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

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Automount encrypted drive in fstab

I have a internal hard disk that I want to mount. Standard methods to mount it once (click on the access-your-private-data, run ecryptfs-mount-private) did not work, so I managed to mount it manually ...
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Glusterfs fstab

Currently I have 2 bricks that are replicated. I'm trying to mount a client to gluster. The only way I can get it to work is if I do this in the fstab: hostname:volume /test glusterfs defaults,...
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/etc/fstab seems different

While I was reading about storage media I learned that there's a file called fstab which lists the devices that are to be mounted at boot time. However, the example here is different from my fstab ...
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Partition does not show up after editing fstab

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 64bit and wanted to have auto-mount of partitions (NTFS) after boot up. I edited the /etc/fstab file and added the following line of code: UUID=5CB5FBB62D2AA5D5 /partitions ntfs ...
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sulogin cannot read /dev/tty1 permission denied

When booting up Ubuntu 16.04, I'm getting this: Press enter for maintenance( or type Control-D to continue) and when pressing enter, I get this error: sulogin cannot read /dev/tty1 ...
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Ubuntu VM builder giving errors

I tried installing KVM VM using Ubuntu VM Builder but got: http://paste.ubuntu.com/19059723/. 2016-07-11 02:42 INFO : E: Can not write log (Is /dev/pts mounted?) - posix_openpt (2: No such file or ...
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UTF-8 doesn't decode file names in one partition?

I put the utf8 option in the /etc/fstab file for a "FAT32" partition. I have some files with Japanese characters but again I see those alien square characters on them. The interesting thing is that ...
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Ubuntu Touch - Mount remote filesystems

Is Ubuntu Touch able to mount remote filesystems via sshfs, nfs, or samba shares? I would like to be able to mount a filesystem with my music and videos on my phone. However I have been unable to ...
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Mount fstab cifs guest command not recognized

During the last few days I've tried to connect to a Windows shared folder on another machine using Ubuntu. Finally yesterday I succeeded, but today it is not working anymore. Here's what I have done:...
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mount: can't find /dev/sdb1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

Recently I've notice that my additional drive on my Lubuntu 14.04 works only as read only. I tried a hundred ways to make it mount as rw but nothing helps. Even sudo seems powerless... My setup is ...
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Mounted hdd really slow duet to how it is mounted

Some days ago, in this question, I explained some minor issues that I was experiencing with a HDD that I mount using the /etc/fstab file. To partially solve the issue I decided to change how I was ...
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Trouble with USB Permissions/Ownership

I'm trying to use a USB drive (FAT32) on my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04, but the permissions are messed up and I don't understand them well enough to fix it. Running ls -l in /mnt shows drwxrwxrwx ...
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how can I force a mount -a to run after the system boots up?

Media server running Ubuntu 16.04 and Kodi. Synology NAS in the next room contains all the media. how can I get my fstab mounts working if they won't mount on bootup? -- tried switching to ...
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bind in fstab not automounted

I have bougth a SSD drive, moved my system partiton to it, but I want to use my "slow" disk to store photos and videos. I have created fstab entries which work, but they are not mounted automatically. ...
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How to permanently mount a network folder?

I have followed the wiki on this topic and applied this solution to fix the hang on shutdown and referred to a few other posts on here but can't get a Synology folder (Windows share) to mount on boot ...
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Mounting CIFS as user in Ubuntu 16.04 returns “No such file or directory”

I recently upgraded from (X)ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 (meaning a complete new installation, nothing left on hard drive). For the past years, I had the following line in my /etc/fstab: //home.server/...
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Cannot enable quota on web server

I'm trying to enable quota on my web server but I've hit a snag. /etc/fstab looks like this: /dev/mapper/VG_Foo-LV_ROOT_FOO / ext4 errors=remount-ro,usrquota,grpquota 0 1 ...
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help me understand files and blocks count on booting

On booting my laptop, right after BIOS is loaded I see on my screen: /dev/sda1: clean, 116918/19275776 files, 66284199/77094912 blocks I have two questions: If I'm seeing that information, is it a ...
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How can I mount a network share from a computer that isn't always on?

Running KodiBuntu (Lubuntu 14 ?) and I want to mount some shares from my windows computer. I have them mounted in /media/ using fstab and it works fine as long as the Windows machine is on when ubuntu ...
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Four partitions cannot be found ubuntu

I have run into a significant problem with my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop machine. I rebooted my computer to implement some updates, and ran into my /tmp, /home, /var, and /srv partitions not being located: ...
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Automount Windows network share only when particular network is available?

I need to sync a few folders on Ubuntu my laptop with a few folders on my Windows desktop. I'm currently manually mounting the Windows folders (NTFS filesystem) to mount points on my laptop's SSD. If ...
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ubuntu 16.04 fstab fails with nobootwait

I just clean install Ubuntu 16.04 (to replace 14.04) with the intention of porting bulk of the working fstab file, in order to mount other JFS disk/partitions. But I seem to be having trouble with ...
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Lag in Kubuntu - Config fstab correctly?

