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

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Router on Virtual Machine, fstab mount disk from other machine by hostname: When is fstab executed?

Ok, so I've been looking for this for quite a while now, but I can't find an actual answer to this question. When is fstab executed, specifically in relation to the scripts in /etc/rc2.d? What I'm ...
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Recover from improper setup of backup drive using Label//UUID

Objective: Set up home multi-system (Mac, perhaps Win7, and other Ubuntus) backup capability using Seagate Backup Plus 3T drive connected to Ubuntu Studio 14.04. I would like to simplify the drive ...
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fstab not mounting

I am trying to change the default mount point virtualbox uses in my Ubuntu VM. With the virtualbox settings, I have this in my shared folders settings: My actual username replaces 'username' in the ...
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Ubuntu Server: /etc/fstab edited without my permission - Can't Start Ubuntu

Afternoon all. I recently created a clean install of Ubuntu Server 14.04 I access it through Windows Remote Desktop Connection using XRDP and have installed OpenVPN. The only other use is as a DLNA ...
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Is it possible to automount a partition on a dummy location?

There's a partition on my drive that I don't use, called /dev/sda8. This partition is not listed in /etc/fstab so it will pop up in the Unity launcher when I boot my system. I don't want this to ...
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Is it possible to mount and unmout network shares through file manager?

I usually mounted my NAS through fstab line //192.168.0.32/hdd /media/nsa320/ cifs username=admin,password=pass,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm,noauto,rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 and then through command line ...
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Why can't root access my CIFS mounts?

I have a Windows CIFS share mounted through FSTAB, it mounts successfully. However I can't even DIR the folder without getting a Permission denied. I have tried adding noperm, uid and gid stuff to ...
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Why would simply adding options to a mount point in /etc/fstab change mount points for various hard disks?

I edited my /etc/fstab and simply added "noatime" to my ssd drive entry. That is all I did to the file. I then saved the file and immediately rebooted. The system then hung during boot because mdadm ...
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8GB RAM is fullfilled, addressed /tmp /var/log into RAM

Ok, so I have 8GB memory and 30GB msata storage + some external drives... 30GB for ubuntu, no SWAP partition, only main / Updated fstab to store /tmp and /var/log into RAM and Firefox caching into ...
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Mounting Extra Hard Disk in Ubuntu

I have bought a new 1TB hard disk and formatted in ext4 file system type and attached to my CPU(Already having a HD with Ubuntu installed). Following the answer given here, I tried mounting the ...
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mount laptop hard drive disk from live DVD

I was following directions for changing the password for Microsoft Windows (on a laptop) with chnptw, but when I navigated to /mnt and /media the directories were empty -- I believe that the /mnt ...
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Why is my /etc/fstab file unconfigured?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer Chromebook C720. For some reason, my /etc/fstab file is "unconfigured." zacleung@chrubuntu:~$ cat /etc/fstab # UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM Why does this ...
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Utility for entering partitions into fstab

Under Windows it's possible to create a symbolic name for a disk partition by assigning it a drive letter. It's certainly possible to do that in (K)ubuntu by editing /etc/fstab and inserting the ...
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large amount of data TRIMMed on SSD

I just recently set up a new PC with an SSD/HDD combo; my linux partition on my SSD is mounted as / with /home mounted on my HDD. I have the noatime and discard flags set for my SDD in /etc/fstab, ...
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Unable to mount cifs share from OS X Yosemite on ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying all kind of options to mount a file share from OS X 10.10 to a ubuntu 14.04 box. This box has no GUI so I must find the proper command trough the GUI I know that the share is ...
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fstab executes before a required mod is loaded (vmhgfs)

I'm running Trusty Server 64bit in VMware and am trying to get shared folders to load on startup. The problem I'm seeing is that the required module vmhgfs does not get loaded until after fstab is ...
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How to auto mount drive when logging in?

I am trying to auto-mount a partition inside my home folder, when I login. But I have no idea on how to do this. I did try auto-mounting it at boot-up. But this didn't work. I suspect that is because ...
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Unable to create a directory on a mounted file system (FUSE). mkdir: cannot create directory `dirname': File exists

I was trying out the FUSE file system. I downloaded fuse 2.9.3 and installed it to a directory in my Home directory. I did rest of the work as superuser (as I was denied to manipulate the mounted ...
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Removable HDD defined in fstab causing problems at startup when not present

Recently I made some edits in my fstab file after some change in my partitions. (check Partitions mounted with fstab, not opening from Nautilus nor Unity sidebars ) In the process I wanted to include ...
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Partitions mounted with fstab, not opening from Nautilus nor Unity sidebars

I had recently changed my partitions (reducing Windows partition to give more storage for Linux), and I used fstab to have convenient access to my file system. I have not problem using these ...
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Can't mount dvd

I get this error: Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/stefan/UDF Volume: exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: /dev/sr0: can't ...
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CIFS won't reconnect to Samba share on request

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server which writes to a number of Windows machines shared folders over samba. I have all the cifs shares setup in /etc/fstab and they connect perfectly when the server boots up ...
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Resetting Fstab on 14.04

Heres the thing, my windows operating system 8 crashed due to a virus(so i assume)..It got the blue screen of death. I tried everything to recover it and nothing worked. So i decided to install ubuntu ...
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Auto mount XFS volume at startup s for skip m for manual recovery

I have moved my Music collection to XFS spinning platter volume sda1. I have chowned volume to user, but still XFS~I will not auto mount when set through disks: # /etc/fstab: static file system ...
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Best way to mount /tmp in fstab?

