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

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swapoff failed: Invalid argument

I recently found that every time I shutdown/reboot my machine, there will be an logged error which says swapoff failed: Invalid argument. Jul 22 21:09:02 Frederick-Kubuntu systemd[1]: Stopping Update ...
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Reduce timeout value for “A start job is running for dev-disk-by” linux

My /etc/fstab intentionally has quite a few entries that point to (labelled) partitions and filesystems that may not be present at boot time (think: hotpluggable SATA backup disks). These entries ...
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VirtualBox Guest Shared Folder Ignoring umask

I have a folder on my host system (Arch Linux) which is being shared with an Ubuntu VirtualBox guest. Instead of using automount, I am mounting the folder at boot using the following line in my guest'...
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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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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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setuid not working on a script [duplicate]

I'm working on a RHEL 6.7 machine. I'd like to make a script which is owned by root BUT could be launched by other users. However I still want the actions inside the script to be launched as root. So ...
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fstab drive auto-mounted to wrong (non-existent) dev

I ran into a curious problem today. ls /media/Personal would yield ls: reading directory .: Input/output error According to mount, that folder was mounted from /dev/sdb1 Yet according to blkid, I ...
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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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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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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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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 guest,_netdev,...
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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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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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Cant open file for writing with cifs mount

Hi I have mounted my QNAP on to a drive on my ubuntu machine using the following fstab entry //<ip-address>/Documents/Aly /home/aly/Documents cifs credentials=/root/.credentials,uid=1000,gid=...
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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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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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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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Is there any GUI tool to configure /etc/fstab?

I have little experiences in configuring the 'fstab'. I'm looking for any GUI tool that helps me with this. If possible based on gtk and should be available in Debian.
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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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Why is my USB drive not mounted during startup

I have Arch Linux running on my Raspberry Pi. I added the following line to my fstab file: /dev/sda1 /mnt/MyBook ntfs defaults 0 0 for a while this worked fine, the device was ...
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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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Filesystem handling for embedded Linux device

I am developing a device that will run Linux as its operating system. The device is a small form factor X86 device with a flash drive exposed as a SATA-device. So it is not very dissimilar from any ...
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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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Mounting a VirtualBox shared folder on boot with fstab in OpenSuse 11.3

I have followed the steps found here, however, the share is not mounted on boot. The share will mount if i run 'mount -a' after booting. Why would the share not mount on boot? 1 - Set up a ...
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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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How to Set “<options>” in fstab - Manual Mounting is Successfull

I am not real familiar with fstab yet, so I have a couple questions. When I use this command to mount devices: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=admin //192.168.1.134/share_name /mnt/share_name With ...
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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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Set proper rights for sshfs mountpoint so it can be shared with samba

I have a domain hoster that provides access via SSH. My platforms are: Gentoo 2.6.36-r5 Windows (XP/Vista/7) I work on my Windows, I use Gentoo to do all the magic Windows can't do. Therefore I ...
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fstab: When do you use the “dump” and “fsck” options?

I found a great tutorial on how to use fstab: http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/fstab.html Using this tutorial, I was able to successfully get my SIMPLE mounting needs working. But during the ...
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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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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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Cygwin fstab - what am I doing wrong?

I'm trying to automount my Windows home directory over my Cygwin home directory. If I run the mount command manually it works fine, but putting the mountpoint into /etc/fstab doesn't seem to work: $ ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 “The destination is read-only” - thumbdrive - GNOME error?

I have Ubuntu 12.04. My problem is, I can't get write access to any USB device, like thumbdrive, SD card or digital camera using GNOME 3.4.1. Both FAT32 and NTFS filesystems won't work. From ...
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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 bind,uid=...
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My virtualbox fstab will not auto-mount on reboot?

I am able to mount my drive manually like this (ubuntu): sudo mount -t vboxsf C_DRIVE /mnt/saga_c But when I try and add it to my fstab it does not mount when I restart the machine. Is there ...
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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 allow_other,...
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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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Mounting ext4 drive with specified user permission

I want to mount a supplementary ext4 data disk drive with specified rwx permission for a certain user. The mount point is inside the home of such a user and it's owned by the user. I added the new ...
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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 ...