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

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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 user=...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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Disk partition errors after size change

I increased the disk size of one of my VM when it was running. After a reboot, I get the following error message (at boot time): Mounting local filesystems...failed Now the VM is only accessible ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...