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

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Mounting zfs network shares in Ubuntu LTS 20.04 using cifs- mount error(2): No such file or directory

I have 3 Thecus NAS servers: a N5500 (Firmware: 5.03.02), a N5200XXX (Firmware: 5.03.02), and a N5550, (firmware 2.06.02.5.cdv) each configured as RAID 5. The N5500 and the N5200XXX are using zfs and ...
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Sharing a partition between Arch & Ubuntu

I've just installed Arch linux to go alongside Ubuntu, and I'm having some trouble sharing a partition between the two. I've created it in both distros' fstabs, looking like this: UUID=<uuid> ...
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Azure Linux VM automatic attach disk after stop/start

I have a Linux VM that I use for machine learning training. I have attached a premium SSD disk of 1024GB to it. After following this guide, the disk gets automatically mounted on the /data mount I've ...
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Why do I have to remount root to start X in Linux Mint?

I have been using ArchLinux for quite some time now where I don't have to specify anything in /etc/fstab in order to boot into my XFCE desktop. I wanted to see if Linux Mint boots fine without /etc/...
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Ubuntu: OK to dynamically unmount devices mounted with `/etc/fstab`?

In Ubuntu, I'm running into USB enumeration-like failures as I hot plug a USB stick with a programmable multi-host USB hub (from Acroname). Is it good practice to mount (or really let the OS ...
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Can't get /boot partition to function, installing debian from host machine: Arch linux

I am trying to be a better Unix user. I want to dual boot my arch-linux virtual machine with Debian. I am using VirtualBox. I am installing Debian through the arch-linux environment (https://www....
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Applications don't recognise internal storage partition 2 mounted as external sd card

So I have a Chuwi Hi10 Plus running RemixOS 2.0 (Android 5.1.1). This was originally a dual boot tablet, but I deleted Windows, so now the device has 45 gigs of storage free on the drive. I formatted ...
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fstab configuration: How to run automatic fsck scan on external harddrive at boot and automate backup to external hard drive

I have an external hard drive (type ext4) to which I make a daily backup of my /home folder and postgresql database via an anacron script. I have run into two problems: 1.) When the computer (Ubuntu ...
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Mounting Network Shares w/ Samba: Permissions Denied

I can't fedora 31's shares from Windows & another fedora box as it keeps returning with "permission denied" from both the windows & linux box. I have tried changing the permissions of the ...
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What is the difference between mount -a and mount -o remount /dir?

I have created a new filesystem and mounted it : mount /dev/sda5 /dir Then I added the information about it to the /etc/fstab file so that the filesystem is always mounted at the boot process. ...
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Mounting Network Share on Raspberry Pi seems to mount to local fs

I'm trying to configure a raspberry pi running osmc+tvheadend to use an external hdd connected to my home wifi router. I've set up the mount in /etc/fstab and when I run sudo mount -a I can then cd ...
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Locked out of Debian embedded device after mistake in fstab

I am working with an embedded Linux device with Debian 9 installed. The device has an internal storage and the option to extend the storage with a sd card. I want to use the extra sd card for ...
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How to delete system apps in macOS Catalina?

It looks like changes Apple has made in macOS Catalina make it harder to delete system apps. I upgraded my work computer to Catalina today (standard Mac mini), and with it came some new (and some old)...
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how to fix broken fstab that causes / read-only on remote VM?

I broke my fstab by a multi line paste of commands on an AWS ec2. by some sort of miracle, the os still boots. output of mount: ec2-user@host:~ $ mount sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,...
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Network mounts on Laptop without fstab

I'm trying to find a better solution for network mounts in Debian than fstab. fstab has a tendency to halt boot when ever some network is not available and now that we have entered Cloud era it's ...
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XFS with No Barrier Mount option deprecated

I tried to perform SQL Server database restore with xfs filesystem and nobarrier in Azure cloud environment. It performs restore of some 15GB data in around 8 minutes. I heard this option is getting ...
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SSHFS to Windows10 server, from CentOS client

Setup: Windows2019 server with a folder full of files. CentOS7 VPS, which does not support SMB, NFS etc (blocked by VPS hosting provider). The hosting provider recommended I use SSHFS to connect my ...
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Skip mounting of nfs after three attempts

I am using RHEL 6.5 in my company and using a file server(NFS). I have put a mount point address to file server in the client's fstab file like this 10.9.9.25:/opt/Files /opt/Files nfs ...
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How can I make the HDDs for windows read-write possible with fstab?

