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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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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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?