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

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Mount USB drive as a specific user under Linux

I'd like my linux box to mount a certain USB drive for a specific user rather than mount for the currently logged in user. For all other USB drives, I'd like to keep the default behaviour of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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How do I get my Drobo FS to work with fstab under OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks?

My Drobo FS was working fine with OS X Mountain Lion and auto_mount, but Mavericks changed the way it works. Before Mavericks, I had automount configured so that the DroboFS was visible when iTunes ...
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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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Linux mint - Debian Edition: Mounting hard drive for specific user

I want to automatically mount a hard drive but only with an specific user and to have the drive owned by the user. By now I'm using this line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sdb1 /home/mjrofra/funes ext4 ...
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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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How can I auto mount a CD or DVD to the same location/path every time?

I am running Linux Mint 13 and I am enjoying the convenience of having a CD or DVD automatically mounted after I insert it (to some mysterious place). I have converted this machine to a headless ...
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bindfs doesn't work from fstab on openSuse 13.1

everybody. I'm trying to use bindfs to mount a partition with access for the two users I have in my PC. I installed bindfs from repository: bindfs 1.12.2 I created a mountpoint called ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Show samba mount on file manager

I have two mount points on my /etc/fstab, one is a nfs share and the other a samba share. 10.1.1.1:/home/paulo/public_html /home/paulo/public_html nfs ...
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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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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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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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UNIX - mount: only root can do that

I need to allow a non-root user to mount/unmount a device. I am a total noob when it comes to UNIX, so please dumb it down for me. I've been looking all over teh interwebz to find an answer and it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 =
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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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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Modify fstab entry so all users can Read and Write to an EXT4 Volume

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 box with an EXT4 partition. This partition is set to automatically mount in /etc/fstab. For the purposes of this post, we'll call it: /media/foo. Unfortunately, only root ...
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Raspberry Pi auto mount AirPort Extreme HDD

So I'm new to linux. I bought a raspberry pi that I want to mount my Apple Airport Extreme's HDD. I was able to find this online: sudo mount.cifs //10.0.1.1/Files /media/Files -o ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...