I use Kubuntu and have a partition with NTFS format which contain old data from previous version Ubuntu. I configured fstab to mount it: /dev/sda6 /home/stun ntfs permissions,uid=1000 0 ...
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ALERT ! UUID- does not exist. Dropping to a shell [duplicate]

I have got problem in Ubuntu 16.04. My system has 2 drives with RAID 1. I tried all that I found but didn't work. I matched the /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/menu.lst file with both /dev/md126 also ...
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Invalid encoding on shared folder mounted via fstab, but not in GUI

Mounting the folder via Network in Nemo shows all filename correctly, but when doing via Fstab with this code... //servername/sharedfolder /media/mountedfolder cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,sec=...
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fstab - Trying to access smb share hangs

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 computer with SMB shared folders, and from a Windows computer I'm able to gain access to these without problems. From this Ubuntu computer I've set the fstab so that I can gain ...
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NAS won't mount at boot but will mount with mount command after boot

NAS won't auto-mount at boot - no answers CIFS FSTAB won't start at boot and mount -a doesn't work as expected - not related, sudo mount -a works for me CIFS mount through fstab not ...
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How does 16.04 mount my newly-mdadm-created RAID? (It's not in /etc/fstab)

I've created a RAID device using mdadm. It's /dev/md0 and I've successfully formatted and mounted it at /media/raid. I created an /etc/fstab entry for /dev/md0, but md0 is gone when I reboot. Upon ...
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How to mount Ubuntu partition permanently writeable?

When I boot I always get the login terminal (not the gui). I always have to use the recovery mode and remount the Ubuntu partition with: $ mount -o rw,remount / After that, I get into the normal ...
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How do I mount a disk to provide needed space on top level directory?

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a disk with about 80GB of storage. Recently, I started getting errors reporting that I did not have enough storage space. I have other drives with several Terra-bytes ...
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Swap priority gets set to -1 on each boot

I have a swap partition of size 7.9 GB. When I use the command free, it shows this: NAME TYPE SIZE USED PRIO /dev/sda7 partition 7.9G 0B -1 The swap partition is not being used and ...
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How can I mount VBox shared folder in Gnome-Ubuntu editing “fstab” on startup?

I am new to Ubuntu. Once I have tried to edit "fstab". But after editing the file my whole system had crashed. I have re-installed Ubuntu. I want to mount my j_drive from host OS windows-8.1 to guest ...
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Nautilus share link fail on fstab mounted twice or more times the same share for different users profiles

Nautilus make a shortcut (xshare) below "Computer" which only works on one profile and get buggy in the remaining users. How to mount same share, many times, on one shared desktop, in different user ...
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Windows 7 File Share

I'm having issues trying to access my Windows 7 Share. I've read a LOT of thing on the Internet but nothing seems to work. I CAN access those folders with a Windows computer, but NOT with my Notebook ...
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Is there a way to run a command in fstab if a mount fails?

I have an NTFS partition used by both Windows and Ubuntu. However, mounting sometimes fails, and I need to run ntfsfix. Is there a way to automatically run ntfsfix if that partition fails to mount?
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how can I get my fstab mounts working if they won't mount on bootup?

CIFS mount through fstab not mounting at boot The suggested answers (a typo in fstab; _netdev) have no effect. However when I mount them with sudo mount -a there are no issues and they are mounted. ...
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fstab defaults not working as expected

I want to mount a partition to /media/files so that every user can read, write and execute in it. I first tried: UUID=6c95b3f6-90a5-4092-b30f-7a41210595f4 /media/files ext4 defaults ...
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USB disk/flash drive permission

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 and I have one standard account wherein USB storage devices (flash disk, external hard disk etc) are plugged in. In this scenario, the permission on the mount location (/media/...
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unable to access cifs network shared drive via fstab entry despite having administrator rights

Good afternoon- I am new to Linux and am attempting to mount a network shared drive with fstab entry but continue to receive a dialog stating "only system administrators have the permission to do this....
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Is it safe to kill power without shutdown, if a flash drive is mounted with the sync option?

I have a single board computer (Udoo Quad http://www.udoo.org/) with an Unbuntu 14.04 OS on a micro SD card. If I mount the disk with the sync option in fstab, is it safe to remove the power without a ...
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Drive fails to auto-mount at startup

I have a new laptop that's got both an SSD and an HDD. It's dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. The problem is that I can't seem to get Ubuntu to mount the ext4 partition of the large storage (HDD) drive....
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Ubuntu 15 doesn't boot anymore when fstab entries are not conntected

I noticed it won't boot into the desktop anymore when the drive is not connected. I also noticed that the entire update procedure got stuck because of that and i took me hours to spot it at all. ...
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How to automatically mount drives after boot?

In http://askubuntu.com/a/119818/5032 qbi says: add noauto to your fstab: ... So the filesystem will not automatically mounted at startup. Furthermore you write a script which ...
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Trying to create a NAS on Ubuntu 15.10

I am new to linux and am trying to make a NAS out of an old comnputer, I was going to use FreeNAS but my computer didnt reach the requirements. Here are the specs of my computer if anyone has ...
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Can't mount CIFS through fstab

Trying to mount a CIFS share (from Freenas) at boot, but I can't seem to get it to work. //freenas/mast/ /media/plexshare cifs guest,uid=1000 iocharset=utf8 0 0 I've tried using an IP rather than '...
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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 UUID=81f2f987-b411-...
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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 ...