mount -a but I would really like it to mount automatically, given the contents of my /etc/fstab ...
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mhddfs+osxfuse via fstab?

I'm trying to create a virtual drive pool using FUSE for OS X and mhddfs. This command works for me: sudo mhddfs /Volumes/D01,/Volumes/D12,/Volumes/D103,/Volumes/D110 /mnt/DrivePoolA -o ...
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NTFS rw-support for Mac via fstab not working

I have used an NTFS partition for a long time with my Mac getting rw support for it via the "LABEL=DriveName none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse" entry in /etc/fstab. I reinstalled Yosemite last night just to ...
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Why does Ubuntu mount the wrong partition as root?

I am messing around with a problem of Ubuntu mounting a backup of my root partition residing on a different disk as / instead of the real one. I think the problem has been triggered by a clash of ...
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quotas on Cent OS 7

I have been trying to set up quotas on Cent OS 7 I have followed the instructions here https://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/Deployment_Guide-en-US/ch-disk-quotas.html#s1-disk-quotas-configuring but ...
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Ubuntu automount (/etc/fstab) weird behavior

I have SSD + HDD setup and planned to have OS on SSD (/dev/sdb) and use HDD (/dev/sda) as storage. I want HDD to be mounted during system start to the subfolder of home (full path /home/artemm/large). ...
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Disk partition errors after size change

I increased the disk size of one of my VM when it was running. After a reboot, I get the following error message (at boot time): Mounting local filesystems...failed Now the VM is only accessible ...
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fstab is empty. Is it possible to generate it from mtab?

Normally it should be fine with an empty fstab file (except one data disk). It looks like this: # UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM LABEL=DATA /data ext4 auto,rw,relatime 0 0 But I am on an ...
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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 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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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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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 ...