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

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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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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 ...
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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 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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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 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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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.