The file fstab contains descriptive information about the various file systems.

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Ubuntu (server) credential manager for shares

im using a ubuntu-server 16.04 and am looking for something like the "credential-manager" in windows. What i am trying to achieve: A software im using is saving data/files to a location. I have a ...
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Xubuntu 16.04: fstab won't mount “/root” entry

A week ago, I installed Xubuntu 16.04 and supposed to mount a partition(/dev/sda3) for root's home (/root). Here is my fstab looks like: # / was on /dev/sda5 during installation ...
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davfs2: /sbin/mount.davfs: different URL in /etc/fstab

I am trying to mount a webdav server in /etc/fstab with davfs, but when i try open this in my file manager (Thunar) i will get the error: Failed to mount "My Folder" /sbin/mount.davfs: different URL ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - After update root disk /dev/sda is labelled /dev/root

After updating with apt-get upgrade the root partition /dev/sda is now labelled /dev/root. This is a KVM vm which is why it's showing as /dev/sda rather than /dev/sda1 I did not update the kernel. ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from doing anything to the Windows installation?

My laptop comes with a 128GB SSD, and it have Windows installed. But since it has almost no space, I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a USB drive (32GB, USB 2.0). It's working really well, but I don't want ...
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Access' permissian to HDD for standard user on ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

How can make an entry in fstab to mount UUID of the relevant disk to media/Data on ubuntu 14.04?
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Why are mount -a and blkid hanging?

I was trying to share an internal disk via NFS. So, two machines, A and B. MachineA mounted the disk at /data/Storage and exports /data to MachineB MachineB mounts MachineA:/data at ...
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Avoid flooding disk by copying to failed mount point

I intend to copy files from one Kubuntu PC to the Samba share of a second PC as a backup. For this purpose I am using a backup GUI tool. I would like to mount the samba share to a mount point on the ...
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What is the purpose of iocharset=utf8?

I see iocharset=utf8 recommended nearly everywhere when mounting Windows SMB shares into Linux. I have mounted vhdx files to a Ubuntu VM that I want to be assured that whatever files I write to the ...
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Did hard drive ids change in 15.10?

my fstab has entries like /dev/disk/by-id/wwn-0x9236792127351050241x-part2 after upgrading to 15.10 this isn't working because those paths no longer exist? now it's at ...
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CIFS mount is not recoverable after sleep or hibernate

I have Linux Mint Mate 17.3. The following mount points are defined in my fstab: //at.xxxxxx-it.net/ORG /mnt/L cifs user,auto,credentials=/home/liptak/.cifs.secret 0 1 ...
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Slow boot - a start job is running for dev-mapper

When my Ubuntu 15.10 starts, there is a delay of 90 seconds where an error like "a start job is running for dev-..." shows and then it shows alternatingly three devices. The first one is ...
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Show partition in under “Devices” in Nautilus

I have an external USB stick and HDD that used to be listed under "Devices" in Nautilus and I was able to mount/unmount them by clicking on them. For some reason, they aren't listed any more... The ...
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What is the difference between /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab?

Both /etc/mtab and /etc/fstab contain data about mounted volumes, for example: /etc/mtab /dev/xvda1 / ext4 rw,discard 0 0 proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0 ... /etc/fstab ...
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ubutnu 14.04.4-How to avoid automount of devices

I would like to know how does work the automount of all the devices at the startup of the system, and when I insert a new usb device. I have a live distro of ubuntu 14.04.4 (without any gui,so I can ...
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Can't start without systemctl after moving /home

Due to storage limit I recently moved /home, /tmp and /usr directories of an Ubuntu Unity 15.10 installation from independent ext4 partitions to ZFS datasets. This question relates the process I ...
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Ubuntu to windows 7 share cifs mount going dormant

I have an ubuntu 14.04 installation and I have a windows 7 pc with a hand full of share mount points.. The mounts work great if I am constantly using them, However if I let them sit for a little ...
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What does this fstab configuration line mean?

I am trying to mount a RAID array on my computer, and I found a guide on the Internet that told me to add this file to /etc/fstab: /dev/md0 /mnt/raid/ext4 defaults 0 0 What does /dev/md0 and 0 0 ...
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An error occurred while mounting … .iso keys:Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery

I found, that due to some errors with mount configuration, the following error occurred: An error occurred while mounting ... .iso keys:Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery Regardless ...
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Using `umount` for USB mounted ext4 volume without `sudo`

I mount a USB HDD used for intermittent plugin backup via the fstab entry: # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> ...
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nfs mount causes freeze in terminal (after suspend?)

Running Ubuntu 15.10 desktop. Mounted up some folders with NFS4 from a Synology diskstation using fstab. This is example line in fstab file: x.x.x.x:/volume1/projects /home/x/Projects nfs auto 0 0 ...
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Reconnecting network drives in fstab when changing network

I have a couple of network drive entries in /etc/fstab, and they work great as long as I'm connected to the same network from boot to shutdown. If i try to change to another WiFi (or LAN), or if I put ...
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How to mount the ntfs disk properly in fstab file? [duplicate]

sda7 is ntfs system and it was formatted on win7. In my ubuntu blkid /dev/sda7: UUID="8EA2D1A3A2D19057" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="3b2662b1-07" cat /etc/fstab # /var/www/html was on /dev/sda7 during ...
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Linux boot fails with /dev/disk/by-uuid/XXXX does not exist - Asus Zenbook Pro Touchpad Not Working

Device: Asus Zenbook Pro ux501vw-ds71t Ubuntu Version: 15.10 I installed Ubuntu 15.10 and the installation was successful. However, the Elantech touchpad did not work. I read that the newer ...
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External USB HD not being automounted according to fstab

I have an external USB HD and I want it to be mounted on /data/FS/WD2Tb/. I added the following line to my /etc/fstab file: UUID="a05fab8c-5c4c-42be-9898-830ec5ad45dc" /data/FS/WD2Tb/ ext4 ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu Server after editing /etc/fstab to mount secondary hdd

I have added a secondary hdd to my server and modified the /etc/fstab with the line UUID=1579e689-3965-47db-83a7-665cceeb6aff /media/storage ext4 defaults 0 0 but now when I am rebooting the server ...
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how can I change the hard drive device label?