I am currently using fedora 30 with usb m / m and want to be able to read-wirte the hdd disks (2 harddisks) of the computer(1 harddisk:windows installed,1 harddisk:data disk) Is there a method to be ...
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NFS Mount works manually, but fstab entry fails

using the command sudo mount 192.168.1.120:/complete /mnt/complete works fine, and I can now see the network files in /mnt/complete. But if I add the exact same command (minus the sudo) to /etc/...
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Linux fstab cifs NAS mount shows empty folder

I am trying to mount my Nas in my home directory. This is also no problem at first, but when I restart my laptop Linux mounts it as a network, but the folder is empty. It also only shows the available ...
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FSTAB configuration issue

I have a partition /dev/xvdb which is formatted as ext4 When I try to mount using the below command, it works: sudo mount /dev/xvdb /mnt/app But I want it to mount automatically. So I made the ...
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I can't sudo apt upgrade

I have a new installation of Linux Mint and I cant run apt upgrade without getting this response. How can I fix it? Sorry that it's in german. me@mypc:~$ sudo apt upgrade Paketlisten werden gelesen.....
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no UUID for partition when partitioning new disk

I am working on partitioning a new disk, on which nothing is stored yet, so I also need a completely new partition table etc. To try doing this I first made a gpt partition table and then assigned all ...
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Why is /dev/sdxy not recommended when using fstab?

I was reading fstab documentation and they mentioned it is not recommended to use /dev/sdxy in fstab Device : /dev/sdxy (not recommended) I use the same method to mount my hard disk every time. I ...
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Changing file permissions after mounting with fstab

I want to mount a drive with following default permissions: files: -rw-r--r-- folders: drwxr-xr-x owned by default user/group (1000) Which lead me to this fstab entry: UUID=XXX /media/drive ntfs ...
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fstab noauto, but automatic if you click on folder

I have a notebook here and network shares. Normally I would want to get them mounted on boot, but this wouldn't be so good on a notebook which isn't allways connected to the right network. So I put an ...
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Wait for a specific network to be up before mounting in /etc/fstab (multiple interfaces)

I want to mount a samba share from my NAS on /mnt/Media on boot via cifs. I already added an entry to /etc/fstab (incl. _netdev option). The connection to the NAS is a separate point to point ...
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Mounting USB drive at boot up on a virtualized instance of fedora

I am running Fedora inside of a Type 1 hypervisor(ESXi). In the VM's settings, I am making 2 USB devices available to it, both are of the exact model and storage capacities, however, one is named "AZS"...
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RAID card overwrites disk's filesystem signature - and fstab can't mount it

I have a RAID card (Sil3124) in an Ubuntu 18.10 machine. I want to connect independent disks (ext4) to it. After connecting, I find an entry in lsblk with FSTYPE = silicon_medley_raid_member (the ...
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CIFS mount from fstab not working

This method used to work with RHEL 5, and 6, so I used to just add this Line in /etc/fstab: \\192.168.1.50\V$ /mnt/N cifs user,uid=500,rw,suid,username=Administrator,password=password 0 ...
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A USB drive appears to be unmounting randomly. How do I troubleshoot this?

I have a USB drive holding files for a Plex server. The mounted folder is also shared on my home network using Samba. Nothing has changed recently in either Samba or Plex's config. Lately, the drive ...
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How does mount use fstab to mount directories?