What is the best way (options, those numbers on the end) to mount a /tmp partition in /etc/fstab in terms of security and speed on a desktop (laptop) computer (read: not server)? I've heard about ...
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Moving documents folder to a Windows Network Share

Well I've recently switched to Linux :) I'm enjoying it so far! Back in my old Windows set-up, I used to have all my documents saved on a network computer in a folder that corresponded to the ...
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Ubuntu Command-line edit /etc/fstab

I just recover my /etc/fstab file using THIS But after reboot it says: Mount failed press S to skip and M to mount manually. on S it skip all services and just start with mount only default drive ...
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NFS partition not mounted automatically at boot time anymore

In Ubuntu 14.04, I was auto-mounting my NAS partition using NFS by adding the following line in my /etc/fstab: 192.168.1.100:/volume1/Downloads /home/pierre/Downloads_NAS nfs ...
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thunar is unable to mount/unmount partitions correctly

I have a ntfs partition and i can't unmount it, the error is: Not authorized to perform operation My file manager is thunar and I'm running openbox on my ubuntu (installed by network installer). I ...
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Issue on mounting partition

So, I just got some issue on a Ubuntu 12.04.2 VM. At boot, I wasn't able to mount my /data2 partition. DMESG: [ 4.319405] EXT4-fs (sdb1): Unrecognized mount option "utf8" or missing value ...
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How do I fix a bad /etc/fstab if the hard disk read-only?

I had created a bootable hackintosh usb stick but I found that I had a problem that could be solved by renaming a file or editing another. But the usb stick was read only and, in a moment of ...
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On Boot: “The disk drive for UUID=… is not ready yet or not present”

I long ago deleted and disabled my swap partition but I still get the error The disk drive for UUID=d4b17eae-c547-4d02-8d1d-0279069d35f0 is not ready yet or not present when booting and it is ...
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Losing connection to windows share

I have two shared directories on a Win7 machine. These shares are both mounted on a Ubuntu Server 12.04 machine using the same credentials. The entries in /etc/fstab are: //10.10.2.11/test-flags ...
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How to create sandbox home directory with AuFS

We have two Linux computers at work, which were replaced with new hardware so we need to install the Ubuntu OS on them. However someone set them up 4 years ago and didn't document how, so I my ...
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How to make update-grub recognize zfs datasets as root in /etc/fstab and add minimal set of zfs options?

I'm having trouble to find out how to make update-grub of grub-efi 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 recognize the specification of a ZFS dataset as root device in /etc/fstab and conditionally add a minimal set of ...
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smb mount via fstab mount error 5

Something weird happened in the last weeks don't know why, before it worked perfectly so here's my problem: I am mounting my NAS via fstab and a script which looks like this, taken from fstab: ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 NFS share does not work

I have an NFS share on my QNAP NAS. I can connect to this share from multiple desktops & laptops with Ubuntu (and Fedora). The thing is that it won't work with Ubuntu 14.10. Am I doing something ...
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fstab doesn't work since upgrade to 14.10

the nfs-mount doesn't work automatically since 14.10. When I mount with sudo mount 192.168.1.50:/data /home/user/Server everything is ok, but not by fstab. The line in fstab is ok: 192.11.97.2:/data ...
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mount an mdadm raid 1 drive at book

I was wondering if you guys could help. I am looking to mount my mdadm RAID 1 at boot. The drive location is /dev/md127 and I would like it to mount to /media/server at boot. It is formatted to ...
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Lost Swap Partition

I set up a new Ubuntu Partition a few days ago. Yesterday I installed the Kubuntu-Desktop to replace the Unity thing. Since I installed the new desktop the Linux-Swap partition won't work anymore and ...
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Login denied with correct Password after grub-rescue

On thursday last week i made a mistake when trying to enlarge my Win7 partition with the Windows tool. As a result i had my bootpartition deleted from the partition table an could not boot, neither ...
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Enabling xattr on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm unable to set any attributes on files using xattr -w 'key' 'value' hello.txt I keep getting: [Errno 95] Operation Not Supported: 'hello.txt' My /etc/fstab is: ...
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Plex Media Server cannot seem to find data on my disks

I have a few drives with content on, and I've added these to a media library for TV Shows. I've mounted them under /media/username and added the mounts to my fstab so they're mounted upon boot. This ...
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Can't auto-mount NFS share using fstab

In Ubuntu 14.04 Server I've got a share mounting correctly with the following command: sudo mount -a 192.168.10.5:/mnt/sf_nas/movies /mnt/movies However, when I add the below line to /etc/fstab and ...
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mhddfs constantly disconnecting (“Transport endpoint is not connected”)

I'm using mhddfs in conjunction with SnapRAID and it has started disconnecting the fuse drive at least once a day. I know I can unmount/remount for a quick fix, but I'm implementing this in a media ...
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/etc/fstab mount multple shares from same server

What I am trying to do may not be completely possible, as I have found no solutions via Google searches. But if someone knows a way to do this, I could really appreciate the help. I have a Ubuntu ...
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777 Permissions not working NTFS FSTAB

I am adding an external drive to my owncloud server. The drive needs to have permissions for the PHP program (www-data). The drive in question is a NTFS at 777 with the owner as me and the user group ...
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Build mount points from multiple files

I was wondering if anyone has seen a way of specifying mount points in multiple files? My scenario is as follows: I am trying to automate desktop provisioning and setup, using a combination of ...
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Can't mount network share using cifs in ubuntu 14.04

I have been mounting a network drive from /etc/fstab in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for a while now but after installing the latest updates, it no longer works. The relevant fstab line is: // Unit / media / mnt ...
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How to Remove Unmounted drive Folder?

I have a computer that i customized to have PATA external drive attached. These drives work normally when attached, like it is automounted and folders open. I am using Java calls to mount and unmount ...