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

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How do I avoid the “S to Skip” message on boot?

After upgrading my laptop from karmic to lucid, my fat32 partition won't mount automatically. I get the message: The disk drive for /osshare is not ready yet or not present Continue to wait; or Press ...
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Correct way of mounting a Windows share

I mounted a Windows share to my Ubuntu 11.10 system via adding the following line to the /etc/fstab: //serveraddr/sharedfolder /mnt/foldername/ smbfs credentials=/home/myname/.smbpasswd 0 0 using ...
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Proper fstab entry to mount a samba share on boot?

I am a little confused on the proper fstab entry for a samba share in Ubuntu 12.04 I can get the drive to mount manually by using: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.2.2/raid_drive /mnt/homeserver -o ...
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How to mount NTFS drive at startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automount NTFS partitions? I'm not even sure if this is the right question, but basically I have a partition with Windows 7 on it (named Acer in my Ubuntu places ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partition in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

After I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I can't mount my NTFS partition. Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/mrxfly/xFLyDiskData: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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How to mount a new drive on startup

I have recently installed a new hard drive to my Ubuntu 10.0.4 box. I used System -> Administration -> Disk Utils to format the disk (ext4 file type) - but did not create a partition (is this ...
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Adding a new swap file. How to edit fstab to enable swap after reboot?

I've deleted my existing swap partition due to some partitioning problem. I don't have a swap space now so I've created a swap file with: dd if=/dev/zero of=/root/myswapfile bs=1M count=1024 Here's ...
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How to make hdd's mount at startup in ubuntu 12.04

How do you make HDDs and partitions mount at startup with the ubuntu system? I always keep my media and data files on separate partitions - one 2tb HDD and a 400 odd gig partition. I have been ...
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How do I correctly mount a NTFS partition in /etc/fstab?

After a nasty episode (my second, you'd think I'd learn) caused by unsupervised automated podcast downloads filling my entire partition, I've finally moved just ~/Music to its own partition. The ...
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How to get permissions to execute programs from NTFS hard drive?

I have this problem: I'm used to compile and run .c files with CodeBlocks. If I do that from my Desktop (ext4 partition) it works without problems, but doing this from my secondary hard drive (NTFS ...
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How do I give multiple users access to a Windows NTFS partition?

I have USB hard-drive connected to my Ubuntu (11.04) machine. Every time I reboot the computer and login it mounts the hard-drive. Since the disk has NTFS on it, Linux assigns some user to be the ...
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What's the easiest way to mount Windows share as a local folder in home directory?

Via Gnome Nautilus I can easily mount Samba shares from my Ubuntu Server. However, these "mounts" are kinda of fake. Many applications I run do not recognize that Gnome has mounted these server ...
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How to move boot and root partitions to another drive

I have two drives on my computer that have the following configuration: Drive 1: 160GB, /home Drive 2: 40GB, /boot and / Unfortunately, drive 2 seems to be dying, because trying to write to it is ...
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Repairing the FSTAB

I recently changed my /home to another partition and after it caused problems (I had it formatted as NTFS) I wish to change it back to it's original location. I changed the FSTAB listing for /home to ...
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Automount ext4 partition with user permission/ownership (fstab?) [duplicate]

I just installed Lubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" on my Acer Aspire One D257, creating the partitions: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 15G 2.1G 12G 15% / ...
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Why does Ubuntu refuse to execute files from an NTFS partition?

I mount an NTFS partition (where I've got some Linux binaries and scripts alongside with Win32 and data files) with the following fstab line: /dev/sda5 /mnt/dat ntfs-3g ...
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How do I create and tune an ext4 partition from the command-line?

PARTITIONING (e.g. fdisk) What are some useful commands used for partitioning an additional hard drive from the command-line? Since most published guides steer towards GParted and other graphical ...
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Changing permissions in fstab in order to allow writing in Windows NTFS partition

I have in my /etc/fstab file this line in order to mount my Windows ntfs partition: /dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1 ntfs rw,noauto,users,permissions 0 2 I've changed the owner using chown and set the ...
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Adding an entry to fstab

I 've unmounted a disk /dev/vdc1 on my machine, after I format it into xfs file system, I didn't mount it again, either didn't add the adequate line to fstab file. Now when i want to mount this ...
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Mount NTFS partition at startup, with non-root user as owner

I'm currently mounting an NTFS partition at startup using the following line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sda3 /media/data ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 To my Ubuntu 11.10 installation, ...
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btrfs with multi devices fails automount in fstab

I'm trying to automount btrfs on 12.04-desktop-amd64. During bootsplash, fstab failed to mount btrfs and asked skip or manually prepare. On the rootshell, btrfs device scan and mount -a could ...
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fstab folder bind on partition mounted with defaults parameter

I want bind some folders in my Home directory with some folders in a NTFS partition. Will mounting the NTFS partition with only the defaults parameter affect my read/write access?
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Mounting /dev/sdd1 fails: according to mtab, /dev/sdd1 is already mounted

Trying to mount drive but get an error Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdd1 is already mounted on / mount failed According to ...
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How to add UTF-8 support to my hard disk in fstab?

I use Ubuntu (Spanish language). Sometimes I get this error when I use special characters (codification error) so I read that if I edit a file of my hard disk by using gedit /etc/fstab and adding utf8 ...
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Virtualbox shared folder mount from fstab fails; works once bootup is complete

I've got Ubuntu 13.10 installed in Virtualbox 4.3. The host machine is Windows. I have a couple of Virtualbox shared folders being mounted by /etc/fstab. Until recently this setup worked just fine, ...
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How to create RAM drive?