A coworker asked me to help mount a shared Windows 10 folder in an Arch Linux guest using VirtualBox. The system had been set up by another coworker who was out to lunch. The folder to be shared was ...
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mount ignores umask option in /etc/fstab for NTFS drive

I have a 1TB NTFS drive that I'm trying to mount using /etc/fstab at boot. The entry in /etc/fstab looks like this: UUID=0C6C7C9D6C7C82EE /mnt/ext1tb ntfs umask=707 0 2 The drive gets properly ...
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Slow hard disk write performance in Ubuntu 16.04

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS where the OS resides on a SSD. I also have three harddisks (3 TB, 3 TB, and 500 GB) and whenever I copy something from the SSD or another HDD to one of the three HDDs I only ...
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Content gets deleted from a mountpoint after reboot

I created a mount point in an existing setup with this command: mount -o loop /comptel and made an entry to /etc/fstab as well which looks like this: #tmpfs /comptel tmpfs defaults,loop,...
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Recover/reinstall UEFI partition after dd to /null

Has you can guess from the tittle I'm a moron. I got angry against an USB key and try to format it's partitions with a dd and /null , but instead I deleted my sda1 and sda2 partitions. I realized ...
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Mount point permissions changing after `mount -a`

I am using my raspberry pi as a plex server and have having serious problems with one of the shared folder... Related to my Synology NAS All three are on my local network Synology NAS: "music" is ...
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Broken Debian boot when trying to auto-mount an encrypted partition

I've made a quite thoroughly encrypted, balanced and well functioning filesystem with dm-crypt/LUKS/cryptsetup, but I made the mistake of leaving the home folder unencrypted when first installing ...
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disabling filesystem journaling on EXT4

just wanted to know other than the obvious data integrity does removing data journaling retain the filesystem as EXT4 ? i read somewhere that without journaling the filesystem reverts to EXT2/3 ...
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UUID fstab configuration in virtual machine ( VMware )

we have physical machines as HP or IBM blade machine and we set UUID in fstab on these physical machines but in case we use VM ( virtual machine , ) is it necessary to defines UUID in fstab on ...
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attempting to remove discard mount option

Im trying to remove the discard option from /system (/dev/block/sde21) when attempting this command tune2fs -o^discard /dev/block/sde21 returns "Invalid mount option set: ^discard" is there ...
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How can I auto-mount internal NTFS HDD to encrypted /home partition with fstab?

Summary: I would like to auto-mount an internal HDD in my user home directory using fstab, but am unable to do so. I am setting up a new Thinkpad development machine with dual-boot Windows 10 and ...
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Using noexec option in fstab

This link explains the benefits of using noexec option when using mount. However it lists one limitation - if I have a Perl/Python/shell script or a file that starts with #! and will try to execute it ...
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Automounting USB drives on a headless systemd linux box

Approaches to auto-mounting devices in Linux keep changing, and googling returns quite a few solutions with various degrees of applicability for modern systemd-based boxes. The following approaches ...
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SSHFS mounting with FSTAB during boot (Linux / Debian)

Is there anyone out there who can help me try to "translate" this SSHFS command to a proper fstab-line? I already tried once and messed up with whole FSTAB and boot. sshfs user@remoteserver.com:/...
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Create CIFS mount read/write for multiple users in group users

I can't seem to figure this one out. Running on CentOS 7, I'm trying to get a CIFS mount working using my FStab file. //<ip>/downloads /mnt/downloads cifs user,gid=100,forcegid,rw,auto,username=...
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Mount a directory of another server on boot automaticaly

I have two Centos 7 servers and I mounted a directory from the 2nd server on the 1st one by SSHFS. And it works fine. but when I reboot the 1st server I need to mount the directory manually. What ...
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Disk mounted as read-only, but defined as read-write in fstab

I'm having an issue with my computer; I recently installed Deepin Linux, based on Debian, and I'd like to use my internal ntfs formatted HDD on it. I made an fstab entry to auto-mount it at startup, ...
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mount block device as /var/log during startup

I would like to use the ram block device to store the contents of /var/log folder. The ram-backed block device driver I used is the same one as in this link. This one creates the device /dev/rb. I ...

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