I have a piece of software that thinks it needs to be on /dev/hdd2 while my actual disk is /dev/sda1. Is there something I could do in fstab to alias my hard drive to /dev/hdd2? The software is from ...
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Fstab Incorrect Bind Mount

My (non-working) settings are below. NOTE: The 2nd line works OK and the bind works. The problem is line 4th line. This just bricked my bootup & I had to chroot into my drive to # out line 4. I ...
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Explain This Mount Option Please

On this guide it states to create the bind mount below in the fstab file so that we don't have to manually mount it on reboots. What I don't understand is the third option (none). /home/users ...
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fstab owner permissions

I have set up line in fstab that goes like this: /media/unas/raidstore /home/unas/raidstore none bind 0 0 It works a treat, except I can't set user privileges: they keep reverting to root, ...
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mount drive at boot attached to asus wireless router

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10. Previously, I had Ubuntu 15.04. In 15.04, I had this entry in my fstab file to mount an external hard drive that is attached to my wireless router: ...
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Samba mount keeps timing out

I have several mounted drives to a windows share on an ubuntu server machine. //WindowsFileServer/Media /mnt/Media cifs credentials=/home/drew/.smbcreds,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0 ...
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Stop jbd2 writing to hdd

I have /dev/sdb as a storage drive. (used very rarely) I would like to use TLP or hdparm to power it off when not used to save power. However when I monitor disk's activity with watch iostat -d ...
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cloning install filled partition

I cloned a linuxmint install from a 300gb HDD to a 1tb HDD using the command: sudo cp -afv /path/to/source/* /path/to/destination It took a lot longer than expected, when it finished I realised the ...
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Why is errors=remount-ro not working with hibernated Windows partitions?

I have a Windows 10 (ntfs) partition on my Xubuntu 14.04 laptop. I wanted to mount it automatically at startup, readonly if necessary since most of the time there is hibernation information on it. So ...
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Cannot login after editing /etc/fstab

I've recently changed my /etc/fstab to mount /home to a NFS. After rebooting, I cannot login anymore. The system doesn't respond after I enter my password. What options do I have now?
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Mount point [UUID] does not exist (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I have an Ubuntu desktop with 1xSSD with the system installed (/dev/sda) and 4xHDDs running in softraid (/dev/md0, sd[b-e]). Currently whenever I power on my PC, Ubuntu initially fails to boot, ...
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Moved my /home folder to new partition, now unity launcher doesn't show any applications

I followed this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving and moved my /home folder to a different hard drive (I have an ssd split into two partitions for windows ...
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fstab won't mount during boot but does during runtime

I want to mount my windows shared NTFS partition immediatly on boot but this fails during boot and works when I mount the drive later during runtime. It does mount on boot when I set the location to ...
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Sudo has lower privileges then normal user

I have a strange problem. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and an NFS home folder, and currently if i try to log in i get thrown back to the loginscreen I have a NAS, and the home directory is located there. ...
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Fstab - Try rw first, then fall back to ro

How can I make an fstab entry to try to first mount as read-write, and if it that fails, as read-only?
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Cannot delete files

I've got my documents directory mounted on a separate partition from /home (/mnt/data) and linked symbolically. If I try to delete anything from ~/Documents via the GUI the window simply closes and ...
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Why Ubuntu auto swapon swap partition?

I have a standard Ubuntu installation. After that, I disable swap entry in fstab. But, when power on the computer, Ubuntu automatically use that swap partition. Sometimes it does that, sometimes it ...
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Which system folders can I mount to RAM drive safely?

I recently made a full installation of Ubuntu 15.10 to a USB drive. In order to make it faster, using RAM, I made /tmp folder to mount on RAM on boot, by adding this line to fstab: tmpfs /tmp tmpfs ...
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Change /proc mount options at boot time

I want to change the mount options for /proc. I added a line inside my /etc/fstab: proc /proc proc rw,nodev,noexec,nosuid,hidepid=2 0 0 Apparently, at boot time, this line is ...
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Mounting network drive fstab

Running this command works and mounts the remote drive: sudo mount 192.168.0.15:/nfs /media/ramtops So when I put this in my /etc/fstab I also expected it to work but it doesn't. Why? What should I ...
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Share a local folder over LAN with CIFS

I have a folder (/share, which contains other subfolders and files) which I want it to be shared over my LAN. I've read out there that CIFS (replacing Samba) is the file system adequate to do such a ...
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Adding a disk to /etc/fstab getting a parse error

A little system description, I have 2 SSD drives running raid 0 strictly for boot drives. I also have a 1tb HDD that I am trying to add to /etc/fstab on ubuntu 15.10. Here is my entry into /etc/fstab ...
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System directories on separate partitions shown on desktop as #.# GB Volume

During the install of Ubuntu studio WW 15.10 (XFCE4), I put /usr/share and /var/www on separate partitions. As expected they were added to fstab to auto mount on startup. The strange thing is that ...
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How to check if the swap partition is being used correctly in ubuntu 15.10

when I throw the command 'sudo swapon -s' no error or nothing shows up. I resized my primary partition and deleted my swap and reacreated it updating the values in the fstab file.......I would like to ...