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

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nfs /etc/fstab doesn't mount on startup: ubuntu / xbmc

I have an nfs share I'm trying to mount automatically at startup in ubuntu / xbmc I have the following in /etc/fstab nas:/mnt/raid /mnt/raid nfs noauto,rw,async On startup the mount doesn't ...
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GRUB broken after conversion to btrfs

First off, yes, I did, in fact, suspect that changing my filesystem from ext4 to btrfs would break GRUB and fstab. Now, here's what happened. I converted the filesystem seamlessly to btrfs and that ...
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How can mount work with an empty fstab?

From the Arch Linux installation guide: The /etc/fstab file contains static filesystem information. It defines how storage devices and partitions are to be mounted and integrated into the overall ...
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Mounting ext4 drive with specified user permission

I want to mount a supplementary etx4 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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Why is every file marked as an executable on my mounted NTFS partition?

I have edited my /etc/fstab file to include this line: /dev/sda5 /media/yannbane/Shared ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0 I did this so my dev/sda5 partition (labeled Shared) is automatically ...
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How to execute programs on mounted partition

This is the aplication I want to run. -rwxr-xr-x 1 manuel manuel 582841 Nov 22 09:51 PromServerMain This is the fstab entry /dev/sda8 /media/data0 ext4 defaults,user 0 2 This is the mountpoint ...
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Why does my Ubuntu Live USB stick always resets my modified fstab to “defaults”?

I made an Ubuntu Live USB Stick with the LinuxUSBDownload installer. The installer works great and also the well known issue of not unmounting the casper-rw at shutdown is fixed. :D The problem now ...
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How to mount curlftpfs in fstab

How can I permanently mount a remote FTP directory in fstab with curlftpfs, so it will be accessible for the common users on the machine? I am using Linux Slackware.
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Is it possible to automatically mount a hot-swappable drive when it is turned on?

In my PC, I have a hot-swap drive. Usually I keep it off to save power. I only really use it when accessing from another PC on the network. Is it possible to configure /etc/fstab to mount this drive ...
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Which options to put in /etc/fstab for / partition? (ArchLinux)

I am installing ArchLinux and I don't know which options to put for the / partition in /etc/fstab. On ArchWiki they suggest defaults,noatime, but on my LinuxMint options are just errors=remount-ro ...
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Pysdm has disabled my ability to write to my storage partition

I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Mint 13 Cinnamon. As well as their respective partitions, I also have a large one (NTFS) for storing all my music, videos, documents etc. I downloaded ...
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How to permanently mount ntfs drive in WUBI installation mode?

I have a Windows 7 installed as my primary operating system on my C:\ drive. I have another ntfs partition, D:. Ubuntu is installed using WUBI on C:\Ubuntu, which makes C:\ accessible through ...
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mounts not present in fstab. where are they?

my debian system is using tmfs for a few things, notably /tmp and it's using a rather small size for it. And it's nowhere to be found in my /etc/fstab i guess i could just add the entry in fstab and ...
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mount cifs through fstab non readable/writable

I have FreeNAS server and domain-controller with Windows Server 2008. I use OpenSuse 11.4 and my Windows account have full access to FreeNAS CIFS share. I can connect through any filemanager with smb ...
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Mounting system directories from network

I was thinking about how to keep write access to my Raspberry Pi's root file system (residing on a SD card) at a minimum. Of course, /var is a primary candidate for being kept somewhere else. I have ...
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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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fstab on boot: mount when device is plugged in

I have an external USB drive which I want to be mounted automatically on boot when it is plugged in. With the current settings in fstab, mount will try to mount it even when it is not available, which ...
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debootstrap creates blank fstab (“UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM”) - how do i configure fstab for the first time?

I've been following this tutorial to create a custom amazon ec2 image. It looks like debootstrap doesn't set up the fstab anymore. When I get to the mount /proc step, it complains: warning: can't ...
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Removable vs fixed mount points in Linux

What makes a mount point removable in Linux? I am using Gentoo Linux with Gnome 3.2, and I find it annoying that some of my drives (ex: /dev/sdb) appear as removable but not the others (ex: /dev/sdc, ...
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Linux - Advanced automounting via /etc/fstab file

I have a simple server with 6 hard disk drives (all SATA) inside of it. They are in a simple JBOD (just a bunch of disks) mode, so Linux just shows the following devices (assume each one has a single ...
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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 any usb device like thumbdrive, sd-card or digital camera using GNOME 3.4.1. Both fat32 and ntfs filesystems won't work. From terminal i ...
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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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How to mount filesystem at boot when filesystem exist

I have Linux mint 13 maya installed on USB Pendrive (my portable linux). I run it on different computers. Is there a way to set the fstab to auto mount the hard drive from X computer at boot? So far ...
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How do I configure fstab so that a partition can be used by different users simultaneously?

