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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
493 views

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 umask=077,gid=1000,uid=1000,credentials=/root/.pslivecred,...
1
vote
1answer
115 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
170 views

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 /...
2
votes
0answers
594 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

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 /dev/...
0
votes
1answer
959 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
352 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
225 views

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 =
0
votes
1answer
608 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
950 views

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) ...
1
vote
1answer
303 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
488 views

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" ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
649 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
902 views

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 ?
2
votes
1answer
7k views

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=...
1
vote
0answers
298 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
654 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
261 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
155 views

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 user=...
0
votes
1answer
339 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
353 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
391 views

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 username="",...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

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 boot....
2
votes
1answer
843 views

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 //192.168....
2
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
416 views

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 /...
3
votes
1answer
310 views

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 /etc/...
0
votes
1answer
962 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
723 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
853 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
102 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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.
1
vote
0answers
207 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
145 views

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 pysdm,...
3
votes
1answer
592 views

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 "/host"....
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
19k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
159 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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: $ ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...