How do i create RAM drive under ubuntu. And would he automounted at startup?
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Mount an external drive at boot time only if it is plugged in

I've got an entry for an external harddrive in my fstab: UUID="680C0FE30C0FAAE0" /jgdata ntfs noatime,rw But sometimes this drive isn't plugged in at boot time. This leaves me half way ...
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Mounting filesystem with special user id set

I want to mount the device /dev/sda3 to the directory /foo/bar/baz. After mounting the directory should have the uid of user johndoe. So I did: sudo -u johndoe mkdir /foo/bar/baz stat -c %U ...
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Permission denied on SSHFS automount

I am trying to set up an SSHFS connection between two Ubuntu machines, using /etc/fstab so that they automount from the beginning. I have created an .ssh directory in my home dir on both machines, I ...
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Howto auto-mount windows-partitions using /etc/fstab

Hello what do I have to write in the file "/etc/fstab" to get my windows-partition (/dev/sda3) automatically mounted on startup ? I get this error-message (clicking on the bookmark for the partition ...
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Transferring from USB to NTFS hard drive is really slow

I have a second hard drive that I've installed on my system, and copying files from the USB to the hard drive is extremely slow (about 70kB/sec). Here is my /etc/fstab entry: /dev/sdb1 ...
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Ubuntu took away permissions from my Data partition

The pangolin has struck again. The bug of the day for today is Ubuntu taking away my permissions on my Data partition (NTFS). One moment everything worked fine, the next moment I couldn't chmod ...
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How can I specify the order in which filesystems are automatically mounted?

I need a particular row in /etc/fstab to be mounted always after two other rows: # Always mount these first UUID=fdf38dd4-9e9d-479d-b830-2a6989958503 / ext4 noatime,discard,errors=remount-ro 0 1 ...
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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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my /home is not mounted after 12.04 upgrade

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 After finishing the upgrade when I rebooted the PC I get unable to mount /home press M or S I tried M then mount -a but it does not work in fstab I have # /etc/fstab: ...
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What file resets fstab on persistent live environments?

I'm trying to add lines to my /etc/fstab file. but the lines I add get cleared on reboot because I am using a persistent live USB stick. I don't want a lecture. I just want to know which file writes ...
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Are my permissions correct for sharing files with Windows?

I have Kubuntu 12.04.01 installed on partition /dev/sdb2 of my dual boot Computer. /sda1 carries Windows XP, XP Program files and some data files. /sda2 and /sdb1 carry more data, music and pictures, ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 Press S To Skip Mount Or M For Manual Recovery corrupted fstab can't modify

I recently made changes to my fstab file and, upon reboot, noticed I had an error in it. I get the typical mount error on boot. I went to try and modify it by entering the read-only mode but then, ...
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Quota error (device dm-4): find_block_dqentry: Quota for id 107 referenced but not present

I have problem with my server. For server configuration I followed http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-ubuntu-12.04-lts-apache2-bind-dovecot-ispconfig-3-p5 My screen is flashing every 20 seconds ...
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How can I use RAM storage for the /tmp directory and how to set a maximum amount of RAM usage for it?

After seeing the comment by Anonymous on the question How is the /tmp directory cleaned up?, I found that it would be a great idea to implement on my system, since I have 16GB of RAM and I never used ...
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Why can't mount read files in “/etc/fstab.d/”?

I'm trying to setup an automatically mounted volume, and noticed that there is now an /etc/fstab.d/ on my server. I created a new file in the directory with the following contents: # backupstore: ...
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Trash on NTFS for multiple users: Why does Dolphin succeed where Nautilus fails?

I am trying to set up the ability for multiple users to use the Trash on a NTFS drive. The main solution proposed on the forums consists into enabling a single user to use the Trash. That is made by ...
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How do I mount a CIFS share via FSTAB and give full RW to Guest

I want to create a Public folder that has full RW access. The problem with my configuration is that Windows users have no issues as guests (they can RW and Delete), my Ubuntu client can't do the same. ...
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Mounting a USB disk in a permanent location

I have a USB hard disk that I want to mount on boot and in a specific location. How can I make that drive mount and stay available (say for local backups, etc.) even though no one's logged in? It ...
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Problems mounting an SMB share in my fstab

I have a valid, reachable SMB share on my Windows box, which I can mount with sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.9/C /mnt/WinC -o username=foo,password=bar but isn't mountable from my fstab. The ...
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Fails to auto-mount device & Error mounting system managed device(Ubuntu 14.04)

I used auto-mount option in Ubuntu 14.04 for mounting my all drives at startup. All drives mounts automatically on startup except /dev/sda3. (Let me clarify that /dev/sda3 is ext4 file-system and ...
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Can I change the /home folder after ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

I had installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a clear 40gb hd, but now i have a 100gb partition that i want to use as a /home folder, is there a problem to simple use fstab to change the mounting point? I'm ...
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How to mount a hard disk as read-only from the terminal

I have searched google, I've searched this website, I've searched using various terms, phrases, using quotes and without quotes and I cannot find the answer to this seemingly easy thing to do. How do ...
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How could I mount an ext4 partition and have write permission?

I've set the /etc/fstab file so that I can mount an ext4 partition on startup and I did it with the following options : rw, auto, nouser, exec, sync. The problem is that I can't create or delete any ...