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

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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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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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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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My virtualbox fstab will not auto-mount on reboot?

I am able to mount my drive manually like this (ubuntu): sudo mount -t vboxsf C_DRIVE /mnt/saga_c But when I try and add it to my fstab it does not mount when I restart the machine. Is there ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 to Set “<options>” in fstab - Manual Mounting is Successfull

I am not real familiar with fstab yet, so I have a couple questions. When I use this command to mount devices: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=admin //192.168.1.134/share_name /mnt/share_name With ...
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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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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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Disk device changes after each rebooting

I have a SATA disk and an IDE disk on my desktop machine, and I've installed Windows 7 in the SATA disk while ArchLinux in the IDE, the grub is installed on the IDE disk. In ArchLinux /etc/fstab I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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Mounting a partition as your Music folder in Ubuntu 10.4

I have installed a new hard drive and partitioned some space that I am wanting to use for keeping my Music files on. I have entered a line into the /etc/fstab file that I believe mounts the partition ...
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Mounting a VirtualBox shared folder on boot with fstab in OpenSuse 11.3

I have followed the steps found here, however, the share is not mounted on boot. The share will mount if i run 'mount -a' after booting. Why would the share not mount on boot? 1 - Set up a ...
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cannot mount remote partition using fstab/fuse

Using a combination of http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2007/01/02/mount-remote-directories-securely-with-ssh-ubuntu-6061-610/ and http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/fstab.html I figured I could mount the ...
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Why does Ubuntu mount the wrong partition as root?

I am messing around with a problem of Ubuntu mounting a backup of my root partition residing on a different disk as / instead of the real one. I think the problem has been triggered by a clash of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu network share fails to mount, can't get to command prompt on boot?

One of my network shares is down, which isn't a big deal, but now my Ubuntu instance fails to boot properly. On boot it will display the screen giving me the option to skip the mount, or do a manual ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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fstab line for auto mount drive that all users can read/write

I have installed a cable that connects from the CPU's SATA motherboard connection to a removable drives' ESATA connection. I would like to be able to swap drives on the ESATA connection and have all ...
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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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Automatically mounting windows share in Fedora 12

I'm trying to automatically mount a windows share in a Fedora 12 instance (FC12). When I manually mount things work: mount -t cifs //nas01/servers -o username=guest,password=myPassword ...
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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 ...