My intent is to set up a drive that any user can read to, write from, and execute on. Moreover, the users must be able to use the drive at the same time. I have my fstab entry set up like this: ...
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Mount -a on reboot after modifying /etc/fstab

I added the third line to /etc/fstab. proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 none /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0 tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs ...
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How do I load Ubuntu into RAM and boot from it?

The Problem I have a USB flash drive which, among Windows PE and other things, has an Ubuntu 11.04 system on a virtual (file-based) partition: <drive>/ubuntu/disks/boot.disk mount point ...
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How to make mount points inaccesible for any user or process in Ubuntu, when no filesystem is using it?

I have noticed that my mountpoints in /media often acquire underscores, double or triple at time, when I use Vuze which is configured to save the files on a mountpoint directory in /media. This is ...
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mount Command Works, but fstab Version Fails - Samba Issue

I can mount a share with this command: sudo mount -o username=user,password=pass //192.168.5.227/share /mnt/share And in my fstab I have this line: //192.168.5.227/share /mnt/share cifs ...
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what to do when fstab breaks?

Which is the best way to fix broken fstab? I think that i could do that with some live linux distro. First serch for partitions and mount them to temporary created /temproot. Manually mount partitions ...
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Automounting with fstab not working on Ubuntu guest VM on OSX host

I've been setting up a new development environment using VirtualBox so I can sandbox my services and such in their own VM. It's an Ubuntu-based VM, which loads as a headless instance that I SSH into ...
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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 ...
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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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Configure CIFS mount point permissions

On my Ubuntu machine I am mounting a CIFS share by having the following in my /etc/fstab //netgear0/photos /media/netgear0-photos cifs ...
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Mac Lion: fstab is deprecated. so what replaces it to prevent a partition from mounting?

If fstab is deprecated in Lion (and before, I think?) how does one, properly, prevent a partition from mounting on system boot? This is loosely related to this question which as of this post has no ...
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Moving Ubuntu to a new hard drive, partitions reorganization

I'm using Ubuntu on my laptop on a 250GB hard drive. I'm going to install a new 500GB hard drive and will create new partitions on it for different purposes. Can I simply copy the partition where ...
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Space in credentials file, smbfs & fstab

I'm trying to mount a Windows share on an Ubuntu Server box. It works with smbmount, and with an entry in /etc/fstab. //Kubrick/Projects /mnt/projects smbfs user=Eric\040Fritz%{pass},rw ...
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What are the default fstab mount parameters in Debian?

I've accidentaly corrupted my fstab and cut the ends of lines. There are now disk uid, mount point, filesystem for root and swap, but the mount parameters are missing. The system boots as readonly. ...
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Proper fstab options for the disk

I have the following line in /etc/fstab /dev/sdb3 /media/mybook xfs rw,auto,users 0 0 The device is properly mounted and seen by root, but not by the normal ...
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Permission problems at mounting ext4 filesystem on fstab

I have installed 2 linux distributions, Fedora 15 and Ubuntu 11.04. I have a partition formated in ext4 filesystem and i mounted using the /etc/fstab file on /mnt/files/ mountpoint. It mounts ...
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How to write as a normal user to a mounted dm-crypt/LUKS partition?

I managed to setup an encrypted partition that's mounted on boot using dm-crypt/LUKS. The relevant entry from my /etc/fstab: /dev/mapper/st_crypt /media/st ext4 defaults 0 2 ...
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Why bind-mount /var/tmp to /tmp?

I've read in several places that it is recommended to bind-mount /var/tmp to /tmp. This can be done by adding the following line to /etc/fstab: /tmp /var/tmp none rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,bind 0 0 How ...
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Allowing users to mount /dev/loop0

I have a following problem. I need to let normal users mount device /dev/loop0 to a predefined directory /mnt/data. The filesystem of the device is unknown and is to be defined when mount command is ...
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Problem mounting XP share using CIFS

I've seen other similar questions but don't believe any of them solves my problem. I've got a VMWare virtual Ubuntu box. hosted by an XP machine. The XP machine is sharing a folder VMWebRoot I want ...
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Is there a difference between using pmount and mount?

Is there any difference between using pmount to mount a device (e.g., USB drive) and using mount with user in the 4th column of /etc/fstab? Essentially, is the only purpose of pmount to allow the ...
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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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Mounting network storage over wireless

I have a laptop that is connected to my home network over wireless connection. The laptop runs a bit torrent client which downloads to a mounted NAS filesystem . I would like the laptop the run the ...
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EC2 volume not mounting via fstab; manual mount successful

I have a Micro instance running Ubuntu 10.04 x86 (AMI ami-3e02f257). It has the OS volume attached at /dev/sda1 and a second volume attached at /dev/sdf (reported as ...
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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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how do i make sure i have read and write access to the folder when i'm mounting it in Linux (Ubuntu) using the fstab file

follow up to How do i set up shared folders in virtual box (windows 7 host, Ubuntu guest)? i can get the folder to mount on start up, but it keeps coming up with a padlock symbol on the icon and i ...
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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 ...